Crew Leader: Tom White
Hike Distance: Up to 4 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. This section of the trail was not damaged by the fire but it is covered with debris, and many drainage features are clogged.
Project description: We have been working on the Larch Mountain Trail to clear debris from the trail and clear out drainages that have become clogged. We started at the trailhead and have worked our way approximately 1.2 miles down the trail. We will again meet at the parking lot and after a safety briefing and tool talk, we will hike to where we left off at the previous trail party and keep working our way down the trail to remove debris from the tread, improve eroded sections, and improve drainage.
Hiking information: 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 14 miles to where it ends at the parking lot.