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Crosscut Certification Practice Test

April 20 at 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Crew Leaders:  Pat Keavney and Guy Hamblen

Overview:  This practice certification is for TKO participants who have taken a Basic Saw Course (PCTA or other) AND who are signed up for the PCTA Wind River Sawyer certification test on 27-28 April.  Only TKO preregistered volunteers will be accepted for tthis event, but keep an eye on registrations as cancelations can happen and spots would open until 6PM the night before the event.

Potential cancellation:  This work site does experience heavy gorge winds, the crew leader may decide to cancel the work party the day before based on weather conditions. We will not work in high winds, excessive rain/heat, or potential ice events.  Volunteers are advised to check their emails the night before in case there are unanticipated work party cancellations.

Project description:  Our goal is to simulate the Sawyer Crosscut Certification test so you will gain insight as to what to expect and typical questions you might be asked.  We will use the USFS Crosscut Sawyer evaluation form and provide feedback and areas to work on prior to your actual certification evaluation.  Please review all required materials at the PCTA Saw Training and Certification website.

Hiking information:  We will park at the John B. Yeon wayside lot and hike the 1/2 mile to the worksite. 

What to expect:  We will be working on the Ainsworth #400 trail in a closed area. We will have to monitor for hikers below the work area on the hiker-biker pathway. It may be cold and windy so be sure to bring extra clothes, windbreakers, an extra set of gloves, and rain gear for inclement weather. A mandatory detailed logout safety discussion will be held before work begins.

What to bring: Bring your lunch, snacks and plenty of water. An extra set of clothes to change into at the end of the day is a good idea, as we will be working in a potentially muddy area.

What to wear:

  • Boots (tennis shoes are not allowed)

  • Sturdy work gloves (more than one pair is a good idea)

  • Long sleeved shirts and long pants required

  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather

  • Eye protection is recommended (eye glasses, safety glasses, etc.)

  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses

Directions:  Take I-84 E/US-30 East to exit 35 from I-84 E/US-30 E.  At the stop sign, make a left east then in 100 yds a right onto the Frontage Rd.  Approx. 2.1 miles east, stop at the John B. Yeon trailhead parking.  Don’t get back onto I-84.  


April 20
8:00 am - 3:00 pm


John B. Yeon State Park
John B. Yeon State Park
Cascade Locks, OR 97014 United States
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