Trail work in the Marble Mountain Wilderness
Jacob Shinners – Post AuthorBoard Member and Trail Crew Leader
This is Jacob’s third year working with BFTA and his first as one of the crew leaders. Thanks for all you do Jacob.
A volunteer crew of 12 worked down Upper Wooley Creek where we cleared around 40 logs and did about a mile of tread work. We were able to work down out of the severe burn scar area which quickly changed the type of work. It went from mostly sawing dead fallen snags to all tread work with Pulaskis and Mcleods. It took time to find the trail in the areas as it opened up. Out of the burn, we were able to locate and clear a mile of trail.
We camped at Big Elk Lake with 2 nights of extraordinary lightning storms that lingered in the high country and spat rain and hail while giving quit a light show. Due to this activity our trip was unfortunately, yet safely, cut short for a mandatory evacuation order due to many small fires that that ignited in the area.
The Bigfoot Trail would like to thank Adam Liedl and Sarah Borman from the Klamath National Forest. Also, Reece Gomez and the packer team pulled the crew and equipment out safe and sound. Thanks Y’all!
We also like to recognize and thank the wonderful volunteer team that had to go above and beyond this trip to get camp packed up and evacuated on the fly.
- Eder Comacho
- Mike Black
- Vic Spain
- Valerie Norton
- Maria Comes
- Les Gould
- Karen Orso
- John Kenny
- Emmet Bowman
- Jesse Wheeler
- Trip Leader Petr Fleischmann
- Trip Leader Jacob Shinners