• Thedore Solomons Trail

    Thedore Solomons Trail

  • 2017 WC Sierra Update

    2017 WC Sierra Update

  • 2017 Piedra Blanca Trail Update.

    2017 Piedra Blanca Trail Update.

  • 2016 Bear Trap Trip Report

    2016 Bear Trap Trip Report

  • Badger Flat to Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Boundary

    Badger Flat to Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Boundary

  • Rattlesnake Crossing Scouting

    Rattlesnake Crossing Scouting

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SNF Winter 2017 First Aid/CPR Class

Free Training for Wilderness Corps Volunteers via the Sierra National Forest

The Sierra National Forest is offering an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR training on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The class would be one day, approximately eight hours, in length. It would be held at the High Sierra Ranger District Office in Prather.

Volunteers that just received their Chainsaw A/B Card remember that the card is not valid unless you have a valid First Aid/CPR Card and a valid Bloodborne Pathogens Card.

Please sign-up for this event today.

To Attend you must be registered as a Wilderness Corps Volunteer.

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Badger Flat to Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Boundary

On Saturday, October 28 & 29th, 2017 three Wilderness Corps Volunteers Backpacked into Weldons Camp and we made it about 1 mile beyond and removed a pile of trees, just outside the Wilderness Boundary. On our way in from

Wilderness Corps Trailwork

John is nipping the tops off these trees that fell close to the trail.

the Badger Flat Trailhead, we cleared two trees that were sticking out into the trail. We observed a serious snag on the way in that people have been going around. The trail is in good shape, in places but water damage is also significant in places too. The trail is heavily used by stock which is apparent because it is chewed up and sandy.

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2017 Cliff Lake Trailhead Trip Report

Forest: Sierra
Ranger Unit: High Sierra Ranger District
Wilderness Area: did not work in Wilderness
Trip Date: July 8, 2017
Start TH & End TH: Cliff Lake Trailhead

Trip Stats

Volunteers Attended:

  • Todd B.
  • Willa H.

Volunteer Hours Donated:

  • 12 Volunteer Hours Donated


5 Trees removed from the trail with a Chainsaw
3 Water bars cleaned out


Two Wilderness Corps Volunteers went out to the Cliff Lake Trailhead on Saturday 7/8/2017. There were about 11 cars at the Trailhead. There was a large (14 young adults +) group from Stevenson School there getting ready to head out to Cliff Lake.

We departed the trailhead and walked not more than 200 feet where we hit Tree#1. Willa was controlling people on the trail while I made the cuts and then we allowed hikers to pass after the cutting was done. We removed a total of 5 trees from between the Trailhead and the Nelson Creek Crossing. The creek is too was moving too fast and it was too deep to cross with a crosscut saw. Therefore we just turned around and hiked back to the trailhead.

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Sierra National Forest Winter Program

Wilderness Corps has put together a winter program on the Sierra National Forest. This initiative meets a need and fills a gap, which is why we are doing it. We will be working with the Sierra National Forest Offroad Snow Vehicles  Department. There are about 6 Fulltime employees and two USFS Volunteers and Wilderness Corps to cover 230 miles of Snowmobile Trails. 

We will be helping the USFS do Patrols and offer public assistance as needed, we will Snowmobile Trail Saftey, OSV Trail Maintenace and we will do OSV Wilderness Incursion Monitoring and Documentation. 

Upcoming Training geared to OSV:

OSV Orientation @ Kokanee work Center

We will post more information as it becomes available.

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Quick Links

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Wilderness Permits

Wilderness Permits are required to overnight in the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness, Kaiser Wilderness, John Muir Wilderness and Ansel Adams. Please get a permit. Bear cans are required in the Sierra National Forest.