Chip Andrus will be leading this work party.
TKO is constructing a new trail at Punchbowl Falls County Park in the upper Hood River valley. It is a beautiful area with large trees, steep slopes, boulders, landslides, downed logs, springs, and brush. The trail follows the East Fork of the Hood River upstream and is about 1600 feet long. The trail route was laid out recently in a previous work party. The purpose of this work party is to clear the trail corridor of downed trees.
There are a total of 16 downed trees in the trail corridor, ranging from 9″ to 21″ in diameter. The plan is to take these out using cross cut saws. We will be led by two certified sawyers, so should be able to run two 2-person saws. In addition many of the smaller trees can be handled with our smaller 21” coronas. Here’s the break-down of tree sizes:
Diameter / Count
9-10″ / 7
12-15″ / 7
21″ / 2
What to expect:
Expect to hike 1/3 mile each way and work on uneven, steep terrain through wet brush. This work party is not open to the general public and all team members will have had some degree of cross-cut experience.
As of Feb 6 there’s 6” of snow on the ground at Punchbowl Falls. If we are very lucky the weather will warm up and the snow will melt before our scheduled date. At this point this does not look likely, so be prepared for a change of date. We’ll push back the date if the weather is too inclement.
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