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TK_GO Team: Ainsworth – Horsetail – Oneonta Trail Party

February 25 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Free

Crew Leader:  Tom L.
Hike Distance: 1-3 miles
Elevation Gain: 300′
Hike Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Work Difficulty: Moderate/Hard
Work Description: Rapid response for closed section of Gorge Trail #400 from Ainsworth to Horsetail Falls to Oneonta Gorge.

Overview:

The TK_GO team is a rapid response group of volunteers who will lead crews on projects that require a swift call to action. Generally the type of projects this group tackles are clearing storm debris from high use trails by crosscut saw crews. Oregon Department of Transportation has advised the Forest Service that they will be closing the Historic Columbia River Highway between Multnomah Falls and Ainsworth State Park udring the week of Feb. 24th through 28th. Along this section of the Highway, Gorge Trail #400 between Ainsworth – Horsetail Falls – Oneonta Gorge remains closed and this highway closure will allow our teams to pull rock from the trail and safely roll it to the highway below. A mandatory detailed safety discussion will be held before work begins.

Potential cancellation:  

Because the fire-affected zone is potentially more hazardous than other sites where we work, the crew leader may decide to cancel the work party the day before, based on weather conditions. We will not work in high winds, excessive rain, or potential ice events.  Volunteers are advised to check their emails the night before in case there are unanticipated work party cancellations.  

Hiking information:

We will be hiking up from Ainsworth day use area and gradual working our way west, clearing as much rock from the trail corridor. If you have questions or concerns about the hike, please contact tom.lovett@trailkeepersoforegon.org. 

What to bring:

Bring your lunch, snacks and plenty of water.

What to wear:

  • Boots (tennis shoes are not recommended)
  • Sturdy work gloves (more than one pair is a good idea)
  • Long sleeved shirts recommended, long pants required
  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather
  • Eye protection is recommended (eye glasses, safety glasses, etc.)
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses

Directions:  

We will park at the Ainsworth Day-use Area. Take I-84 to exit 35 head west on Historic Columbia River Highway/Hwy 30 towards Ainsworth State Park. Continue past Ainsworth campground entrance to second Day-use Parking Lot on Historic Highway.

Details

Date:
February 25
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tk-go-team-ainsworth-horsetail-oneonta-trail-party-registration-95523073083

Organizer

Trailkeepers of Oregon
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