Alaska Trails, a statewide non-profit dedicated to building and maintaining sustainable trails in Alaska, donated tools for the trailhead restoration. AlaskaTrails typically charges a rental fee for the tools, but provided them free of charge for this important volunteer project.
Located in Fairbanks and Anchorage, the trailers enable volunteers to safely put their energy and enthusiasm into their local trails.
Before the big rains came last week, a group of Anchorage high school students from Highland Tech ventured down to Whittier to help restore the Portage Pass Trailhead.
In just an hour and a half, 35 students, with help from 5 Forest Service employees, moved 3yds of rock and 1.5 yards of gravel to repair a 50ft stretch of trail.