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.

Trip leaders can check USFS fire danger levels here:

2022 Work Party Information

  • Friday, May 20 – 9:30 – 1:30 –  Eleven of us showed up and we moved a lot of wood! We trimmed downed trees back to the far edge of the ‘shoulder’ of the road and moved branches fully off the trail. We more or less completed the far 20% of Razor Hone.
  • Sunday, June 5 – 9:30-1:30 – Ten people came out for a day with very little rain and we got lots done! Starting from the second bridge, we worked back past Near Cougar and back to the start of the Huckleberry trail. Half done with Razor Hone! And thanks to John, Bob, and Mike cutting the overhead trees and the big leaners that were going to come down next winter!
  • Saturday, June 11 – 9:30-1:30 – Seven people and great weather! We did the 2nd (3rd) quarter from the first bridge (where we stopped last time) and worked back towards the parking lot, getting to the bottom of that first hill! All that’s left is the flat section from the parking lot to the hill.
  • Saturday, June 18 – 9:30-1:30 – We finished Razor Hone! It’s looking pretty good! (well, maybe we’ll go back later this summer to trim the high, broken branches and work on clearing the culverts, but it’s good! Thanks for all the work that people put in! 
  • Wednesday, June 29 – 9:30-1:30 – Lynne Oliver – 360-592-9005 or  – The plan is to work on the River Trail. We will meet in the parking lot at 9:30 and will leave the cars there and will be walking the River Trail. Unless it rains between now and then we shouldn’t need rain gear. Temps are currently said to be mid 60’s. Plan to bring MOSQUITO spray, water, work gloves and lunch. Mostly lopper work and tossing wood well off the trail. Might need to do some blue markers. Lynne will bring her wagon for her stuff & in case someone wants to bring a chainsaw and gas.
  • July – We did a bit – but it was pretty hot and we didn’t do a whole lot.
  • Next up, let’s get Anderson back in play! It’s not scheduled yet, but the week of Sept 13-18? Then, we’d like to hike the back-country trails and do a little TLC on them. 

Can’t make it to these scheduled work parties? Feel free to do a ‘Do-It-Yourself’ work party. Most of what needs to be done is just moving wood off the road and off the shoulders. No tools (except a good pair of gloves) required. See DIY work party page for more information.

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.

The trunks will be cut up…