In the rugged mountains south of the Seven Devils, volunteers will pack into a base camp in the Six Lakes Basin for a week of trail maintenance. We’ll work on trails from our camp which make up several loop options for backpackers to access the Hells Canyon Wilderness. Some of these trails have not seen maintenance for several years.
Trail: Horse Pasture Trail #173, Six Lakes Basin Trail #218, Casey Mountain Trail #216
Itinerary: Crew to meet at a dry camp near Smith Mountain off the Black Lake Road by Saturday night, if possible, for an early start Sunday clearing the trail. Work the first day from the Horse Pasture Basin Trailhead, clearing towards Joes Gap and returning to cars that afternoon. Monday, hike into and set up a base camp at Six Lakes Basin, with packers to help carry the bulk of our gear. Tuesday-Friday trail work; return to base camp in the evenings. Volunteers can take a day off midweek to relax or explore. Saturday, packed back to the trailhead to head home.
Crew Leaders: Gregg Rettschlag and Alisa Rettschlag
Estimated Drive Time from Closest Town: 2 hours form Council, Idaho; 4WD recommended after Smith Mt. Lookout
GAIA Map: Six Lakes Basin
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.
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