On National Trails Day at Smith Rock State Park in Central Oregon we started a retaining wall to address a washed out area. The recent high water on the Crooked River had damaged some trails and retaining walls on the River Trail. We will be returning to finish the wall.
Most of the hike to the work site is flat along the Crooked River. Elevation change is getting in and out of the Crooked River canyon.
What to expect:
You should expect to participate in this work party for its entirety. For safety reasons, please do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early.
We will be carrying and placing rocks to keep the trail in place. The weather may be warm but we will be in shade much of the day.
What to bring:
What to wear:
Smith Rock State Park, 3.5 miles East of Terrebonne OR, 30 miles North of Bend OR. Follow signs from Hwy 97, East to Smith Rock State Park. Meet North of the Visitor Center near the Canyon Trail Trailhead.
Latitude: 44.365891 N Longitude: -121.137377 W
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 throughout history. We are privileged to volunteer on these lands & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.
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 a post-event survey.
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.