Volunteers will spend a week in the rugged Idaho backcountry working on opening the South Fork Blackmare Cutoff trail. The crew will be packed into a base camp near Blackmare Creek and work up the trail each day. Surrounded by jagged ridges between Blackmare, White Rock, and Square Top peaks, this trail leads to Blackmare Lake, about five miles from camp.
Trail: South Fork Blackmare Cut Off #302
Itinerary: Sunday– meet at Poverty Flat Trailhead off the South Fork Salmon Road. Pack into base camp. Monday-Friday– work up the trail, with a day off mid-week to relax and explore. Saturday– hike back out to the trailhead, heading home.
Crew Leaders: Gregg Rettschlag and Kirsten Severud
More Information: Blog from Last year’s trip
Estimated Drive Time from Closest Town: 1 hour 15 minutes from Cascade
GAIA Map: South Fork Blackmare 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.