Deep in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, volunteers will spend a week clearing several trails and exploring the remote mountains, lakes, and meadows this area has to offer. The crew will fly into Chamberlain Backcountry Airstrip and divide into 2 crews of 3, one crew lead and two volunteers each. One crew will head up Ranch Creek towards Flossie Lake and the other will head up the West Fork of Chamberlain Creek. This is a self-supported backpacking trip. The crews will backpack around the loop, and hopefully clear the trail out enough to meet in the middle! The beginning of each side of the loop was cleared last year. These should be quick to open so we can pack up to work on the top part of the trail and hopefully complete the whole 22-mile loop!
Difficulty Rating: 4 – Very Strenuous: Hike medium to long distances often uphill from the trailhead –This is an overnight backpacking trip. Support of an outfitter or pack assistance is not available.
More Information: Blog of an ITA trip in the same area with photos
Estimated Drive Time to Meeting Spot: Flying out of McCall
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. 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 need assistance paying the project fee, please contact us and we will waive the fee.
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Gaia map of hike: Click here to see elevation gain, distance, and other info about the hike!