Description: Youth Volunteers will meet Forest Service packers at the trailhead near Alturas Lake. The crew will hike a total of 8 miles to the campsite up the Alturas/Mattingly divide and down along Mattingly Creek. From there, the group will work their way down towards the Middle Fork of the Boise, clearing downed trees and cleaning waterbars. We’ll return to camp each night where meals will be prepared by a camp cook, with kitchen help from the volunteers. This stunning canyon in the Sawtooth Wilderness is a part of the Idaho Centennial Trail that sees very little traffic. Keep an eye out for mountain goats on the canyon walls overhead.

Dates: August 22 – 28

Volunteer Limit: 8

Fee to Hold Spot: No

Difficulty: 3 out of 4. Hard-long hikes, elevation gain and loss, heavy packs, strenuous work

If are interested in joining this project, please look over this COVID-19 questionnaire first to determine if it is safe for you to participate.

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This trip is limited to 10 volunteers and is full at this time but there are frequently cancellations. Click here to sign up for the waiting list for this project and we'll let you know if a spot opens up!