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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
3 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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Mark Twain National Forest – Volunteer Vacations 2021

September 26 - October 2
Mark Twain National Forest, Greer Mill, Alton, Missouri 65606 + Google Map
4 spots available Register

The crew will help construct a brand new hiking trail from Greer Spring Trailhead to the historic Greer Mill. Volunteers will be trained on proper trail tread construction techniques. The trail will be flagged out in advance. The trailhead also provides access to Greer Spring -- the largest spring on national forest system land. The area is exceptionally beautiful with tall hardwood forests, crystal clear rivers and springs and tons of unique history. If the project is completed early, priority…

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October 2021

Hungry Mother State Park – Volunteer Vacations 2021

October 3 - October 9
Hungry Mother State Park, 2854 Park Boulevard, Marion, Virginia 24354 United States + Google Map
1 spots available Register

Raider's Run Trail was historically used as a horseback riding trail and has been turned into a hiking/biking trail. Many sections of the trail need to be re-routed to make it more user friendly and sustainable. The trail will be bench cut on moderately steep slopes but will be laid out sustainably with water diversion features including sheet flow on the tread and out-slope and grade reversals. CURRENT COVID TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS/REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE (Link)

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Tonto National Forest – Volunteer Vacations 2021

October 10 - October 16
Tonto National Forest – Arizona National Scenic Trail, Sunflower - Bushnell Tanks Trailhead, AZ 85263 United States + Google Map
6 spots available Register

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…

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Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail – Volunteer Vacations 2021

October 17 - October 23
Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail, 267 Glyph PKWY, Pikeville, TN 37367 United States + Google Map
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The Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail (CTSST) is a backcountry hiking trail that extends from a northern terminus at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park across eleven Tennessee counties along the Cumberland Plateau, to a southern terminus at Signal Point, part of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in Signal Mountain, Tennessee. Of 322+ planned miles of trail, over 215 miles are currently open for public use. When complete, the trail will connect three national Parks, three Tennessee State Parks, five…

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Moab – Volunteer Vacations 2021

October 17 - October 23
Moab- Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, 82 Dogwood Ave, Moab, Utah 84532 United States + Google Map
1 spots available Register

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…

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November 2021

Natchez Trace State Park – Volunteer Vacations 2021

November 14 - November 20
Natchez Trace State Park, 24845 Natchez Trace Rd, Wildersville, Tennessee 38388 United States + Google Map
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This project will focus on re-routing a section of the 40 Mile Red Leaves Backpacking Trail, within the 48,000 acre Natchez Trace State Park and Forest. Volunteers will learn about sustainable trail design, trail maintenance, and hone their trailbuilding skills utilizing various tools including Pulaskis and Mcleouds. The new trail segment will be built near the scenic 58 acre Cub Creek Lake. Trailbuilding each day will be moderate with hikes of less that one mile to the work site. Volunteers…

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