Our December work party will focus on the trail section from the Deming Trailhead north towards the Grub Gulch Trail, doing light trimming and much needed tread work. We will hike no more than about 4 miles round trip, returning to the Deming Trailhead for lunch. This lovely portion of the trail passes through lush forest, oak woodlands, and some drier southwest-facing slopes, affording views of mountains to the west.
When: December 13th– Saturday 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM (includes lunch provided by SUTA)
Where: Deming Trailhead, turn onto the Deming-Armstrong Road off of Sterling Creek Road close to the 9 mile marker – bear left at the “T” and drive 7/10s of a mile up to the trailhead. For detailed driving directions click here to download PDF.
What: Brushing and tread work on the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail from Deming Trailhead north towards Grub Gulch.
What to Bring: Wear comfortable hiking or work boots, dress in layers and bring gloves. If you have them, please bring loppers, a pruning saw or a tread tool such as a Pulaski, Grubber, or sturdy shovel. Bring water and whatever snacks you like. SUTA supplies additional trail tools.
RSVP: If you plan to come, please email SUTAoregoncontact@gmail.com so we can plan the work party and food! Thank you