For the past couple months, much of the trail work for the SCA Idaho AmeriCorps program has been focused on the Continental Divide Trail. Some parts of the trail have seen little maintenance this decade and others none. The crews have been rebuilding the tread, pulling boulders and stumps out of the trail, and installing drainage structures from the headwaters of Fourth of July Creek drainage into Sheep Creek, a distance of approximately 7 miles.
Working on this project for multiple months has allowed the members to experience the area in the hot and dusty summer months and the cold and snowy fall at high elevations. But the colder months also bring Huckleberry season and after backpacking in with what seems like a ton of food, the crew hikes back out with a gallon of fresh berries!
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