Event Date: 9-24-15 through 9-27-15
Short Description: Family-friendly camping with multiple projects for people of all ages.
Trip Type: Car Camping Base Camp
Long Description: The base camp will be located at the Eel River Campground near the junction of the Black Butte and Middle Fork Eel Wild and Scenic Rivers. Experienced crew leaders will train volunteers in general trail maintenance techniques and safe usage of hand tools. We will be cutting lots of downed trees and removing brush and trees, repairing water bars, and installing water diversion structures on the Hellhole Trail. 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 Mendocino National Forest that you can easily visit before or after the event. 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.
Nearest City/Community: Covelo CA
Work Location: Hellhole Trail
Forest/Other District Location: Mendocino National Forest
Activity Level: Easy Moderate
Trip Leader: Bruce Hilbach
Chief Cook and Bottle Washer: TBD