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Hope Point Trail Maintenance

Volunteers will help with brushing and drainage on this challenging trail during a two-day event, July 8th and 9th. This trail work will be strenuous, but will reward you with beautiful views of the Turnagain Arm and surrounding mountains.

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Hope Point Trail Maintenance
Hope Point Trail Maintenance

Time & Location

Jul 08, 2023, 9:00 AM AKDT – Jul 09, 2023, 4:30 PM AKDT

Hope, Hope Hwy, Hope, AK 99605, USA

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About the event

Volunteer work will involve brushing and drainage work from Mile 2.5 to 3.3 of the Hope Point Trail. This is a strenuous hike with significant elevation gain. Work will be strenuous and volunteers will brush short alder sections with handsaws and loppers and reestablish existing waterbars on the trail. Volunteers should be aware of their own abilities. This is a two-day volunteer event:

  • Saturday 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Sunday 10:00AM – 4:30PM

Four campsites at Porcupine Campground will be reserved for Alaska Trails volunteers for the evenings of July 7th and 8th.  If you would like to camp after the event, you will share these campsites with other volunteers. Packaroons from Heather's Choice will be provided as snacks for volunteers at this event.

Saturday we will be gathering to leave the campsite at 9AM.  We will hike to the trail from the campground. Sunday we will be leaving from the Hope Point/Gull Rock Trailhead at 10AM after packing up our campsites and relocating our vehicles to the Trailhead.

HIKING INFO:

We will be hiking 3 miles to the work site each day, totalling 6-7 miles of hiking on both Saturday and Sunday. Hiking is strenous with significant elevation gain.

WHAT IT TAKES:

Work will be strenuous at times and volunteers must come prepared with food and water for the day.  Volunteers should be capable of hiking 7 miles each day with significant elevation gain. Volunteers MUST be prepared with appropriate attire (including sturdy footwear/ boots, work gloves, eye protection) and safety gear.

WHAT TO WEAR:

Long Pants (you may stain them with dirt)

Long Sleeves

Sturdy Work Boots (NOT sneakers)

WHAT TO BRING:

Food (lunch and snack)

Water bottles for two whole days on the trail (recommend 1 gallon at least per day)

Work Gear:

o Work Gloves

o Rain Gear, Warm layers, bug spray, sunscreen

o Eye Protection (sunglasses)

o Backpack (lunch, food, water for the day)

Tools will be provided for you. 

WHAT NOT TO BRING:

Dogs

Children

Firearms

Drugs

DIRECTIONS/ADDRESS/NAME OF TRAILHEAD:

Volunteers will meet at the Porcupine Campground. Saturday we will be gathering to leave the campsite at 9AM.  We will hike to the trail from the campground. Sunday we will be leaving from the Hope Point/Gull Rock Trailhead at 10AM after packing up our campsites and relocating our vehicles to the Trailhead.

Directions: Travel south on the Seward Highway and turn onto the Hope Highway at Milepost 56.7. The campground is located at Milepost 17.8 off the Hope Highway.

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