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July 2021

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest – Volunteer Vacations 2021

July 24 - August 1
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, 88401 Hwy. 82, Enterpise, Oregon 97828 + Google Map
3 spots available Register

Join our 2021 trip as we head for the spectacular Maxwell Lake nested high in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. We'll depart the Maxwell Lake Trailhead along the Lostine Wild and Scenic River and backpack into the basin that holds this alpine gem. Pack stock will carry all food and group gear, giving us time for a 4-mile hike into base camp. The trail provides spectacular views of the Lostine River drainage and Hurricane Divide to the east. As the trail…

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August 2021

Groton State Forest – Volunteer Vacations 2021

August 1 - August 7
Groton State Forest, 1467 Boulder Beach Rd, Groton, Vermont 5046 United States + Google Map
4 spots available Register

Help build the Cross Vermont Trail - a four season multi-use path spanning the width of Vermont. We are connecting communities, their schools, and the natural areas in between. The crew will build small bridges, drainage ditches, stone structures, and surface parts of the trail with gravel to make it universally accessible. Contribute to the foundation of a sustainable trail that is connecting communities across the entire state! CURRENT COVID TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS/REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE (Link)

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Letchworth State Park – Volunteer Vacations 2021

August 1 - August 7
Letchworth State Park, 6111 Visitor Center Rd, Mt. Morris, New York 14510 United States + Google Map
4 spots available Register

The Letchworth Branch Trail of the Finger Lakes Trail System is a 27 mile long pathway along the Genesee River as it passes through the Letchworth Gorge. This trail is heavily used by hikers, runners, and visitors to the area as it traverses several overlooks of the gorge and its three waterfalls. Much of the trail work will be drainage work, reroutes and elevating the trail in the most heavily used sections of the trail system. Parts of the trail…

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Mount Mitchell State Park – Volunteer Vacations 2021

August 1 - August 7
Mount Mitchell State Park, 2388 NC 128, Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 United States + Google Map
3 spots available Register

Volunteers will be rehabilitating the most popular trails in the park. The Balsam Nature Trail is near the summit of the highest peak East of the Mississippi. Volunteers will perform tread work including side-hilling, building new steps and waterbars and other water diversion structures. Some rock work will be involved. Tools will be provided including hazel hoes, Pulaskis, rock tools, etc. We will also provide safety equipment and detailed instruction in the safe use of these tools. Volunteers will enjoy…

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Appalachian Trail, Maine – Volunteer Vacations 2021

August 8 - August 14
Appalachian Trail, 62 Kennett Drive, Andover, ME 04216 United States + Google Map
2 spots available Register

Help protect the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) and enjoy the rugged beauty of Maine! On this project, we will monitor and maintain the boundaries of the land preserved for the Trail. This public land is the backbone of the largest natural corridor that remains east of the Mississippi River, creating a haven and migration path for humans and animals alike. Maintaining the boundaries of this land helps to protect it from encroachments such as motorized vehicles and timber theft. Using a…

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Sheep Mountain – Volunteer Vacations 2021

August 15 - August 21
Bighorn Basin, 1002 Blackburn St., Cody, Wyoming 82414 + Google Map
2 spots available Register

Sheep Mountain Trail is a non-motorized trail that winds up an impressive box canyon to the top of Sheep Mountain. The trail is a popular destination due to its desirable settings and close proximity to both Buffalo Bill State Park and US Hwy 14, which connects Cody to Yellowstone National Park. The trail starts at 5650 ft. elevation. After 2 miles, at 6900 ft. elevation, visitors can find an old historic cabin. This marks the end of the designated trail.…

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Pike National Forest – Volunteer Vacations 2021

August 15 - August 21
Pike National Forest, 56052 US Hwy 285, Shawnee, Colorado 80475 + Google Map
2 spots available Register

There are 2 trails in the same area which are located on the Forest Service’s AG Ranch which was the home of the Rocky Mt. Regional Specially Pack String from 1990 to 2018. The Brookside AG & the Ben Tyler trails lead into the Lost Creek Wilderness. There are 2 sections of the Brookside AG that are missing through the ranch which have been started but are not yet complete so this work would be trail construction. The existing sections…

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September 2021

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness – Volunteer Vacations 2021

September 12 - September 18
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, 2020 W. Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States + Google Map
2 spots available Register

Volunteers will help maintain sections of the Border Route Trail / North Country National Scenic Trail (BRT for short) that are in need of basic maintenance work. This entails using hand tools to remove blowdowns and clear brush from the trail corridor. We will be working on about a roughly 5-mile stretch of the BRT within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the worksite will be remote. The most difficult tasks will be 1) portaging on the way in/out…

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Hocking Hill State Park – Volunteer Vacations 2021

September 19 - September 25
Hocking Hill State Park, 13200 Little Cola Road, Rockbridge, OH 43149 + Google Map
6 spots available Register

Join us during the peak of fall foliage in Ohio’s Hocking Hills to relocate the Buckeye Trail off of roads and into Hocking State Forest, Sheick, and Little Rocky Hollow State Nature Preserves! Our project consists of new trail construction, re-benching the trail tread, heavy trail maintenance, and vegetation management. Come and leave your mark on one of the most beautiful places our state has to offer! CURRENT COVID TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS/REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE (Link)

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Makoshika State Park – Volunteer Vacations 2021

September 19 - September 25
Makoshika State Park, 1301 Snyder Av, Glendive, Montana 59330 United States + Google Map
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Volunteers will reroute Bucket Trail to Lizard Rock Trail by creating a new route and removing trail signs and installing new signs. The project will also include improving the trail to Hungry Joe Trail Overlook and installing signs on that route. The volunteers will be using pick axes, McLeods, and shovels to create a new route to improve access between Bucket Trail and Lizard Rock Trail. CURRENT COVID TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS/REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE (Link)

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