2024 Sheep Creek

Volunteer Trail Work Project

2024 Sheep Creek

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Boise State’s Alterative Spring Break Program and ITA are teaming up for a week in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. We will travel by jetboat from Pittsburg Landing to Sheep Creek Historic Ranch where we will set up base camp for the week. Miles from anything, this incredible location rich with history is only accessible via the river or by foot. Camped on the Snake River, with access to some cabin amenities, we’ll return each evening to cook together and camp. We’ll be picked up at the end of the week by jet boat and taken back to Pittsburg Landing to head home!

From camp we will work on the Sheep Creek trail, up to the Stormy Point Trail and possibly beyond if the group is up for it, removing brush and improving trail conditions as we climb. These trails offer several options for backpackers and hikers to explore Hells Canyon from top to bottom. ITA and several other groups work each year to help keep trails open in Hells Canyon.

Please sign up on below, and sign the jet boat waiver – Here! 

Trails: Sheep Creek Trail #53, Stormy Point Trail South #108

Itinerary: This is a Sunday-Saturday weeklong project. Sunday, meet at Pittsburg Landing in the morning. Boat to Sheep Creek and set up camp. The following Saturday, get picked up by boat and taken back down stream to Pittsburgh Landing, head home.

Food Provided by ITA: No, provided by BSU!

Crew Leader: Leslie Anderson

Estimated Drive Time from Closest Town: 4 hour 30 minutes

Trail Map: Click for trail map and elevation profile

Difficulty Rating

Hike: 3/5 Moderately Strenuous– Typically less than four miles hiking each day, but with a steeper incline as we work further up the trail. During the week, we can switch to work on the Snake River Trail, which is much less steep, depending on what the crew decides. See the linked maps for the elevation profile.

Project Work: 2/5 Moderate- Mostly brushing, with infrequent digging and swinging tools. Potential for some tread work and rock fall removal. Bending or kneeling for light saw work or brushing. Carrying tools and day packs short distances. Volunteers can pick trail duties based on comfort and ability level and are encouraged to work at their own pace. The weather in March can be unpredictable, please pack accordingly!

Volunteer Spots Available: 4 of 12
If there are no volunteer spots available, click “Sign Up” to get on our waitlist for this project!

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