2023 Caton Lake – Women Only (Full)

Volunteer Trail Work Project

2023 Caton Lake – Women Only (Full)

Volunteer Trail Work Project

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On this Women in the Wild Project, volunteers will continue ITA’s work up the Caton Lake Trail. Starting from the Caton Lake/ Rainbow Lake Trailhead, pack llamas will help bring in some of our gear and the crew will establish a backcountry primitive basecamp at Caton Meadows. ITA has been working on this trail since 2017 and last year the crew cut out 347 trees! This project is made possible by a Legacy Trails Grant through American Trails. 

Trail: Caton Lake Trail #093 

Itinerary: Meet at the trailhead Wednesday morning; clear trail and camp at the trailhead for the first night. Thursday– pack into base camp at Caton Meadows, clear trail and return to base camp each evening for the rest of the project. Sunday– return to the trailhead and head home.  

Crew Leader: Patti Stieger 

More Information:  All Trails   

Estimated Drive Time from Closest Town: 2 hours 15 min from Cascade  

GAIA Map:  Caton Lake Trail  

Refundable deposit: $50 

Why do I need to pay a deposit? We’ve had trouble with people backing out of trips at the last minute which can really affect the productivity of the overall project. By charging a refundable fee, volunteers are less likely to cancel their reservation. Refunds will not be given to volunteers that do not show up or cancel their reservation. Exceptions will be made for medical reasons or unforeseen circumstances. Volunteers can choose to donate the deposit to ITA. All donations are tax-deductible and will go towards maintaining trails throughout Idaho. If you require assistance in paying for this fee, please contact us at trails@idahotrailsassociation.org and we will waive the cost. 

Difficulty Rating  

Hike: 2/5 Moderate
About five miles and 1,000 feet from camp total elevation change, a few ups and downs but generally downhill into camp which means uphill on the way back. See the linked map for the elevation profile.

Project Work: 3/5 Moderately Strenuous
The area burned in 2007 so it has no shortage of downed trees to saw out each year. Repeated log out and some brushing/tread repair. Volunteers can pick trail duties based on comfort and ability level and are encouraged to work at their own pace.

Volunteer Spots Available: 0 of 8
If there are no volunteer spots available, click “Sign Up” to get on our waitlist for this project!

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