Continuing efforts over the last few years and earlier this season, ITA volunteers will continue to chip away at opening the Queens River loop in the Sawtooth Wilderness near Atlanta, Idaho. Volunteers will be packed into a backcountry base camp near Nanny Creek on the Queens River trail. On this fully supported trip, we’ll return to our camp each evening where we will enjoy meals prepared by ITA volunteer camp cooks. Never a shortage of logs to cut out each year, the crew will clear as far as they can over the week.
Trail: Queens River #458
Itinerary: Camp at the trailhead Saturday night for an early start Sunday morning. Packed into camp; cut logs out of the trail for the pack stock on the hike in if needed. Monday – Friday work out of the backcountry base camp, with a day off mid-week to relax and explore. Saturday packers return to get our gear, and hike back to the trailhead.
Crew Leader: Jess Evett
More Information: All Trails for the whole Loop
Estimated Drive Time from Closest Town: 20 minutes from Atlanta
GAIA Map: Queens River
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will waive the cost.