What? Come up to camp and ride the Middle Fork drainage with us! We'll have rides and a little bit of work scheduled for the weekend. This weekend is important as it is the catalyst to re-opening the Bull Creek trail which was closed several years ago after the fire in the area. We'll be heading up Friday after work, so look for the TVTMA signs. DINNER: We will be serving chili and burgers Saturday night for all work participants and familys. Please bring either a side dish or dessert if you can.
When? July 30th weekend.
Directions: From Boise, take Highway 55 to Banks and turn right to Garden Valley, towards Lowman on the Banks-Lowman Rd. Turn left onto the Middle Fork Road at around 9 miles and then go 1 mile to Crouch(great hamburgers and shakes!). Go through Crouch, north on the Middle Fork Road, which becomes the gravel National Forest Road 698 (NF-698) and then to NF-671 approximately 23 miles, just past the Silver Creek Plunge area. There, you will see the TVTMA signs directing you to the final camp destination near the Peace Creek Trailhead.
Bring your bug spray!! Mosquitos and Horse Flys are late getting out this year and they are very hungry!
Please be courteous to others, Please!! No camp riding. Please keep your pets on a leash at all times. Pack it in and pack it out.
FOR INSURANCE COVERAGE PURPOSES, THE WORK PARTICIPANT MEETING IS SATURDAY MORNING AT 9:00AM. ALL WORKERS MUST ATTEND THIS MEETING. NO MAVERICK TRAIL WORKERS. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Other area activites:
There are ATV opportunities in the area as well as excellent single track trail. The Idaho Parks and Rec TRAIL WEBSITE is a really cool way to check out all of the trails. You can zoom in, then click on the trail you want to preview. After a second, it will highlight and display the trail, the length of the trail, the trail name and other information. Also, you can look at the Lowman and Emmett East MVUM Maps for trail information.
Don't forget your swim suits, the Silver Creek Plunge swimming pool is a great way to have fun and cool off. They also have a convenience store in case you run out of ice or pop.
Fishing in Silver Creek is good all summer. Every two weeks Memorial Day through Labor Day, Idaho Fish and Game stocks the creek with 8 to 12 inch Rainbow Trout...so don't forget your fishing license and pole!
For more information, to RSVP or other questions please contact the Ride Hosts - Bach family via phone @ 208 345 0884 or via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
History behind the workday:
The Monumental Fire began with a lightning strike near Monumental Peak on July 16, 2007. This complex consumed around 300,000 acres during the fire and since then, the Bull Creek trail area has been closed for fire rehabilitation.
According to the USFS, Bull Creek, in the Emmett Ranger district will be open again sometime in August this year. The opening date is dependent upon the amount of work completed at this TVTMA volunteer work weekend. Your help is needed to get this very important trail opened back up, following the four year closure.
When the USFS reopens the trail, they are planning on only opening a portion of the trail and keep the trail past Oxtail/Stratton Basin Creek closed until work is completed. The work on the upper end (toward Rice Peak) will replace bridges, relocate portions of the trail and repair boggy conditions.
When the lower end of Bull Creek, toward Silver Creek is completed (work weekend stuff), you will be able to tie into Stratton Basin Tr.#10, 16 to 1 Tr. #104, Fools Creek Tr.#100 and East Mountain Tr.#99.