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TKO + Patagonia present: Clackamas River Trail Party

December 3 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Free

Crew Leader: Elaine K.
Hike Distance: 2-6 miles
Elevation Gain: up to 500′
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Work Difficulty: Easy
Work Description:  Restoring tread, brushing, assisting with logging

Join Trailkeepers of Oregon and Patagonia as we work on trails in this beloved local park. Participants in this trail party will be entered to win a 55L Patagonia Black Hole duffle bag as a part of our Legacy Builders campaign!

The trail is 8 miles in length and follows the Clackamas River from Indian Henry trailhead downriver to Fish Creek trailhead, located just off of Hwy 224, 16 miles south of Estacada. Pup Creek Falls, located at the 4-mile mark from either trailhead, is a common destination point for hikers. The trail is in need of general maintenance of tread and drainage.

Work includes:

We will be meeting at the Fish Creek trailhead and driving in tandem or carpooling to the Indian Henry trailhead at the upper end of this trail.  Within the first 1.5 miles, there are two large logs that need to be cut, as well as some  needed repair of the tread surface.  Experienced saw teams will cut the logs, but other volunteers will have an opportunity to participate.  There is also an opportunity for up to 2 volunteers to hike a total of 6 miles round trip to Pup Falls, with a saw team, to cut and remove a up to three logs.  Pending discussion with the ranger, there may be a third saw team hiking up about 2 miles from the Fish Creek trailhead to remove a complex log.

Other Information:

See above for information about hiking distance.

For a good description of the trail and its elevation gain/loss, go to this Oregon Hikers link: https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Pup_Creek_Falls_Hike

You should expect to participate in this work party for its entirety. For safety reasons, please to 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 that will protect your toes from sharp tools. No tennis shoes allowed!)
  • Work gloves (loaner gloves available)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants (no shorts or tights)
  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses

Directions

  • Directions will be provided to volunteers at least 48 hours prior to the trail party.

Please direct questions to volunteers@trailkeepersoforegon.org

Details

Date:
December 3
Time:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tko-patagonia-present-clackamas-river-trail-party-registration-79092807717

Organizer

Trailkeepers of Oregon
Email:
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Venue

Clackamas River Trail – Fish Creek Trailhead
Fish Creek Trailhead
Estacada, OR 97023 United States
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