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Cross Cut project in Pine Mountain Wilderness
This Wild Stew trip will be an overnight event into Pine Mountain Wilderness. We will be cutting logs that are blocking access on the Nelson and Willow Spring trails. Depending on the number of volunteers and number of logs that are removed participants need to be prepared to hike up to nine miles each day. Please bring daypacks to carry food and water (3-4 liters) and misc supplies, including wedges, hand saws, axes and other tools to cut logs. All participants will need to wear closed toed shoes, long pants, long sleeved shirt, and eye protection to participate. You will also need gloves, and hard hats. Gloves and hard hats are available upon request. All necessary training and saws will be given and provided at the event. Car-Camping will be at Salt Flat. Sycamore Cabin Map Link (https://www.google.com/maps/place/SycamoreCabin/@34.352787,-111.970229,16.07z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x872cf1212a82a1d1:0x29a87c92f1ddc004!8m2!3d34.3519398!4d-111.9702798) Driving Directions From Phoenix 1. Take I-17 north approx. 80 miles to Exit 268, Dugas/Orme Road exit 2. Head East towards Dugas. You will be on Forest Road 68 3. Continue East approx. 8 miles, 4. Continue past Dugas approx. ½ mile 5. Turn right (South) at the Sycamore A.S. road sign (FS road 68F) 6. Continue approx. 1 mile to the cabin. High clearance is not needed to get to this location, but the road is dirt and washboard in some locations. There may be people renting the cabin, so if you get there before we do please park near the barn away from the front of the cabin. We will carpool from this location into the TH. We will have 4 seats available for volunteers, but if needed we will bring a second truck for carpool purposes. The road into Pine Mountain is rough and requires high clearance and possibly 4x4 for very short segments. Let me know if you need a ride. Gear List · Day Pack to carry supplies on day hike (water, food, camera, etc.) · Water — 3-4 liters/day. · Food — Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks. · Sturdy, closed-toe shoes (NO SANDALS). Under our volunteer agreement with the Forest Service, you must wear closed-toe shoes or you will not be able to join us. · Appropriate clothing. Warm layers for the evening. See weather link below to plan appropriately. · Sun protection (sun screen, sunglasses, hat, etc.) · Car Camping equipment: sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent/shelter, flashlight (batteries), plate/bowl, utensils, toiletries/toothbrush, first aid kit, other? Optional items · Camera/Binoculars · Hiking pole(s) or stick

Sycamore cabin

Prescott National Forest · Prescott , AZ

Respond by: 9/21/2018

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This is a group for those interested in hiking, backpacking, and even horse-packing in Arizona's designated Wilderness Areas. With appreciation for Arizona’s wild lands and waters, we make tangible contributions to enhance the integrity and ecological condition of Arizona’s wild places.

As part of the Arizona Wilderness Coalition (http://azwild.org), the "Wild Stew" goal is simple - to get out into wilderness areas and report on what we see, and maintain and preserve wilderness. Exploration, monitoring, and maintenance are key to the integrity and sustainability of our remaining wild places. What could be better? We hike/backpack into amazing places throughout Arizona and provide a huge benefit for our wild lands and waters!

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