2014 Cliff Lake Campsite Restoration

2014 Cliff Lake Campsite Restoration

hiker4evr . Posted in Enviromental Stewardship 1836

On August 30, 2014 three Wilderness Corps volunteers accompanied two Wilderness Rangers and one Intern to Cliff Lake in the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness to do Campsite restoration at Cliff Lake. Cliff Lake is a popular backpacking spot as it is just a little less than 5 mile hike from the trail head. The goals of the Project were to reduce the number of Tent pads that were within 100 feet of Cliff Lake and contain Tent sites that were more than 100 feet from Cliff Lake.

Stats for the Last Work Trip into Cliff Lake:

  • 23 campsites rehabilitated
  • 27 tent pads iceberged
  • 3 fire rings contained
  • 15lbs of trash removed
  • .4 miles of user trail rehabilitated.
  • The Wilderness Corp worked 24.5 hours on the Cliff Lake Campsite Restoration Project.


Todd Brockman is one of the founders of Wilderness Corps. He came up with the idea while on Trail Crew in the Los Padres National Forest. He has been backpacking just about all his life. Todd Brockman was a Trail Crew Leader for the Ventnana Wilderness Alliance and was a Volunteer Wilderness Steward in the Los Padres National Forest for 2 years. Todd then volunteered as Weekend Wilderness Ranger for the 2013 season in the Sierra National Forrest. Todd’s is involved with many organizations that promote Wilderness Stewardship from Washington D.C. to the local level. Todd is an IT Professional however, Todd says the best job ever would be to part of the solitude of the Wilderness.

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