The 2017 Summer Season in the Sierra is off to a slow start. Kaiser Pass Road was recently (June 11, 2017) plowed allowing much-awaited access to Lake Edison the High Sierra Ranger Station. The Dinkey Lakes Wilderness is not accessible yet. Courtright Resivor is not accessible either. Wilderness Corps will likely start clearing trails in the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness Areas first this year. Possible locations that are being discussed are Doris Meadow. Wilderness Corps will be doing logout operation primarily this year. This is where we go in with Crosscut Saws and remove the trees that are blocking hiking and stock trails. There are enough trails, that we will not have time to do anything else until next year.
We really need Volunteers to come signup and show up for these trips. An ideal crew size is 6 volunteers and one crew leader. Trips are generally done on the weekends because yes, the Wilderness Corps leadership works full-time jobs too. This is a grassroots Non-profit organization, contrary to popular belief.