Star Peak Historic Trail Work Day

TrailJoin FSPW and Kootenai National Forests trail crews on Star Peak Historic Trail #999 for a single day of trail clearing and tread work. Tools and beverages provided by FSPW. This is the last installment of the the second summer of full-on reconstruction of the historic trail to Star Peak lookout. We have six days of work scheduled for this summer with the goal of completing the new/old tread.

We will carpool to the trailhead, which is 6.5 miles east of the Montana border on Highway 200. Work begins at 9 a.m. Pacific time, 10 a.m. Mountain, with quitting time slated for 3 p.m. Pacific, 4 p.m. Mountain.

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. Sign up at trails@scotchmanpeaks.org

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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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