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Clackamas River Trail crosscut logout (B sawyers needed)

April 13 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Free
Join us for a day of clearing logs from the upper section of the Clackamas River Trail!

Crew Leader: Pat Keavney

Max Size of Crew: 12

Hike Distance: up to 4 miles RT

Elevation Gain: 500 feet

Hike Intensity: Moderate

Work Intensity: Moderate

Work Type: Crosscut logout

Please note: Volunteers must have at least 5 trail parties to register. A and B sawyers preferred.

Project Information:

The Clackamas River Trail, an 8-mile through-and-through hike, was severely damaged in the 2020 Riverside Fire. Very little work has been done on the upper section of this trail since the fire. On this trail party, we will be working to clear logs from the trail, in advance of trail parties to remove brush, clear rock slides, and repair the tread. We will be using crosscut and hand saws on these logs. Our ultimate goal is to provide it to provide clear, safe passage to Pup Creek Falls, which is 4 miles from the trailhead.

Hiking information:

The work will begin at the upper trailhead, very near the Indian Henry Campground, about 20 miles up Hwy 224 from Estacada. The trail goes gently downhill, following the Clackamas River, which is below. We have not scouted the trail, so cannot provide information on the condition of the trail at this time. There is a creek crossing about a mile from the trailhead, where the bridge was destroyed in the fire. Crossing will probably be steep but navigable.

You should plan to participate in this trail party for its entirety. For safety reasons, please do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early.

Event details:

Detailed event information, including directions to the meeting location, will be provided to registrants via email 48 hours prior to the event. If you’re volunteering for the first time, read this blog by a volunteer to know what to expect at your first trail party.

What to bring:

  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks/lunch
  • Work gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)
  • Any medications or emergency supplies you may need
  • Sunscreen + insect repellent
  • A pack to bring all of this with you on trail
  • TKO provides all tools and personal protective equipment (hard hats, gloves, glasses)
  • Need gear? TKO has clothes, boots, camping gear, and more available for loan. Reach out to volunteers@trailkeepersoforegon.org to let us know how we can help!

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. Tennis shoes are not recommended. Open-toed shoes will not be allowed.)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants
  • Rain gear, insulating layers, sun protection, etc. as appropriate for the weather

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes and communities. We are the most recent in a long line of stewards to this land, and it is our responsibility to do so with humility and respect. We are grateful to these tribes and their descendants for being the original and continuing stewards of these spaces, and encourage everyone to go beyond a land ackowledgment by supporting Indigenous communities and organizations in your area.

ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS: TKO seeks to make our events inclusive of people of all backgrounds and abilities. If you would like to discuss potential accommodations to allow for your participation in this event, please click here to complete a short Google survey. TKO staff will then contact you to discuss options. Please note: available accommodations will vary by event and typically need to be requested a minimum of two weeks in advance. If you have any questions, please contact TKO Stewardship Manager Lindsay McIntosh-Tolle at lindsay.mcintosh@trailkeepersoforegon.org.

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 or welcome in the outdoors due to issues like racism, bias, and hate. We commit to being part of the solution to this problem and to enact change. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target any individual or group 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, socioeconomic status.

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

While TKO no longer requires masking/vaccination for our events, we do support those who choose to mask for their own safety. We ask participants to respect the health of folks who wear masks by distancing or wearing a mask while in close proximity.

Venue

Clackamas River (Indian Henry) Trailhead
Clackamas River (Indian Henry) Trailhead
Estacada, OR 97023 United States
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