Downieville Mountain Epic – August 16-18, 2024

Join SBTS on Friday, August 16 – Sunday, August 18, 2024, for our fun-filled Epic Weekend at Packer Saddle in the mountains above Downieville, where the food and beer are covered for our beloved SBTS volunteers. RSVP sooner than later as these “sell-out”!

The weekend festivities include: sleeping under the stars, riding the fine trails of Downieville, hiking, and a lot of digging in the dirt! You do not have to be a member to participate. Sign up for our newsletter, or follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts to be notified about the upcoming event.

Where to meet

We will be meeting at the Packsaddle Campground, on the Sierra Crest. Google Map.

Camping location at Packsaddle Campground.

Weekend Schedule:

The event officially kicks off Saturday, but many will arrive Friday to set up camp. The group campsite will be set up by Friday night. On Saturday, plan on arriving between 7:00 and 8:30 am.


  • 1pm – Campsite Open
  • Get your own dinner on the way in, or in town.


  • 7:30 am – Hot water available and coffee bar
  • 8:30 am – Volunteer Sign In
  • 9:00 am – Safety talk and grab your sack lunch and drink compliments of SBTS
  • 9:15 am – Depart for project site
  • 2:00 pm – Tools down and return to the meeting location
  • 4:30 pm – BBQ & Cold Beverages
  • 5:30pm – Epic Games


  • 7:30 am – Hot water available and coffee bar
  • 10 am- Adventures Depart ( we will have multiple options, loosely organized with those who know the area)

Project Description

  • More details to come when the RSVP link is posted

What is provided

  • Saturday and Sunday: Hot water (so you can make your own coffee and breakfast)
  • Sack lunch Saturday
  • Dinner Saturday night
  • Drinks (beer and non-alcoholic)

What to bring

  • Your camping gear
  • Stuff for biking, hiking or swimming & trail work
  • Water (there will be water there, but feel free to bring extra if you like)
  • Sun protection
  • Gloves, long pants, hiking shoes, and a day pack for trail work