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Horsetail Creek Trail Party

September 12, 2023 at 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Free
Join TKO as we begin work on the restoration of the Horsetail Creek Trail, high in Oneonta Canyon

Crew Leader: Pete Reagan

Max Size of Crew: 12

Hike Distance: 8 miles RT

Elevation Gain: 1700 ft

Hike Intensity: High

Work Intensity: Moderate

Work Type: Brushing, Debris removal,

Project Information:

We’ll be hiking up the Oneonta trail from the bottom for about 3 miles, past world famous Triple Falls, to the Campsite and the junction with the closed Horsetail Creek trail. From there we will follow flags and old tread to begin to reestablish the route from before the Eagle Creek fire

Hiking information:

Meeting point will be the Oneonta Trailhead, just west of Oneonta Gorge on the Scenic Highway, at 8:15 AM

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.

What to bring:

  • Lunch + snacks
  • Plenty of water (at least 2 liters)
  • Sunscreen + insect repellent
  • Any medications and emergency supplies you may need
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)
  • Pack to bring it all on trail with you
  • 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 and may not be allowed.)
  • Work gloves (loaner gloves available)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear, insulating layers, sun protection, etc. as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses

Directions:

Oneonta Trailhead is easily reached from Exit 35 off of Interstate 84 at Ainsworth. (Or if coming from the Hood River direction, the Warrendale Exit) Proceed west fron there past Horsetail Falls to just beyond Oneonta Gorge, parking on the right

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

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 its events, we do support those who feel masking is necessary 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.

Details

Date:
September 12, 2023
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/horsetail-creek-trail-party-registration-709535548927

Organizer

Trailkeepers of Oregon
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Venue

Oneonta Trailhead
HWQC+75
Dodson, OR 97031 United States
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