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Wahclella Logjam Logout-Day 3

January 22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Complete the Wahclella LogJam Logout plus some minor tread restoration in slide areas.

Crew Leader: Guy Hamblen

Hike Distance: 1 mile

Elevation Gain: 200′

Hike Difficulty: Easy

Work Difficulty: Moderate

Work Description: Logout


In the days of C-19 we ask for a little more experience leading into your first volunteer event. Since we’ve added mitigations of risk around physical distancing, our volunteer leaders are not as able to hover about and answer hands-on questions throughout the trail party. And if an emergency does develop, we need our participants to be even more aware of our safety procedures. Don’t worry, trailkeeping is for everybody and we made it easy to get going.

Click here to learn what you need to know before registering for this event.


Project Overview:

We will hike into the logjam area to finish the removal of the remaining logs on trail after two days of work in this area. We will use crosscut saws and a rope puller. Currently it is a mess in this area and unsafe for visitor traffic . The FS said they will close the trail in this area so we can work safely and without visitor interruptions.

What to Expect:

The day may be showery. Temperatures are projected to range from the low 40s to low 50s.

What to bring:

  • Lunch, Plenty of water, Snacks, Gloves, Hardhat, Eye Protection, Face covering, Personal sanitation kit
  • Your own logging equipment if you have it (Handsaws, Axes, KatanaBoy saws, Wedges)
  • Warm gloves, hard hat, safety glasses. Due to COVID-19, these items cannot be furnished by TKO.

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. No tennis shoes allowed!), Long sleeved shirts and pants, Work gloves, Rain gear as appropriate for the weather

Directions: Head east on Hwy 84, take exit 40, turn right. Then right again into the Wahclella Falls parking lot.

There are porta-potties at this parking area. We will park our cars behind a locked gate.


LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes. In every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government at various times from 1853 – 1871. We are privileged to be here today & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.

EQUITY & INCLUSION: TKO seeks to make Oregon’s trails a place where people can go to connect with nature & one another. Not everyone feels safe & welcome in the outdoors due to racism, bias & hate. We commit to being part of the solution to change that. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target individuals or groups will not be tolerated by TKO, regardless of whether they are based on age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical & emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable/unsafe – interrupt directly, tell a crew leader &/or complete the post-event survey.


January 22
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail – Wahclella Trailhead
Hwy 84 exit 40
Cascade Locks, OR 97014 United States
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