Trail Work

New requirements for 2020: we can take small groups of close friends or family, 5-6 people. Travel in separate vehicles unless wearing N95 masks. Contact us so we can explain all precautions before you come out. Bring alcohol wipes if you need to borrow tools.

Trail work or an equivalent (other volunteering, or $65 Canadian contribution/$49 US ) 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 BC Parks. This work can be done anywhere. Use this form for 2020 to submit proof by email. We supply tools on trail work days.

Email us to let us know you are coming. Always check the location before driving; we may need to work on a different trail.  Bring work gloves, wear old clothes. Bring an N95 face mask and hand wipes.
See Crew and Relay Team Driving Instructions for directions.

Schedule for 2020 (based on Keremeos to Manning route)

Date Time Trail Meeting Place
Wed May 27, 2020 10:00 am Bonnevier Trail Meet at Esso Gas Station in East Gate just past Manning Park toward Princeton. Clearing treefall. FULL
Sun June 14, 2020 10:00 am Skagit River Trail (Sumallo) Meet at Sumallo Grove Aid Station location on Hwy 3 in Manning Park.
Fri June 19, 2020 9:00 am Lakeview Trail (Cathedral) Meet at Lakeview trailhead on Ashnola River Road. We carpool to Cathedral Lakes Lodge parking lot. (We have N95 masks for carpooling.) We work top down. FULL.
Sun June 21, 2020 9:00 am Skagit River Trail (Sumallo) Meet at Sumallo Grove Aid Station location on Hwy 3. FULL (we have the maximum number of people).
Sun June 28, 2020 9:00 am Trapper (Easy Going down to Ashnola River Road) Meet at the Ashnola Aid Station location (Wall Creek), outside Keremeos on Ashnola River Road. We carpool to Trapper Aid Station. SUV or truck best (we have N95 masks for carpooling).
Sun July 5, 2020 9:00 am Trapper (Easy Going to Flattop) Meet at Trapper Aid Station location (up the Forest Service Road from Ashnola River Road). SUV or truck best.
Sun July 12, 2020 9:00 am Hope Pass Meet at Cayuse Flats parking area on Hwy 3 (20 minutes from the lodge heading west). Clearing treefall. FULL
Sun July 19, 2020 8:30 am Calcite Aid  Station down to Pasayten River Meet at Manning Park Resort parking lot near the Alpine Room and telephone booth. We carpool. (We have N95 masks for carpooling.)
Sun July 26, 2020

9:00 am

Skagit River Trail (from Silver Skagit Road) Meet at the kiosk at the start of Silver Skagit Road (Hope), just after the right hand turn from the park sign. FULL.
Sun July 26, 2020 9:00 am Skagit River Trail (from Sumallo Grove) Meet at Sumallo Grove parking lot off Hwy 3. FULL
September TBD Trapper Lake Trail A private crew is going to clear the windfall beside Trapper Lake. Note that the trees incorrectly planted on the trail have been removed. FULL