Marble Mountain Wilderness Volunteer Trail Work
Wooley Creek is one of the most pristine streams in California. It ranges in elevation from around 600 feet where it meets the Salmon River to over 7,000 feet at the summit of Marble Mountain. Across these vast ranges of elevations, forests transition from lowland mix-evergreen with oaks and madrones to montane conifer forests of fir and hemlock.
In late June 2022, a team of volunteers worked deep in the Marble Mountain Wilderness to begin work on the upper parts of the Wooley Creek Trail. Due to wet and cold spring conditions, we were not able to get as close to the trail as we had hoped–instead camping in Marble Valley and commuting over the divide to work each day. That being said, we made good progress on a tough section of trail that burned in the 2014 Whites Fire. The other good news is that the CCC Backcountry Trails Program is now in there working more of the trail.
We have at least two more volunteer trail work weeks coming this summer. Are you interested in joining us? Add your name to THIS SURVEY and we will be in touch.
Our work summary is as follows:
- 120+ trees removed
- 3.5 miles of much-needed brushing
Photos by Anita Arnold