The Hunter Creek Trail is one of the most loved and most-used trails in the Reno area. Because of this, it is also one of the most impacted areas in the Mt Rose Wilderness. Join us in giving back to Reno's backyard wilderness by maintaining sections of the hiking trail with our Trail Crew Leader Tara and Associate Director/Trails Program Manager, Kurt. The work will include cutting back overgrown vegetation, repairing eroded or damaged areas of the trail, and restoring non-trail areas damaged by overuse. It's going to be a fun day of volunteering with great people and rewarding results. RSVP today!
Difficulty: Strenuous. It may not be appropriate for everyone. Requires the ability to hike 6 miles with a backpack, work with tools, sometimes move objects, and repeated motions. Having said that, feel free to reach out to us and discuss the difficulty of the project if you have any concerns. There are many roles in trail maintenance and we can usually find ones appropriate to meet most people's level.
What to wear/bring: Long pants, long sleeves, sturdy closed-toed shoes, and a mask are required. Bring a backpack with 3 liters of water, sunscreen, snacks, and lunch. FNW will provide gloves, hardhats, tools, and all the necessary training.
Time: We will begin work at 7:30 am and go until mid-afternoon. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign in and get your tools.
Further Details: Further details including what to bring, daily schedule, and weather-related factors will be provided to those who have RSVP'd on a date much closer to the project date. Plans are subject to change. We will always give as much notice as possible when this happens.
Contact Info: Please email or call with any questions or for further details: Chris@NevadaWilderness.org and our office phone number: 775-324-7667.
RSVP is required to participate. Spots are limited.
For a recommended packing list, click here.
In addition to our normal safety procedures, we are asking volunteers to follow our Covid-19 safety guidelines that can be found here.
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