This is an early season work party with focus on annual trail maintenance. These three trails access the North Fork Umatilla Wilderness. The choice of trail for the work party will be based upon scouting done in the week prior to the work party. The day’s effort may involve 2-3 miles of hiking with trail maintenance along the way.
Buck Creek Trail #3073
Lick Creek Trail #3070
North Fork Umatilla River Trail #3083
What to Expect
We'll have fun, work hard and make a difference! No experience is necessary.
Moderate – Buck Creek and the North Fork Umatilla are mostly flat trails that follow the river with various steep pitches. The lower Lick Creek Trail climbs up slope.
7:45am – Meet at Umatilla National Forest office on Rose Street for a general orientation and safety briefing. Sign in and complete paperwork.
8:00am – Depart to trailhead. We will carpool. The USFS vehicle can carry four.
9:30am – Arrive trailhead. The day’s work will be summarized.
3:00pm – Gather at trailhead and return to Walla Walla
4-5pm – Arrive Umatilla National Forest office. Sign out.
Get ready for a great day outside!
Blues Crew Lead Greg Brown
Forest Service Kiyo Fujishin
What it Takes to Do This Work Party
No experience is necessary—just bring a great attitude for working with a team! USFS provides the training and tools you need
Expect to be physically active at your own pace for up to 6 hours on uneven terrain
Recommended for ages 10 and older; under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and a parental consent form must be signed for anyone under 18
What to Wear
Boots - no sneakers or sandals
Eye protection recommended (glasses, sunglasses or safety glasses)
Ticks can be present: DEET for self, permethrin for clothes
A hard hat will be provided by BMLT. For safety reasons, shorts and sneakers are not allowed.
What to Bring
Lunch and plenty of water
Rain jacket and pants
Extra warm clothing in case of wet or cold weather
A pack to carry your personal gear
A sense of fun and adventure for learning new skills and meeting great people!
Firearms and weapons are not allowed.
USFS Supplied Gear
First aid kit
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-525-3136
This work will be done in the North Fork Umatilla Wilderness, wilderness restrictions apply.