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Sinks Canyon, Wind River Mountains, Shoshone NF, WY (Sep 1st - Sep 7th 2019)

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The Shoshone National Forest offers superb scenery and endless recreational opportunities! The Shoshone National Forest was set aside in 1891 as part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve, making the Shoshone the first national forest in the United States. It consists of some 2.4 million acres of varied terrain ranging from sagebrush flats to rugged mountains. The higher mountains are snow-clad most of the year. Immense areas of exposed rock are interspersed with meadows and forests. With Yellowstone National Park on its western border, the Shoshone encompasses the area from the Montana state line south to Lander, Wyoming, and includes portions of the Absaroka, Wind River, and the Beartooth Mountains. Rich in wildlife, jagged peaks and vast forests Shoshone National Forest leaves visitors breathless, and not just due to the high elevations!

Many alpine and subalpine lakes and ponds, filled with trout, send their waters down streams and over waterfalls to the Middle Fork and North Fork of the Popo Agie River and the South Fork of the Little Wind River. This rough land features high peaks, deep canyons, sheer granite walls, cirque basins, talus slopes and glacial snowfields along its eastern side. The area encompasses about 25 miles of the southern Wind River Mountain Range, with forests of lodgepole pine and Douglas fir, Engelmann spruce, and subalpine fir.

Our service project will focus on building drainage features on two miles of new trail completed in between 2017-2018. The USFS has identified problem areas on this young trail and our group will construct water bars, drainage dips, and grade reversals to help prevent unnecessary erosion. Our group will also perform trail work on sections in need of widening, brushing and address switchbacks which need crowning.

This project is rated as a active project.

Check out more photos from the 2016 Wind River, Popo Agie project in our gallery.


Sep 1st - Sep 7th 2019

Service Project

Trail maintenance and construction of drainage features

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Free Days

Rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, kayaking, fishing, etc.


Tent camping near cars.

Project Difficulty

Active : Digging, bending, kneeling, hauling, lifting.


Karen Zietlow
Kyle Mitchum

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