Crew Leader: Tom Lovett
Hike Distance: Up to 4 miles
Elevation Gain: up to 800’
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Work Difficulty: Moderate
Work Description: Restoration of tread and improve drainage
Keywords: drainage, tread
Overview: We are working in a section of the trail burned in the Eagle Creek fire. We will be rebenching sections of the trail, building rock structures to support the trail, and clearing new growth from the trail corridor.
Project description: The Larch Mtn Trail is open, and the trail is passable. We are working to improve the trail by brushing to widen the trail corridor, clearing rocks and other debris, and building rock structures to support sections of the trail that have been damaged. We started at the trailhead and are working our way north down the trail, with plans to eventually meet up where other crews have worked uphill from Multnomah Falls. For this trail party we will meet at a Forest Service access gate on the side of Larch Mountain Rd. After driving in on the Forest Service road we will hike to where we left off at the previous trail party and work our way down the trail to remove debris from the tread, improve eroded sections, and improve drainage.
Hiking information: We will start work where the previous trail party finished and work our way north. Total hiking distance will depend on the amount of trail we are able to clear, but should not exceed 4 miles.
What to expect: 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, snacks, and plenty of water.
What to wear:
Directions: From East or West, take I-84 to Exit 22 to Corbett. Take Corbett Hill Rd 1.4 mi to Historic Columbia River Hwy. Turn left on Historic Columbia River Hwy. After 1.9 mi take slight right onto Larch Mountain Rd. Follow Larch Mountain Rd approx 10 miles to the gated Forest Service road.