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Let's volunteer for WTA and (Re)build our own trails!!!

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  • These are a handful of lists from WTA that are already underway or will begin new month or so. Just go on to

    http://www.wta.org/volunteer/signature-projects/signature-projects-2011

    I haven't decided which one to help out or when I will plan to volunteer.  I will definitely keep you posted.  What I want to see is how much interest there is out there for volunteering.  So far they all seems very interesting and very rewarding. Here is what I know about volunteering for WTA. If you have volunteered total of 2 days, you will receive two annual passes. If you have volunteered total of 5 days, you will get a green hard hat with your name on it. I really really want the green hard hat with my name on it. So, I am hoping there will be some interested in volunteering at WTA to rebuild or build a new trails with them. This would be a good karma for everyone since we use these trails every weekend. Sometimes, paying back the debt is a nice thing!!! Let's see if there are enough interests out there. Let's hear it Spontaneous!!!

    Cape Horn Location: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Dates of Work: March - July Types of Trip: Day trips The Forest Service only made the Cape Horn trail official in 2010, but it is quickly becoming a favorite. With spectacular view points, beautiful fall colors, spring flowers and a waterfall too, its easy to see why the 7 mile loop is such a hit with hikers. Over the past year, WTA has been able to complete much needed trail maintenance and a short reroute to protect sensitive habitat. This spring, WTA volunteers will continue to work on a bridge project. And come summer, WTA volunteers will continue to reroute parts of the trail that are prone to erosion. Can't volunteer? You can help us raise matching funds to support this project.

    Wonderland Trail - Carbon Glacier Location: Mount Rainier National Park Dates of Work: May, June and September Types of Trip: Three Adult and one youth Volunteer Vacations Three weeks of Volunteer Vacation crews and one Youth Vacation will tackle a section of the Wonderland Trail two miles up from Ipsut Creek Campground that was completely wiped out a few years ago. This is also the route to the Carbon Glacier, a popular destination before the Carbon River Road was permanently washed out in 2006. WTA started working in this area in 2010, and this spring crews will continue to make this trail passable. After the Park does some blasting over the summer, a fall crew will come in and continue their work.

    Colonel Bob Trail Location: Colonel Bob Wilderness, Olympic National Forest Dates of Work: June Types of Trip: Two BCRTs and one Volunteer Vacation Cross-cut saw enthusiasts unite! Fierce winds that blow through the icy overstory of trees have felled a great many giants across the trail. It's all hands on deck to log out the Colonel Bob Trail this summer - the less traveled approach to the top of Colonel Bob Peak (the other approach is via Pete's Creek). Three WTA trips are all full of volunteers who love to saw. Other trail partners will also be out in force, but we will be the first to attack the work from the Colonel Bob trailhead. Colville National Forest Trails Location:

    Colville National Forest Dates of Work: June and July Types of Trip: One Volunteer Vacations and a BCRT The Colville National Forest just may be the best kept secret in Washington. North and west of Spokane, it's a place where you can find great day hikes and long, fabulous backpacking trips with sweeping views and big sky. WTA will be working in two areas this summer. In June, WTA will be breaking ground with a new multi-use trail to the top of Gibraltar Mountain. Other crews will finish the work to WTA specifications. We'll also be back on the Salmo-Priest Loop in the Salmo-Priest Wilderness in July, with a Volunteer Vacation on the eastern part of the loop and a BCRT along the Shedroof Divide and near Snowy Top to the west.

    Colonel Bob Trail Location: Colonel Bob Wilderness, Olympic National Forest Dates of Work: June Types of Trip: Two BCRTs and one Volunteer Vacation Cross-cut saw enthusiasts unite! Fierce winds that blow through the icy overstory of trees have felled a great many giants across the trail. It's all hands on deck to log out the Colonel Bob Trail this summer - the less traveled approach to the top of Colonel Bob Peak (the other approach is via Pete's Creek). Three WTA trips are all full of volunteers who love to saw. Other trail partners will also be out in force, but we will be the first to attack the work from the Colonel Bob trailhead. Colville National Forest Trails Location:

    Colville National Forest Dates of Work: June and July Types of Trip: One Volunteer Vacations and a BCRT The Colville National Forest just may be the best kept secret in Washington. North and west of Spokane, it's a place where you can find great day hikes and long, fabulous backpacking trips with sweeping views and big sky. WTA will be working in two areas this summer. In June, WTA will be breaking ground with a new multi-use trail to the top of Gibraltar Mountain. Other crews will finish the work to WTA specifications. We'll also be back on the Salmo-Priest Loop in the Salmo-Priest Wilderness in July, with a Volunteer Vacation on the eastern part of the loop and a BCRT along the Shedroof Divide and near Snowy Top to the west.

    Welcome Pass - High Divide Location: Mount Baker Wilderness, Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest Dates of Work: July and August Types of Trip: Two Volunteer Vacations and one BCRT This is one of Washington's premiere hikes - resplendent with alpine wildflowers and stunning mountain views. "It’s a gorgeous place that needs a lot of work," says Gary Paull of the US Forest Service. WTA Volunteer Vacation and BCRT crews will be taking on a chronic and dangerous problem area on a steep hillside, making the way safe for hikers.

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  • Andy

    There's a potential overnight, Sat/Sun May 25/26, working on the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trail. http://www.wta.org/volunteer/trail-work-parties. I was thinking about camping--the Middle Fork campground is basically right there. Camping season opens the 24th, but several sites are still open.

    I've volunteered a couple of times this month, and it's been really fun. Anyone interested? Do any of the organizers want setup an official event.

    May 10, 2013

  • Yasushi K.

    Hey Spontaneous. There is a Trail Work Party on June 23rd 8:30AM at McClellen Butte Trail. The information can be found at http://vols.wta.org/web/web.pl?sm+19578+WP

    I was wondering if anyone is interested in participating in this Work Party since there isn't any hike schedule on that particular day. Please let me know what you think. Thank you!!!

    June 6, 2012

  • Miki

    I love to participate. I'm available in June to September I think.

    November 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't join you on the 23rd, but will join you for the next.

    November 4, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Depending on date and carpool availability.

    September 29, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm interested depends on date

    July 27, 2011

  • Donita

    Count me in for late August, September or October.

    July 27, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like too much fun. I am not worthy ha ha. Count me in.

    May 17, 2011

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