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Jackpot Meadows Brushing Trail Party – Mt Hood

August 13 at 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Free
Join TKO as we clear the trail of overgrown brush and remove some small trees from the Jackpot Meadows Trail #492.

Crew Leader: Mark W.

Max Size of Crew: 12

Hike Distance: Up to 3 miles

Elevation Gain: (in ft) 300

Hike Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Work Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Work Type: Brushing and Tread

Project Information:

We will meet where Forest Service Road 58 crosses the Jackpot Meadows Trail and begin to clear overgrown brush while heading south towards the Pacific Crest Trail. If time allows, we will hike north of Forest Service Road 58 on the Jackpot Meadows Trail and clear the brush as we go. We will be using hand saws, loppers, and tread tools to clear the trail of brush and fix drainage issues. No experience is necessary.

(Please email mark.wattier@trailkeepersoforegon.org or vito.perrone@trailkeepersoforegon.org if you have any questions)

You should plan to participate in this trail party for its entirety. For safety reasons, please do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early.

COVID-19 Information:

**You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event, provide proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test result, 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 completed these requirements at the trailhead safety talk before the trail party begins. The registration confirmation and pre-event emails will contain further details and links.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. Tennis shoes are not recommended and may not be allowed.)
  • Work gloves.
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear, insulating layers, sun protection, etc. as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO can supply hard hats and safety glasses if needed. (Please let us know if you need to borrow PPE)

Directions:

Directions will be supplied to registrants via email 48 hours before event. Currently, there is no access to this area via Hwy 224, and must be accessed from Hwy 26 and Skyline Road.

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 and we express gratitude to these tribes and their descendents for being the original and continuing stewards of these spaces.

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 or welcome in the outdoors due to issues that include racism, bias, and hate. We commit to being part of the solution to this problem and to enact change. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target any individual or group 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, socioeconomic status.

PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical and emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, you may: interrupt directly, tell a crew leader, and/or inform TKO staff via the post-event survey.

Details

Date:
August 13
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jackpot-meadows-brushing-trail-party-mt-hood-registration-390622882557

Venue

Jackpot Meadow Trail #492
84QW56QJ+2R
84QW56QJ+2R, OR 97049 United States
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