Join other TKO volunteers on the popular Clackamas River Trail. The trail is 8 miles in length and follows the Clackamas River from Indian Henry trailhead downriver to Fish Creek trailhead, located just off of Hwy 224, 16 miles south of Estacada. Pup Creek Falls, located at the 4-mile mark from either trailhead, is a common destination point for hikers. The trail is in need of general maintenance of tread and drainage.
Dates: May 8-11, 2019 8:30am-3:30 pm.
- Maintenance of the lower half of the trail, from Pup Creek downriver to the Fish Creek trailhead. We will be fixing tread creep from the backslopes on this steep trail, improving drainage, and repairing tread where needed.
- You will be working on an existing trail surface in steep terrain. You may have opportunities to work with specialty tools such as a rope puller, as needed to do the work. You will work with experienced crew leaders. No experience is necessary.
You can select one of these two options:
- You can choose to hike in with a crew leader and camp at the 3-mile mark from the Fish Creek trailhead and work on the upper part of the section described above. To participate in this group, you will need to commit to staying for the entire duration of this trail party.
- You can choose to camp at Fish Creek Campground, near the trailhead, and hike in and out each day. Volunteers in this group can come for one or more days.
Hiking distance will vary day by day.
The backcountry camping group will hike up to 5 miles the first day (3 miles to camp, a mile to the worksite, and then back to camp. The hiking distance will decrease each day as you move down trail toward camp but will not be more than 2 miles round trip.
The group that starts from the campground will hike in 3 miles the first day to begin work, for a 6-mile round trip. This distance will decrease each day as you move down trail toward the trailhead.
For a good description of the trail and its elevation gain/loss, go to this Oregon Hikers link: https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Pup_Creek_Falls_Hike
What to bring:
- Gear and supplies appropriate to the number of days you plan to work, and whether or not you will be backpacking in or staying at the campground.
- Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
- Cooking stove
- Personal items
- Clothes for the weather and number of days you are staying—long pants, long sleeves, layers, and rain gear
- Bug repellant
- Water filter if backpacking
- All volunteers will need to bring:
- A day pack and a water bottle—2 liters required (water will be available at the Fish Creek Campground)
- Good work gloves and supportive boots (tennis shoes are not allowed)
- Jacket and clothes for the evening if camping
- We may have a portable propane shower available at the campground
- Eye protection is recommended (eye glasses, safety glasses, etc.)
- TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses
- Directions will be provided to volunteers at least 48 hours prior to the trail party.
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