2023 Farley Lake Puncheons

Volunteer Trail Work Project

2023 Farley Lake Puncheons

Volunteer Trail Work Project

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Volunteers will be working alongside the Forest Service for a weeklong project in the Sawtooth Wilderness replacing puncheons along Petit Creek Trail. This is part of a multi-week/multi-partner group project to improve and replace trail structures on the popular Alice/Toxaway Loop the Sawtooth Wilderness. This is a fully supported trip, and we’ll return to our camp at the trailhead each evening where we will enjoy meals prepared by ITA volunteer camp cooks.   

Trail: Petit Creek Trail #095 

Itinerary: Meet at the trailhead/camping area Sunday Afternoon Monday-Friday, work on the puncheons, returning to camp each evening. Saturday Morning packing up camp and heading home!  

Crew Leaders:  Glenn Florence and Michelle Florence 

More Information:  So you want to build a puncheon  – Blog from Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation  

Estimated Drive Time from Closest Town:  30 minutes from Stanley  

GAIA Map:  Trailhead to Worksite  

Non-refundable trail project fee: $50 

Why do I need to pay a fee to volunteer for this trip? The fees collected will help to cover the costs of providing food and other expenses related to planning a multi-day project in the backcountry. 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 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. 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: 3/5 Moderately Strenuous
Approximately five miles into camp, with some steep sections. 1,200 feet total elevation gain, carrying some personal gear. See the linked map for the elevation profile.

Project Work: 4/5 Strenuous
Consistent and repetitive digging, swinging, and/or saw work. Potential for heavy lifting.

Volunteer Spots Available: 1 of 12
If there are no volunteer spots available, click “Sign Up” to get on our waitlist for this project!

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