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Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Annual 'Give Back to Trails' Event
Table Mountain/Scuffies Admin Site Restoration Project!
We love working with the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. This project is a way for all of us to get together and have a great time in Wilderness while working towards a common goal of keeping trails accessible in our beautiful state. BHA members are exemplary stewards of the land and some of the most frequent trail users in remote Nevada, so this is the perfect opportunity to Give Back to Trails! Trails are a huge priority to us at Friends because they are our access to Wilderness. To learn about our professional trails program, click here.
This year, our event will take place in the Table Mountain Wilderness. Table Mountain is full of wildlife and spectacular views. This is a great location for members from all across the state to meet up and get away from it all! Cleaning up trash, removing illegal structures, and taking down barbed wire fence from Scuffies Pasture/Admin Site is the main goal for this project, so we will be hiking into and working in the backcountry. This trip will require backpacking 10 miles to the site!
Volunteer maintenance is hard work, but it is also very rewarding and lots of fun. You will leave this project with a sense of accomplishment, some new skills, and hopefully some new friends!
Check out the last time we cleaned up Scuffies Pasture in 2016 here!
So please, read the info below and RSVP today!
Difficulty: These projects are some of the most strenuous we offer and may not be appropriate for everyone. They require the ability to backpack 10 miles to the campsite with a heavy pack, work with tools, and sometimes move heavy objects. Having said that, feel free to reach out to us and discuss the difficulty of the project if you have any concerns.
Travel: We will be leaving by noon on Thursday from Reno in order to drive the 6 hours to the trailhead and set up camp before dark. High Clearance and 4x4 is required to reach the trailhead. PLEASE FOLLOW THE DETAILED DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED THE WEEK PRIOR TO THE TRIP (Google provides WRONG and DANGEROUS directions). There are limited number of spots available in Friends trucks, so let us know if you need a ride. It would be great if you could stay the whole time, but we understand if your schedule does not allow this and we would love to see you out there for any amount of time you can offer! Because our basecamp will be so far into the wilderness, please reach out to Tara if you are not available for the entire length of the trip to discuss options on how to meet up with the group.
Itinerary: July 20th - July 23rd
Thursday: Drive to Barley Creek trailhead, camp at trailhead
Friday: Backpack out ~10 miles, start clean up
Saturday: Clean up, remove fence & illegal structures, remove hazard trees
Sun: Backpack to trailhead and drive home
Gear/Clothing: Work clothes: Long sleeve shirt, long pants, sturdy work or hiking boots. Camping equipment: tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad. Camping gear available for loan.
Food: Due to the backpacking nature of this trip, volunteers will pack all their own food and cooking equipment. There is a chance that we will have pack support, and if that is the case, FNW will be providing group dinners and breakfasts while in the backcountry. Plan on carrying everything you need, and we will let you know the week prior to the trip exact details on meals.
Water: FNW will provide a group filter for everyone to use at the basecamp in the backcountry. There is a semi-reliable spring at the site and a very reliable piped spring 0.5 miles away down the trail. Please bring capacity for 3 liters and if you have a water filter, feel free to bring that as well.
Fishing Opportunities: We will be hiking along Barley Creek to get to the backcountry site. The creek is often dry at lower elevations, but flowing higher up. It's up to you on whether that creek is worth carrying your gear for!
More Details: In-depth information such as camping location, weather, and project specifics will be sent to those who RSVP about 1 week before the project. Please contact [email protected] if you have any more questions.
RSVP required to participate. There are only 10 spots available. If the trip is full, email [email protected] to be put on the waitlist and also check out
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