Work: A lot of Brushing (lopping/sawing brush growing over the trail; Sawing out trees across the trail as needed. Plus treadwork (widening and grading the trail)
Description: We’ll be hiking up the beautiful and reclusive West Stillwater Valley 8.5 easy miles along the W. Fork of the Stillwater River to Breakneck Meadows where we’ll set up camp for four nights. Each day we’ll be working within roughly 2-miles of camp. We’ll be doing a lot of brushing and trail grading. There will horse-packing support to carry in our heavy food, tools and camping equipment. Breakneck Meadows is a gorgeous destination!
Difficulty: Moderately strenuous. Hike in is moderate Horse Support: YES Elevation: 7500 ft.
Group size: We will not exceed 10 people on our trail projects in 2020
Meeting time & location: 8:00 a.m. We will gather together at the Old Nye Picnic Area just before you get to the Stillwater Mine. Then we’ll carpool/caravan to the Trailhead, which is a very rough road for passenger cars as it wends up and above the Mine to Initial Crk Campground and the W. Stillwater TH.
Bring: water, lunch, snacks, sun protection; bear-spray; a friend. Pack for car-camping if you intend to stay over. There’s good camping in the area