Trail #400 and Upper McCord trails are experiencing major vegetation growth, being opened up by the Eagle Creek fire. Brushing of the trail corridor and follow up tread work is needed.
Potential cancellation: This work site does experience heavy gorge winds and is in the Fire Closure area, the crew leader may decide to cancel the trail 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 trail party cancellations.
We will meet in the parking lot at 8:15 AM for a safety and tool talk and hike to the project site. In general, our focus will be the brushing of the trail tread on these two trails to remove the spring growth and make the trail safe for future crews to complete other projects. The trail has been idle for the last year and vegetation has grown over the tread.
Hiking information: We will meet at Yeon Trailhead and start our project from there. Hike through the mile-long trail working on the tread as we go. The round-trip distance is about 2-3 miles, depending on how far along we get.
What to expect: This is a closed trail in the Fire Closure area. This is a wind-sheltered area so we will not directly be in any Gorge winds. There may be tripping hazards present off the trail. It may be cold, rainy, and windy so be sure to bring extra clothes, windbreakers, an extra set of gloves, and rain gear for inclement weather. A mandatory detailed safety discussion will be held before work begins.
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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. Please consider indicating an interest in carpooling when you register, or carpooling with someone you know. Parking spaces are limited.