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South Coast: Scout the S&TT Urban Trail Party Nov 17

November 17 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free - $20.00
We are scouting the Sawmill & Tribal Trail from North Bend to the Hollering Place!
We are scouting the Sawmill & Tribal Trail from North Bend to the Hollering Place!

Crew Leader: Sailee

Max Size of Crew: 12

Hike Distance: 5.6miles

Elevation Gain: (in ft) <50

Hike Difficulty: Easy/urban

Work Difficulty: Easy

Work Description: We are scouting the Sawmill & Tribal Trail to assess the work needed on the S&TT section of the OregonCoastTrail(OCT) section 7.

Project Overview:

To assess the condition of the entire tail and asses it for ease of navigation and clarity of route.

Hiking information:

The Sawmill & Tribal Trail is a historical urban trail that is 5.6 miles long. The trail is mostly flat and winds through the urban parts of North Bend and Coos Bay, including around Empire Lakes. This hike is easy and can be one way if you arrange a shuttle. Roundtrip is 11 miles, so meail me if you want to do the entire 11 miles roundtrip: sailee.clemens@trailkeepersoforegon.org

What to expect:

Expect to walk on concrete and dress for any kind of weather, including layers to shed once we get moving. This is a great hike for less experienced hikers and those interested in hiking.

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 (loaner gloves available)

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy and good for walking, waterproof highly recommneded!)
  • Work gloves (loaner gloves available)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses

Directions:

Directions will be supplied to registrants 48 hours before event

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

Ferry Road Park
496 Park Avenue
North Bend, OR 97459 United States
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