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Pinnacle Ridge Trail Logout

August 2 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Donation
Logout on Mt. Hood’s Pinnacle Ridge. This trail party is by invitation only; contact Chip Andrus if you’re interested in attending.

Crew Leader: Chip Andrus

Hike Distance: About 4 miles round trip

Elevation Gain: (in ft) 1500 ft

Hike Difficulty: (Easy/Moderate/Hard) Moderate

Work Difficulty: (Easy/Moderate/Hard) Moderate

Work Description: (one sentence only. you can expand below) Logout of trail in burn area — most logs 5 to 12 inches in diameter.

Due to heightened safety policies and procedures that we are adhering to during the COVID-19 pandemic, trail party events are currently only open to volunteers who have accumulated 25 or more trail parties with TKO (volunteer days with WTA, PCTA or other trail orgs will be considered as well) and/or are in an Assistant Crew Leader/ Crew Leader position within TKO. Thank you for understanding.

If you are interested in supporting our work in the meantime, the best thing you can do to help out is make a donation at trailkeepersoforegon.org/donate. Oregon’s trails thank you!

Project Overview:

Crew leader: Chip Andrus

The Pinnacle Ridge Trail climbs up the north side of Mt. Hood and is sandwiched between the better known Elk Cover Trail to the east and the Vista trail to the west. Most of its length is through the Dollar Fire and the dead trees are now falling rapidly. The logs across the trail aren’t particularly large but there are a lot of them. We’ll focus on cutting out those logs beyond the Wilderness boundary (mile 1.4). The area is higher elevation and the trail crosses a stream but there is no shade so it may be toasty. Crew size is limited to six and is by invitation.

Hiking information:

Trail climbs steadily and steeply to the wilderness boundary. Slackens up a bit thereafter. Lots of logs to step over before getting to the wilderness boundary but nothing serious.

What to expect:

You will be asked to participate in a pre-event Zoom meeting with the rest of the crew to get to know each other and go over the safety and work expectations for the day. 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.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water (bring filter if you want to top off at stream)
  • Snacks
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)

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:

Let’s meet at the parking area for the museum in Parkdale at 8:00. It is on Clear Creek Rd near the intersection with Baseline Dr. We’ll caravan to the trailhead from there

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.

Details

Date:
August 2
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Donation
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pinnacle-ridge-trail-logout-registration-113920250536

Venue

Laurance Lake Road
Laurance Lake Road
Parkdale, OR 97041 United States
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