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Moab – Volunteer Vacations 2021

October 17 - October 23

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Participants will repair some of Moab’s most iconic hiking trails, including but not limited to Fisher Towers, Grandstaff Canyon, and Corona Arch (all of which are National Recreation Trails). Moab’s hiking trails are heavily visited and in rugged terrain. They often require frequent major repairs as well as constant maintenance so that visitors from all over the world are afforded an enjoyable hiking experience. Participants will repair and improve the trail tread surface on the trails, as well as mark the trails more adequately. Trail work will include cribbing, constructing stone steps and creating and repairing water bars. Participants will enjoy stunning scenery on all of the trails chosen for repair and will receive gratitude from visitors from the world over. The day-to-day work will be supervised by a member of the Moab BLM Recreation Team and will be planned by a professional hiking trail designer on staff. Participants will camp at a BLM-provided group site near the work locations.

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Venue

Moab- Colorado Riverway Recreation Area
82 Dogwood Ave, Moab, Utah 84532 United States

Organizer

Hiking/Access

Day hiking up to 3 miles each work day

Project Rating

Moderate

Minimum Volunteer Age

18

Maximum Group Size

10

Area and Attractions

The Moab Area is home to world class recreational opportunities. Arches National Park is located 15 minutes north of town and the Island in the Sky section of Canyonland National Park is about an hour north of town. Both Parks have campgrounds, hiking trails, scenic view points, and more. Surrounding these National Parks are millions of acres of Public Lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. On these lands are miles of trails for hiking enthusiasts. Also on these lands, you will find many designated, developed and undeveloped camping opportunities. The Colorado River flows about five miles north of town, where visitors can test their skills on a paddle board, raft, kayak, etc. In Moab, there are many guiding and outfitting companies that can help you experience all of the aforementioned opportunities safely.

Accommodations Description

Volunteers will tent camp in a group site and group cooking gear will be provided by the Bureau of Land Management. There are vault toilets, picnic tables, shade shelters, spots for tents, and parking for vehicles. No water or electricity provided. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag/sleeping pad, cup/bowl/mug/eating utensils, and personal gear. Volunteers will need to carry their personal gear ONLY to basecamp.

Travel

No aiport pickup provided for this trip. The closest airport is Canyonlands Airport or Grand Junction Regional Airport. Meeting times will be sent to registrants when the trip is confirmed.
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