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Angel’s Rest – Scouting/brushing trail party

July 12 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Free
A chance to get out on the trail, do some brushing and get familiar with the updated trail party procedures.

Crew Leader: Jim C.

Hike Distance: up to 4.5 miles

Elevation Gain: up to 1600′ elevation gain

Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Work Difficulty: Easy

Work Description: Annual Maintenance/ Brushing

This is a chance for experienced (i.e. have previously attended a minimum of 25 trail parties) TKO volunteers to get out on the trail together and get familiar with our COVID-19 safety policies and procedures.

What to expect:

Prior to this event, you will be asked to watch a short orientation video about TKO’s new COVID-19 safety procedures, and also to participate in a Zoom meeting with the rest of the crew. This is a chance for the group to get to know each other, and go over the safety and work expectations for the day. You must also sign the TKO e-waiver and complete a personal health screening before attending this event. Details and links will be provided after you register.

You should expect to participate in this work party for its entirety. For safety reasons, please do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early.

You should expect to work on well-established trail surfaces in wooded/open areas. We will be working with trail tools, small hand saws, and brushing loppers. You will work with experienced crew leaders.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Drinking water for the entire day – minimum of 2 liters recommended
  • Snacks
  • Personal hygiene kit – must include a face mask/covering, work gloves, and hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes

What to wear:

  • Boots – please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. No tennis shoes allowed!
  • Work gloves
  • Hard hat – if available, please bring your TKO green/orange/yellow hard hat
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants
  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather

Directions:

Angel’s Rest can be reached by I-84 E, via Exit 28. The GPS coordinates are: 45.560289, -122.172700

For best results, use your GPS or a map guide from your own location. Directions to the trailhead will be given to participants prior to the trail party date.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that this trail travels through the traditional lands of the Chinook people as well as other tribes. These indigenous people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government in 1855. We are privileged to be here today & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.

EQUITY & INCLUSION: TKO seeks to make Oregon’s trails a place where people can go to connect with nature & one another. Not everyone feels safe & welcome in the outdoors due to racism, bias & hate. We commit to being part of the solution to change that. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target individuals or groups will not be tolerated by TKO, regardless of whether they are based on age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical & emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable/unsafe – interrupt directly, tell a crew leader &/or complete a post-event survey.

Venue

Angel’s Rest Trailhead
Angel's Rest Trailhead
Bridal Veil, OR 97010 United States
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