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Central Coast – Camp Westwind 2-Day Trail Building Campout

July 23 at 9:30 am - July 24 at 3:30 pm

Free
Kick-off new development of an educational trail at the Camp Westwind!

Crew Leader: Emily A., Susan S.

Max Size of Crew: 12

Hike Distance: <3 miles

Elevation Gain: <500 feet

Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Work Difficulty: Moderate

Work Type: Flag line clearing

Project Information:

We are kicking off construction of a new educational ‘Raindrop to Sea’ trail at Camp Westwind! We’ll be using loppers and saws to clear the trail corridor along the newly flagged trail alignment. We’ll also do some trail design and route flagging using a clinometer to assure a sustainable grade. This will allow future crews to assess the alignment, make any corrections, and then to begin clearing duff and debris and shaping the final trail surface.

*Self-supported overnight car camping is available for the night of the 23rd at Fraser Farm on the Westwind property. Outhouse facility available. Feel free to come and camp out, book your own accommodation at nearby Neskowin or Lincoln City, or join for a single day.

Hiking information:

We will be hiking roughly 3/4 miles (with around 400′ elevation gain) to the start of the new trail alignment. As this is a not-yet built trail, please expect to be walking through forest undergrowth, bushes, and on uneven ground.

COVID-19 Information:

**You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event, provide proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test result, and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours preceding the event.** The crew leader for this event will verify that you have completed these requirements at the trailhead safety talk before the trail party begins. The registration confirmation and pre-event emails will contain further details and links.

What to bring:

  • Meals (and packable sack lunches for on-the-trail)
  • Plenty of water (hose available at camp but bring plenty of drinking water)
  • Snacks
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)
  • Camping gear

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. Tennis shoes are not recommended and may not be allowed.)
  • Work gloves (loaner gloves available)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear, insulating layers, sun protection, etc. as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats, safety glasses, and tools

Directions:

Directions will be supplied to registrants via email 48 hours before 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 and we express gratitude to these tribes and their descendents for being the original and continuing stewards of these spaces.

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 or welcome in the outdoors due to issues that include racism, bias, and hate. We commit to being part of the solution to this problem and to enact change. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target any individual or group 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, socioeconomic status.

PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical and emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, you may: interrupt directly, tell a crew leader, and/or inform TKO staff via the post-event survey.

Details

Start:
July 23 at 9:30 am
End:
July 24 at 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/central-coast-camp-westwind-2-day-trail-building-campout-registration-375453239747

Venue

Camp Westwind
Camp Westwind/Fraser Farm
Otis, OR 97368 United States
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