Trail Work

Trail work or an equivalent (other volunteering, or $65 contribution) is required for this race. Trail work may include clearing overgrown bushes, removing downed trees or branches, building or repairing bridges, removing debris, fixing drainage issues, armouring, or doing reconnaissance for parks like BC Parks. This work can be done anywhere. Use this form to submit proof by email.
Note: In 2017, the Diamond Creek fire caused damage to the Centennial Trail from Ashnola River Road to Easy Going and possibly beyond. Help will be needed after that assessment is done.

Email us to let us know you are coming. Always check the location before driving; we may need to work on a different trail. If you are available other dates, let us know; we are there almost every weekend. Bring work gloves.
See Crew and Relay Team Driving Instructions for directions.
Carpoooling? Let me know if you can take others to the trail work site.

Schedule for 2018

Date Time Trail Meeting Place
May-July TBD
Trapper Centennial Easy Going TBD. MAJOR work needed to help repair damage due to fire.
Sun June 3, 2018 9:00 am CHANGE: Skagit Centennial Trail Meet Bob at Skyline Aid Station on Silver Skagit Road. Take Exit 168 Flood-Hope Road. Follow the blue Provincial Park sign to get to Silver Skagit Road. Follow instructions in crew and relay team driving instructions to get to Shawatum and then continue to Skyline. Allow 60 minutes on dirt road.
Sun June 10, 2018 9:00 am Skagit River Trail: Sumallo Grove Meet at Sumallo Grove parking gate. Tree removal, raking.
Sun June 17, 2018 9:00 am Cancelled: Trapper: Centennial There is a washout on the Ashnola River Road.
Sun June 24, 2018 9:00 am Skagit River Trail Meet at Sumallo Grove parking lot on Highway 3. FULL
Sat June 30, 2018 7:00 am Cathedral Lakeview Trail Meet at Lakeview Creek Trail Head parking lot on Ashnola River Road near Keremeos. Top down.
Sat July 7, 2018   Orientation Run See Orientation Runs page.
Sun July 8, 2018 9:00 am Trapper: Calcite Aid Station down to river Meet at Manning Park Lodge parking lot near telephone booth. We will carpool to forest service road (Placer Mtn).
Sun July 8 noon to Wed July 11 noon noon Centennial/Wall Creek on Leg 1 Take Cathedral Lakes Lodge exit from Hwy 3 near Keremeos, drive along Ashnola River Road to 34 km marker and park there behind BC Park's truck. There is a washout so you cannot go further. Hike 4 km to Wall Creek Bridge, go over the bridge and up the trail until you find BC Parks crew.
Fri July 20, 2018 9:00 am New: fill water jugs at Visitor Centre Help fill water jugs at the Manning Park Visitor Centre. EASY!!
Sat July 21, 2018   Orientation Run See Orientation Runs page.
Sun July 22, 2018 TBD New: Heather Trail to Cascade Flagging and minor clearing. One spot available. 46 km.
Sun July 22, 2018 or any day 10:00 am Camp Mowich Depart at 10 am. Take Strawberry Flats Trail to Skyline junction. Turn right and go 8 km to Camp Mowich. Water jugs will be in place, you just need to move them to hiding place and take a photo, describe where hidden. EASY.
Thurs July 26, 2018 10 am Bonnevier (top down) Meet at Blackwall Peak top parking lot. Brushing.
Sat July 28 to Fri Aug 3 (flexible) 9:30 am Wall Creek Using hand tools to repair portion of trail. If you can do grunt work, let us know. From Hwy 3 near Keremeos, take exit toward Cathedral Lakes Lodge. Drive to 38 km marker on the Ashnola River Road (will take about 55 minutes). Hike up Wall Creek Trail until you come to section that has eroded. Tools: Pulaski, McLeod rake.
Sun July 29 and Mon July 30 9:30 am Trapper Clearing Trapper. From Hwy 3 near Keremeos, take exit toward Cathedral Lakes Lodge. Drive to 38 km marker on the Ashnola River Road (will take about 55 minutes). Wall Creek Bridge.
Wed Aug 1, 2018 8:30 Cathedral Centennial We do top down after going up in private vehicle. Carpool from Wall Creek Bridge on Ashnola River Road. FULL.
Aug 5 (long weekend) 9:00 am Blackwall Peak or Skyline Move supplies to remote aid stations.