Project Description: Volunteers will be working on constructing a 27 foot long, 6-foot wide nail laminate wooden foot bridge across Spruce Creek on the Buffalo Canyon Trail to provide safe access for hikers.
Hosting Organization: US Forest Service
Day Hiking or Backpacking: Day Hiking Up to 1 Mile Per Day
Work Level: Moderate
Minimum Age: 18
Area and Attractions: Buffalo Canyon trail is located in the Natural Arch Scenic Area, that contains a large sandstone arch that is 50'x90'. It is adjacent to the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, which has opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, and white water rafting. The area contains a wealth of heritage resources including the Barren Fork Heritage Trail and Blue Heron and Barthell Mining Towns. Ride on the Big South Fork Scenic Railway through the Daniel Boone National Forest and Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area with a stop at Blue Heron Coal Mining Town!
Accommodations Description: Volunteers will be staying in a government bunkhouse with bunk beds and shared bathrooms - one full bath and two half baths. The kitchen has a refrigerator, microwave, stove, posts, pans, coffee pot, toaster, cooking and eating utensils, plates and glassware. Volunteers should bring linens for a twin bed, towels, and personal gear.
Climate Information: Average temperature highs are around 75 and average lows are around 56 degrees. We can still get quite a bit of rain during May, but it varies from year to year.
Travel Information: Airport pickup provided from McGee-Tyson Airport.
Maximum # of Volunteers: 12