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Salmon RiverTrail #742 (West) Crosscut Logout

June 1 at 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

This will be spring “house cleaning” of a 3 mile section of the heavily-visited Salmon River Trail #742 near Welches, OR
This will be spring “house cleaning” of a 3 mile section of the heavily-visited Salmon River Trail #742 near Welches, OR

Crew Leaders: Guy H.

Hike Distance: up to 7 mi R/T

Elevation Gain: 800ft

Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Work Difficulty: Moderate

Work Description: Crosscut Logout

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 5 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.

If you are interested in supporting our work in the meantime, the best thing you can do to help out is make a donation at trailkeepersoforegon.org/donate. Oregon’s trails thank you!

Project Overview:

This trail is a very popular “easy” hiking trail and gets a lot of visitor traffic. Our goal is to remove winter logfall. We have a major 3-log “mess” at 2.5 miles to remove. No previous crosscut experience is required-you can learn “on the job”!

Bring your personal saw kit (wedges, axe, etc) plus your personal crosscut if you have one. We will have a tailgate crosscut safety briefing session (about 1/2 hr) before hiking the trail.

Hiking information:

This trail follows the Salmon River Trail from the west parking lot.

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.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves if you have them (bring a 2nd in case it is raining)
  • Your personal chainsaw (if you own one), oil, and gas. Tools.

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

Directions

Drive east on US 26 towards Welches. Turn right (south) on E. Salmon River Rd. Go approx 5.5 miles to the trail head parking which will be on the right just before the bridge over the Salmon River Trail.

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

Salmon River Trail #742 West
E Welches Rd, 45°16'40.4"N 121°56'22.9"W, 45°16'40.4"N 121°56'22.9"W
Welches, OR 97067 United States
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