Location: Denali National Park & Preserve, AK
Active. Hiking 3 miles and 500′ gain
Front country: camping in huts with ammenities
See the splendor and learn more about Denali National Park and Preserve while improving the park’s trail system.
Project Sponsor: Kahtoola
Service Project Details
Again, Wilderness Volunteers is very excited to return to Alaska after a two-year absence. We’ll fortunate enough to work with the Denali National Park and Preserve for our 2022 project. Our volunteer crew will work on trail maintenance and brush clearing on the park’s trail system, beginning with the Triple Lakes Trailhead. Each day we will hike from our camp to work on the trails for the day. We’ll put in four days of trail work, and then have a free day to explore the wonders of Denali. The agency will provide the group with free park bus passes to view wildlife in the interior of the park. Be sure to bring your camera and a good pair of binoculars.
We will be based out of the Admin Camp, which is a collection of huts (two bunks/beds per hut), a shower/bath house, kitchen building with a great porch, fire ring, and pavilion.
Volunteers will need to be able to hike up to 3-miles daily with an elevation gain of 500′.
A firm 60-day go/no-go will be in place for this project. Accepted volunteers will need to provide flight or travel information to project leaders between 50-59 days before the meeting date of the project to ensure commitment to the project.
Project Leaders: Aidalicia Swertfeger and James Colvard
Check out the photo gallery from past projects at Denali National Park & Preserve.
Sunday, July 31st. The Volunteer group meets at midday at a time/place TBD. The group will go through check-in, introductions, orientation, and will help set up camp in preparation for the work week ahead.
Monday, August 1st. Workday.
Tuesday, August 2nd. Workday.
Wednesday, August 3rd. Day off.
Thursday, August 4th. Workday.
Friday, August 5th. Workday.
Saturday, August 6th. Break down camp, good-byes, depart.
Free Time Details
Day hiking, viewing wildlife and vegetation, tour bus trip. Flightseeing and white water rafting are available in the area before or after the project.
Front country: hut camping with ammenities
Active. Hiking 3 miles and 500' gain
Bending, cutting, hauling, swinging, digging, throwing, pushing, lifting, kneeling, crouching, sloped terrain, etc.
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