Summer Volunteer Opportunities

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The High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew has a few opportunities this summer for volunteer trail work in the Golden Trout Wilderness. They don’t cost you, the volunteer, anything but time. Please consider joining in on a trip or two this summer to not only give back, but to see potentially parts of the wilderness you have not seen before. One trip heads up towards Summit Lake on the Sequoia side of the wilderness. The other two trips are back to back adventures into the headwaters of the Little Kern River; A remote and hardly traveled through area with pristine lakes, geology, vegetation, and more! The trips are below and click on the links for more details. Sign up today before the spots are gone!

1615 Long Meadow Back Packing Trip

July 10 to July 16

This is an easy to moderate difficulty trip. Hike through Giant Sequoia groves and along the Tule River to its headwaters. The nature of the topography, the distance of the hike into the base camp of 6-7 miles, 6,500-7,500 foot elevation and the work to be performed will make this an easy to moderate trip. You are encouraged to stay over Saturday night at the trail head to acclimate. Please provide your own food for Saturday night and Sunday breakfast. Food will be provided Sunday lunch through Saturday lunch. Crew will hike in to work area Sunday morning and return back out to the trail head on the following Saturday afternoon.

1624 Golden Trout Wilderness Back Packing Trip #1

August 28 to September 3

This is a moderate to strenuous difficulty trip. The hike is 10 miles long starting in Sequoia National Park at 7,800 feet with a steady climb for 6.5 miles to Farewell Gap at 10,588 feet. The trail is wonderful with long switchbacks and incredible views of the Mineral King Valley. The last 3.5 miles is downhill along the headwaters of the Little Kern River to our camp area. The nature of the topography, the distance of the hike into the base camp of 10 miles, 7,800-10,500 foot elevation and the work to be performed will make this a rather strenuous trip. You are encouraged to stay over Saturday night at the trail head at Mineral King to acclimate. Please provide your own food for Saturday night and Sunday breakfast. Food will be provided Sunday lunch through Saturday lunch. Crew will hike in to work area Sunday morning and return back out to the trail head on the following Saturday afternoon.

1625 Golden Trout Wilderness Back Packing Trip #2

September 4 to September 10

This is a moderate to strenuous difficulty trip. The hike is 10 miles long starting in Sequoia National Park at 7,800 feet with a steady climb for 6.5 miles to Farewell Gap at 10,588 feet. The trail is wonderful with long switchbacks and incredible views of the Mineral King Valley. The last 3.5 miles is downhill along the headwaters of the Little Kern River to our camp area. The nature of the topography, the distance of the hike into the base camp of 10 miles, 7,800-10,500 foot elevation and the work to be performed will make this a rather strenuous trip. You are encouraged to stay over Saturday night at the trail head at Mineral King to acclimate. Please provide your own food for Saturday night and Sunday breakfast. Food will be provided Sunday lunch through Saturday lunch. Crew will hike in to work area Sunday morning and return back out to the trail head on the following Saturday afternoon.

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