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WOW! Women Only Weekends

WOW! stands for “women only weekend”. This is an ITA program that was created to promote a fun and empowering environment for all female-identifying persons to come and learn or continue honing their trail maintenance skills.

“One of the best experiences of the summer!!! I met a bunch of great people while volunteering for a great cause. I hope to do many more of these in the future!!!” – Bonnie (WOW volunteer)

You do not need to have any experience to sign up for a project. We will give you the training and tools you need to do the work. Click here for the Frequently Asked Questions about our projects.

Project rating scale:

1 – Easy: Trail work is performed near or a short distance from a trailhead. Work is typically performed with a larger group. Minimal gear may be carried.

2 – Moderate: Day trip trail work is performed a small to medium distance from a trailhead. Volunteers (up to a dozen) will carry a daypack and tools.

3 – Difficult: Hike medium to long distances from a trailhead – these are overnight backpacking trips. Support of an outfitter or pack assistance may/may not be available.

4 – Very Strenuous: Hike medium to long distances often uphill from a trailhead – these are overnight backpacking trips. Support of an outfitter or pack assistance may/may not be available.

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Upcoming Projects:


2021 WOW Little Queens River Weekend

June 25-27 • Sawtooth Wilderness

Description: ITA WOW volunteers will meet and camp at the Queens/Little Queens Trailhead outside of Atlanta, ID. This will be a car camping trip as the crew works up the Little Queens River, logging out downed-trees and brushing. This project is a continuation of work from last year, and there will be a follow-up trip […]

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2021 WOW Flossie Lake Fly-In

July 10-17 • Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness

Description: This is ITA’s first Women’s Only week-long! The crew will fly into Chamberlain Guard Station in the Frank Church and hike over to Stonebraker Ranch.  On Monday morning the crew will head up Ranch Creek towards Flossie Lake for the night, clearing the trail along the way.  From Flossie Lake the crew will clear its […]

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2021 Meyers Cove WOW Trail Project and Pack Clinic

July 25-31 • Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness

Description: Focus will be on teaching women the basics of traveling with stock in the backcountry and basic packing. Trail work will be from Meyers Cove to the West Fork Lakes, clearing the West Fork Camas Creek trail, and the Pole Creek trail if time permits. Camp will be at the confluence of WF Camas […]

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2021 WOW Beetop Roundtop Trail 120 Project

August 7-8 • North Idaho

Description: On this Women-Only-Weekend trip in North Idaho, we’ll do tread work, some brushing, and cut out logs on this 3 mile section of the Idaho Centennial Trail. Those who want, can stay overnight at the very nice camp at the trailhead. Come for the trail work, stay for the great views of Lake Pend […]

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2021 WOW Bear Valley Hot Springs Project

September 3-6 • Boise National Forest

Description: On this Women-Only-Weekend project, ITA volunteers will be camping at the Bear Valley Creek trailhead North of Lowman. The crew will be working the trail to Bear Valley Hot Spring and mitigating impacts of the unsanctioned user trail that has been established. This is a great location in the Boise National Forest. Come explore […]

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