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RESCHEDULED: Gorge Trail 400 Trail Party – Wahclella/Elowah section

July 3 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Free
Join TKO as we perform spring maintenance on trail 400!

Crew Leader: Drew Stock

Max Size of Crew: 12

Hike Distance: approx. 3 miles round trip

Elevation Gain: (in ft) approx. 300

Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Work Difficulty: Easy

Work Description: TKO continues to perform seasonal maintenance on the 400 trail in the Gorge

Project Overview:

Expect to use loppers and hand saws to brush, and grub tools to mitigate slough and re-establish winter damaged tread.

Hiking information:

Hiking in from the Wahclella end of Trail 400, headed west to continue maintenance work. Elevation gain is minimal.

What to expect:

You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours preceding the event. The crew leader for this event will verify that you have done both of these requirements at the trailhead before the party begins. Your pre-event emails will contain further details and links for both of these requirements.

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 drinking 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 be meeting at the Tooth Rock trailhead of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, accessible via Exit 40 of I-84. Link to GPS coordinates on Google Maps

COVID-19 Procedures **Please follow all civil authority restrictions for your community. **

In accordance with civil authority restrictions and land manager requirements for safety considerations, the following policies are currently in place:

• All volunteers will watch the TKO COVID-19 Safety Lab, a broad safety orientation of TKO Safety Policy & Procedures for a COVID-19 Environment. Link will be provided in your registration confirmation.

• All volunteers must administer a health self-evaluation prior to attending in-person volunteer events (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html).

• All volunteers will read and sign the TKO Volunteer Waiver updated for COVID-19 for release and indemnity of TKO and the land manager partner. Link will be provided in your registration confirmation.

• Volunteers must bring their own cloth masks/face coverings, hand sanitizer

• No carpools will be arranged by TKO for the time being.

For a complete list of Covid specific safety measures, see our safety manual, available here.

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:
July 3
Time:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail – Tooth Rock Trailhead
I84 - Exit 40
Cascade Locks, OR 97014 United States
+ Google Map

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