About our Women in the Wild Program
ITA’s Women in the Wild trail projects provide an encouraging environment for women to learn trail maintenance skills and find community with other volunteers who love the outdoors! No previous trail work skills are necessary and we welcome all female-identifying volunteers to join us for a project!
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I came home from my first WOW weekend filled with such a powerful sense of accomplishment. It filled my heart to spend a weekend with a group of like-minded women that cared about trails and taking care of our Idahome. I have made friendships from this weekend that I might not have had the opportunity to have built. Was it hard? Yup. Was I tired? Yup. Was it worth it? Yup. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat.
A particular bond comes from lopping, sawing, and chopping with someone, especially when you can joke about mammograms and bad dates in between clearing trees. The sense of accomplishment was unreal- we were able to visually see the progress we made along the trail and knew our work would be appreciated by the guides and rangers who rely on clear trails to earn a living.
Upcoming Women in the Wild Projects
ITA’s Women in the Wild Program is hosting the 2023 Coxey Creek- Women Only Project. This is a fly in trip to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness for a week of trail maintenance up Coxey Creek. The crew will fly into the Cabin Creek backcountry airstrip and hike up the Big ... Read More
Join us for a Women in the Wild project in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness. We will car camp at Paradise Campground and each day work down the Selway River trail clearing brush and improving tread. The trail follows the river, winding through the canyon known for its pristine wilderness and wildlife. We’ll enjoy the ... Read More
Join us for a Women in the Wild project in the beautiful Boulder Meadows! We’ll work several trails that leave the valley bottom and head up to the great views from the surrounding ridges. We’ll do tread work and brushing, along with sawing logs off the trail. The trails we’ll work will be based ... Read More
ITA’s Women in the Wild Program in partnership with the Wood River Trails Coalition, we’ll spend a long weekend clearing trail high in the Smoky Mountains. Volunteers will backpack into the lakes below Norton Peak (10,322’). The trails around and connecting the two lakes rarely get trail maintenance activity, so plenty of saw work ... Read More
On this Women in the Wild Project, volunteers will continue ITA’s work up the Caton Lake Trail. Starting from the Caton Lake/ Rainbow Lake Trailhead, pack llamas will help bring in some of our gear and the crew will establish a backcountry primitive basecamp at Caton Meadows. ITA has been working on this trail ... Read More
Join us for a Women in the Wild project in the Sawtooth Wilderness. Volunteers will meet for five days of trail work while backpacking the Trail Lakes Trail, winding past waterfalls and mountain lakes before dropping down to Grandjean. This route is part of the Idaho Centennial Trail. Trail Name: Trail Creek Trail #453 ... Read More