Volunteers will get a chance to explore the Gospel Hump Wilderness on this one-way backpacking project. The crew will take a jet boat to Sheep Creek, where they will work their way up to Johnson Saddle, high over the Main Salmon River. This trail winds around Butzien Butte and Black Butte before descending back to the Wind River Pack Bridge.
Trails: Johnson Saddle Trail #311, Johnson Saddle Cutoff #91, Moores Trail #312
Itinerary: Meet at Wind River Pack Bridge/Carey Creek Boat Ramp in the morning (likely around 9am, exact time TBD)- meet jet boat pilot. Jet boat to Sheep Creek, begin hiking/trail work up Sheep Creek Trail. During the week continue trail work, bumping camp as appropriate. On Sunday hike back to pack bridge and head home.
Crew Leader: Anne Poinier
More Information: ITA Trail Spotlight
Estimated Drive Time from Closest Town: 1 hour from Riggins
GAIA Map: Sheep Creek to Carey Creek
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.