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Volunteer Adventure: Port Orford

April 25 at 3:00 pm - April 28 at 4:00 pm

Free - $250.00
Join TKO for a multi-day camping experience complete with food, trail work, and a kayak adventure!

Crew Leader: Trevor B.

Max Size of Crew: 10

Hike Distance: 4 Miles Each Trail Day

Elevation Gain: 1700ft or less For Humbug, Minimal for Blacklock

Hike Intensity: Medium

Work Intensity: Low

Work Type: Brushing/Treadwork

Please select your ticket type when registering for this event.

Note about ticket types:

Paid Tickets: These tickets include camping, meals at local restaurants, and the cost of the guided kayak tour.

Free Tickets: These tickets include free camping, but do not include the guided kayak tour or meals. If you are interested in the full experience, but the price is a barrier for you, please email trevor.bradford@trailkeepersoforegon.org for sponsorship options.

TKO is happy to announce the start of its Volunteer Adventures Series with the Port Orford Volunteer Adventure!

For this adventure participants will be camping at Humbug Mountain State Park south of Port Orford. The trail work will occur at Humbug Mountain on the first day and Blacklock Point on the third.

The second day will consist of a guided Ocean Kayak Tour leaving from Port Orford Harbor in the morning, followed by lunch and a free afternoon for participants to explore the area.

Lunch and dinner will be provided by local restaurants in the region. The cost of meals and the Kayak Tour are included in the ticket price for participants. The full itinerary for the event can be found below:

Thursday, April 25th

3 PM check-in at campground

5 PM Dinner

Friday, April 26th

10 AM – 4 PM Trail Party at Humbug Mountain (lunch provided)

5 PM Dinner

Saturday, April 27th

8:30 AM – 11 AM Kayak Tour With South Coast Tours

12 PM Lunch

1 PM Free afternoon

5 PM Dinner

Sunday, April 28th

10 AM – 4 PM Trail Party at Blacklock Point (lunch provided)

Project Information:

Humbug Mountain: Participants will be brushing (removing vegetation from the trail) and tread work (widening and improving the trail corridor).

Blacklock Point: Participants will be brushing sections of the Oregon Coast Trail around Blacklock Point.

Hiking information:

Humbug Mountain: Humbug Mountain is a steep climb to 1700 feet from sea level. It is roughly 5.5 miles down and back. Depending on group comfortability we can either all head up to the top, or focus on lower sections for an easier hike.

Blacklock Point: This is a roughly 4-mile loop hike over flat terrain. There are some uneven sections, but overall it is not very strenuous.

What to bring:

  • Vehicle to shuttle you to trailheads (or arrange carpool in advance)
  • All necessary camping gear
  • Appropriate weather and rain gear
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • 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
  • 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.)
  • 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

Event details:

Detailed instructions, including directions to the work location, will be provided in pre-event emails sent 48 hours prior to the event.

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 acknowledgment 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.

Details

Start:
April 25 at 3:00 pm
End:
April 28 at 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free - $250.00
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-adventure-port-orford-registration-797025594007

Organizer

Trailkeepers of Oregon
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Venue

Humbug Mountain State Park
Humbug Mountain State Park
Port Orford, OR 97465 United States
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