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Feb 12th Work Party Callout for Brown's Camp Loop

Feb 6, 2017 at 13:06
by Mike Estes  
NWTA Board Member Tedd Dodd doing saw work to untangle 2 miles of trail today.

Tillamook Forest took a whooping. Tedd Dodd of the NWTA saws out a huge mess at Stubbs

Due to this winters wrath, several mountain bike trails in the Tillamook Forest have succumb to serious issues. Mostly windblown downfall. One of the most popular trails (on the westside of Portland) is a 14 mile singletrack loop consisting of 4 trails that navigate around 'Brown's Camp' (a historic logging and location of the largest wildfires in North American in the 1920's.) The NWTA has organized a group of experienced trail stewards and we are now in the process of unblocking trails. We have permission from the Oregon Department of Forestry and they will assist us.

I've been asked by the Lead Steward to organize an additional 6-8 mountain bikers to assist in clearing and restoring the loop.

A 4 man crew after untangling mother natures havoc on 2 miles of trail today.

A 4 man crew can open 4 miles of natures worst in just a few hours, after we untangled the mess at Stubbs

If you can be self sufficient, take directions well and can contribute to the overall goal of restoring the loop then please RSVP to me on a DM or EMAIL ME.


Meet at 9am on Feb 12th.

Bing bike's and riding gear. PLEASE DO NOT BRING FIDO. Pack your own Water, Extra Gloves and snacks/food. Lastly you must pack along your favorite hand tool, folding saw's and lopers are needed for each worker. A couple McLeod's will be available to work any serious draining issues that we may encounter or where a stump has done root damage to the trail.

Our goal is to "restore and repair." No re-routes, no trail installing, no feature making will be discussed, encouraged or supported by this work party.

Visit NWTrailAlliance.com for work parties and meetings to get involved.

Support the www.NW-trail.org

Directions to Meeting Spot

Meeting Spot for Feb 12th Sanding Shed area on the entrance area of Saddle Mountain Road.

Just West of Banks, Oregon on the Wilson River HWY, drive to Saddle Mountain Road where the ODOT Sanding Shed. Park on the side of the road at the junction or park 500 yards near the restroom and pedal to the ODOT Sanding Shed just at the entrance.

Initial Plan: Ride counter-clockwise on the 'Gravelle Brothers Trail' and unblock all downfall and restore and existing trail damaged by this winters storms.

For information on the 'Brown's Camp Loop' visit Trailforks HERE.

Appreciate all the help we can get and I look forward to meeting you.

-Mike Estes, NWTA Trail Steward.

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 way to go.
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 Can you help us get the word out? I hope to see your fine work this next Feb11th............
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 Nice work Mike!

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