The Carriboo Jack
The Carriboo Jack
September 11-12 2020

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P. Cort Muller
P. Cort Muller

2019 Carriboo Jack – Day One

The Greatest Hits Tour

Like a bird of prey, the anticipation soared high. Riders, gliders, raconteurs, and lovers from near and far gathered together that morning with no idea how their story would unfold.

2019 Carriboo Jack – Day Two

An Aquarian Exposition

Come rest your legs by the fire and listen to the tale of the few brave souls who ventured into the wild that second day. Those present will tell you a new chapter was written, Dirt Church was in session.

P. Ben Gavelda
P. Ben Gavelda

Support The Carriboo Jack

All donations go towards restoring Caribou-Targhee singletrack.

Volunteers help make The Carriboo Jack possible.

We are always looking to work with like-minded partners.

P. Mitch Prissel
P. Mitch Prissel

The Carriboo Jack is a grassroots enduro race through the Caribou-Targhee backcountry. Our mission is to blend the right amount of trail work, group shenanigans and enduro racing to create an unforgettable two-wheeled experience.

 

The event is part of our larger mission in highlighting and restoring a backcountry trail network through the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. We are a branch of Mountain Bike the Tetons and work closely with the USFS and other community partners.

 

All donations go to maintaining and restoring backcountry singletrack in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.

A moment in history… Sitting at a saloon in Soda Springs he heard of a wounded grizzly bear down by Bear River. Reinforced with reputation and plenty of drinks, Jesse Fairchilds, “Carriboo Jack “, took the lead and walked right into the brush after the bear. The bear attacked, Jack’s shot missed and Jim Call finally killed the bear but not until the bear inflicted serious wounds. Medical help from Malad took several hours but apparently Jack died in September 1881 from blood poisoning within a week when the doctor sewed up his wounds but failed to allow openings so they could properly drain. Carriboo Jack was buried in Soda Springs where a commemorative grave marker has been established.

 

Each September we celebrate the name source for the Caribou National Forest. Cheers to Carriboo Jack!

P. Cort Muller
P. Cort Muller
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