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Yacolt Burn State Forest New Trail #1 Day Work Party
We are beginning a brand new trail in the Yacolt Burn forest that will make a loop from the Bells Mountain trail possible. First up on this work party is clearing the new trail corridor.
About the Area
Although it is not pristine old growth, the Yacolt Burn Forest has lots of recreation options at low and mid-elevations close to town. Several years ago WTA worked with other trail user groups to create the Yacolt Burn Recreation Plan that calls for several new trails that will add many more loop options for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.
What to Expect
We'll have fun, work hard and make a difference! No experience is necessary.
Section 1 is part of the new system of trails being added to Yacolt Burn to create more loop options. We've got flags lined out where the trail needs to go and a day's worth of work already done; for this work party, we forge ahead!
Our hike to the project site will likely be less than a mile.
8:30 AM: Be ready to sign in and meet the crew, rain or shine
8:35 AM: Consolidate vehicles to caravan through a locked gate to go up the double track and park nearer the project site.
9:00 AM: Gather for a safety briefing, then hike to the project site
Morning: Work at your own pace, and take breaks throughout the day
12:00 PM: Lunch on the trail
Afternoon: Consider trying a new task before wrapping up the day's work
3:30 PM: Sign out after enjoying refreshments at the trailhead
For safety reasons, arriving late or leaving early is not allowed.
Get ready for a great day outside!
What it Takes to Do This Work Party
No experience is necessary—just bring a great attitude for working with a team! WTA provides the training and tools you need
Expect to be physically active at your own pace for up to 6 hours on uneven terrain
Recommended for ages 10 and older; under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and a parental consent form must be signed for anyone under 18
What to Wear
Long-sleeved shirt recommended
Eye protection recommended (glasses, sunglasses or safety glasses)
A hard hat will be provided by WTA. For safety reasons, shorts and sneakers are not allowed.
What to Bring
Lunch and plenty of water
Rain jacket and pants
Extra warm clothing in case of wet or cold weather
A pack to carry your personal gear
A sense of fun and adventure for learning new skills and meeting great people!
Firearms and weapons are not allowed.