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Badger Mountain's Canyon Trail gets an Upgrade

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March 6, 2012 -

RICHLAND, Wash. -- Badger Mountain Trail in Richland is making some changes to their most popular trail.

Since the Canyon Trail was first constructed in 2005, a section on "Windy Ridge" has become too rocky and steep, forcing hikers to make their own path in order to avoid the area.

So this weekend, Friends of Badger Mountain is asking volunteers to come out and help create 1,200 new feet of trail.

Jim Langdon, a Badger Mountain trailmaster, said "We've built three trails on Badger Mountain in all the same way. Large groups of volunteers come out and we get them done in short periods of time."

The park will be closing the Canyon Trail during the reconstruction. If you're hiking at that time, you'll be able to use the Sagebrush Trail.

So if you'd like to volunteer, there are four 3.5 hour shifts, you're encouraged to sign up in advance so the trailmasters can bring enough tools.

The shifts are March 10th and 11th, Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 AM to Noon, and 12:30 PM to 4 PM both days.

To sign up, just call or email Jim Langdon at (509) 943-3992 or

For more information, click here to go to the Friends of Badger Mountain website.