Trail 400 from McCord Creek Trail or another Columbia Gorge Trail TBD 6/07/2019
This section of the closed 400 trail begins on the west side of McCord Creek and heads east towards Tanner Creek. We will be repairing tread on the main trail. There are many rocks and tree debris to be moved from the tread for crew safety. There is some poison oak on this trail. We pass by three bald eagle nests on this trail. It’s a joy to see them in flight.
Crew Leader: Glen Hess
Hike Distance: 1-2 miles
Elevation Gain: 50ft
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Work Difficulty: Hard
Work Description: Grubbing out tread on existing trail. Pulling weeds on a unused trail.
Keywords: Trail 400, trail tread restoration.
However we might be moved to another closed Columbia Gorge trail . A few days ahead we will make the decision.
Time: We will meet at the trailhead at 8:15 AM, have a safety and tool talk, and get started on our work. We will carpool along the bike path to near the Moffett Creek crossing. We plan to be back to the cars by 3:00 PM.
Hiking information: We will start from the paved bike path and hike to the project site. Total distance will not exceed 2 mile.
What to expect: You should expect to work on a trail that has been impacted by the Eagle Creek fire and 18 months of closure. There are rocks and slide material 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 do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early.
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, or excessive rain/heat. Volunteers are advised to check their emails the night before in case there are unanticipated work party cancellations.
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 an interest in carpooling when you register, or carpooling with someone you know. Parking spaces are limited.