Project Description: Volunteers will be working on trail maintenance and construction focusing on erosion control on the Hoeffer Lake Trail, a popular family trail that begins in a developed campground and reaches a beautiful alpine lake surrounded by soaring peaks. We will use rock and log waterbars, drainage dips, and trail route delineation. The short hike with modest elevation change has become compacted from regular use and requires refined skills to install several key structures that will endure years of use and keep with the landscape and pristine condition of this alpine riparian area.
Hosting Organization: US Forest Service
Day Hiking or Backpacking: Day Hiking Up to 2 Miles Per Day
Work Level: Moderate
Minimum Age: 16
Area and Attractions: The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, with its 2.3 million acres of varied landscape, extends from the Blue Mountains and rugged Wallowa Mountains down to the spectacular canyon country of the Snake River on the Idaho border. Anthony Lake Campground is located in the Southern Elkhorn Mountain/Powder River Basin Area, with the highest peak in the Elkhorn Mountains at 9,108 feet. The area around the lake is known for conifer forests, wildflower meadows, and the resident mountain goats.
Accommodations: Car-Camping Tent Sites
Accommodations Description: Volunteers will be staying in car camping tent sites at Anthony Lakes Campground. Each site has a paved parking apron, tent pad, picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Drinking water and vault toilets are available.Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag, pad, cup/bowl, eating utensils, and personal items.
Climate Information: Anytime of year at 7,200 feet could bring very cold conditions. However, just after Labor Day will typically have daytime highs in the 70's with nighttime lows in the upper 40's
Travel Information: Airport pickup provided from Boise International Airport.
Maximum # of Volunteers: 12