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Cliff Lake Campsite Cleanup & Restoration (5 days/4 nights)

  • Jul 30, 2014 · 8:00 AM
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Wilderness Crops Volunteers will work with Sierra National Forest wilderness rangers to remove several campsites that are damaging lakeshore habitat on the east side of scenic Cliff Lake in the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness. Participants will help break down fire rings and learn techniques for restoring damaged areas while encouraging the use of appropriately located campsites at this beautiful and popular lake.

The group will enter the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness via the Cliff Lake trailhead near Courtright Reservoir and will backpack approximately five miles to a camp near the lake. Forest Service packstock (mules) will carry the project tools, participant’s food as space allows, and bear-proof panniers (boxes to carry gear) that the group can use for storage of personal food. Participants must be prepared to backpack with their personal equipment to the campsite and provide their own food. Personal Bear Canisters are required.

The project schedule includes a day each for the entry and exit hikes with plenty of additional time for travel. Two days are available to complete the project. A third day will be available to swim, fish, or explore the surrounding area.

This project is a great opportunity to work with Wilderness Corps Crew Leaders and experienced members of the Sierra NF wilderness staff while honing restoration techniques, refining backpacking skills, and improving fitness in preparation for our week-long project in early September in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the 30th birthday of the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness.

GEAR TALK:

Good sturdy, comfortable hiking boots
Long pants / Long Sleeve Shirt are required
Hat/sunglasses (for sun protection)
Sunscreen
4-6 liters of water
Plenty of food to fuel/nourish yourself for the trips duration.
Headlamp (for moving around after dark)
Fishing Pole (if desired) and Valid Fishing License
Overnight Gear: Tent, Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Pad, etc.

RESPONSIBILITY:
Please be aware that we expect you to take responsibility for your safety while we are out on the trails.  Joining hike and/or backpacking events with the Wilderness Crops is entirely voluntary and participants assume the full risks associated with the activities.  It is each member's responsibility to ensure that he/she is in sufficient fitness and health to participate in this activity, and to bring appropriate water, food, clothing, first aid, and navigation equipment for the conditions.  Wilderness Corps and the individual backpack organizers make no representation or warranties about the quality, safety, or supervision of these activities.  We understand that your "Going" RSVP to this event means you accept this.  For more information regarding safety, please refer to the Wilderness Corps "About" section for more details.

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  • Todd B

    Great trip. Fun Work in God's Country. The Lakes in this region are absolutely amazing. There is nothing like swimming in a high Alpine Lake after a hard day of work.

    August 6, 2014

  • Willa

    Absolutely georgious country and wonderful people to work with in the wilderness! Great work everyone!

    1 · August 3, 2014

  • Willa

    Absolutely georgious country and wonderful people to work with in the wilderness! Great work everyone!

    1 · August 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I took a fall while hiking and sprained my knee pretty bad. I don't know if it will be ready for a back packing trip by the end of July. All my fingers and toes are crossed that it will heal without surgery. Not being able to hike and all this hobbling around is driving me bonkers! I hope you all have a great time and enjoy bonding, giving back to the trails we all enjoy so much and the fresh mountain air. I will be moving rocks with you in spirit!

    1 · July 12, 2014

    • Todd B

      Mandy, sorry to hear about your fall!!! Did the doctor say you need surgery?

      July 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      He said its a definite possibility :(

      July 28, 2014

  • Todd B

    Our event starts in under 3 weeks. If you cannot attend please update your RSVP.

    July 11, 2014

  • Todd B

    Just a quick reminder: fire restrictions are in effect in the Dinkey and for all of the Sierra National Forest. This means no camp fires. Stoves are ok as long as you have a campfire permit (which covers the use of stoves).

    July 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    After a bit of exploration around the website, I have answered my own question. Thanks, no need to reply.

    July 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you. I take it you have reached that limit. Have you?

    July 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, is there a limit to the number of people that can go? I ask because of the question posted by "Russ".

    July 6, 2014

    • Todd B

      Yes there is a limit on the number that can attend. The reason is for this is due to USFS Regulation and since this is a US Forest Service sanctioned work trip, we must strictly enforce the size limit.

      July 6, 2014

  • Jean

    Are the three nights July 30-31 and August or July 31 and August 1 -2?

    March 24, 2014

    • Willa

      Willa

      Hi Jean and everyone else wanting clarification on the dates of this trip. We will spend the night on the trail the nights of the 30th, 31st and the 1st of August. That means non-locals may want to car camp the night of the 29th before the trip begins and possibly the night of August 2nd. We will be off the trail at the end of the day on August 2nd. August 3rd will be a driving day for folks that do not live close by. I hope this made sence. :)

      1 · March 24, 2014

    • Willa

      Update! Please notice that the dates for this trip are still the same, but the description has been updated. We will be on the trail doing all things wilderness for 5 days (7/30 - 8/3). We will camp for 4 nights (30, 31, 1 & 2). We will return to the cars on the 3rd which is the 5th "day". Some of us may want to car camp the night before the trip starts, 7/29. I'll let you know what our plans as they develop. Once again, I hope this was helpful.

      June 25, 2014

  • Todd B

    Just corrected the heading...to 5 days /4 nights

    June 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Changes in my summer schedule prevent me from taking part in this trip.

    May 10, 2014

  • Todd B

    Hi Everyone. I just changed the start time from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Please be on time. We have formalities that we need to get done before we leave the trail-head. The packer will be ready for us at 9 a.m., sharp. Please separate your bear canisters from your backpacks. Bring a day pack to hike in with (carry your own food and water for the day).

    May 8, 2014

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  • Todd B
    President/Founder, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Kev
  • Willa
    Director, Assistant Organizer

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