Smithie Creek and Sawmill Canyon, Salmon-Challis
National Forest, Idaho
August 10th-16th, 2023
Salmon-Challis National Forest
Lemhi Mountain Range, Salmon-Challis National Forest, Idaho
The Salmon-Challis National Forest covers over 4.3 million acres in east-central Idaho. Included within the boundaries of the Forest is 2.3 million acres of the Frank Church- River of No Return Wilderness Area, the largest contiguous wilderness area in the Continental United States.
The Salmon-Challis National Forest is rich with history as evidenced through the numerous rock shelters displaying pictographs and from what are now ghost towns of the mining days. The Sheepeater Indians of the Shoshone Tribe were among the first to populate this remote region; living along the river banks, they would often share their bountiful fishing and hunting grounds with the Nez Perce and Flathead Indians. In the early 1800’s, the Lewis and Clark Expedition crossed the continental divide into unchartered territory; and through the help of Indian guides Toby and Sacajawea (who was born in Lemhi County of the Salmon Challis National Forest), they opened the west to trappers, fur traders, miners, ranchers, lumbermen, and missionaries. Today, visitors can view remnants of history as they explore the mining ghost towns found in Mackay, Gilmore, Custer, Leesburg, and Yankee Fork; hike a portion of the Lewis and Clark Trail; or view pictographs while floating down one of the Salmon Rivers.
Diamond Peak is the tallest peak of the Lemhi Range at 12,202 ft
Team 003 will spend up to four days serving the stewardship needs of the Salmon-Challis National Forest. Working along side our partner Tread Lightly!, the US Forest Service, Idaho Parks and Recreation, and the Idaho Single Track Alliance, the team will assist in trail improvement, restrictor emplacement, and dispersed campsite restoration and sanitization.
Warrior Stewardship Team 003's project is supported in part by a grant from the Overland Expo Foundation. Please consider supporting the Overland Expo Foundation and ensure that individuals and organizations like ours can continue protecting access to or improving public lands, providing education that fosters preparedness and a more conscientious community, and promoting responsible exploration of our world.
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