PROJECT END DATE:

7/9/2019

Project Start Date: 

7/4/2019


Ranger District:

Rocky Mountain Ranger District

Trailhead:

Benchmark

campsite:

Backcountry Cabin

miles to camp:

6 miles with approx 400 ft elevation change


hiking difficulty

 

work difficulty

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Project Description

Girls in The Bob brings teenage girls (ages 13-20) on a volunteer adventure in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex for backpacking and working on a wilderness stewardship project. Together with eight other Girls, you'll enter the Bob Marshall Wilderness for a 6 day adventure complete with hard work, new friends, camp cookin', and probably some mules!
This is a trail work trip designed for young women who are interested in digging in the dirt and getting to know themselves a little better. We will focus on finding our
strength, building our grit, and having a really good time.

Come sleep under the stars, build some trail that people will use for years to come, and sit around the campfire eating s'mores after a hard day's work.  

The group will meet at the Benchmark trailhead on Wednesday evening to sort gear and meet the BMWF crew leader and packer. After shouldering your pack, you will hike about 6 miles to set up base camp at the pretty Prairie cabin. During the next 4 days volunteers will be working on the trail clearing down trees and reestablishing the trail bed (tread).  Pulaskis, shovels and hand saws will be the tools of choice. After work relax by the creek or go explore. Tuesday the group will pack up and hike back out to the trailhead and civilization.

BMWF will provide all food, tools and group gear. For a packing list and other helpful information be sure to click the link below. 

For a packing list and other helpful information:


MEETING PLACE: 

Volunteers will meet the BMWF Crew Leader in Augusta at the USFS Information Station and caravan/carpool to the trailhead where you will camp for the night for an early start the next morning.

Meeting Date and Time: 

 July 3rd, 6 pm


4 of 8 spots available