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Blues Crew & Whitman Outdoor Program Work Party: Lick Creek Trail to Corporation

  • Walla Walla Rangers District Office 1415 West Rose Street Walla Walla, WA, 99362 United States (map)


The Blues Crew and the Whitman College Outdoor Program are excited to partner together for a special work party at Lick Creek. Together, members from Blues Crew and the Outdoor Program will work to brush (i.e. clear vegetation) the trail beginning at ZigZag Trailhead and ending at Corporation Trailhead.

The work area will be reached from McDougall Road, off Highway 204, approximately 1.5 hours away. The crew will work downward toward Corporation Trailhead and head home via the Umatilla River Road. We will shuttle vehicles from ZigZag Trailhead to Corporation Trailhead. The trail is approximately 3.5 miles long, with much of the work occurring in a densely wooded area with shade.

Work to accomplish:

  • Major brush work

  • Tread repair

  • Removal of tree fall and logs


Pets are not to accompany volunteers on a Blues Crew work party due to work safety concerns.

Exertion Level:



  • 7:30 am – Meet at USFS parking lot on Rose Street in Walla Walla

  • 7:45 am – Depart for Lick Creek Trail via ZigZag 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.

What to wear: You cannot participate if you do not dress appropriately

  • Boots – no sneakers or sandals

  • Long pants

  • Long-sleeved shirt

  • Gloves

  • Eye protection (glasses, sun glasses)

  • Ticks can be present: DEET for self, permethrin for clothes

What to bring:

  • Lunch & snacks

  • Water (we recommend at least 64 oz)

  • "Leave No Trace": Please come prepared to pack out your toilet paper in a sealed plastic bag.

Blues Crew Supplied:

  • Safety gear

  • First aid kit

  • Hard hat

  • Tools

Blues Crew Leads: Alexandra James and Barbara Hetrick

Lick Creek

PLEASE NOTE** This work will be done in the North Fork Umatilla Wilderness, wilderness restrictions apply.

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What to Expect

We'll have fun, work hard and make a difference! No experience is necessary.