Our Summer Trail Crew has been building a few new permanent snow fences. This one, in Montezuma Bowl, is on the traverse into Northern Spy and ultimately over to the Mountain Goat Traverse and The Fourteeners. In the past we have used portable fences here. That was effective, but required snow on the ground to stand the fences initially. With the new fences we will be catching snow when the first flurries fly. Permanent fences are larger than the portable fences and a bigger fence catches more snow. The objective here is to get Northern Spy and East Zuma Bowl open and accessible a storm or two earlier in the season than we have in the past.