2024 Taylor Basin

Volunteer Trail Work Project

2024 Taylor Basin

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ITA and Teton Valley Trails and Pathways (TVTP) are partnering for a week of clearing trails in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness. We’ll meet at Moose Creek Trailhead, and pack support will help bring the crew and kitchen gear into Taylor Basin. We’ll base camp here under Taylor Mountain (elevation 10,341’), and work on several big blow down sections blocking the trails nearby with downed trees.

Just south of the Tetons, this is an incredible area known for its abundant wildlife and wildflowers. With breathtaking views of the Tetons, the rugged wilderness of eastern Wyoming, and a chance to collaborate with new like-minded folks from TVTP, this is not a project you want to skip.

Some of these trails are in rough shape, so receive less use despite being so close to civilization.  Once open, these trails offer endless backpacking loops or horseback riding options for those looking to explore the Jedediah Smith Wilderness!

More info available on All Trails.

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: Taylor Mountain Trail #6037, Coal Creek Trail #6040

Itinerary: This is a Sunday-Saturday weeklong project. The crew leader will specify the meeting time & place in their pre-trip emails. Sunday, pack in. Monday-Friday trail work, return to base camp (day off mid-week to explore!) Saturday packed back to the trailhead.

Food Provided by ITA: Yes – are you interested in cooking for this trip? Email alex@idahotrailsassociation.org

Crew Leader: Michelle Florence and Glenn Florence

Estimated Drive Time from Closest Town: 10 minutes from Victor

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

Hike: 4/5 Strenuous- Uphill five miles to camp, with significant elevation gain, 2,400 feet to the basin. See the linked map for the elevation profile. Carrying day packs and tools.

Project Work: 4/5 Very Strenuous- Lots of crosscut saw work expected. This project takes place at a high elevation, and you should be in good hiking condition for this project. Additional uphill hiking to access some of the project work, carrying day packs and tools.

Volunteer Spots Available: 1 of 10
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