Bears Ears Broadwork:
Dark Canyon Wilderness and Woodenshoe Trail Maintenance
Thursday, September 15—Sunday, September 18, 2022
Backpacking for Good! Join us for four days of stewardship, education, and connecting with nature in Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument.
We are excited to partner with the U.S. Forest Service Wilderness Program on a Broadwork trail maintenance project on a four-mile stretch of the Woodenshoe Trail in the monument’s spectacular Dark Canyon Wilderness.
This is a unique backpacking trip for hardier Broads and Bros who regularly hike and have experience backpacking. Work will primarily involve “brushing out” the upper portion of the trail—removing debris and clearing out overgrown branches, bushes, and vegetation. Participants should expect the hiking difficulty to be at a moderate to intermediate level, with some uneven terrain, and downhill and uphill trekking. Breakfast and lunch on your own, dinners will be prepared and provided by staff.
Participants must carry their own water! We will camp by a spring for two nights, where you may filter water to replenish your supply.
Day 1: Participants meet at Woodenshoe Trailhead on Thursday, September 15 at noon (MDT) and begin hiking by 12:30 P.M. Hike and trail work for 2 miles. Arrive at dry camp for snacks, dinner, sharing, and camp.
Day 2: Breakfast on your own. Pack up camp. Hike and trail work for an additional two miles. Camp at Cherry Canyon near a spring. Dinner, sharing, and basecamp.
Day 3: Breakfast on your own. Pack lunch. Trail work up and down Cherry Canyon and return to base camp for dinner, sharing, and camp.
Day 4: Breakfast on your own. Pack up camp and leisurely hike 4 miles back up to the trailhead.
The U.S. Forest Service will provide tools. Please bring your own gloves!
$50 per person. Must be a Broads member to attend. Click here to join!