- February 07, 2019
- Posted by Madison
One of the highlights of our month in the field was our work and camp at Up-Up Lookout in Superior. This experience certainly tested the members of our crew who were afraid of heights because they had to climb 40ft up three flights of stairs to get to the top, but it was worth the work. The views from the top were amazing; you could see into Idaho and we got to witness firsthand the growing amount of smoke coming in from the region.
There was a lot of work to be done in and around the lookout. The inside needed painting and the flooring needed to be replaced. There was plenty of staining to do to the railing and stairs up to the Lookout. Around the base, rock work was required to build a 30ft stair out of natural resources, along with maintenance of the existing trail that led from the campsites to the stair. Lastly, there were some campsite renovations to complete which included building a new picnic table and installing a new fire ring.
Even though there was a lot of work to be done, we had multiple employees and volunteers from the Forest Service, and we also worked alongside a Forest Service YCC Crew from Superior. This project taught the crew so much, from carpentry to rock work to trail mechanics, and allowed members to network with one another and with a number of professionals that they worked alongside throughout the week. Overall, the experience left everyone with new knowledge and new networks for future opportunities.
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