Marble Creek Trail Project – Reopening a Dissapearing Trail
ITA partnered with the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation to knock out the Marble Creek Trail Project. Six volunteers worked through 100-degree heat until 6 or 7 at night. With the leadership of Leo Hennesey, they built and reconstructed crib walls, cut out 190 trees, cleaned 6 waterbars, and dismantled 3 fire rings. A total of 6 miles of trail were reconstructed and maintained.
The trail segment tackled by this volunteer crew includes a segment of the Idaho Centennial Trail, which is a north-south route, spanning the State of Idaho from Nevada to the Canadian Border. This critical segment of the trail was beginning to disappear from the lack of maintenance. In fact, this was the first time in 25 years that this segment of trail has been fully maintained. Thanks to this volunteer crew, this critical segment of the Idaho Centennial Trail is now in good shape and ready for eager hikers.