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What we're about

Wilderness Corps ( is for people who enjoy Backpacking, Hiking, Wilderness Stewardship and Trail Maintenance in the beautiful outdoors while socializing with other like-minded individuals. Our main Stewardship Area is the Sierra National Forest (Dinkey Lakes Wilderness). In late 2014 we extended our reach to the Sequoia National Forest. In 2017 we ended our migration to the Coastal Range.

We offer a variety of activities for people of all ages. We offer front country trips between 5 to 10 miles per day in length to moderate to advanced trips 10 + miles in length per day. These trips are gears towards 1) Keeping public access open and 2) providing wilderness stewardship in the Wilderness Area's we support. This includes Lake Restoration.

Most events will be scheduled on weekends along with the occasional weekday and/or holiday trips. During the summer season, there will be a lot of extended trips into the backcountry. 2018/2019 will be much like years past where Wilderness Corps clears the public trails in the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness and now through collaboration, we will be assisting with trail clearing in the Kaiser Wilderness. For those interested in multi-day activities, there will be a lot of backpacking/camping trips scheduled during the spring, summer, and autumn seasons. For the 2018/2019 Winter, we now have a Winter Program which focuses on Offroad Snow Vehicle use and the recreation management activities associated with this. Volunteers are encouraged to apply for this program, here (

Please register ( yourself with us here and join our meetup group to get notified of activities.

Hiking and backcountry travel can be a dangerous and unpredictable activity. It is ALWAYS recommended you bring sufficient supplies of drinking water, snacks/food, a small first aid kit, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a flashlight to all outdoor activities and know your limits. Of equal importance is that you have the proper type of footwear and clothing. Please match the hike to your skill level.

As you join, please read the "About" information under the heading "Pages" on the menu at the top of the Home page. Wilderness Corps is a registered non-profit agency and based out of Monterey, CA.

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