Two WMHCTA members braved the five hour drive to Pittsburg Landing on the Idaho side of Hells Canyon and found the rewards well worth the effort. After catching a boat ride to the Oregon side, we spent two days working side by side with a Hells Canyon Recreation Collaborative volunteer, cutting back hackberry trees and the occasional blackberry vine along four miles of the Snake River Trail. The weather was pleasantly mild, and the Snake River talked to us the whole time.
After two days of good honest labor two folks headed home while the third spent another two days putting up nine new oak trail signs in the vicinity of Pittsburg Creek, Pleasant Valley, and Somers Creek. Many thanks to Joel Malstrom for his continuing craftsmanship while pumping out those signs.