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Juniper Hills Trail Party – Volunteer Vacation

June 18 at 8:00 am - June 22 at 2:30 pm

Free

Volunteer Vacation at Juniper Hills

Crew Leader: Curtis Smith
Hike Distance:  up to 4 mile round trip
Elevation Gain: 300′
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Work Difficulty: Moderate
Work Description: New Trail Construction
Keywords: new trail, desert trail, vacation, camping

Please join us for this very special event done in partnership with The Nature Conservancy.

This is a multi-day camping event to create new trails on the Juniper Hills Nature Preserve in Central Oregon.

https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/juniper-hills/

You provide a tent and sleeping bag and we’ll provide the rest.

  • June 18-22, Thursday to Monday

  • Camping at the Preserve Headquarters

  • Food provided and cooked, from breakfast Thursday morning through lunch Monday.

  • Sunday includes a hike up to Brooke Springs and White Hills

Juniper Hills features some unique and spectacular geology and ecology. We will be building a hiking trail to a beautiful range of painted hills.

What to bring:

  • Camping gear (cooking gear not needed), this will be car camping

  • Water bottle for during the day

What to wear:

  • Hiking Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. Tennis shoes are not recommended! Open-toed shoes will not be allowed.)

  • Work gloves (loaner gloves available)

  • Long-sleeved shirts and pants

  • Rain gear just in case

  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses

Tools, instructions, and teaching about building desert trails provided by Trailkeepers.

If you’re interested, there is a preliminary, one-day event on April 4 where we will be laying out and flagging the route for this event. You can register for that event by clicking here.

Directions: 26 miles East of Prineville Oregon on Hwy 380 (Paulina Hwy). Three to four hour drive from Portland, 1 hour from Bend. Detailed directions will be provided via email to those that sign up.

Please contact the crew leader, curtis.smith@trailkeepersoforegon.org, if you have questions. Some spots available for shorter stays but priority is given to those that can do more of the event.  If you have not gotten permission for a shorter period signing up for this event will assume you will be there for all 5 days!  Please don’t take a spot from someone who can stay the entire time.  Camping available Wednesday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 22 nights to allow for travel days.

Details

Start:
June 18 at 8:00 am
End:
June 22 at 2:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juniper-hills-volunteer-vacation-registration-94555147993

Venue

Juniper Hills Nature Preserve
SE Paulina Hwy
Post, OR 97130 United States
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