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Scotchman Peaks trail volunteers ramp up the summer season

| August 2, 2022 7:00 AM

The summer is ramping up, and so are the hikers eager to experience the seasonal splendor of our wild backyard.

Of course, that means that Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness volunteers are more needed than ever to ensure those trails remain accessible.

When you hike a quality trail in the Scotchmans, you can thank a volunteer for clearing fallen trees and brush, maintaining the trail grade and keeping them walkable.

“We’ve got several upcoming trail projects lined up with only a handful of folks signed up. Come one and all! Our trails need all the help they can get,” said Sam Olson, FSPW summer program coordinator.

If you haven’t tried a trail project before, consider signing up. It’s an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors while doing some real good for the community.

Trail volunteers get the satisfaction of keeping the trails in good shape for everyone. No experience is necessary — trail crew leaders will supply volunteers with everything they need to know.

Some upcoming dates to consider will cover Little Spar Lake on Aug. 6 and Star Peak on Aug. 12.

“We hope to see some new faces on the trail crews!” Olson said. “It’s a fun way to contribute to the community while getting a little sun, exercise and outdoor time for yourself. For real, no experience necessary.”

To keep tabs on all upcoming trail dates, keep an eye on