The Pole Creek Guard Station, constructed in 1909, is located on the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA) and is the oldest standing Forest Service structure on the Sawtooth National Forest. Although some restoration work was accomplished in 1989 and the building was evaluated and found eligible for placement on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), the structure is still in need of some more TLC. This will be "Phase II" of the ongoing restoration efforts and, during this year's project, we'll be focused on re-daubing between the Station's logs and re-chinking where needed. The SNRA consists of 756,000 acres of beautiful mountainous scenery, over 700 miles of trails, 40 peaks rising over 10,000 feet and 300-plus high-elevation alpine lakes that add to the spectacular scenery and vistas. Hiking, backpacking, fishing, boating and canoeing, rafting, observing nature, photography, and bicycling can be taken on in your time "off the clock!" We hope you'll join us this summer to put the polish on this historic guard station, and take in some breathtaking scenery while you're at it!