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#206844 - 01/22/23 10:30 AM Trail Crews!
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Great story in SFGate today about working the Sierra.
https://www.sfgate.com/california-parks/...HP-CP-Spotlight

If you're interested in doing this as a volunteer, let me know. I do it for a couple of different forests and wilderness areas.
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#206848 - 01/24/23 05:39 AM Re: Trail Crews! [Re: balzaccom]
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I've been a Florida Trail volunteer maintainer for several years. Just about everywhere in the US (can't speak for other countries) there are trails that need maintaining and groups one can get involved with.

For me the draw was that I was looking for some type of volunteer work to do. Trail maintenance suited me. I'm not really good with large groups of people so volunteering in a homeless shelter or teaching prisoners to read might not be a good fit for me, although both are fine opportunities. I enjoy hiking and an excuse to spend yet more time in the woods really appealed to me.

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#206849 - 01/24/23 09:47 AM Re: Trail Crews! [Re: PerryMK]
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thanks, Perry. I love working in the mountains, and the trail crews give me the chance spend more time up there--and to see more of the Sierra than I would normally be able to visit.
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