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POSTPONED: Builders Keepers – Intro to Trail Stewardship at Oneonta

December 18, 2021 at 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Free
TKO welcomes supporters in learning about trail stewardship at Oneonta, a freshly restored trail from the Eagle Creek fire!

TKO Legacy Builders end of year giving campaign starts November 1st, Week 7 runs 12/13-12/19. Anyone who participates in this event gets access to a number of incentives from our partner Danner & 10 Barrel – Learn more here.

Crew Leader: Tom & Tom

Hike Distance: 4-5 miles roundtrip

Elevation Descent/Gain: < 600ft

Hike Difficulty: Moderate, uneven terrain

Work Difficulty: n/a

Project Overview:

TKO welcomes our supporters to experience a morning of learning about trail stewardship at Oneonta trail and how TKO has continued to rebuild trails damaged by the Eagle Creek fire. We will end the morning with a lunch out on trail at Triple Falls before heading back to the trailhead. Currently this trail is closed, but it is our understanding that it may be opened by 12/18. We will be able to go opened/closed, but stay tuned as we get closer for details.

Hiking information:

The hike along the trail to Triple Falls for just less than 2 miles, climbing about 600 feet in elevation with some steep switchbacks along the last third of the trail. If the trail is open by the time of this event, folks are welcome to check out with the crew leader and continue up to the Franklin Ridge Junction and beyond. Otherwise, the TKO leaders will have lunch at the falls and head back by 2PM.

What to expect:

You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours proceeding the event. The crew leader for this event will verify that you have done both of these requirements at the trailhead before the party begins. Your pre-event emails will contain further details and links for both of these requirements. Winter weather may cause the event to be postponed, be watching you email for updates all the way up to 7AM the morning of the event.

What to bring:

  • Lunch, Snacks
  • Plenty of water
  • Trekking poles

What to wear:

  • Boots or sturdy trail runners (light tennis shoes are not recommended)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants, gaiters recommended
  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather

Directions: We’ll meet at the trailhead to Horsetail Falls.

COVID-19 Procedures **Please follow all civil authority restrictions for your community. **

In accordance with civil authority restrictions and land manager requirements for safety considerations, the following policies are currently in place:

• All volunteers will watch in the TKO COVID-19 Safety Lab, a broad safety orientation of TKO Safety Policy & Procedures for a COVID-19 Environment. Link will be provided in your registration confirmation.

• All volunteers must administer a health self-evaluation prior to attending in-person volunteer events (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html).

• All volunteers will read and sign the TKO Volunteer Waiver updated for COVID-19 for release and indemnity of TKO and the land manager partner. Link will be provided in your registration confirmation.

• Volunteers must bring their own cloth masks and hand sanitizer.

For a complete list of Covid specific safety measures, see our safety manual, available here.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes. In every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government at various times from 1853 – 1871. 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.

Venue

Horsetail Falls
Historic Columbia River Highway
Cascade Locks, OR 97014 United States
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