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CANCELLED: Punchbowl Falls Trail Logout — Cancelled Due to Snow

February 21 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Chip Andrus will be leading this work party.


Overview:


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.


Project description:


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.


Potential postponement/cancellation:  


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.


What to bring:



  • Lunch

  • Plenty of water

  • Any crosscut tools that you may have (saws, axes, wedges)


What to wear:



  • Boots

  • Work gloves

  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.

  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather

  • Hard hat

  • Eye protection (glasses, sunglasses, or safety glasses).


Directions:


https://goo.gl/maps/iV3TmpRagb92



  • Take exit 62 for US-30/Westcliff Drive toward W Hood River, go 0.2 mi

  • Turn right onto US-30 E, go 0.2 mi

  • Turn right onto Mt Adams Ave. Mt Adams Ave turns slightly right and becomes Wine Country Ave, go 0.3 mi

  • Continue onto Country Club Rd, go 2.8 mi

  • Turn left onto Barrett Dr, go 1.2 mi

  • Turn right onto OR-281 S, go 2.0 mi

  • Turn right to stay on OR-281 S, go 6.3 mi

  • Slight right onto Lost Lake Rd, go 0.2 mi

  • Turn right onto Punchbowl Rd, go 1.1 mi to large pullout on right



Venue

Punchbowl Falls County Park
Punchbowl Falls Rd
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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