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Arizona - Coconino NF
Closed! Mogollon Trails to the Past

Dsc01427.jpg by Mark Swift, US Forest Service
General Crook Trail with Blazed Tree on Right

October 13-19, 2017

Must commit to a minimum of 3 days

Join us this fall as we search for and record historic wagon roads on the Mogollon Rim Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest! PIT volunteers and FS staff will be looking for portions of the Mormon Trail, Crook Trail, and Chavez Wagon Road. We’ll be using metal detectors to locate artifacts associated with the roads, documenting blazed trees, and recording rock features and landscapes. Volunteers are encouraged to bring metal detection equipment and tools, though this is not a requirement for selection. The Mogollon Rim District is a high elevation plateau in a ponderosa and oak forest with deep canyons, and with fir and aspen at higher elevations. Unique and interesting archaeology and amazing vistas: how can you go wrong? See you in October!

Number of openings: 15

Special skills: Volunteers must be physically capable of hiking moderate distances each day, over often difficult terrain at high altitude, and in a variety of weather conditions; previous archaeological survey, mapping, artifact identification, and metal-detecting experience helpful, but not required

Minimum age: 10 years old, under 18 with a responsible adult

Facilities: FS campgrounds and dispersed camping available on the Forest; campgrounds have vault toilets, but other amenities (such as potable water, hook-ups, etc.) may vary, and fees may apply; RV camping and/or lodge rental available at Happy Jack or Sunrise Lodge (both near survey area) at volunteer expense; convenience store/café in Happy Jack; Pine, Payson, and Flagstaff are full-service communities with hotels/motels, restaurants, and a full range of other amenities; volunteers responsible for own lodging/camping equipment, food, water, and daily transportation to designated meeting area

Nearest towns: Happy Jack, 10 miles; Pine, 35 miles; Flagstaff, 50 miles

Applications due: September 11, 2017

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