Project Leader: Heidi Brill Project Dates: June 2010 through August 2010 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 208.860.8728
Indian Crossing Trail
The team ventured out to Indian Crossing for a 9 day hitch intending to log out the entire first six miles up to the junction with the North Fork Imnaha Trail. 103 trees later, the trail was passable!
The Indian Crossing trail is located within the East-Central portion of the Eagle Cap Wilderness, skirting the border of Hell’s Canyon National Recreation Area and paralleling the main branch of the Imnaha River.
A hefty portion of the trail is in early successional stages, following a large fire that swept the area in 1989. In other words: lots of brushy ceonothus undergrowth and wind fallen snags!
However, the crew prevailed through lightning storms and ticks, clearing and brushing the entire six miles within the timeframe; even throwing in a portion of tread and drainage.
In total, the crew removed 103 obstructing trees, reworked one drainage, built a 5 foot retaining wall and reconstructed the tread to go with it, and brushed approximately 5.5 miles of trail.
Getting good and familiar with the crosscut saw, the hitch was an extreme success!