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
- 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.
Backpack into the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness from the Cliff Lake Trailhead and cross Nelson Creek when it is safer and clear the trail from Nelson Creek to Cliff Lake. I was told by a young man that there is a tree about a mile up from the Nelson Creek Crossing that is a climb under. Additionally, we will be going in from the Willow Meadow Trailhead when it is accessible, by vehicle.