Upcoming Black Pine Work Parties

Upcoming Black Pine Work Parties

All of these dates will have a document with all of the information which you can print.

 

New for 2024 will be sign up registration forms available on the BCHW website. We plan to have all the information for each Black Pine project described in detail and have opportunity to sign up online.  The Black Pine schedule preview is showing below.  January 26th, you will be able to sign up for Black Pine Work Parties. 

The schedule as it looks at this time...

 


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May 24-27, 2024 

Memorial Day Chainsaw Extravaganza (Out and back daily)

This is the first project done every season and the goal is to clear the trails out of camp up to the wilderness boundary.
We will be doing two days of clearing trails directly from the camp until cleared to the wilderness boundary where crosscut saws are required. All teams will return to camp at the end of the day.
Some brushing work and tread repair may be needed as well.

  • Friday May 24 - Drive to Black Pine Horse Camp (camp every night at BP)
  • Saturday May 25 - Chainsaw Jack Pine Tr 1597 out of camp
  • Sunday May26 - Chainsaw Jack Creek Tr.  to wilderness boundary (about a mile)
  • Monday May 27 - Chainsaw Icicle Cr.  Tr out of camp to the wilderness boundary (about 1/2 mile)         Chain saw 1597.1 out of camp if you have time.
  • Sunday May 28 - Go home.

Printable Narrative Document: Click Here

Register to attend: Click Here 

 


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May 31-June 3, 2024

Crosscut Extravaganza (Out and back daily)

This is a continuation of the work that started with clearing trails out of Black Pine camp. We will be working primarily on trails starting within the wilderness boundary and continue on as conditions and weather permit. We will be working on Jack Creek trail up to the creek crossing, Trout trail, and Icicle trail up to the creek (bridge is still out and water level will be too high to cross).  

 

  • Friday May 31 - drive to Black Pine Horse Camp
  • Saturday June 1 - crosscut Jack Creek and Trout Tr
  • Sunday June 2 - crosscut Jack Creek, Trout Tr and Icicle Tr.  to French Creek Tr., and go home?
  • Monday - Go Home

 

Printable Narrative Document: Click Here

Sign up to attend:  Click Here

 


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June 14-18, 2024

Pack stock and hiker teams Log together (out and back daily)

This project will continue the trail clearing primarily of Jack Creek trail and Trout trail. Additionally, another team will start work at the Icicle/French Cr. junction and logout the French Creek trail to Snowall Cradle. We will be moving further than the previous two work parties since we will now have pack support from private pack stock owners to move more gear and heavy tools. A packing clinic will be held simultaneously in Black Pine camp and those interested in gaining first-hand packing experience can follow up to the Meadow Creek hunter camp (7.5 miles in) if stream conditions are safe at that time. We are still planning to return to Black Pine camp at the end of each day.

 

  • Friday June 14 -Drive to BP Horse Camp
  • Saturday June 15 - crosscut Trout Tr.  and Jack Creek TR
  • Sunday - June 16 - Same, one team log up French Creek Tr.  - Log to Snowall Cradle Junction
  • Monday- June 17 -Stock Team cross Jack Creek and log to the Meadow Creek Hunter Camp
  • Tuesday June 18 - Go home.

Printable Narrative Document: Click Here

Sign up to attend:  Click Here

 


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July 3-9, 2024

4th of July Pack into Hunter camp (Camp at Meadow Creek Camp)

Most of the trail clearing by previous work parties will now enable us to plan a full pack-in camp to the Meadow Creek hunter camp where we will establish our base camp. BCHW packers will provide support for this event. From this camp we will start clearing trail as far as possible along the Meadow Creek trail up to the French Creek trail junction if time allows. A second work party will work on clearing the Cradle Lake trail up to Cradle Lake. All work parties will return to Meadow Creek camp at the end of the day.

  • Wednesday July 3 - Drive to BP Horse Camp
  • Thursday July 4 - Pack into Hunter Camp on Meadow creek Tr.  and Clean Camp
  • Friday July 5 - Crosscut Snowall Cradle Tr. to Cradle Lake, crosscut Meadow Creek to French Creek Junction
  • July 6 same
  • July 7 same
  • July 8 Pack out to BP Horse Camp
  • July 9 Go home.

Printable Narrative Document: Click Here

Sign up to attend:  Click Here

 

 


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July 26-August 1, 2024

The Big Commercial Outfitter Supported Work Party

 

This will be the final work party of the season. Commercial outfitters will pack tools and gear into our camp at the junction of French Creek trail and Snowall Cradle trail.  All work on this project will be along the French Creek trail to the junction with Meadow Creek trail. 

  • Friday July 26 Drive to BP Horse Camp
  • Saturday July 27 Meet Packers at Icicle TH - Ride and Pack on French Creek Trail to Snowall Cradle Junction and set up base camp.
  • Sunday July 28 crosscut to Meadow creek Junction.
  • Monday July 29 same
  • Tuesday July 30 Same -if we get done, Start crosscutting Snowall Cradle Tr
  • Wednesday July 31 Pack back to BP Horse Camp and go home(?)
  • Thursday August 1 Go Home

Printable Narrative Document: Click Here

Sign up to attend:  Click Here

 


 

We have commitments from Northwest Youth Corp and Washington Conservation Corp for 4 weeks of Tread and Drainage work.  This will likely happen on Frosty Wild Horse trail and French Creek in August.  We need to firm things up with them.

As always, this schedule is dependent on snow load and number of logs down. 

Thanks again!

 

Barb Talbot

 

 

To register for any of the above work Parties: CLICK HERE


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