July 23rd – 24th: Pillick Ridge Trail Project!

Volunteers clearing trails!

Hey Friends!

You are invited to a fun and exciting weekend in the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness! Feel like swinging a Pulaski? Or lopping some brush? Or putting up a trailhead sign?

We’ll be working with the Cabinet District Forest Service to fix up Pillick Ridge. Volunteers will clear trail, rebuild tread, and establish a bulletin board at the trailhead.

We’ll be meeting Saturday morning at the Bull River Junction (the intersection of MT Highway 200 and 56) at 9:30 a.m. Mountain Time (8:30 Pacific). Highway 56 is 12 miles east of the Montana border (about 47 miles east of Sandpoint).

You’re welcome to camp at the trailhead Friday night if you’d like. People will be arriving around 9 a.m. Friday morning. Many of us will be camping overnight Saturday on Pillick Ridge, but volunteers are certainly welcome to just come for one day!

The Forest Service will provide us with all the tools we’ll need, hardhats, etc. Please wear good hiking boots/shoes (no sandals please). Also, remember to bring: gloves, water, lunch, snacks, rain coat, camera and to dress in layers. (If you’re camping overnight remember to bring a tent, sleeping bag, food, etc)

Will be working until about 3:30/4:00 p.m. and then setting up camp. One of our Friends, Mary, has volunteered her horses to pack up some water and gear for us! We’ll be camping about 3 miles from the trailhead.

For those of you who would like to join us on Sunday, I’ll be at the Bull River Junction at 9:30 a.m. Mountain Time. We’ll drive up to the trailhead and find the rest of the crew! Once again we’ll probably be working until mid-afternoon, but you’re welcome to come and go whenever it suits your schedule.

Please email or call me if you have any questions. Even if you can only make it for just a day we’d love to have your help!

Lauren Mitchell
Trails Project and Outreach Coordinator, FSPW
Box 2061 • Sandpoint , ID 83864

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