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 trailkeepersoforegon.org/donate. Oregon’s trails thank you!
Project Overview: There are several downed logs within a 1-mile section of the wilderness area of the Clackamas River Trail. Some of these were removed at a trail party last week. The goal of this project is to evaluate the logs for degree of difficulty: A, B, C? Determine a cut plan for safe removal, cut and remove them from the trail, and restore any tread damage. If we leave any logs, they need to be photographed with their GPS coordinates and sent to FS Ranger Rachel Drake. We will also do a short tread realignment over a root ball that is unsafe to remove from the trail.
Hiking information: We will do a scramble up a short cut that will eliminate about a mile of hiking from the Indian Henry Trailhead. Once on the trail, the hiking distance will be about 1/4 mile to the first logs. If time permits, we will return to our cars and go up to the Trailhead to work on two logs near the top.
What to expect: This is a logout. We will be working on a narrow trail with steep backslope and outslope. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all cutting will be single-bucking.
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.
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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.