- Monday, September 18, 5-7 p.m.: We will meet and camp at South Steens Campground in the group site.
- Tuesday-Wednesday, September 19-20: After breakfast we will hike to the work site and begin our work brushing and maintaining the trail. Volunteers should plan to be out all day, and be prepared for a full day of hiking and doing physical work in full sun. On Wednesday, volunteers are welcome to head home after the day’s work or spend one last night camping together.
- Thursday, September 21: After breakfast we will head home.
We will be car camping at South Steens Campground in the group site near the Big Indian Trailhead, meeting between 5-7 p.m. There are pit toilets and potable water. Since we’ll be car camping, you will be able to have all the amenities you can fit in your car. Further details describing camp and driving directions will be provided to participants in the information e-mail three weeks before the trip.
The physical demands of this trip are moderate to strenuous. Work involves day hiking and carrying hand tools to the project site, physically strenuous work on a steep trail, and hot daytime temperatures. We will have a variety of additional tasks available to rotate through that require less physical exertion. Volunteers should be prepared to hike up to 6 miles per day.
Participants are responsible for their own food, camping gear as well as transportation to and from the trip. Sturdy off-trail ankle-high boots and long sleeves are required for this trip. Volunteers should be prepared to be away from camp all day each of the work days.
ONDA and BLM staff will provide all instruction and necessary tools to do the job. While participants are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, ONDA will bring enough work gloves for all volunteers.
An ONDA registration application and medical form are required for this trip. Check the box next to each trip you would like to attend. You only need to fill this form out once per year.
You will receive a confirmation email within 2 weeks of submitting your form. The confirmation email will provide information regarding which trips you are on the “participant list” for, and which trips are full, and therefore you have been placed on the “wait list.”
Six weeks before the start of the trip, the trip leader will send out an RSVP to make sure everyone is still able to participate. Based on RSVPs, open spaces will be backfilled with people from the waitlist.
Three weeks before the trip start date, registered and confirmed participants will receive driving instructions, maps, and additional information in an email sent by the trip leader
If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact the trip leader.