Field Report: Watson Fire Rehabilitation


Over the past two weekends a couple dozen intrepid volunteers tackled the 65,000 acre Watson Fire rehabilitation effort. Our focus was on the 17 miles of trail between the Chewaucan River and Government Harvey Pass. We’re happy to report that the trail is all clear and open for riders! If you do decide to ride this section be warned that burned trees are still falling and can present a hazard. The trail is also difficult to follow in some several burned places on the rim, and badly damaged from cattle in other sections.

In addition to the fire rehab, we rerouted the trail out of some sensitive wetland areas and even joined the community of Paisley for their annual Mosquito Festival. Check out all the photos below.

A special thanks to Nate, Adam, Jim, and Anna who went out of their way to make the events a success, and to Renee with the Oregon Desert Trail for rallying us into the Mosquito Festival!

We'd also like to thank those organizations that support us financially or with product including Alpine Running, Base Camp Brewing, Humm Kombucha, Never Coffee, 10 Barrel Brewing, Good Bike Co., Horse Creek Lodge, Ride with GPS, Extreme Terrain, River City Bicycles, Hayden Homes, and Timberline Construction.