Volunteer Vacation - Hogan and Luce Recreation Area, Wyoming Trail Maintenance
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Recruiting Organization: American Hiking Society
Join American Hiking Society for a week of building & maintaining trails in exciting locations across the country. Volunteer Vacations foster public land stewardship and provide volunteers the opportunity to give back to the trails they love, meet new people, and have a great time doing it! Crews consist of 6-15 volunteers accompanied by a crew leader. Volunteer Vacations involve backpacking or day hiking and accommodations vary from primitive campsites to bunkhouses or cabins. Tools and supervision are provided by the host agency or organization. Experience nature up close. Travel to new destinations. Meet other outdoor enthusiasts. Take a vacation that nourishes your body & your spirit. Get Out. Give Back.
Project Specifics: Join the Bureau of Land Management to maintain and establish a new trail up Bald Ridge Trail! This horseback riding and hiking trail winds for five miles through BLM-managed public lands and state land to Bald Ridge in the Shoshone National Forest. The elevation ranges from 4,880′-8,400′. Spectacular views of the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River to the west and of Heart Mountain to the east await you. Pronghorn, mule deer, moose, elk, and grizzly and black bears may be encountered along this trail. Waterfowl are often found at the lakes near the trailhead and soaring raptors are often sighted.
The trail is steep and arduous requiring good physical condition of both humans and horses. The trail is marked by trail signs, and then rock cairns as it winds up Bald Ridge. The middle and upper portions are not marked or constructed; users must pick their own route up the mountain. Volunteers are needed to help maintain the current trail and establish a new defined trail up Bald Ridge. Work will include vegetation removal, surface water control using water bars, grade dips and ponding, removal of roots, stumps, and rocks, improving drainage, fixing tread creep, slough and berm work, and signage and marker installations.
AHS acknowledges with gratitude that this project takes place on the traditional lands of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Eastern Shoshone, Cheyenne and Apsaalooké (Crow) peoples past and present. We honor the land itself, the Indigenous communities who have stewarded this land for generations, and those who continue to steward these lands today. AHS invites all volunteers to join us in our commitment to support and amplify the work of Indigenous communities as they work to dismantle the systems of oppression that these communities continue to face today.
Accommodations: Bald Ridge Trail leaves from the Hogan and Luce Recreation Area. Volunteers will stay in the campground located at the trailhead. The campground contains 2 single vault toilets, (6) campsites with accessible picnic tables, fire rings and food storage containers. Volunteers need to supply their own tent and personal camping gear including sleeping bag, towels, and personal cup/bowl/mug/eating utensils. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with gear needs.
Trip Cost: $350 per person
Volunteer Experience: While trips do not require prior trail maintenance experience, all of our projects require participants to be in good physical condition and will involve 30-40 hours of physical labor during the week.
Find More Information & Register Here: https://americanhiking.org/volunteer-vacation-trip/hogan-and-luce-recreation-area-volunteer-vacations-2022/
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Fee Amount: 350.00
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