Join Wilderness Volunteers on our second annual project in the La Sal Mountains of the Manti-La Sal National Forest, July 27 – August 2, 2014. The La Sal Mountains are the second highest range in Utah and offer miles of trails, great wildlife viewing, abundant fields of wildflowers, comfortable temperatures and astounding views of the slick-rock deserts below.

Photo from the La Sal Mountains out to the Red Rock Desert, Taken July 2013 by P. Goldberg

Our service project for 2014 is conducting maintenance of heavily used trails in the Geyser Pass area of the central La Sal range. The Manti-La Sal National Forest struggles to keep a myriad of user types all satisfied and trails delineated for specific purposes. We’ll improve drainage and increase the stability of the trail tread.  We’ll set up a car camp around 10,000′ elevation for the week, and day hike to the work sites with tools.  Nearby peaks top out in the range of 12,000′, so come prepared for some free day hiking with unbelievable views…and don’t forget your camera!

La Sal Mountains loom behind Fisher Towers – July 2013, photo by P. Goldberg

Read more about the area in our interview with Brian Murdock – Recreation, Wilderness & Trails Manager for the Monticello/Moab ranger district of the Manti-La Sal National Forest.