Many trails are in dire need of maintenance this summer, but only a few have dedicated volunteers making sure the work gets done.
Jack O’Brien, of Coeur d’Alene, who organized several work parties to re-route the trail to South Chilco Mountain last year, has zeroed in this year on the Marie Creek Trail near Wolf Lodge Creek east of Coeur d’Alene.
Joining with the Forest Service, O’Brien is trying to get volunteers for two major trail maintenance days, July 26 and Aug. 30.
Volunteers are asked to meet at 8 a.m. on both days at the Fernan Ranger Station, 2502 E. Sherman Ave. in Coeur d’Alene. The Forest Service will transport volunteers to the head of the Marie Creek Trail.
Participants should wear boots, long pants, long-sleeved shirts, work gloves, food and water. Info: Jack O’Brien, (208) 772-3412 or Jack Dorrell, (208) 769-3000.
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