Thank you to our mighty Chemeketan Trail Crew - The Perimeter Trail is now clear of trees! (Pictures below) Crew: Matt Rieke; Katie Woodward; Mike Niemeyer; Aaron Reyna; Mark Olsen; Kenneth Jones; Gayle Geraths; Don Geraths; Chuck Bennett; Brett Milliken; and Andree Bain - and Ranger Steve Hernandez.
As part of the Chemeketans sponsorship of Silver Falls State Park we provide trail maintenance at the park a couple times a year. This is an event open to everyone who is interested in supporting Silver Falls Sate Park.
For the project on March 19th we will meet at the park office at 9 am and take 4wd vehicles up the Y camp fire road to a staging area at the Buck Mountain loop/ Perimeter trail. See map below. The Red line is the route we have taken before, the yellow are possible exit routes if no ones wants to take the same way back, and the blue route is an alternative vehicle accessible route (4x4 only). We could even split the group in half and start on different sides.
Ranger Steve will stage a Gator (ATV) to help shuttle people and supplies to the work area. Project will consist of a clearing blowdown from this winter. Trip goes rain or shine. Park will supply all needed tools but you will need water, food, gloves, sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing for the weather. (Ranger Steve said he ran into some patches of snow on Wednesday.) We will be done by 1 PM.
Email Mike Niemeyer to register and let me know if you are interested in carpooling from Salem and I'll connect you with others who want top carpool.