“Friends of the Forest” National Public Lands Day — Morris Creek Work Day & BBQ

2070 PulaskivilleWebCelebrate National Public Lands Day! Join FSPW and Panhandle National Forests trail crews on Morris Creek Trail #132 as well as the Mud Creek Trail in the Lightning Creek drainage for a day of trail clearing and tread work. Tools, safety equipment and an end-of-day barbecue provided. Much of the lower Morris Creek trail was reworked last summer, and the majority of the work will be done in the beautiful upper canyon of Morris Creek.

We will carpool to the trailhead, which is 6.5 miles north of Clark Fork on Lightning Creek Road #419. Meet at the Safeway in Sandpoint at 8:00 a.m. or the Clark Fork High School parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Work begins at 9 a.m. Pacific time, with quitting time slated for 3 p.m., at which time we will be serving burgers, baked beans and other good stuff. The barbecue will be held at the East Fork Creek trailhead, about a mile north of Morris Creek.

Join us for part or all of this event!

As with all trail work days, please wear stout boots and denim pants (no shorts), and come prepared with a long-sleeved shirt, rain gear, a good lunch, water and high-energy snacks. Please advise us if you are vegetarian when you sign up for this event on our volunteer interest sign-up form.

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Sandy Compton has been program coordinator for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness since 2009. He is also a storyteller and author of both fiction and non-fiction books, and the publisher at bluecreekpress.com.

In addition to his other duties, he runs the FSPW All Star Trail Team (www.scotchmanpeaks.org/trails), which works on Forest Service trails in the Scotchman Peaks. He is a trail surveyor as well, and a C-Certified Crosscut Bucker/Feller and USFS National Saw Policy OHLEC instructor.

Sandy grew up on a small farm/woodlot at the south end of the proposed wilderness and lives there still. He is also board member of the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance and a planning team member for the Northern Rockies Wilderness Skills Institute.

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