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Volunteer Vacation - Trinidad Coastal Land Trust, California Trail Maintenance
ORGANIZATION: American Hiking Society
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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.
Join this project to improve access to one of Humboldt County’s most popular beaches, and enjoy the pine trees, sea breeze, and abundant wildlife in this lush northern corner of California.Volunteers will work with trail supervisors on the College Cove trail, located within Trinidad State Beach on the stunning Trinidad coastline in northern California, where the redwoods meet the Pacific Ocean. Trinidad State Beach is an ideal place for viewing the iconic offshore rocks of the California Coastal National Monument, migrating grey whales, and plentiful seabirds. College Cove is one of Humboldt County’s most well-loved beaches. Crescent shaped and cradled by dramatic coastal bluffs, it is popular with hikers, surfers, and sunbathers alike. This trail repair project will ensure more safe and accessible public access to this seaside gem.
Years of erosion from winter rains have compromised many of the steps along the trail’s steep descent to the beach. AHS volunteers’ work will include clearing vegetation, building new crib and cable steps, and laying gravel. The worksite begins a quarter mile from the trailhead, along another quarter mile steep descent to the beach. Volunteers should be comfortable working on steep terrain and lifting and carrying work materials (lumber, gravel, and tools). Your group campsite is at Sue-Meg State Park, located in the coastal conifer forest next to the ocean. The summer weather is moderate and enjoyable.
AHS acknowledges with gratitude that this project takes place on the traditional lands of the Yurok peoples past and present. We honor the land itself, the Indigenous communities who have stewarded this land for generations, their deep and sacred connection to these lands, and those who continue to steward these lands today. We offer this land acknowledgement as the first of many steps to stand as an ally and amplify Indigenous voices. We invite the American Hiking Society community to join us through continued efforts to support Indigenous communities and learn more about the history of the lands on which we live, work and recreate.
Accommodations: Volunteers will camp in Moonflower Canyon Group Site, which offers shade year-round and is ideal for groups in tents. Vault toilets are available but there will be no access to showers throughout the week. No RVs, tent trailers or campers/camper vans are allowed. Within close proximity to national parks and open space, outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and four-wheel drive tours in the surrounding area. The town of Moab is approximately 10 minutes away and has dining, shopping, sports rentals, tour companies and museums. Volunteers need to supply their own tent and personal camping gear including sleeping bag, towels, and personal cup/bowl/mug/eating utensils. Please contact email@example.com for assistance with gear needs.
Trip Cost: $425 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/trinidad-coastal-land-trust-ca-volunteer-vacations-2023/
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About American Hiking Society
8403 Colesville Rd,Suite 1100, Silver Spring, MD 20910, US
As the national voice for America's hikers, American Hiking Society promotes and protects foot trails and the hiking experience.
Our nation’s trails need your help! Join American Hiking Society for a week of building & maintaining trails in exciting & diverse 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. Trips 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.
Take a vacation that nourishes your body & your spirit.
Get Out. Give Back.
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February 8, 2023
- Outdoor Recreation
- People 55+
- Must be at least 18