TKO recognizes that we are navigating health safety challenges we have never seen before.  With guidance from safety experts, medical ADVISORS and RECOMMENDATIONS from our land manager partners, we are engaging in limited in-person volunteer activities with a keen eye towards safe, healthy practices.  

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Cascade Head scouting

August 29, 2020 at 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Scout Cascade Head trail in preparation for trail parties.

Crew Leader: Elaine Keavney

Hike Distance: 5 miles

Elevation Gain:600′

Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Work Difficulty: Easy

Work Description: We will hike the entire trail, bottom to top, and back, to evaluate and prioritize trail party work needs.

Due to heightened safety policies and procedures that we are adhering to during the COVID-19 pandemic, trail party events are currently only open to volunteers who have accumulated 25 or more trail parties with TKO (volunteer days with WTA, PCTA or other trail orgs will be considered as well) and/or are in an Assistant Crew Leader/ Crew Leader position within TKO. Thank you for understanding.

If you are interested in supporting our work in the meantime, the best thing you can do to help out is make a donation at Oregon’s trails thank you!

Project Overview: The Forest Service in the Siskiyou Forest has given TKO permission to begin work with our established COVID-19 safety protocols. In preparation for upcoming trail parties, we will scout the entire trail, mapping with GPS and taking photos of areas that need work. This will help us to prioritize our work on this trail segment.

We will hike the entire trail from bottom to top and back down again.

You will be asked to participate in a pre-event Zoom meeting with the rest of the crew to get to know each other and go over the safety and work expectations for the day. 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.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)
  • Your own personal logging equipment
  • Your own personal sanitation equipment and face covering

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. No tennis shoes allowed!)
  • Work gloves (loaner gloves available)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses

Directions: Directions to the meeting point will be provided in an email 48 hours prior to the event.

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.

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 the post-event survey.


August 29, 2020
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Cascade Head Trail-North Trailhead
Cascade Head Trail - North Trailhead
Cascade Head, OR 97368 United States
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