2024 Queens River – Youth (Full)

Volunteer Trail Work Project

2024 Queens River – Youth (Full)

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In the Sawtooth Wilderness, ITA will be hosting a youth (ages 14-18) trail work project clearing up the Little Queens and Queens River Trails. We will camp at the Queens River trailhead, returning to camp each evening where we’ll have a volunteer cook to help prepare meals. Never a shortage of logs to cut out each year, the crew will clear as far as they can over the week. ITA has been helping open these trails for several years, with another crew continuing later in the season. The long-term goal is to get the whole loop open!

With guidance from crew leaders, volunteers will learn about and be involved in all aspects of camp life. This includes helping set out breakfast and lunch items, assisting the cook with dinner and dishes, ensuring water and sanitation supplies are available, and ensuring tools are accounted for. Volunteers will learn and are expected to adhere to Leave No Trace best practices and project safety expectations set by crew leaders. ITA’s youth projects are completely free for volunteers to join and all food is provided. Gear can be borrowed from ITA if needed. See our Youth Program page for more info.

More trail info can be found on All Trails (for the whole loop).

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:  Little Queens Trail #454, Queens River Trail #458

Itinerary: This is a five-day project. Volunteers and parent/guardian will join for a pre-trip Zoom meeting before the project. Meet Wednesday to set up camp, go over trail and project safety. Thursday-Saturday, work up Little Queens and Queens River Trails, returning to camp each evening.  Sunday clean up camp for pick up, head home.

Food Provided by ITA: Yes

Crew Leader: Terry Patterson and Mark Sugden

Estimated Drive Time from Closest Town: 3 hours from Idaho City

Difficulty Rating

Hike: 2/5 Moderate- Shorter hikes from camp, up to three miles, with only slight elevation gain.

Project Work: 3/5 Moderately Strenuous- Repeated digging and sawing, some brushing.  Carrying tools and packs to work and back each day.

Volunteer Spots Available: 0 of 12
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