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CANCELLED: TKO Crosscut Logout: Arch Cape (North )Trail

April 18 at 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Free
Help us recover a scenic trail on the Oregon Coast Trail (OCT). This is a classic logout due to windfall closing this trail.

Crew Leaders: Guy H. / Pat K.

Hike Distance: up to 1 mi

Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Hike Difficulty: Easy

Work Difficulty: Easy

Work Description: Classic C-Log Logout

In the days of C-19 we ask for a little more experience leading into your first volunteer event. Since we’ve added mitigations of risk around physical distancing, our volunteer leaders are not as able to hover about and answer hands-on questions throughout the trail party. And if an emergency does develop, we need our participants to be even more aware of our safety procedures. Don’t worry, trailkeeping is for everybody and we made it easy to get going.

Click here to learn what you need to know before registering for this event.

Crosscut Saw Bucking: This “next day” trailparty is for volunteers who want to engage in a not-often-experienced classic C-log storm windfall situations. The day will cover key crosscut safety procedures and best practices for clearing trail effectively in challenging C-log and potentially hazardous situations, demonstrate technical proficiency including the OHLEC process, command and control of a saw team, and communication leadership.

You will be working with at least two highly qualified C sawyers as well as a number of recently certified B sawyers.

Note: Please bring good gloves, safety glasses, hard hats, face coverings, and hand-sanitizer- all your new normal trail work PPE. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, TKO cannot provide any of this equipment.

This trail is CLOSED to the public.

Potential cancellation: We will not work in the field if the weather is not safe for our team. 

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves, Safety Glasses, Hard Hat

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. Boots must cover your ankles. No tennis shoes allowed.)
  • Work gloves
  • A long-sleeved shirt is a requirement
  • Long pants are required
  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather

Accommodations:

The hiker/biker campsite (with raised tent platforms) at Nehalem SP will be available to us, free of charge. Hot showers and restrooms available. Please let guy.hamblen@trailkeepersoforegon.org know if you want to reserve one of these campsites.

Questions?

Please contact Guy Hamblen at guy.hamblen@trailkeepersoforegon.org 

Directions: Arch Cape (North)

Hwy 101 south of Seaside between Mile Post 36 and 37. See the CalTopo map at https://caltopo.com/m/NBHE There is a parking pullout on the east side of the road.

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.

Details

Date:
April 18
Time:
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Arch Cape Trail (North)
45.7883, -123.9595, 45.7883, -123.9595
Arch Cape, OR 97102 United States
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