Status: Full, Accepting Waitlist
Work: On this project, we will primarily be "brushing," which involves lopping and sawing brush and small trees encroaching the trail. We will also clear downed trees and clean water bars as needed.
Description: Leaving from the East Fork Mill Creek Trailhead, we will hike six miles up East Fork Mill Creek Trail #51 to set up a basecamp near this trail's intersection with Anderson Ridge Trail #54. From here, we will ascend the Anderson Ridge Trail each day to brush and clear trail, working within 4.5 miles of our basecamp. Our overnight camping gear will be carried in (9/16) and out (9/20) by horse packers who assist the project.
Difficulty: Moderately strenuous. The six-mile approach and exit from the worksite is relatively gentle, slightly gaining elevation with the creek on the hike in. The trail we work on, however, gains elevation quickly from the basecamp. Hiking distances on work days will range from two to eight miles.
Group size: Six Volunteers
Meeting time & location: 9:00 a.m. at East Fork Mill Creek Trailhead