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Yacolt Burn State Forest New Trail #3
The work continues! We've been working hard to lay out a new trail segment--now, we move to the upper section!
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.
The lower area is done, the middle section is done and with some help from the Equstrian groups we started working on the upper section in July. Now we move ALL our efforts to the upper section, where we've got some trail realignments, brushing, digging new trail, tread work, and all sorts of fun.
From the meeting location, the crew will caravan through a locked DNR gate to a spot closer to the actual work.
Less than 1.5 miles round trip, but steep in parts.
8:30 AM: Be ready to sign in and meet the crew, rain or shine
8:35 AM: Consolidate cars and Carpool on a DNR road to the project area.
8:50 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.