Our Willamette Stewardship Campout focused on less than a mile. But what a mile—"Derrick's Deadly Switchbacks" descend 1,000' in this short distance.
After our work event's thunderstorms and snow flurries in the Fremont Tier over Memorial Day weekend we thought for sure we had left winter behind us. Nope. The forecast near our work site on the Deschutes Tier called for a "Heavy wintery mix."
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The Fremont Tier continues to hold its intrigue—the most remote of our Stewardship Campouts also was the first to fill up. Thirty-five hard working volunteers cleared and improved roughly 130 miles of the Oregon Timber Trail over the course of our 6 day event.
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.