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Wilderness Volunteers

Snake Gulch, Kaibab National Forest, AZ (Mar 1st - Mar 7th 2020)

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The Kaibab National Forest is part of the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in the United States. Bordering both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon, the 1.6 million acres of the Kaibab NF has the distinction of being divided by one of Nature's greatest attractions. The Kaibab Plateau is an island of forested land surrounded by a sea of sage and grasslands. Kaibab is a Paiute word that translates to the mountain lying down. Most of the plateau was set aside in 1893 as part of the Grand Canyon Forest Reserve. In 1908, the Forest Reserve north of the Grand Canyon has renamed the Kaibab National Forest. The North Kaibab is atop a monocline and rises to 8800 feet with excellent views of the Grand Canyon.

Our project is planned for working on the Kanab Creek Wilderness boundary rebuilding fence to keep livestock from entering the canyon. We will also move basecamps midweek to focus on removing the old barbed wire fence via the Swapp Trail within the wilderness boundary. The forest service will provide water and all the necessary tools and pack support for materials. Snake Gulch provides a stunning white limestone canyon experience.

This area is remote and does not see the same amount of visitors as other Grand Canyon areas. If you're a mountain bike enthusiast, don't forget your bike as this area is a great place to ride. On the day off, feel free to ride sections of the Arizona Trail, see Zion NP, hike local trails on the Kaibab or near Kanab.

This project is rated as a strenuous project.

Check out more photos from previous Kaibab National Forest projects in our gallery.

Dates

Mar 1st - Mar 7th 2020

Service Project

Remove fence @ Snake Gulch. Build fence @ Kanab Creek Wilderness boundary.

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Free Days

Mountain bike sections of the Arizona Trail, visit Zion NP, hike local trail on the Kaibab or Kanab.

Accommodations

Tent camping near cars

Project Difficulty

Strenuous : Steep, loose ~1.5 mi hikes, bending, digging, lifting, altitude, handling barbed wire, carrying tool

Leaders

Don Meaders
Kevin Morrissey

Equipment List

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