Help maintain the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail!  Great views, lovely winter woods, good company, and an easy 4 to 6 mile hike out-and-back.

When:  December 12th– Saturday   8:30 AM – 1:30 PM (includes lunch provided by SUTA)

Where:   Meet at Armstrong Trailhead off of Sterling Creek Road at 8:30AM. Turn-off for trailhead near the 9 mile marker on Sterling Creek Rd; turn right at the “T” and drive about ½ a mile to the Armstrong Trailhead.   For detailed driving directions click here.

What: Brushing and tread work along the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail from the Armstrong Trailhead heading south (flat 4 – 6 mile hike round-trip – a ½ mile  climb up/down the Armstrong access trail to trail).  Install a beautiful new mountain profile sign created by local metal artist Joe Ruskin!  The sign identifies the mountains you see at a great vista about 1.5 miles south of the Armstrong Trialhead.

What to Bring:  Wear comfortable hiking or work boots, dress in layers and bring a warm hat and gloves—much of this trail section is shaded in the winter–it can be quite cold.  If you have them, please bring loppers, a pruning saw or a tread tool such as a Pulaski, grubber, or sturdy shovel.  Bring water and whatever special snacks you like.  SUTA supplies additional trail tools, delicious home-baked snacks to fuel you on the trail, as well as lunch.

RSVP:  If you plan to come, please email so we can plan the work party and food!  Thank you

Looking forward:  the dates for  trail work parties are one Saturday each month:

  • Jan 23, 2016                                                     
  • Feb 20, 2016
  • March 19, 2016
  • April 16, 2016 

Details on location, time, and gear sent a few weeks before each work party.

We look forward to seeing you out on the trail

and on a work party!  


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