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Spot and Lop Mushroom Identification Trail Party

November 3, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

TKO teams up with the Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival and Travel Southern Oregon Coast for a one-of-a-kind mushroom hunting adventure!

Crew Leader: Trevor B

Max Size of Crew: 20

Hike Distance: <3 Miles

Elevation Gain: (in ft) <1000ft

Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Work Difficulty: Easy

Work Type: Brushing

Project Information:

Trailkeepers of Oregon team up with the Wildrivers Mushroom Festival and Travel Southern Oregon Coast for a one-of-a-kind trail party focused on mushroom identification. This “Lop and Spot” is a good time for hikers and mushroom enthusiasts alike.

Participants can expect to do light trail work with tools such as loppers to brush out trail systems abundant with mushrooms. Mushroom expert Kathleen Dickson will facilitate the mushroom identification experience with her robust body of fungal knowledge.

Hiking information:

The trail systems around House Rock are not very steep overall, but there are some steeper and more strenuous sections. Please come prepared with adequate footwear, strong hiking legs, and a willing attitude.

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.

COVID-19 Information:

**You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event, provide proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test result, and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours preceding the event.** The crew leader for this event will verify that you have completed these requirements at the trailhead safety talk before the trail party begins. The registration confirmation and pre-event emails will contain further details and links.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)

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 will be supplied to registrants via email 48 hours before event

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 from 1853 – 1871. We are privileged to be here today and we express gratitude to these tribes and their descendents for being the original and continuing stewards of these spaces.

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 that include 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.


November 3, 2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


House Rock Viewpoint
18982 Oregon Coast Highway
Brookings, OR 97415 United States
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