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August 19 2023
8:00AM - 5:00PM
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Dennis Miller


Castle Mountain Resort
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Event Series Event Series: 23rd Annual Drifter Days


Drifter Days are back – the annual, volunteer brush clearing / thinning days on the Drifter run hosted by the Castle Community. 

Volunteers should meet at the Castle Mountain Resort maintenance shop at 8:00 AM (access via North Road).  There will be a brief safety meeting before we leave for the top of the mountain. If you can’t be on time be 5 minutes early.


  • The mission for Drifter Days is to clear out deadfall on the Slopes. Your knees & legs (and friends) will thank you for removing the dangers that hide below snow on these slopes.
  • Split into work groups based on the number of people that show up.
  • 1 – 2 helpers per person with a saw.
  • We’ll have a little food and re-hydration at the end of the day at the T-Bar Pub
  • Alternative Help – if you don’t want or are unable to work on the slope or don’t have much time, we could use help with the following:
    • Truck to transport equipment and volunteers
    • Driving the crew to the top of the mountain in the morning
    • Picking up the crew from Cinch Traverse at the end of the day
    • Monitoring the radio during the day


  • lunch and lots of water
  • work gloves
  • hat
  • protective glasses, if you have them
  • ear protection, if you have some, we’ll round up some ear plugs as well
  • good solid footwear – work boots, hiking boots, etc. We will be working in rough terrain and on steep slopes
  • suitable clothes for rough work – no shorts
  • Chain saw if you have one
    • It always works out better if you operate your own saw, please make sure it is sharpened and bring the correct file to sharpen the chain, the wrench and screwdriver for the saw
    • Only bring enough gas and oil for the day, no extra.
  • Required – protective chainsaw pants for those running equipment
  • Radio – if you have access to a radio with a hill channel please bring it.

Bring a friend and pass the word along that we can use all the help we can get.

Feel free to let Dennis Miller know if you can attend or if you have any questions you can email him at d516miller@gmail.com.

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