Work will continue to improve the trail from the junction with Lick Creek Trail to the trail end on Grouse Mountain, trail #3081, Umatilla National Forest.
Minor brush work
Scout of a possible campsite at trail end
Note: Pets are not to accompany volunteers on a Blues Crew work party due to work safety concerns.
What to Expect
We'll have fun, work hard and make a difference! No experience is necessary.
For morning information about the trail visit the Hiking Project page.
8:00 am – Meet at USFS parking lot on Rose Street in Walla Walla
8:15 am – Depart for Zig Zag Springs Trailhead
9:00 am – Arrive Trailhead. Orientation and safety briefing
Noon – Bring your own lunch
3 pm – Work complete. Discussion and beverages at trailhead. Return to Walla Walla.
Get ready adventure!
Blues Crew Lead Greg Brown
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!
"Leave No Trace": Please come prepared to pack out your toilet paper in a sealed plastic bag
Firearms and weapons are not allowed.
Pets are not to accompany volunteers on a Blues Crew work party due to work safety concerns
Blues Crew 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.