Star Peak Trail Work Campout

trail2Celebrate the Summer Solstice with an overnight at Eddy Creek campground and join FSPW, Montana Conservation Corps and Kootenai National Forests trail crews on Star Peak Historic Trail #999 for two days of trail clearing and tread work. Tools, dinner on Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Friday provided. This is the first 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 campground, 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 on both days.

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 at

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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

In addition to his other duties, he runs the FSPW All Star Trail Team (, 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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