PLEASE READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION BELOW!!!
Working time: 830am to 330pm, with breaks along the way
Distance from Portland: 70 miles (1.5 hours) each way
Costs: Suggested $8 per person to driver for gas (may vary depending on each car's gas mileage)
What to bring: work gloves (mandatory), long pants (mandatory), adequate boots to protect your feet (mandatory; sneakers are NOT acceptable); a day bag to carry your gear (mandatory), eye protection (glasses, sunglasses, or safety glasses), long-sleeved shirt (recommended; there is poison oak in the area), sunscreen, lunch, plenty of water, waterproof layer in case it's wet, change of clothes to wear home.
Sorry, no dogs...
All of us who hike and backpack derive great benefit from the hard work that others before us--many of them volunteers--have done (and continue to do): particularly building and maintaining the trails, access, and facilities that we regularly make use of. Now's your chance to 'give something back' by being a part of that volunteer effort. A small group of us will join one of the WTA (Washington Trails Association) work parties for the day, as part of a larger coordinated effort to create a more official and structured system of trails and access points in the beautiful Coyote Wall area in the eastern Columbia Gorge. Our specific tasks will be explained on the morning of the outing, but join us with the knowledge that you'll be doing something very worthwhile--and doing so in a beautiful setting at the same time!
For more information: See the WTA link below for more details. Our NW Wilderness meetup gang will work together in a group, although we'll be working alongside volunteers from outside Meetup. (Ignore the comments about the overnight option; we will be doing this as a day trip from Portland.)
Here's a link to WTA's FAQ:
NOTE: When we arrive at Coyote Wall, you will be required (by the WTA) to sign a liability waiver. Please read this in advance and make sure you have no problems with signing:
We'll stop for food/drink on the way back. With the drive and stop, I'm guessing we'll be back to Portland around 6pm on Sunday. Please do not sign up if you need to be back by a certain time on Sunday evening!
If you have any questions or are unsure if this outing is for you, please contact the Assistant Organizer (Matt T).