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McHugh Creek Trailhead

McHugh Lake Trail Brushing

Volunteers will help brush this overgrown trail in Chugach State Park that leads to beautiful views of the Turnagain Arm and Chugach Mountains. Volunteers will meet at the McHugh Creek Trailhead.

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McHugh Lake Trail Brushing
McHugh Lake Trail Brushing

Time & Location

Sep 16, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

McHugh Creek Trailhead, McHugh Creek Trailhead, Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99540, USA

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About the event

This trail is very brushy and overgrown. This event will tackle the thick brush growing into the trail and the devil’s club and cow parsnip along the trail corridor. Trail work will begin 0.5 miles from the trailhead and will continue up 1.5 miles, as time permits. Depending on training, qualified/permitted volunteers will use gas powered brushers to whack through the brush and allow for other volunteers to swamp for them. Volunteers will meet at the McHugh Creek Trailhead, upper parking lot, at 9:45 am. 

What to bring: Rain gear, sturdy work/hiking boots, snacks, water, sunscreen, bug spray, long work pants, and work gloves and safety glasses if you have them (if you don't have gloves/safety glasses they will be provided for the day). 

What NOT to bring: Alcohol, drugs, children, pets, and firearms.

Notes: Volunteers should be able to hike in steep, uneven terrain and have a good attitude. Volunteers will hike between 2-4 miles total. This is a moderate hike where you will be carrying tools as well. Also, bear awareness is important on this trail. Crew leaders and assistants will carry bear spray. 

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