News from the Trail

A green-headed, yellow-billed duck floats in dark water behind a screen of twigs.

Walking with the Birds: Winter at Oaks Bottom

January 14th, 2020

by Ezra Cohen, Volunteer, Trailkeepers of Oregon

With a fluttering rush of wings, the western screech owl shot from its roost in the cleft of a limb and, dodging between branches in the ashen light, landed inside a tangled thicket.

A creek flows through a flat, brushy area with a lake, sand dunes, and a forested coastal promontory in the distance.

Hike of the Month: Sutton Creek

January 14th, 2020

by John Sparks, Newsletter Editor, Trailkeepers of Oregon

Distance: 4.3 miles
Elevation gain: 165 feet

Fine weather windows make the Oregon Dunes an ideal area to explore in the early months of the year.

Several snags of dead trees line the steep bank of a river, while across the river is a forest of bright yellow fall foliage

TKO’s Trails: Oxbow Regional Park

January 14th, 2020

by John Sparks, Newsletter Editor, Trailkeepers of Oregon

Did you know that Oxbow Regional Park sits on top of a buried forest?

On to 2020, A Message from TKO’s Executive Director

December 31st, 2019

written by Steve Kruger, Executive Director

Thank you to all of our TKO volunteers and supporters. Your remarkable contributions are building towards a trails legacy for Oregon. Your impact is making a difference to young and young at heart, including my son Van – who has grown up around this movement we are building. I have been fortunate to have him witness Trailkeepers in action, and his appreciation of what we do has grown along with him. And just like the boy, TKO is growing fast!

Click the link to hear about TKO’s 2019 impacts and what we are going after for in 2020!

A tall, narrow, two-tiered waterfall plunges over a rock rim into a forested valley.

Hike of the Month: Clackamas River Trail

December 17th, 2019

by John Sparks, Newsletter Editor, Trailkeepers of Oregon

Distance: 8.2 miles one-way
Elevation gain: 1,550 feet

The Clackamas River Trail is a perfect December outing as the area should be snow-free but less visited and the old-growth groves impart a greater majesty in the diffused light.

Six trail volunteers in hard hats posing above a short staircase on a trail in a wooded area.

TKO’s stewardship grows by leaps and bounds: January – October 2019

December 17th, 2019

TKO has continued to be extremely busy in 2019.

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