Trail Work Parties

Love getting out in the fresh air and want to help your community? We have a great opportunity for you! Come help us get the Salmon Ridge Sno-Park trails ready for winter ski and snowshoe season. We need you! 

Lunchtime (pre-covid)

Your work not only improves our trails, but also counts as volunteer contributions which help us secure our grants for grooming and track setting the ski trails. This is a great way to spend a summer or fall day in the woods, learn about the trails, and support local cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Come join the fun and help us out.

Some hand tools plus power equipment will be provided.  You are encouraged to bring your own loppers, labeled with your name.

Bring sturdy boots, gloves, rain gear, TP, lunch, and lots of water (and a cloth mask).

We have Forest Service approved protocols in place to safely hold work parties and a special volunteer waiver updated for these covid times.

Trip leaders can check USFS fire danger levels here:

2021 Work Party Information

  • Monday, July 12 – 9:00 – 1:00 – Lynne Oliver – 360-592-9005 or toliver1@cablespeed.com  or Pete Tryon  – pete@tryonhayes.com. Mom’s and maybe River Trail. Meet at the parking lot at 9:00. If you are late, you can find us at the clump of cars on Razor Hone near the far end of Mom’s
  • Tuesday, July 20 – – Lynne Oliver – 360-592-9005 or toliver1@cablespeed.com  – probably still on Mom’s. Maybe on to the first part of Anderson.
  • Tuesday, Oct 19 — Lynne Oliver and Pete Tryon.  Anderson culverts and clearing.  We’ve been working on Anderson this summer – one more session and we should have culverts cleared and downed trees off the road, allowing for grooming up to the washout that is 0.9 miles from the highway. We’re starting work at 9:30. If you arrive later than that, just come on out Anderson, either walking or driving. We’ll leave the gate open for you.  We’ll have shovels and chainsaws. You should bring gloves, water, and a lunch. And maybe loppers if you have them.
  • After the work party at Anderson – Next up, I’d like to hike the back-country trails and do a little TLC on them. The River Trail is in great shape – now, how about Huckleberry and the Connector Trail?

We usually work rain or shine, but if the weather is especially bad (or hot) on any of these dates, it is up to the discretion of the crew leader to postpone to another time. In the event of a postponement, the crew leader will contact you and let you know ahead of time, assuming that you let them know you plan to attend.