The Sixth Pete Sorini Trail Adoption Day has been set for Saturday, June 12.
The day, organized by Gina Evans, a friend of the late Dr. Sorini, is billed as one of the best ways to honor a great man who loved the outdoors and giving back to Butte.
The event, which will run form 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is supported by Father Patrick Beretta, Steve Martini and Bert Jones. It helps clear and clean trails that Dr. Sorini held so dear.
Volunteers are asked to stay and work for as long as they can. They are also encouraged to wear long pants and bring their own gloves, water and nutrition. Sharing of water bottles will not be allowed, nor will wearing flip flops or open-toed shoes.
Set up and sign in will start at 10 a.m. at the top Pipestone Pass/Harding Way CDT parking area. Take HWY 2, and the area is located nine miles south of Butte. Just off the top of the pass, you will see the parking area to your right. Signage shows you the way.
At 10:15, Dave Scherbel of the United States Forest Service will discuss safety and use of different trail tools.
Groups will split up to various trails, clearing and improving drainage, cut back vegetation encroaching trails and pick up litter. If you have a rake or other trail tools, please bring it with you. Also, only those Sawyer certified will be allowed to use chainsaws.
A group will also drive up to the official Continental Divide Trail Pete S. adopt a trail section from Highlands Camp to Lime Kiln to clear trees. These volunteers will need to be Sawyer trained. A few sweepers will need to join them. Each volunteer must take his or her personal vehicle for COVID-19 safety.
Other areas needing work are the Beaver Ponds loop and the upper Thompson Park Rail bed to the trestle. People can choose Depending on skill level and knowledge of clearing etc.
Lunch will be available to those who volunteer.
Sunday, June 13 will be a backup day in case of bad weather. For questions or more information, contact Evans at (406) 498-9653.
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