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Friends of Badger Mountain

October 2018

Trail Work Season is Upon Us

A person working on the trail
Two individuals working on the trail

The Badger and Candy Mountain fall trail work season has begun!  There will be two main tasks: installing rocks along the edge of the Sagebrush Trail which was built in the spring of 2018 and general trail maintenance -- filling “potholes” and raking gravel back onto the trails. We’ll be working most Friday-Saturday-Sundays, from 8:30AM to 12:30PM, until the ground freezes for the season. 

All tools will be provided, helpers just need to bring work gloves, water, snacks, and dress for the weather. Please sign-up in advance so we can plan the work, have enough tools available, and our triailmaster knows how many cookies to bake! You can do that by contacting Jim at If you would like to be added to the trail work email list, let him know, he sends out an email about once a week when work is planned.

We were going to build a new trail from the Sagebrush towards Little Badger, but have run into challenges with soil composition that will take time to resolve.
Are You a Business Or Organization? You have the opportunity to sign up for the new “Adopt-A-Trail” program where you'll get to choose a quarter mile of trail you can take care of with our guidance. Visit our website for more details.

Join us for Hike Wine Dine

Hike Wine DineOur next Hike Wine Dine is coming up October 18th & spots are going fast. We have a limit of 65 people. Don't miss out, RSVP by clicking here

We’ll hike Badger Mountain at 4:30pm, do a wine tasting at Goose Ridge Winery about 5:45, with dinner from 6:15.

Cost of $35 per person includes guided hike, wine tasting, and dinner catered by Kindra Wok n’ Roll.

Other News: New Fence, New Trash Cans, Less Dog Poop

Trash can at Candy Mountain
New fence outside Trailhead Park
Friends of Badger Mountain, working with Benton County, had trash cans installed at the Westgate Trailhead on Badger and the trailhead on Candy. The main purpose was for depositing bagged dog waste so that would cease to be a problem littering the trails. FoBM pays for the weekly trash pick-up so please be mindful to use the trash cans only for trash from the trails.  

There have been two additions near Trailhead Park. Caden Blaser built the fence to protect the start of the revised trail for his Eagle Scout project. Justin Hanson, for his project, built a fence to protect the Park hillside. Much appreciation to both!
October 27th - YMCA Annual "Trick or Treat on the Trail”, 9AM - Noon, Trailhead Park, registration is open on  

December 1st - Alternative Gift Fair Saturday, Noon – 4:00 pm,
Community Unitarian Church.  

January 26th - Annual FoBM Celebration, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, RCC

March 29th & 30th, 2019 - 9th Annual Badger Mountain Challenge

Check our website for more info about these events & spring wildflower walks.
People working on the trail
Enjoy our beautiful Indian Summer and, hey, give a morning to trail work.  
We can’t do this by ourselves. We need your help!
Sharon Grant
Newsletter Editor
Jen Schoonover
Newsletter Publisher             

Chris Lindhartsen
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