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Idaho Centennial Trail Volunteer Work
I am looking for a few people that would like to help me clear and open up Idaho State Centennial Trail (Marble Creek Section) in the middle of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness this summer. The Marble Creek project sponsored by the Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation and IDPR. You will have to bring your own backpacking equipment such a tent, backpack, sleeping bag and personal gear but food is provided. The Backcountry Horseman are going to pack in the trail tools, safety gear, li and a weeks’ worth of food. It is great food and lots of it. This trip is only for people in good physical condition. Expect to work 8 hour days. The Marble Creek trail has over 20 creek crossings so be prepared to get your feet wet. At present there are 8 spaces left on this trip. The plan is to drive from Boise on Wed, August 22nd and arrive at Yellow Pine at Noon. We will then drive about 1 hour to the historic Thunder Mountain Mine trailhead. Because portions of the trail was cleared a bout 3 years ago only downed tree removal, brushing and some re-tread may need to be done. But I do expect, a few areas where erosion issues will require the group to rebuild a retaining rock wall. I think we will move fairly quickly down the trail about 3 miles a day At the end of the hitch, from that point you will have to walk back on the trail you cleared about 9 miles climbing 2000 feet in elevation to the Thunder Mountain trailhead. On Tues, August 28th the crew will drive back to Boise. Also note, I will not be hiking out with the group to the Thunder Mountain trailhead. At the end of the trip, I plan to hike 15 miles down the entire Marble Creek trail to the Thomas Creek Airstrip. I plan to be picked up by Arnold Aviation out of Cascade on Tuesday evening, August 28th and be flown to Cascade where my truck will be waiting. The plane can hold 4 people so if want to join me on this option out we can split the flight cost of $360 between us. Everything else is covered on this trip except the cost to carpool to the trailhead and the plane shuttle option. If you decide to join me on my fly-out option I would like to know early. Please sign up now with Courtney Wall, from the Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation now if you want to be guaranteed a spot on the project: http://www.selwaybitterroot.org/2018-volunteer-trail-work If you would like to join us please register for this wilderness project at http://www.selwaybitterroot.org/2018-volunteer-trail-work If you have any questions you can call me (Leo) at[masked] or Courtney Wall at[masked] or [masked]. This link might help you answer possible questions: http://www.selwaybitterroot.org/info-for-volunteers/ I hope to see you on the trail.

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