2024 Lake Creek

Volunteer Trail Work Project

2024 Lake Creek

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On this project, ITA volunteers will spend four nights backpacking and exploring the Gospel Hump Wilderness. Starting from Halfway House Campground near Dixie, Idaho, the crew will backpack up the Lake Creek trail to a camp near the junction with Jumbo Canyon. Lake Creek trail follows close to the creek as it passes through thick forest and scree slopes. Pack support will be available to help bring in some of our gear.

We’ll be cutting logs out of the trail with some brushing and erosion control. We hope to clear far enough to explore the Fish Lake RNA which has incredible and diverse vegetation and wildlife. Funded through Great American Outdoor Act funds, this is ITA’s second year on the Lake Creek Trail. In 2022 the crew brushed and logged out the first five miles of trail from Halfway House Campground.

Project information is subject to change. Crew leaders will communicate via email. Failure to respond to your crew leader may result in being dropped from the project. See our FAQs, reach out to your crew leader, or contact ITA staff at trails@idahotrailsassociation.org if you have questions.

Trails: Lake Creek Trail #204, Crooked Creek Trail #215

Itinerary: This is a five-day project. The crew leader will specify the meeting time & place in their pre-trip emails. We’ll meet at Halfway House Campground on Sunday morning to pack into camp. Volunteers are welcome to camp starting Saturday. Work each day, return to base camp. Thursday- pack up and head back to the trailhead.

Crew Leader: Clay Jacobson

Estimated Drive Time from Closest Town: Two hours from Grangeville

Trail Map: Click for trail map and elevation profile

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 trails@idahotrailsassociation.org and we will waive the cost.

Difficulty Rating

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 trails@idahotrailsassociation.org.

Hike: 3/5 Moderately Strenuous- The first two miles from the summit to the trailhead is the steepest part, but downhill on the heavier pack in! The rest of the trail has little elevation change. Approximately nine miles in to where crews left off in 2022, with approximately 2,100 feet elevation loss on the way in carrying day packs and trail tools. See the linked map for the elevation profile.

Project Work: 3/5 Moderately Strenuous – Plenty of saw work and brushing expected. Crews may be digging or swinging tools and bending or kneeling for light saw work or brushing.

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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