Seeking volunteers for a Friends of Mount Spokane-sponsored heritage area cleanup!

30 05 2016

June 11th, 8am-around 2pm.  Find more information and register here.





Mount Spokane summer road project

30 05 2016

The summit road is set to open June 3rd, but it will be a short summer travel window this year.  Beginning in late June or early July, the park road will be undergoing major renovations.  A road closure will be in place throughout the project.  The trails will be open, but the access to the upper portions of the trail system will include a longer approach (via trails 110, 115, or 120 near the park entrance).  See this notice for more information.





First Day Hikes & Mount Spokane!

29 12 2015

We’ve been hard at work with volunteering in the park all summer & fall.  It’s time to go have some fun!  Join Ranger Steve & members of the Friends of Mount Spokane State Park in the annual First Day Hike on January 1, 2016 at 10AM.  Find out more & sign up here!





Trail work Saturday & Sunday cancelled…

27 11 2015

…for the very good reason that the Friday crew finished the rest of the trail clearing!  Nice job everyone who came out today or last Saturday!





Spokane Nordic needs volunteers this Thanksgiving weekend!

24 11 2015

Three additional opportunities to help clear the Nordic trail system!  Since the Park will be unable to groom the Nordic trail system until the trees are cleared from the route, Spokane Nordic has arranged three additional work parties for the Thanksgiving weekend.  Please consider joining at least one of the following:
Friday Nov 27 (Crew Leader: Todd Dunfield) Meet at 8:00 AM Selkirk Lodge, please bring chainsaws, gas/oil and ALL Personal Protective Equipment (Hard Hat, Gloves, Ear & Eye protection, Chainsaw Chaps) Additional volunteers needed to help move debris and limbs off the trails while chainsaws move ahead and cut. Be prepared for cold weather and lots of hiking with tools.
Saturday Nov 28 Crew Leader: Sam Schlieder) meet at 8:00 AM Selkirk Lodge, please bring chainsaws, gas/oil and ALL Personal Protective Equipment (Hard Hat, Gloves, Ear & Eye protection, Chainsaw Chaps)  Additional volunteers needed to help move debris and limbs off the trails while chainsaws move ahead and cut.
Sunday Nov 29 (Crew Leader: Todd Dunfield) Meet at 8:00 AM Selkirk Lodge, please bring chainsaws, gas/oil and ALL Personal Protective Equipment (Hard Hat, Gloves, Ear & Eye protection, Chainsaw Chaps)  Additional volunteers needed to help move debris and limbs off the trails while chainsaws move ahead and cut.

All the trails from Selkirk, to Junction 1, to Junction 2 and to Junction 3 (Nova hut) have been cut.  (the only exception may be Sam’s Swoop…
Our new priority list is:
  1. Wild Moose
  2. Raven Glide
  3. Shady Way
  4. Shadow Mountain
  5. Twin Lakes
  6. Buckland/Quartz Mountain
As always our priorities are: BE SAFE, Have Fun, get some work done.
Todd




This opportunity just in!

14 06 2015

Know that a lot of what will be happening on this one is planning, but there will also be some carrying of things. It should be educational and informational as well as an opportunity to get dirty for the park!

From Cris:
I’ll be meeting with Alex McMurry, the historic preservation manager for state parks, on Tuesday, June 23 at 9AM at the park office. We will go up to the woodshed and make a more detailed assessment of what should be done to restore and preserve it. Anyone is welcome to attend if they are interested in the project. We will likely be digging out the vegetation, removing the siding boards, and assessing the the logs. Also I would like to start cutting poles for the rafters that day.

[That last part will be the getting dirty part. Meeting with the historic preservation manager should be the informative part!]





Don’t miss the chance to get dirty with some volunteer trail work this summer!

12 06 2015

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Todd & Carolyn on trail 130 between Bald Knob and the CCC cabin. Getting dirty for a cause! Come play with us!

We have lots of on-going projects!  Sign up for a Washington Trails Association work party here.  All tools and training are provided, so no experience necessary!  Watch the volunteer page for additional work dates to be posted as the summer progresses.  There will be projects associated with the Cook’s Cabin Woodshed, the CCC cabin, and the Nordic trails.  Get out there and help the park, and work on accumulating 24 hours of volunteer service to earn a free Discover Pass, too!