For those looking for a remote wilderness experience, this project will take volunteers high into the mountains above the Salmon River to spend a week in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. This is a fully supported trip and we’ll have pack stock to assist bringing in gear and food. The crew will base near Swet Cabin where an ITA volunteer chef will prepare all meals. The project will work on clearing the Harrington Ridge Trail down to Dennis Creek and the Dennis Ridge Trail. Lots of crosscut work is expected. Last year the crew cut out 428 trees!
Trails: Dennis Creek Trail #29, Mt. Harrington Trail #9
Itinerary: Starting from Base Camp Trailhead, hike to camp. Monday – Friday, work up the Dennis Creek Trails and Mt. Harrington Trails with a day off mid-week to relax/explore. Saturday, packer returns to bring the crew back to the trailhead. It’s a long drive in so be prepared to camp for a night or two on the way in or out if needed!
Crew Leaders: Michelle Florence and Glenn Florence
More Information: SBFC Trip Report
Estimated Drive Time from Closest Town: Approx three hours form Darby, Montana
GAIA Map: Shoup- Elk City Trail
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.
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 email@example.com.
Volunteer Spots Available: 3 of 10
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