Project Description: Volunteers will be working on re-routing segments of the Left Fork of Huntington National Recreation Trail to restore public access to the trail in advance of the popular summer and fall visitation seasons. The trail was partially burned over by the 48,000 acre Seeley Wildfire in 2012. Since the fire, numerous debris flows and flooding events have occurred throughout the fire area. The trail was severely impacted in 2014 by two large debris jams which backed up thousands of logs and destroyed the trail tread. Constructed length would be about 1/4 mile. Join us to help restore public access to this popular hiking destination!
Hosting Organization: US Forest Service
Day Hiking or Backpacking: Day Hiking Up to 3 Miles Per Day
Work Level: Difficult
Minimum Age: 16
Area and Attractions: Manti-La Sal National Forest creates a diverse landscape for visitors with its deep sandstone canyons, mountaintops, meadows, lakes, and streams. The Left Fork NRT begins in Huntington Canyon just off Utah Highway 31. This National Scenic Byway has also been heavily impacted with the aftermath of the 2012 Seeley Wildfire. Witnessing the regrowth following the fire as well as evidence of the post-fire debris jams, flooding events, and efforts to deal with them is challenging. Previous AHS volunteer vacation trips have taken place along this trail. Volunteers always come away with an appreciation for the beauty of this special place!
Accommodations: Primitive Tent Sites
Accommodations Description: Volunteers will be staying in primitive camp sites in the Left Fork of Huntington Campground. Vault toilet facilities are located on site and drinking water would be provided. Group cooking gear including a propane operated grill will also be available for use. Showers available at end of trip. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag, pad, cup/bowl, eating utensils, and personal items.
Climate Information: Clear sunny days can be expected in mid-June with night time temps falling to the upper 40s and low 50
Travel Information: Airport pickup provided from Salt Lake City International Airport.
Maximum # of Volunteers: 15