Overview: For the first time since the Eagle Creek Fire the road is now open to the upper Larch Mountain Trailhead. We will be starting from where the previous week’s trail party left off and and working downhill to restore the tread, clear brush, and clear drainages. If we get to the meeting points of Larch Mountain trail #441 and Multnomah Creek Way #444, we may work up onto trail #444.
Project description: The upper Larch Mountain trailhead has been closed since the Eagle Creek fire. This section of the trail was not damaged by the fire but it is covered with debris, and many drainage features are clogged. After a safety and tool talk we will hike to where the previous week’s trail party finished and work downhill to remove debris from the tread, improve eroded sections, and improve drainage.
Hiking information: Total hiking distance will depend on the amount of trail that was cleared by the previous week’s trail party, and how much we are able to clear on this trail party.
What to expect: 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.
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 14 miles to its end at the parking lot.