We will have a variety of one-day, weekend, and week-long trail work projects throughout the state during summer 2016.
We are working to finalize a week-long backpacking project in which the crew will carry its gear and camp as they travel across the Sawtooth Wilderness. Other week-long projects include stock support to pack in camp, food, tents, sleeping bags and extra clothes.
Here’s a tentative list of Trail work parties in Idaho:
April 29-English Point Trail #80 - Coeur d’Alene District, Panhandle National Forest.
June 4-National Trails Day - ITA is partnering with the Friends of Scotchmen’s Peak Wilderness on a trail project in Scotchman’s Peak.
June 4-National Trails Day – Owyhee Canyonlands. Purjue Trail in the Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness. This is a continuation of the work from last summer.
June 14- Fault Lake Trail #59 - Sandpoint Ranger District Panhandle National Forest.
June 17, 18 and 19 Crew Leader College - McCall. 20 Mile trail on the McCall Ranger District, Payette National Forest. Traditional skills, crosscut saw certification and trail maintenance skills training. (By Application)
July 2- Hum Lake, Krassel Ranger District Payette National Forest. Clearing logs and cleaning waterbars to Hum Lake
July, Alice-Toxaway loop – The crew will make base camp at Toxaway Lake and clean waterbars, cut logs from trail, trim brush and rebuild trail tread on the trails around Toxaway Lake and Tin Cup. The crew will also remove rocks and repair rocky sections of the trail and creek crossings. Meals will be provided and cooked by ITA volunteer chefs. Maximum of eight volunteers.
July 9/10-Twenty-Mile Lakes McCall Ranger District, Payette National Forest. Hike to 20-mile lakes and remove broken bridge and construct a hardened ford.
July 16/17 Hum Lake, Krassel Ranger District Payette National Forest. Camp at Hum Lake and work on trail towards North Fork of Lick Creek.
Late July, Ants Basin in the White Clouds Wilderness. The crew will work out of base camp in the upper meadows in Warm Springs Creek. They will do day hikes to work on trails in Ants Basin/Born Lakes and Warm Springs Creek. Meals are cooked by ITA volunteer chefs.
August 5/6 Bee Top Connector Trail Sandpoint Ranger District, Panhandle National Forest. Two one day work parties.
Aug. 14-20, Little Wood River. Base camp will be set up at Grays Creek accessible via a long hike from the Mormon Hill trailhead. Volunteers will rebuild trails 173, 171 and 170 through muddy areas, clean trail tread and log out with crosscuts. Meals will be cooked by ITA volunteer chefs. Maximum of eight volunteers.
Aug. 28-Sept. 3, Marble Creek in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. ITA is partnering with the Selway Bitterroot/Frank Church Foundation to crosscut logs and otherwise clear 13 miles of Marble Creek off the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Supplies will be packed in by stock to the camp at Cottonwood Creek, from which volunteers will work to open a critical section of the 1,000-mile Idaho Centennial Trail. Meals will be provided. Maximum of six volunteers.
Sept. 9 Roman Nose Trail #165, Bonners Ferry Ranger District, Panhandle National Forest
Sept. National Public Lands Day – TBA
Oct. 1-2, Summit Creek at Trail Creek Summit. The crew will camp at the trailhead at Summit Creek for a two-day work party to improve the first three miles of Summit Creek. Volunteers will log out and reestablish trail tread to its original location, brush out and reestablish a creek crossing and construct a puncheon across a damaged wet trail. Wall tent and Dutch oven dinner and breakfast will be provided by ITA volunteer chefs.
These dates are tentative and subject to change.
The beginning of March we will post a separate sign-up page for each project that will have more specific details about the project. Stay tuned for more projects, updates, and further information.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the us and we look forward to seeing you on the trails!