This will be an arduous work party and a somewhat longer workday than usual. It’s suitable for hardy folks used to long hikes and experienced in trail work and overnight camping. Please consider your fitness level before signing up! Overnight volunteers will need to carry all their backpacking gear plus tools. We will be following Leave No Trace principles.
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This trail is a very popular “easy” hiking trail that gets a lot of visitor traffic. Starting at the east end, our goal is to remove winter logfall beyond the 3 mile mark to Kinzel Creek.
This will be a 3-day logout on the Salmon River Trail #742, starting midway with access from Linney Camp and NF Rd 240. We will camp over at/near Linney Creek on the north side of the Salmon River trail. We will ford Salmon River (really a “rock hop” due to very low water levels). 1st day: leave at 8:30am, drive in and setup camp, then logout in the afternoon. 2nd and 3rd days: logout to Kinzel Creek, then return to camp by 1 pm, pack up and then hike out on the last day. See a CalTopo map at https://caltopo.com/m/0QR7
You will have to be prepared for an overnight camp next to the Salmon River. So plenty of food, tent and sleeping bag, and extra clothes. And rain gear…but it’s not going to rain.
Bring your personal saw kit (wedges, axe, pruning saws, lopers, etc}. We will carry tread tools (pick mattock, other…).
This trail follows the Salmon River Trail from the east parking lot. USFS vehicle pass is required. We will park at Linney Camp, hike 1/4 mi., cross the SRT, and then setup camp on the northside of the river. Each day we will remove recent logfall east and west on the SRT from our campsite.
What to expect:
You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours proceeding the event. The crew leader for this event will verify that you have done both of these requirements at the trailhead before the party begins. Your pre-event emails will contain further details and links for both of these requirements.
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.
Because this is “fire season”, we will carefully monitor USFS forest closure zones. The crew leaders may decide to cancel the work party the day before based on forecasted weather conditions. We will not work in high winds and may also decide not to work in rain. Volunteers are advised to check their emails the night before in case there are unanticipated work party cancellations.
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From Sandy OR, east to Government Camp then south on US26 towards Bend. Approx 11 mi south from Gov’t Camp, turn west (right)on NF-42 (Skyline Rd) toward Timothy Lake. Approx 4 mi turn right on FS58 (Abbot Road). Go approx 2 mi and stop near the entrance to Little Crater Lake Campgroun. We will then caravan to the Jenny Creek Camp trailhead.
Rest room facilities at the Rest Stop off SR26 at Government Camp.
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.