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Upper McCord Creek Trail Party – Tread Restoration (Car-free from Portland)

March 20, 2019 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


If you’re coming from Portland, car-free shuttle service is being provided by Wildwood Adventures.

Crew Leader: Brian Emery

Time: We will meet at the trailhead at 8:15 AM, have a safety and tool talk, and get started on our work. We plan to be back to the cars by 3:00 PM.

Project description: The Upper McCord Creek trail was impacted by the Eagle Creek fire and the year-long closure has impacted it as well. There are many rocks to be moved and tread restoration to do as well.  We will be helping to clear the upper trail to allow future crews to reach other project sites on the trail.

Hiking information: We will start from the parking lot and hike up to the project sites and work our way up the trail. Total distance will depend on the amount of time it takes to do the required work. Total distance will not exceed 1 mile one way. 

What to expect: You should expect to work on a trail that has been impacted by the Eagle Creek fire and a year of closure. There are rocks and fallen logs on the trail. It is very close to the freeway so is quite noisy.  In some places along the trail, rocks and debris cannot be disposed of downhill from the trail due to the proximity of the freeway and will need to be carefully placed to avoid rockfall.  This project is in a closed public area. 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, excessive rain/heat, or potential ice events. 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:

  • Boots (tennis shoes are not allowed)

  • Long sleeved shirts recommended

  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather

  • Eye protection is recommended (eye glasses, safety glasses, etc.)

  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses

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. If you are coming from Portland, shuttle leaves at 7:45AM from Director Park 815 SW Park Avenue.


March 20, 2019
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Upper McCord Creek
John B. Yeon Trailhead
Cascade Locks, OR 97014 United States
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