On July 2nd, 2016 ten volunteers donated 80 hours of volunteer time to clear the Hum Lake trail on the Krassel Ranger District of the Payette National Forest. We were met with clear blue skies, temperatures in the 60s and an empty Trailhead. We started off with introductions and a safety meeting to discuss the day’s events and proper and safe tool use. We ended up taking 2 crosscuts as we had 4 certified sawyers, pulaskis, shovels, loppers and the infamous Peavey.
We split into 3 teams, 2 saw teams and the waterbar/brushers that did an amazing job of working on the drainage and cutting those bushes back. Overall we cleaned 47 waterbars, brushed 600 feet and cut 22 trees from the trail. We were able to have our ceremonial snowball toss at the Hum Lake pass, there is still a nice cornice slowly melting away. It was a great day that ended with light rain, cookies and drinks back at the trailhead. Thanks to the awesome crew that came out for this work party!
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