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 Eagle Scout Signs Technical 4x4 Trails

If Kyle Miller of Boy Scout Troop 1670 was looking for a challenge, he sure got what he was looking for. Supervising an army of volunteers, Kyle orchestrated the marking of three highly technical four-wheel drive trails in the Sand Mountain OHV Area, successfully completing one of the most innovative and difficult Eagle Scout projects attempted in the St George Field Office!

Kyle and his volunteers used white paint and stencils with a jeep graphic to mark the technical trails known as Double Sammy, East Rim, and Sliplock. The project included organizing 20 four-wheel drive vehicles to navigate the terrain and complete the work.

“Without a doubt, this was one of the most impressive Eagle Scout projects ever done for our office. All the four-wheelers who like to play on Sand Mountain will truly benefit from Kyle’s work.” — BLM Recreation Planner Dave Kiel.

When asked what he found most challenging about the project, Kyle replied, “For me, it was finding out what it really means to be a leader.” Talk about learning the hard way -- orchestrating a full fleet of vehicles while successfully completing such a challenging project is no easy feat!

A jeep going up a very technical trail now marked with a stenciled jeep graphic. Photo Copyrighted Justin Lunceford.

 


A spray painted jeep graphic marking one of the technical trails on Sand Mountain

A jeep trying out a newly marked technical trail on Sand Mountain. Photo Copyrighted Justin Lunceford.

Two volunteers spray painting a jeep graphic onto a sandstone rock to mark a technical trail