Location: Chocolate Lakes, CA
Strenuous. Backpack in ~2 miles with 1000’ vertical gain. Daily hikes of ~1 mile, 400′ gain.
This is a high-elevation project: 9000′-10500’+
This service project will focus on trail maintenance and construction on the Chocolate Lakes loop in Inyo National Forest.
This project is sponsored by an anonymous donor.
Service Project Details
This service project will focus on trail maintenance and construction on the Chocolate Lakes loop within the South Fork of Bishop Creek. This is a popular trail that connects with the renowned artery trail Bishop Pass and it is seeing increased use with a need for better delineation, brushing, and better drainage. Volunteers will likely camp at Bull Lake and improve the segment of trail between Bull Lake and the Chocolate Lakes.
Project Leaders: Kathleen Worley and Misha Kokotovic
This is a high-elevation project: 9000′-10500’+. We strongly encourage all participants in this project to get to the area a few days ahead of time to properly acclimate.
Check out the unreal landscape that is the Inyo National Forest: previous projects.
Saturday, August 26th. The Volunteer group meets at midday at a time/place TBD. The group will go through check-in, introductions, orientation, and help organize the food/commissary gear for the pack team.
Sunday, August 27th. The group will backpack into basecamp and will help set up camp in preparation for the work week ahead.
Monday, August 28th. Workday.
Tuesday, August 29th. Workday.
Wednesday, August 30th. Day off
Thursday, August 31st. Workday.
Friday, September 1st. Workday.
Saturday, September 2nd. Break down camp, prep gear for pack team, backpack out, goodbyes, and depart.
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Free Time Details
Unlimited wilderness hiking, fishing, viewing wildlife, eating or drinking chocolate, and swimming opportunities.
Backpacking with pack support.
Strenuous. Backpack in ~2 miles with 1000’ vertical gain. Daily hikes of ~1 mile, 400' gain.
Swinging, digging, shoveling, hauling, pushing, leveraging, bending over, lopping, etc.
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