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Cascade Head Trail Party

February 28 at 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Free
Back to work on restoring this 2.3 mile segment of the Oregon Coast Trail

Crew Leader: Pat & Elaine Keavney

Hike Distance: up to 2 miles round trip

Elevation Gain: 500′

Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Work Difficulty: Moderate

Work Description: We will do work necessary to prepare the trail for opening.

**Please follow all civil authority restrictions for your community, email brandon.tigner@trailkeepersoforegon.org to be approved for participation following our safety policy and procedures.**

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

• All volunteers will participate in the TKO COVID-19 Safety Lab, a broad safety orientation of TKO Safety Policy & Procedures for a COVID-19 Environment.

• All volunteers will attend a digital safety briefing the Monday before the event.

• All volunteers must administer a 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.

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

• Tools will be sanitized prior to the event, and will not be shared throughout the day.

• No carpools will be arranged by TKO for the time being.

Project Overview: Two main jobs need to be done: complete the new trail segment at the top that will align the south and north segments of the Cascade Head trail (first 600′), and repair a segment of trail about half a mile from the upper trailhead that was damaged by a tree fall.

Hiking information: All of the necessary work is within 3/4 mile of the upper trailhead. The new trail segment is right at the trailhead. The trail does steadily downhilll from our starting point.

What to expect:

This is a 2-day event. You can register for one or both days. Camping will be available. 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 (not provided by TKO)
  • Safety Glasses

What to wear:

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

Directions: Will be provided to registrants 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.

Details

Date:
February 28
Time:
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cascade-head-trail-party-registration-135429718935

Venue

Cascade Head – North Trailhead
Cascade Head - North Trailhead
Otis, OR 97368 United States
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