From our neighborhoods to our nation's awe-inspiring National Parks, public lands of all sizes and varieties are the places where we live, learn, play, exercise, and relax. Be a part of the estimated 200,000 volunteers that will take to their local public lands with shovels and gloves to improve over 2,500 sites across the country as part of National Public Lands Day 2016!
In southern Nevada, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, the Great Basin Institute, and the Bristlecone Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Nevada are teaming up to maintain the much beloved South Loop Trail. South Loop is one half of the Mt. Charleston National Recreation Trail that brings visitors to the 11,916 ft peak of Mt. Charleston. South Loop remains closed since being heavily damaged by the Carpenter 1 Fire and successive flooding in 2013. National Public Lands Day will be our 4th project of the summer spent maintaining South Loop trail.
We'll spend the day maintaining a lower section of South Loop trail that is in the burn zone. The bulk of our efforts will be spent improving crucial drainage structures and blocking trail cuts. Proper drainage is vital for every trail because it reduces erosion and damage that can be caused by pooling water. This project involves a round trip hike of up to 2 miles at an elevation of 7500 - 8500 ft. Details are subject to change due to weather.
- Long pants & a long sleeved shirt.
- A water reservoir or two water bottles. We'll have plenty of cold water for refills.
- A lunch & snacks for yourself.