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McIver Trail Party – New Trail Construction

March 12 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Free

Work Party Location: Milo McIver State Park, Estacada 


Date: March 12, 2019


Overview: McIver State Park, located on the Clackamas River between Oregon City and Estacada, is a 950-acre park with camping, boating, hiking and horseback riding opportunities for its visitors. There are over 14 miles of trails for hikers and horseback riders in the park.


Project description


A new trail is being constructed in the lower section of the park. This ½ mile trail will connect the new Viewpoint trail with the older Vortex trail, and will allow hikers and trail runners to make a loop to and from the top section of the park. Currently, these hikers must walk about half a mile on a gravel road to do this loop. This new trail, which meanders through forest and then opens to a nice view of the Clackamas River and Mt. Hood, will provide a new option for park visitors. 


TKO volunteers have been working on this trail since mid-November. The entire length of preliminary tread is defined, and now work is being done to improve and  finish the final walking surface.


Hiking informationThe trail is flat and close to the gravel road, so very little hiking is necessary to get to the work areas. Because of the proximity to the gravel road, which we can access through a locked gate, we are able to move vehicles and tools along as we work, minimizing the hike and hiking time.


What to expect


You should expect to work on partially developed trail surfaces in a flat, wooded area. You may have opportunities to work with specialty tools such as a rope puller, to remove root balls from the tread surface. You will work with experienced crew leaders. No experience is necessary..


What to bring: Bring your lunch and plenty of water.  Also bring good work gloves and supportive boots


What to wear:



  • Boots (tennis shoes are not allowed)

  • Long sleeved shirts recommended

  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather

  • Eye protection is recommended (eye glasses, safety glasses, etc.)

  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses


Directions:   McIver Park is located on Springwater Road. The GPS coordinates are:


 45.298221,-122.382924


For best results, use your GPS or a map guide from your own location. Directions to the trailhead will be given to the participants prior to the work party date.

Details

Date:
March 12
Time:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mciver-trail-party-new-trail-construction-registration-57420655727

Venue

Milo McIver State Park
Milo McIver State Park
Estacada, OR 97023 United States
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