Legacy Trails Program Awardee

 

Hurricane Creek Trail Restoration

Volunteers will work on constructing trail drainage structures such as water bars to prevent erosion, installing check dams to reclaim sections of incised tread, constructing a turnpike to get through a wet/muddy area, clearing brush out of the trail corridor and restoration of campsites and fire rings near Echo and Billy Jones Lakes.


Applicant: American Hiking Society
Project Location: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Oregon
Amount Awarded: $7,072.00

The Eagle Cap Wilderness lies in the heart of the Wallowa Mountains in northeastern Oregon on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. The Hurricane Creek trail is a major access point for hikers and horses into the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Volunteers will work on constructing trail drainage structures such as water bars to prevent erosion, installing check dams to reclaim sections of incised tread, constructing a turnpike to get through a wet/muddy area, clearing brush out of the trail corridor, and restoring campsites and fire rings near Echo and Billy Jones Lakes. This project will allow visitors to view massive granite and limestone cliffs, waterfalls, and an abundance of wildflowers along the trail and provide panoramic views of Sacajawea, Matterhorn, and Eagle Cap Peaks. Cross-country hiking in and around the basin provides spectacular views and photographic opportunities. Timeline January-August, 2024: Project planning and volunteer recruitment August 10-17, 2024: Weeklong project completion


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