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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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Trail Maintenance Projects

Trail Monitoring Projects

Youth Projects

Upcoming Projects:


Prairie-Miner Loop – WOW

July 25-26 • Sawtooth National Rec Area

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. Project: Prairie-Miner Loop Description: On this WOW (Women’s only weekend), we will be co-oping with the Wood River Trails Coalition (https://woodrivertrailscoalition.org/) to work the non-motorized trails of the Prairie-Miner Loop (potential […]

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Blacktail Lake – WOW

August 22-23 • Idaho Panhandle NF

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. Project: Blacktail Lake Description: On this Women’s Only Weekend, we’ll do a lot of brushing plus some drainage and tread work on this 3-mile trail to beautiful Blacktail Lake. Those who want, […]

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Little Queens River – WOW

September 12-13 • Sawtooth Wilderness

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. Project: Little Queens River Description: Explore the Little Queens River outside of Atlanta on this Women’s Only Weekend. Little Queens River trail forms a loop with the Queens River and offers […]

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