By Steve Kruger, Executive Director, Trailkeepers of Oregon
Before the end of 2018, please consider doing the following three things:
There’s no doubt — Trailkeepers of Oregon (TKO) is on the rise. Word of our mission and dedication to the Oregon hiking experience has traveled fast, due in no small part to all of you, our supporters and volunteers.
By John Sparks, Board Member, Trailkeepers of Oregon
When winter gloom broods over Oregon’s interior, it’s good to keep an eye on the weather forecast for southern Oregon Coast towns like Brookings, Gold Beach, and Port Orford.
By Susan Schen, Crew Leader, Trailkeepers of Oregon
The Reinhart hoe is a tool used for grubbing, especially the digging and scraping of dirt by TKO volunteer crews to create and shape trail tread. Sometimes called a “rhino” or “bendy shovel,” the tool was invented in the 1970s by Gordon Reinhart, a fire and recreation officer with the US Forest Service on the Umatilla National Forest. The head of the tool is a square-ended curved shovel blade mounted at a 90-degree angle to the handle.