Time: We will meet at the trailhead at 8:30 AM, have a safety and tool talk, and get started on our work. We plan to be back to the cars by 3:30 PM.
Project description: This section of the 400 trail begins on the east side of McCord Creek and leads to Elowah Falls, ¾ miles up the trail. This trail was impacted by the Eagle Creek fire and the year-long closure has impacted it as well. We will be using cross cut saws and other tools to remove branches and debris from the trail. There are many rocks to be moved and tread restoration to do as well.
Hiking information: We will start from the paved bike path and work our way up the trail. Total distance will depend on the amount of time it takes to do the required work, but will not at any time be longer than ¾ mile each way.
What to expect: You should expect to work on a trail that has been impacted by the Eagle Creek fire and a year of closure. Trail goes gently uphill to Elowah Falls. There are rocks and fallen logs on the trail. It is very close to the freeway so is quite noisy.
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: Bring your lunch and plenty of water. Also bring good work gloves and supportive boots.
What to wear:
Directions: Take I-84 E/US-30 East to exit 35 from I-84 E/US-30 E. At the stop sign, make a left east then in 100 yds a right onto the Frontage Rd. Approx. 2.1 miles east, stop at the John B. Yeon trailhead parking. Don’t get back onto I-84.
Please consider indicating and interest in carpooling when you register, or carpooling with someone you know. There is a TKO work party up to McCord Creek on this same day, using the same parking lot. Parking spaces are limited.