Save the date: National Public Lands Day on the North Kaibab

Photo/Kaibab National Forest, North Kaibab Ranger District<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

Photo/Kaibab National Forest, North Kaibab Ranger District<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

FREDONIZ, Ariz. - The Kaibab National Forest and the International Mountain Bicycling Association will host a weekend trail building event for volunteers Sept. 26 and 27 at Timp Point.

The 18-mile Rainbow Rim Trail is a single-track trail located in the vicinity of the south-southwestern most portion of the North Kaibab Ranger District on the Kaibab Plateau along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Once completed, the extension project will extend the existing Rainbow Rim trail east for eight miles.

Volunteers will continue the Rainbow Rim trail extension project starting on Sept. 26 at 9 a.m. and working until noon on Sept. 27.

Camping sites will be reserved for volunteers at North Timp Point, a cold breakfast will be provided both days and a hot dinner on Saturday evening. Volunteers will need to bring their own lunch. A volunteer bike ride of Rainbow Rim trail will be held after the event on Sept. 27 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Those interested in participating should RSVP by email to mdcarpenter@fs.fed.us or davidjhercher@fs.fed.us. The number of volunteers that may be joining the event should be included in the body of the email. For example: "I'm responding to your National Public Lands Day Rainbow Rim Volunteer Event invitation, Sept. 26 through Sept. 27. Please add myself (+ 2) to your list."

More information is available at (928) 643-8163 or (928) 643-8110.

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