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.
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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.
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:
What to wear:
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.
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