Volunteer with TKO! 400 Trail near Moffet Creek, May 31

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Volunteer with TKO! 400 Trail near Moffet Creek, May 31

Post by Shoofly » May 17th, 2016, 11:48 pm

400 Trail near Moffett Creek, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, May 31
8:30 AM-3:30 PM

The 400 trail runs east and west in the Columbia Gorge, relatively near I-84. It is used as a connector to other popular Gorge trails. As is true with all trails, annual maintenance is needed to keep the trails in good condition for hikers. This section of the trail is near Moffett Creek, between Multnomah Falls and Cascade Locks.

Project description
This project will involve brushing, primarily salmonberry and alder, as well as some slough removal and the cleaning out of existing drainages. We will also take time to discuss solutions to improve the trail on a short but steep grade dropping down to the creek.

Hiking information
We will caravan or carpool to a location near the work site. Hiking should be no more than a mile, depending upon the size of the crew and how far along the trail we work during the day.

What to expect
No experience is necessary. You will be working with experienced crew leaders to remove brush that is encroaching on the trail, as well as to improve water drainage on the trail.

What to bring
Lunch and plenty of water.
Rain gear (jacket and pants) if appropriate for weather forecast
Work gloves
Extra set of clothes to change into at the end of the day (optional)

What to wear

Boots (tennis shoes are not allowed)
Long sleeve shirt recommended
Eye protection recommended (glasses, sunglasses or safety glasses)
TKO will supply hard hats, and safety glasses if needed.

We will meet at the John B. Yeon trailhead and carpool/caravan about 1-2 miles down the old Columbia River highway (now a paved bike trail) to a site near the trail access. Directions to the meeting location are here.

Sign up here.

Questions? Please email [email protected].

Thank you for supporting Oregon's hiking trails!

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