Creston NewsNews CBT grants $25 thousand for Mt. Thompson trails SHARE ON: Jensen Shields, staff Friday, Mar. 15th, 2019 (image courtesy of crestoncommunityforest.com) Mt Thompson will get some upgrades and additional trails. The $50,000 project will be split 50/50 between Creston Community Forest and the Columbia Basin Trust. Head of the Trail Committee and board member of Creston Community Forest, Jerry Bauer outlines some of the improvements. “New signage, new footbridges on Sullivan Creek, some kiosks so we can put up information so people know where they are. We don’t want people to get lost of course, and know what the trails are all about.” Other upgraded include picnic sites and benches at the top of Mount Thompson and improvements to trails that will make one of Creston’s most beloved vistas more accessible. Bauer says the aim is to make the trail achievable for a variety of people of all levels and skill so that they can enjoy either the whole mountain or at least portions of it. “In the next couple weeks we’ll be advertising for a trail lead,” Bauer notes whats needed to build new trails. “Someone obviously in reasonably good physical shape. But will also have to be able to certified to use a power saw because there will be some cutting and stuff like that.” According to Bauer work will start in May depending on conditions and completion of the project will likely be towards the end of summer.