FSPW sets dates for August trail work

It’s already been a productive summer for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness trail work. And there’s still more to come. 

August is one of the most active times of the year for FSPW trail maintenance. Why not lend a hand to make our wild backyard open for everyone? Trail volunteers enjoy a day in nature that ends with the satisfaction of a job well done. To keep everyone safe this summer, FSPW staff have implemented strong social distancing and safety procedures. So come on out and enjoy the outdoors without worry! 

The following are dates scheduled for August and September trail work. 

Star Gulch Trail, Aug. 6, Sept. 18. Trail work to help rehab a burned area from 2015 wildfire. 

Goat Mountain Trail #135, Aug. 14; Sept. 11. A focus on tread work to maintain a degraded trail. It’s a nice hike with exposed uphill climbing.  

Ross Creek Trail #142, Aug. 21. Building tread to a new creek crossing.  

Ross Creek Trail #142 Reroute, Aug. 28-29. Trail building, tread digging and some brushing to relocate a trail away from the creek. 

Morris Creek, Sept. 26. National Trails Day. We will be focusing on heavy brushing along a creek. 

There are other ways to pitch in, too. You can adopt a trail to make maintenance a shared project with friends or family. Or become a Trail Ambassador to help hikers keep their distance from the wildlife — especially those iconic goats. We especially need hike leaders who can share their love of and knowledge of trails with a small group. 

To learn more about volunteer opportunities or to sign up, visit www.scotchmanpeaks.org/volunteer. Or send an email to autumn@scotchmanpeaks.org

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