|A new crop of leaders|
There are two projects currently in Colorado and both are high-country backpack projects. There is a service project in the South San Juan Wilderness of the Rio Grande National Forest where participants are camped in a meadow adjacent to a creek at over 10,000'. Just 10 miles from the New Mexico border on the eastern side of the Continental Divide in the Rockies, WV participants are reconstructing two bridges that have fallen into disrepair. The participants are rebuilding broken and rotted sections of the bridges and reinforcing with bolts and hand tools.
|WV leader trainees learn how to pack food for a weeklong service project in Minturn, CO|
|WV participants and a Forest Service crew member pose by a reconstructed bridge in the La Sal Mountains|
|Perhaps if you squint hard enough, you can see the WV project underway up high in the La Sal Mountains|
|Augering while a deer scampers|
And up in Idaho, a WV group is working in the Mallard-Larkins Pioneer Area, helping the Nez-Perce Clearwater National Forest team maintain the Smith Ridge trail. Participants are cutting back overgrowth and clearing debris from the trail, while enjoying some breathtaking views. Rumor has it a journalist may be stopping by the project, so we'll keep you posted on when that story appears.
Another busy week of giving something back. We've got a few more weeks like this and we don't want you to miss out! Check out the upcoming projects that still have availability on our website.