Tentative: First Mailbox Gear Haul of the Decade!
Interested in increasing your Mailbox training weight to help a local trail-building nonprofit? We need your help!
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources worked together to build the new Mailbox trail to the top of Mailbox Peak. This trail has been loved and used for a few years now. As a result, the Greenway Trust trail crew will be continuing improvement work along the top of the trail this summer. This is where you come in!
To help prepare for this summer season of work on this trail, we are recruiting volunteers to help carry trail maintenance gear from the trailhead parking lot to a pre-determined location near the top of the trail (about three miles up). Everything from water, tools, and camping gear will need to be hauled up! If you are interested in assisting the Greenway Trust, and/or adding some training weight to your day-pack, come find the Greenway Team at the trailhead on the morning of Saturday, May 30th.
*registration will be on-site in the parking lot, Greenway Trust leads will be set up by 7am to help distribute gear to volunteers. If you have questions about this event, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org*
For safety, volunteers are required to wear:
- Long pants (we’ll be working with tools, so no shorts!)
- Sturdy, close-toed shoes (absolutely no sandals)
In addition, we recommend that participants bring:
- Warm layers, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
- Rain gear
- Big sack lunch
- Water for the day (3 liters minimum)
- Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc.