Crew Leader: Tom White
Hike Distance: Up to 3 miles
Elevation Gain: up to 1000’
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Work Difficulty: Easy
Work Description: Restoration of tread and improve drainage
Keywords: drainage, tread
Overview: For the first time since the Eagle Creek Fire the road is now open to the upper Larch Mountain Trailhead. We are working our way down the trail, and will be starting about 3/4 mile downhill from the trailhead to restore the tread, clear brush, and clear drainages.
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 about 3/4 mile down the trail and start work where we left off last time, working downhill to remove debris from the tread, improve eroded sections, and improve drainage.
Hiking information: We will start work about 3/4 mile downhill from the trailhead and keep working our way down. Total hiking distance will depend on the amount of trail we are able to clear.
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 14 miles to its end at the parking lot.