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Milo McIver State Park

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

Free
We will be mostly peeling logs and making stakes. And possibly cutting a couple downed trees.

Crew Leader: Pat K, Elaine K.

Hike Distance: at trailhead

Elevation Gain: minimal

Hike Difficulty: easy

Work Difficulty: moderate

Project Overview:

At the lower end of the Viewpoint Trail, a grove of small fir trees experienced significant blowdown in last winter’s wind and ice storms. This wood is excellent for use in turnpike construction or other projects where small diameter logs are needed. Most of these trees have been cut in previous trail parties into 12′ lengths. We will work within this grove of trees to cut any remaining logs into 12′ lengths, spending most of the day peeling them, making stakes from smaller diameter logs, and stacking them in such a way as to preserve them for later use.

Hiking information:

Work will be done within a few hundred feet of the parking area.

What to expect:

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.

You will be working with experienced sawyers and trail crew leaders to cut, peel, and store the logs. We will be working on the ground so you may want to consider padding for your knees.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Face mask

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: Milo McIver State Park is located on Springwater Road between Oregon City and Estacada. Directions to the trailhead will be provided 48 hours prior to the event.

COVID-19 Information:

**You will be asked to electronically sign an 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.

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 throughout history. We are privileged to volunteer on these lands & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.

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 a post-event survey.

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.

Details

Date:
February 3
Time:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/milo-mciver-state-park-registration-254635310067

Venue

Milo McIver State Park
South Springwater Road
Estacada, OR 97023 United States
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