Parking at the trailhead is limited, so we will be carpooling from the south falls parking lot that has more spaces availavble. We will meet at the South fall enterance parking lot GPS 44 52′ 40.15″ N 122 39′ 17.68″ W . This is a very active trail, so expect lots of hikers. Because of this, we will not leave a partial project uncompleted, but rather will schedule as many days as required to complete the work that is needed. As always, the crew leader may decide to cancel the trail party the day before based on weather conditions. We will not work in high winds, excessive rain/heat, or potential ice events. Volunteers are advised to check their emails the night before in case there are unanticipate cancelation of the work party.
We will meet at 8:15 AM for car pooling and do the safety and tool talk at the jup off point. The trail is being eroded by a user trail down to the the other lower portion of the trail . We will be building a retaining wall using gabions. .
The trail from the start point is fairly flat with very slight up grade before heading down to the switchback that is were the problem is occuring. The ranger will have stageed the materials we will be using for the wall close to the work site.
What to expect:
This is a well-established graveled trail that has lots of visitors. We will be constructing a retaining wall to stablize the tread using gabions in a stacked configurations and one set at the bottom of the affected area.
A mandatory detailed safety discussion will be held before work begins.
What to Bring:
What to wear:
TKO will supply hard hats and eye protection
We will be meeting at the South Falls parking lot, near the payment kiosk and the sidewalk to South Falls 44 52′ 40.15″ N 122 39′ 17.68″ W. We will carpool to a closer acces point for the Maple Ridge trail.. If you have questions or concerns about the hike, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.