If you like the idea of soaking in natural hot-springs then this group might be just your thing. But you are going to have to work hard to get there. We are a group of outdoor enthusiasts who have taken on a BIG Volunteer CHALLENGE. We are going to spend the next couple years volunteering on weekends in the spring, summer and fall to restore an ancient Gold Rush Trail.....and it just so happens that there are Hot Springs along the trail.......beautiful hot springs in the wilderness. The Lillooet Harrison Gold Rush trail, built during the Gold Rush in the 1850's is steeped in history and mystery. It spans nearly 30 kilometres from the north of Harrison Lake towards Pemberton, about half the route is on dry land following the beautiful Lillooet River. There are abandoned Hudsons Bay Company Forts and lots of ancient history along the way. After all the Gold Rush Trail was built on top of a 10,000 year old Indigenous trail! And yes, the trail passes through several Indigenous communities where we have friends, and when not camping at the hot springs, we will pass our nights there, camping with our Indigenous friends, eating off the land, participating in drumming circles, and howling at the moon. We will be working on the trail an average of three weekends each month from April through November, clearing vegetation from the trail, repairing the trail tread, and building bridges over streams and wetlands. You don't need to be an expert, just a hard worker willing to have fun. It's plain, simple and fun work for everybody, Male and Female alike from age 18 to 118. We are Andy and Sonja and we are looking forward to hiking and hot springing with you!
We will be hot springing the first and third weekends of each month in April, May, October and November. We will do every weekend from June through September. And just so you know, we define weekends as 3 days! Yes, that's right each trip will occur Friday through Sunday. And all trips depart from the Safeway parking lot at Broadway and Commercial at 9am for the 3-4 hour drive to our campsite at the hot springs. There is nothing better or more rewarding than soaking your muscles in the hot water pool after a day of clearing ancient trails in the wilderness. Come and join us for this great, fun, and unique opportunity.

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