Personally, I got tired with just “using” trails. I’ve been riding mountain bikes on and off for 30 years. It was time to give back a little more. Luckily for all of us, the Oregon Timber Trail is 670 miles long and much of it is remote and in certain sections are in disrepair.
Come on down! No experience required! That’s right, you just need a smile, a good attitude, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The Oregon Timber Trail Alliance stewardship events aren’t just about clearing trail. They are also about educating folks on trail maintenance techniques you can take back and use at your local trails (or along the OTT!).
The weekend kicked off with an incredibly thorough First Aid, CPR, and Bleeding Control certification from our board member Kim McCormack and partners at Cascade Training Center. As Friday night rolled in, and Horse Creek Lodge rolled out the spread they had prepared for us we began to realize how spoiled we were going to be all weekend.
It's the new year and we're gearing up for a busy twelve months on the Oregon Timber Trail. A lot of you have been asking about our popular Stewardship Campouts and Sawyer Certifications so we've been busy getting all our ducks in a row. Here is our 2018 calendar of events covering a broad spectrum from cooking, in the backcountry, to social panel events, to weekend-long certifications. We hope this series is inspiring and educational and we're looking forward to sharing these experiences with you.
Not only does the Oregon Timber Trail showcase Oregon's natural wonders for adventure seekers from across the globe; it educates about the natural and cultural history, improves health and livability of rural communities, revitalizes stagnant economies, and enriches and inspires future generations of Oregonians.
Since launching the Oregon Timber Trail route guide and GPS files in June over 1,000 people have download these resources. But how many of you actually got out on the trail? We've seen some incredible journeys play out on the OTT Riders Facebook Group, The Radavist, Revelate Designs, and MTBR.com but now we want to hear about your experience.
It doesn't matter if you only rode for a few hours or a few weeks, your answers will help improve the route resources, guide trail alignment improvements, and obtain grant funding. We appreciate your time and sincerely thank you for exploring Oregon with us in the Pioneer Year of the Oregon Timber Trail.