Cleaning up Camp at Lena Creek

April 15 is "tax day" for some, but for the Olympia Mountaineers it was a day of stewardship!
Tess Wendel Tess Wendel
April 21, 2015
Cleaning up Camp at Lena Creek

Eleven Olympia Mountaineers members joined forces with the Forest Service to help restore Lena Creek Campground on the Olympic Peninsula on April 15. The group cleaned up four camp sites that had been damaged in winter flooding.

Lena Creek Campground is a great base camp for hiking to lower and upper Lena Lakes, or the beautiful alpine tarn known as Lake of the Angels. Climbers also spend the night at Lena Creek en route to The Brothers or Mount Skokomish. If you are headed that way this summer make sure to stop by the campground and check out the great work done by your fellow Mountaineers!

Much of the work involved moving lots of gravel and dirt around to make the campsites level. Check out the neat motorized wheel barrow they got to use and other photos below!

It's not just the Olympia branch maintaining our public lands - The Mountaineers will be in Leavenworth this Saturday April 25, over on the Elwha River in May, and in Darrington in June. Check out all of our stewardship opportunities online today!

Interested in helping lead stewardship activities? Contact one of our trail maintenance or stewardship committees.