Tonto National Forest – Volunteer Vacations 2021
October 10 - October 16
In 2020 more than 125 miles of the Arizona National Scenic Trail was impacted by wildfire. The largest of the fires to impact the trail was the Bush Fire in central Arizona which consumed more than 190,000 acres and closed 40 miles of the AZT through the Four Peaks and Pine Mountain. As initial assessments have been completed it is clear that the recovery from the fire will be long and will require a massive effort from volunteers and paid crews alike to open the trail and keep it safe for users. The need is critical and the work will help us keep a piece of beloved trail from fading back into the wild. Our efforts will concentrate on the area between El Oso Road and Boulder Creek, stabilizing creek crossings, repairing switchbacks and clearing any deadfall that has blocked the trail. There’s little brush left, so the majority of the work will be digging and tread rehabilitation. All tools and instruction will be provided – if you’ve always wanted a chance to work with big rocks – this is it!