2023 Meyers Cove

Volunteer Trail Work Project

2023 Meyers Cove

Volunteer Trail Work Project

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Meyers Cove is a remote but popular access point into the Frank Church Wilderness and ITA has been working in this area for several years. This year, crews will have their personal gear packed into a backcountry primitive camp up West Fork Camas Creek. From here we’ll work up toward Woodtick Ridge, clearing trail and assessing any emergency drainage issues from last year’s fire.   

Trails:  West Fork Camas Creek #128, Pole Creek Trail #129, Woodtick Ridge Trail #131 

Itinerary: Meet at Meyers Cove Saturday evening for an early start Sunday. There is a pit toilet and camping at the trailhead. Hike into camp, clearing as we go and set up the base camp. Monday – Friday, work up the trails and return to camp each evening.  Depending on how far we work, there is potential for packers to return and bump our camp further up trail. Volunteers can take a day off mid-week to relax and explore. Saturday, gear will be packed back to the trailhead, and the crew will hike out and can head home.  

Crew Leader: John McCarthy 

Estimated Drive Time from Closest Town:  Approximately 2.5 hours from Challis  

GAIA Map: West Fork Camas Creek Trail  

Difficulty Rating 

Hike: 3/5 Moderately Strenuous
5.5 miles and 1,400 total feet elevation into camp, relatively easy uphill hike to camp with 1,400 feet total elevation gain. See the linked map for the elevation profile. The trail we’ll be working on is steeper, with almost 3,000 feet of elevation gain over five miles. 

Project Work: 3/5 Moderately Strenuous
Carrying tools and day packs. Cutting trees out of the trail and working on the trail tread to ensure proper width and slope, digging and swinging tools. Some heavy cutting in several areas burned by the 2022 fire.

Volunteer Spots Available: 2 of 12
If there are no volunteer spots available, click “Sign Up” to get on our waitlist for this project!

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