RAIN RAIN RAIN
CANCELS WORK PARTY
A first time in the four years since SUTA began having work parties – we are cancelling tomorrow’s work party – Sat. Feb 15th. Trail work days should be fun, not a slog in mud and rain! We will reschedule this for later in March or early April . Hope to see many of you at our next scheduled work party March 15th! We will work on the Tunnel Ridge to Little Applegate section.
However, over the next several weeks we will be installing four more of our REI-funded kiosks at trailheads. If any of you would like to come help, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org – atten Jim – and we will let you know the date and time for our kiosk raising. Enjoy this wonderful rain! February showers bring March flowers so our next work party should see plenty of wildflowers.
Thank you again everyone for your help!
Bring Your Valentine on a SUTA Trail Work Party – February 15th
Sterling Mine Ditch Trail
Please help SUTA keep the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail open for year-round use! Our work parties provide fun and free exercise in a scenic outdoor setting, a chance to meet new and interesting people, and much-appreciated community service. And we provide great snacks and lunch! Who could ask for more? Please bring your friends, as many hands make light work.
When: February 15th– Saturday 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM (includes lunch provided by SUTA)
Where: Meet at Buncom before 8:30 AM (intersection of Little Applegate Road and Sterling Creek Road) for carpool to the Tunnel Ridge Trailhead on Little Applegate Road.
What: Brushing and minor tread work on the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail from Tunnel Ridge Trailhead to the Little Applegate Trailhead. This is a 6 mile hike, with some uphill to reach the ditch trail and on the portion that leaves the ditch to divert around private land.
What to Bring: Wear comfortable hiking or work boots, dress in layers. If you have them, please bring gloves, loppers, a pruning saw or a tread tool such as a Pulaski, Grubber, or sturdy shovel. Please bring water and whatever snacks you like. SUTA will have some extra trail tools.
If you plan to come, please email SUTAoregoncontact@gmail.com
so we can plan the work party and food! Thank you
Weather Contingencies: We cancel work parties ONLY if serious weather threatens (pouring rain, blinding snow). Occasional showers, mist, or flurries don’t deter us…but check back here late Friday if you have doubts.
And if you are planning your calendar for the next few months, our next work parties are the third Saturday of each month: