Forest trails in the Fales Flat area and the Blue Joint up the West Fork of the Bitterroot National Forest will be cleared this weekend.

The Bitter Root Back County Horsemen and the Bitterroot National Forest are joining forces to to clear tree blow down and do general trail repairs, mainly between Fales Flat and Nez Perce Pass, including Jack the Ripper Trail and the Blue Joint drainage.

The two-day work party will be Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11, according to Tod McKay of the Bitterroot forest. The public should expect work crews and horses on the trails and also at the Fales Flat group campground.

This one of the many projects the Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen have done every year for the last 40 years. Annually, the club contributes over 600 personal hours to forest work, according to McKay.