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Ptarmigan Creek Trailhead

Ptarmigan Creek INHT Access Trail

Volunteers will help reestablish turnpike sections on this important access trail of the Iditarod National Historic Trail.

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Ptarmigan Creek INHT Access Trail
Ptarmigan Creek INHT Access Trail

Time & Location

Jun 10, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM AKDT

Ptarmigan Creek Trailhead, Ptarmigan Creek Campground Rd, Crown Point, AK 99664, USA

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About the event

We will be reestablishing turnpikes on this access trail for the Iditarod National Historic Trail. The work will involve pulling up 4x4s, cutting rebar, and resetting 4x4s. Volunteers should be aware of their own abilities. Volunteers will work alongside both Alaska Geographic Youth Crew and Forest Service employees.

Two campsites at Ptarmigan Campground will be reserved for Alaska Trails volunteers for the evening of June 10th. Campground amenities include drinking water, vault toilets, picnic tables, campfire rings and dumpsters. No RV hookups are available but firewood is sold on-site. Parking aprons are gravel. If you would like to camp after the event, you will share these campsites with other volunteers. 

HIKING INFO:

We will be no more than 1/2 mile from the parking area. Hiking is moderate to difficult.

WHAT IT TAKES:

Work will be strenuous at times and volunteers must come prepared with food and water for the day.  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 a whole day on the trail (recommend 1 gallon at least)

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)

Alaska Trails will provide hand tools: Shovels, Pulaskis, Picks, Loppers, hardhats

WHAT NOT TO BRING:

Dogs

Children

Firearms

Drugs

DIRECTIONS/ADDRESS/NAME OF TRAILHEAD:

Volunteers will meet at the Ptarmigan Creek Trailhead. From Anchorage, head south on Seward Highway through Moose Pass to Crown Point, approximately 100 miles. The campground is located at Milepost 23.1, on the East side of the highway South the Railroad Crossing. 60° 24' 27.0000" N    149° 21' 42.9998" W

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