Prescott National Forest
National Trails Day
Saturday, June 1st
Come join us to celebrate National Trails Day at Thumb Butte. We will be building a new sustainable trail segment to relocate a section of the Thumb Butte Bypass Trail #326 to address long term erosion issues. The work will be followed by a workshop on trail safety presented by representatives of the Prescott Trail Safety Coalition
We have the Thumb Butte Ramada reserved for BBQ after the event, we will provide refreshments and charcoal, you bring your favorite items for grilling. We will bring a few coolers to keep your items on ice while you work.
Where: Thumb Butte Recreation Area, from downtown Prescott travel west on Gurley Street (becomes Thumb Butte Road) for 3.4 miles to the Thumb Butte Picnic Area on your right.
When: 8:00am – 12:00pm:
0800-0830- check in and tailgate safety discussion
0830- Hike to work site and begin work
1130- Stop working and hike back to Thumb Butte picnic area
What to Bring: Enthusiasm! All volunteers will be expected to Wear LONG PANTS, long sleeve shirt, gloves and sturdy shoes/boots and eye protection (sunglasses are fine). Please also bring items for being out in the woods for the project like: water, snacks, sun screen, and appropriate clothing layers. All volunteers will be provided with hard hats (required) and gloves if needed. If you have a bike helmet or other type of helmet, please bring it as we may not have enough hard hats for all.
All interested publics are welcome to attend. If you are not a current volunteer with the forest and are not associated with one of our partner organizations (Backcountry Horseman, Yavapai Trails Assoc., Prescott Hiking Club,Prescott Mtn Bike Alliance, Friends of AZ Trails, Community Forest Trust, Prescott Saddle Club, AZ Trail Riders, Etc..) please RSVP to Jason Williams; firstname.lastname@example.org or (928) 777-2220