TKO is continuing work in areas of the Gorge affected by the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire. Experienced volunteers have scouted selected trails that have been deemed safe enough for passage, and have made plans for work parties to begin restoration of fire-affected trails. Only preregistered volunteers will be accepted into the closed areas within the fire-affected trails.
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 or excessive heat. Volunteers are advised to check their emails the night before in case there are unanticipated work party cancellations.
We will be brushing and doing any finishing tread work needed on the initial portions of trail. *The exact trail segment we’re working on is liable to change and may be further up the trail after we do some additional scouting*
Expect to hike a maximum of 2 miles roundtrip over uneven terrain as we will likely eat our lunch at the falls. If you have questions or concerns about the hike, please contact email@example.com.
What to expect:
You should expect to work in a fire-affected zone over uneven terrain, with many obstacles to climb over and/or remove. While the area we will be working has been approved for volunteers to enter it is still relatively hazardous. A mandatory detailed safety discussion will be held before work begins.
What to bring:
Bring your lunch, snacks and plenty of water.
An extra set of clothes to change into at the end of the day is a good idea, as we will be working in an area that is potentially sooty and/or muddy. You’re also going to get sweaty!
What to wear:
Directions to the worksite will be provided to registered volunteers no later than 48 hours prior to the work party date, along with any other necessary information.