Event Status: Open 20 spots left as of 6-24-15
Event Date: 07/09/2015 – 07/12/2015
Short Description: Family-friendly camping with multiple projects for people of all ages.
Event Type: Vital Trail Maintenance (VTM) – Trip Type: Car Camping Base
Long Description: You are encouraged to stay over Thursday night to acclimate. Food will be provided Thursday night through Sunday lunch. Volunteers can work Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you do not have to be at the event for all three days. This event is family friendly, we will have volunteer work available for all ages. There are many attractions in the Sequoia National Park and Forest that you can easily visit before or after the event. Experienced crew leaders will train volunteers in general trail maintenance techniques and safe usage of hand tools. We will be removing brush and trees, repairing water bars, and installing water diversion structures on the Deer Meadow and Kanawyer Trails, along with The Rowell Meadow, Weaver Lake and Jennie Lake Trails within the Jennie Lakes Wilderness. A primitive solar shower setup will be provided. There is no charge for this event, base camp operations usually cost at least $3,000 with 30-50 people participating that equals $60 to $100 per person. Although we receive grant money for these trips it is often not enough to cover operating costs. Please consider making a tax deductible donation online or bringing a donation to the event. More detailed information will be sent to you after you sign up.
Work Activities: This project will provide the public a safe and unimpeded passage to the trails. The work will include contouring portions of the path and building earthen water bars for erosion control, if needed. Materials such as dead brush may be dragged to the site to help break the visual line of the path. Trail reconstruction will consist mainly of handwork, which includes construction of stairs, rebuilding of the trail bed, construction of water bars, bucking of downed trees, brushing overgrown portions of the trail, and other standard trail construction needs indicated by the lay of the trail.
Work Location: Jenny Lakes Wilderness
Forest/Other District Location: Sequoia National Forest
Activity Level: Easy Moderate
Number of Volunteers Needed: 35
Trip Leader: Rick Chappell
Chief Cook and Bottle Washer: TBD