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Gorge 400 Trail

October 17 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Donation
Join us on some serious brushing and tread work on the Gorge 400 trail.

Crew Leader: Emily VanCleve

Hike Distance: Up to

Elevation Gain: Up to 1000

Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Work Difficulty:Moderate

Work Description: Brush work and tread repair on the Gorge 400 trail.

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:

We will be doing seasonal brushing and tread work on the Gorge 400 trail.

Hiking information:

We will be hiking on the closed Gorge 400 trail, which is extremely overgrown. and presents many tripping hazards. There will be less than a mile hike from the parking location.

What to expect:

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.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. No tennis shoes allowed!)
  • Work gloves (loaner gloves available)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses

Directions

We will meet at the Tooth-rock Trailhead: Star Route, Cascade Locks, OR 97014, GPS coordinates: 45°38’04.0″N 121°56’53.2″W

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.

Details

Date:
October 17
Time:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Donation
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gorge-400-trail-registration-123710183489

Organizer

Trailkeepers of Oregon
Email:
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Venue

Gorge Trail #400
Gorge Trail #400
Cascade Locks, OR 97014 United States
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