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Salmon River Trail 3-Day Logout BCST

June 14 at 8:00 am - June 16 at 3:30 pm

This back country service trip (BCST) will be a “house cleaning” of upper Salmon River Trail #742 from the east ; a 3-day backpacking trip.

Crew Leaders: Hope M., Guy H.

Hike Distance: up to 5 mi per day

Elevation Gain: 1000ft

Hike Difficulty: Hard

Work Difficulty: Hard/Moderate

Work Description: Crosscut Logout, tread work

Project Overview:

The biggest thing to be aware of at this point is we’re not quite sure what we’ll find just yet. We are planning to scout the trail a week or so before this trip, and will have more information then. For now, we’re assuming (based on the lower section of the SRT) that there will be a fair number of trees down and sections of tread that’ll need some work. Volunteers will receive more information after the scouting trip, one week before this trailparty.

What we do know is 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.

Bring your personal saw kit (wedges, axe, pruning saws, lopers, etc}. We will carry tread tools (pick mattock, other…). Depending on how many people we have sign up, we’ll divide into 2 or 3 teams.

If you have questions about this event, please contact guy.hamblen@trailkeepersoforegon.org or hope.mckee@trailkeepersoforegon.org

Hiking information:

This trail follows the Salmon River Trail from the east parking lot. USFS vehicle pass is required. We will enter at the east end of the trail, near Trillium Lake, hike downhill until we meet the river, heading west to our campsite at Wolf Creek.

COVID-19 Information:

**You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event, provide proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test result, and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours preceding the event.** The crew leader for this event will verify that you have completed these requirements at the trailhead safety talk before the trail party begins. The registration confirmation and pre-event emails will contain further details and links.

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.

Potential cancellation:

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.

What to bring:

  • Lunch for 3 days.
  • Plenty of water/filtration system.
  • Snacks.
  • Gloves/safety glasses .
  • Food and snacks for 3 days (two nights).
  • Everything you need for a 2-night backpacking trip.

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. No tennis shoes allowed!).
  • Work gloves.
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather.
  • TKO can supply hard hats.
  • Extra warm clothes. It might get chilly at night.

Directions

Head east on US26 toward Government Camp. Shortly after Timberline Road, turn right at the Trillium Lake Snopark. We will meet in the parking lot and caravan to the 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.

Venue

Upper Salmon River Trail
90312 Mt Hood Hwy
Government Camp, OR 97028 United States
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