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July 2023

(Women only crew!) AdventurUs Women at San Juan Islands National Monument, WA – Volunteer Vacations 2023

July 16 @ 5:00 pm - July 22 @ 10:00 am
San Juan Islands National Monument, 37 Washburn Place, Lopez Island, WA 98261 United States + Google Map
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Join one of the most popular Volunteer Vacations with an all women crew to help this friendly island community maintain local trails! This project is open to anyone who feels that an all- women's trip is the right space for them. In your free time, enjoy stunning ocean vistas, where you might have a chance to see a pod of orca whales, humpbacks, or a plethora of other marine life and sea birds. Situated in the northern reaches of Washington…

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Chugach National Forest, AK – Volunteer Vacations 2023

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - July 29 @ 10:00 am
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This remote backcountry project will take place on the beautiful Lost Lake Trail just north of Seward, Alaska! The project consists of rebuilding a step and run structure and additional trail maintenance as time allows. Most of the trail work will take place within half mile of our designated campsite on the Lost Lake trail. There is an 80-foot section of existing native spruce step and run that has rotted and needs to be replaced. After demolishing the existing structure,…

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Grayson Highlands State Park, VA – Volunteer Vacations 2023

July 23 @ 5:00 pm - July 29 @ 10:00 am
Grayson Highlands State Park, 829 Grayson Highland Lane, Mouth of Wilson, Virginia 24363 + Google Map
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Join this project to work near Mount Rogers and Whitetop Mountain, Virginia’s two highest mountains in Grayson Highlands which offers scenic views of alpine-like peaks more than 5,000 feet high. Facilities include a visitor center, campgrounds, and hiking trails leading to waterfalls and overlooks. The park provides year-round access to the Appalachian Trail and the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail. American Hiking Society volunteers will work to complete the AHS project from 2022, a new trail that connects the Visitor Center…

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August 2023

Bitterroot National Forest, Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, MT – Volunteer Vacations 2023

August 1 @ 5:00 pm - August 8 @ 10:00 am
Bitterroot National Forest, Big Creek Trailhead, Victor, Montana 59875 United States + Google Map
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Join this project in the heavily glaciated, rugged peaks of the Bitterroot Mountains! Volunteers will be clearing with crosscut saws, axes, and handsaws as well as cleaning drains and improving trail tread. The Big Creek Trail #11 threads through a scenic Montana canyon and offers a pristine Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness experience. During the first half of the trip, volunteers will clear the Big Creek trail of fallen trees and overgrown vegetation from Big Creek Lake to Packbox Pass at milepost 13.8,…

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Appalachian National Scenic Trail, ME – Volunteer Vacations 2023

August 13 @ 5:00 pm - August 18 @ 10:00 am
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Katahdin Iron Works Rd, Brownville, Maine 4414 United States + Google Map
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Help protect the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) and enjoy the rugged beauty of Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness! On this project, volunteers will monitor and maintain the boundaries of the public land protected for the Trail. This 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.…

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Five Springs Falls Campground, WY – Volunteer Vacations 2023

August 20 @ 5:00 pm - August 26 @ 10:00 am
Five Springs Falls Campground, 1002 Blackburn Street, Cody, WY 82414 United States + Google Map
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Help maintain trails at Five Springs Falls Campground, which provides an excellent opportunity for camping, hiking, picnicking, and sightseeing! The elevation ranges from 6,520 feet at the campground to 7,240 feet at the forest boundary. This area offers breathtaking views of northern Bighorn Basin with a panoramic view of the Bighorn, Pryor, and Absaroka Mountains. Wildlife in the area include: deer, elk, moose, black bear, and mountain lion. Project work will comprise of the maintaining the two trails located at…

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South Cumberland State Park, TN – Volunteer Vacations 2023

August 27 @ 5:00 pm - September 2 @ 10:00 am
South Cumberland State Park, 301 Lois Lane, Sherwood, Tennessee 37375 United States + Google Map
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Come build a new trail in the beautiful setting of the Cumberland Plateau! The work will be physically demanding, exhilarating, sweat-inducing, memory-making, rewarding, and just plain fun! With instruction by master trail builders, participants will learn how to read the land, plan with maps, cut tread, properly use tools, build stone steps, and more. Volunteers will hike from their lodging to the daily project work. The hike from accommodations to the work site could be up to a mile on…

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September 2023

Special Registration Rate! Wayne National Forest, OH – Volunteer Vacations 2023

September 10 @ 5:00 pm - September 16 @ 5:00 pm
Wayne National Forest, 6518 St Route 93, Pedro, OH 45659 United States + Google Map
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USE CODE: 2023USFSWayneVV for a special registration fee of $200 thanks to grant funding received for this project. To register at this price please select “First Trip of the Year” registration cost. Additional trip discount not available for this special rate. Help repair the Backpacker Trail in Wayne National Forest, all from the modern comforts of a brand new campground! The Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area is the Wayne National Forest's premier developed recreation site and is named after the historic…

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Mammoth Cave National Park, KY – Volunteer Vacations 2023

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - September 16 @ 10:00 am
Mammoth Cave National Park, Maple Springs Housing Facility, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259 United States + Google Map
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Join this project to support backcountry trail maintenance in Mammoth Cave National Park, and in your free time, explore the longest known cave system in the world! Mammoth Cave National Park is a park on two levels – 52,830 acres of reclaimed hardwood forest and winding riverways, and below it, the longest known cave system in the world, surveyed at 426 miles to date. Located within a day’s drive of major population centers, it offers camping, hiking, horseback riding, bicycling,…

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Cumberland Trails Conference, TN – Volunteer Vacations 2023

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - September 30 @ 10:00 am
Cumberland Trail State Park, 409 Thurman Ave, Crossville, Tennessee 38555 United States + Google Map
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Join us and help connect the Cumberland Trail! Of 300 planned miles of trail, over 250 miles are currently open for public use. When complete, the trail will connect two national Parks, three Tennessee State Parks, five State Natural Areas, multiple Wildlife and Resource Management areas, and a Tennessee State Forest. The Cumberland Trail will be Tennessee's contribution to the Great Eastern Trail, which will cross nine states and 1,800 miles, extending from Alabama to New York. On this project,…

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