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Lower Larch Mt. Trail Logout / Trail 400

November 9, 2020 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Logout of Larch Mt. Trail #441 up to the junction with Wahkeena Trail #420. POSSIBLY ALSO Logout of Trail 400 heading east from Trail 441.

Crew Leader: Pete Reagan

Hike Distance: 4-6 miles

Elevation Gain: 1200′ – 1600′

Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Work Difficulty: Moderate

Work Description: Logout


In the days of C-19 we ask for a little more experience leading into your first volunteer event. Since we’ve added mitigations of risk around physical distancing, our volunteer leaders are not as able to hover about and answer hands-on questions throughout the trail party. And if an emergency does develop, we need our participants to be even more aware of our safety procedures. Don’t worry, trailkeeping is for everybody and we made it easy to get going.

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LATE-BREAKING NEWS: With the new restriction of 6 folks total per work party, the plan is that if we have more than 6 attendees we will split into 2 separate work parties with one heading east on Trail 400, clearing trees. The other will head up the Larch Mt. trail as described below.


Project Overview:

We’ll scout the Larch Mountain trail #441 starting at Multnomah falls and remove any trees we find. This trail hasn’t been scouted since the COVID closure, so although we expect to find down trees we really don’t know what is there. The plan is to get as far as the junction with Wahkeena Trail #420 at 1.8 miles but it is possible that we could go beyond this to the junction with Multnomah Basin Road at 2.8 miles. The Larch Mountain Trail has been cleared from the top down to this road junction. Brushing will be our backup activity if we don’t find enough logs to keep us busy.

Our Saw leads for the day will be Tom L, Jane K, Joan K, and Emily.

The photo above is from our last logout where some of us got a break from cutting trees to do a little drainage work. Sadly, Pete informs me there are no swamps to drain along Monday’s route. But who knows? We often encounter the unexpected on these trips.

What to Expect:

Monday is projected to be dry but chilly, so dress accordingly (and, this being the NW in November be prepared for rain anyway). There is poison oak along this trail, so keep your eyes open for that and try to avoid it.

What to bring:

  • Lunch, Plenty of water, Snacks, Gloves, Hardhat, Eye Protection, Face covering, Personal sanitation kit
  • Your own logging equipment if you have it (Handsaws, Axes, Wedges)

What to wear:

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

Directions: **NOTE MEETING LOCATION CHANGE**We have been invited to park in the Employee Lot of Multnomah Falls Lodge which is the lot on the east side of Multnomah Creek. From Hwy 84 take exit 28 and drive east ~3.2 miles to Multnomah Falls Lodge. Park just across the bridge. We have been requested to back in to park.

If you prefer you can drive to the large parking area at exit 31 of Hwy 84 instead and walk through the underpass. We will meet in the employee parking area.


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.


November 9, 2020
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Multnomah Falls Lodge Employee Parking Lot on Historic Columbia River Hwy
53000 East, Historic Columbia River Hwy
Bridal Veil, OR 97010 United States
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