Location: Deseret Wilderness, UT
Strenuous. ~1.25-mile backpack with no support, ~1,500′ gain to basecamp. Daily hikes of under 1-mile oneway with <1,000′ elevation gain.
This is a high elevation project: ~8,800 ft.
We’ll spend the week clearing the Stansbury Crest trail corridor, re-digging sections of the trail, and realigning it in Utah’s Deseret Wilderness.
Service Project Details
Located within the Stansbury Mountain range, the Deseret Peak Wilderness consists of approximately 25,508 acres. The Stansbury Crest trail in this area has become overgrown with willows and other brush, as well as been spiderwebbed by cow trails from cattle in the area. It is difficult to route find through the basin. The crew’s task would be to cut brush with hand saws and re-dig a 2-foot trail, to re-establish the alignment. The trail alignment will be flagged by the USFS trail crew. Some rock structures may be built in areas the tread is falling away.
This is a partially supported project. The USFS will drive the group, group food, commissary kit, and tools to the Wilderness Boundary. The volunteer crew will then hike the food, commissary kit, and tools to the basecamp for the week (~1.25-mile one way).
This is a high elevation project: 8,800+ ft. Volunteers should arrive in the area a few days before the project to allow for acclimation. There is a free, developed campground managed by the BLM at the Little Boulder Trailhead with water, picnic tables, and toilets.
Project Leaders: Tony Zimmer & Tyler Pilger
Wednesday, July 20th. The Volunteer group meets early at a time/place TBD. The group will go through check-in, introductions, and orientation, and will help prep for transport via truck to the wilderness boundary. The group will hike into basecamp, drop off their gear, and return to the Wilderness boundary to help hike food and gear back to the basecamp.
Thursday, July 21st. Workday.
Friday, July 22nd. Workday.
Saturday, July 23rd. Day off.
Sunday, July 24th. Workday.
Monday, July 25th. Workday.
Tuesday, July 26th. Break down camp, hike out, good-byes, depart.
Free Time Details
Hike to South Willow Lake, North Willow Lake, or hike all the way up to Deseret Peak, photography, swimming, viewing wildlife, etc.
Backpacking with partial support (ATV).
Strenuous. ~1.25-mile backpack with no support, ~1,500' gain to basecamp. Daily hikes of under 1-mile oneway with <1,000' elevation gain.
Swinging, digging, shoveling, hauling, pushing, leveraging, bending over, lopping, etc.
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