Join the Friends of Nevada Wilderness to protect wilderness within Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. For this project we'll be heading to Bridge Mountain Trail within the Rainbow Mountain Wilderness to help prevent erosion. Our work will include building natural steps and water bars within the trail corridor to divert water from the trail and ensure the surrounding wildlands remain pristine.
Please plan to bring a water reservoir (3+ Liters Recommended), lunch and sunscreen for a day under the sun. We recommend wearing long pants, a long sleeve shirt and closed-toe shoes. At the trailhead we'll have plenty of water, snacks, tools and gloves available for everyone to have a productive workday. This project requires up to five miles of round-trip hiking, strenuous labor and working above 7,000 ft of elevation. Due to the remoteness and elevation of the worksite, please RSVP only if you're comfortable at higher elevations and are prepared for a long day in a wilderness setting.
The road to the trailhead is extremely rough, requiring a high-clearance, 4x4 vehicle. We will be providing up to three volunteers a carpool option in our agency partner Jeep. Please email Nick if you're interested in the Jeep carpool, there is limited space, so it is first-come first-serve. All other participants are required to have their own high-clearance, 4x4 vehicle and travel at their own risk.
We plan to meet volunteers at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitors Center at 7am. Please RSVP below and contact Nicholas Scritchfield with any questions or for more information at [email protected] or (715) 220-7974.
Photograph courtesy of Susan Murphy.