Backcountry Trail maintenance at Olympic National Forest- Church Creek Trail -- Forest Service Trail #871. This is a beautiful trail was adopted by the Olympia Mountaineers at the request of the US Forest Service to help re-open the trail as a multi-use trail in the southern portion of the Forest. Work will include trail clearing, removing fallen trees, brushing and some tread repair to areas damaged by erosion.
To be most effective we will need several people to join us on a crosscut saw team.
This trail provides an interesting diversity of terrain including an old growth forest with huge trees, a surprise overlook of an interesting gorge, waterfalls, lakes and magnificent old growth nature to view. The Olympia Branch adopted the trail in 2005 and began a multi-year project to help restore this beautiful, short connector trail. The trail connects the Skokomish watershed with the Wynoochee watershed, so it involves climbing to the drainage divide (1400 ft gain). Backcountry trail maintenance requires your 10 essentials, water, lunch, work boots (hiking boots are great) and work gloves (leather or other durable material). Meet at Mud Bay Park & Ride off State Route 101 at 7:45 a.m. Carpool to Church Creek. The Branch can supply several hand tools for brushing and tread repair. To help, you can bring a favorite tool for working in and on the trail surface. Return around 5:30 p.m.
Please contact trip leader prior to 8:00 PM Thursday, July 25 [masked]