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Wahkeena Falls/Larch Mountain Trail Party

May 5 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Free

TKO is continuing trail rehabilitation in areas of the Gorge affected by the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire. Only preregistered volunteers will be accepted, but keep an eye on registrations as cancelations can happen and spots would open until 6PM the night before the event.


We will be hiking the Larch Mountain trail above Multnomah Falls to work on drainage and tread.


Crew Leader:  Josh Durham
Hike Distance: 8 miles
Elevation Gain: 1500′
Hike Difficulty: Hard
Work Difficulty: Easy
Work Description: Restoration of tread width and improve drainage
Keywords: drainage, tread, waterfall


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, or potential ice events.  Volunteers are advised to check their emails the night before in case there are unanticipated work party cancellations.  


Hiking information:


We will be hiking in approximately 1.5 miles and gaining approx 1200 feet in elevation to the junction with the Wahkeena trail.  Depending on what previous parties have achieved, we may hike an additional 1.5 miles, for a totla hike of up to 6 miles. If you have questions or concerns about the hike, please contact volunteers@trailkeepersoforegon.org


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. 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 a sooty, potentially muddy area.


What to wear:



  • Boots (tennis shoes are not allowed)

  • Sturdy work gloves (more than one pair is a good idea)

  • Long sleeved shirts required

  • 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:  


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.

Details

Date:
May 5
Time:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wahkeena-fallslarch-mountain-trail-party-registration-59851053111

Organizer

Trailkeepers of Oregon
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