Retired Smokejumpers Carry on Legacy of Service
July 19, 2018
OVANDO - This week, retired smokejumpers returned to Seeley Lake, an area that many of them have a deep connection with, to continue to do work that protects and maintains public lands by volunteering for the Forest Service.
The retired jumpers who volunteer their time on trail maintenance are called TRAMPS, Trail Restoration and Maintenance Program Specialists. This week they updated important infrastructural elements at the North Fork Trailhead.
According to Barry Hicks, the squad's leader, everyone brings their own tools to use on the project. The work done by the volunteers helps the Fo...