ITA’s Women in the Wild Program is hosting the 2023 Coxey Creek- Women Only Project. This is a fly in trip to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness for a week of trail maintenance up Coxey Creek. The crew will fly into the Cabin Creek backcountry airstrip and hike up the Big Creek trail to the confluence with Coxey Creek. From here the crew will work up toward Crescent Meadows, approximately 4.7 miles. Coxey Creek is part of the Idaho Centennial Trail and hasn’t been maintained in several years.
Trail: Coxey Creek Trail #50/Idaho Centennial Trail
Itinerary: Fly into Big Creek (swapping out with Cabin Creek Crew); hike upstream to confluence of Coxey Creek and Big Creek. Base camp here and begin working up, moving camp if necessary. Thursday hike back to Cabin Creek for pick up Friday morning.
Crew Leader: Cindy Walker
Estimated Drive Time from Closest Town: Flying out of McCall with Sawtooth Flying Service
GAIA Map: Big Creek to Coxey Creek Coxey Creek to Crescent Meadows
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 email@example.com and we will waive the cost.
You should have some experience with backpacking and be in good hiking condition with broken-in and tested gear. This is a remote backcountry project, so injuries such as sprains and blisters, or even extreme fatigue from not being properly conditioned, can quickly become a big safety issue. If you are unsure about the proper gear or about preparing for a trip, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.