We would love your help keeping the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail in top shape for your use in 2017! Our third Sterling Mine Ditch trail work is scheduled for Saturday, March 18th . We will be working on the Wolf Gap Access trail and depending upon how much lopping, digging and hand-saw work is needed along the way, we will continue working along the ditch trail itself. This is one of the most scenic access trails in the Sterling Mine Ditch trail system with fabulous views and gorgeous open meadows. Plan on a 3-5 miles roundtrip hike. Great results, great company and plenty of laughter assured. SUTA will provide home-baked treats and lunch.
Where: Meet at the Wolf Gap Trailhead (From Sterling Creek Rd, turn onto the BLM Armstrong-Deming Road (a small Sterling Mine Ditch Trail sign on Sterling Creek Rd opposite the turn) Drive about 200 yards to “T” – turn left and drive uphill about 2 miles past the Deming Trailhead. (Detailed driving directions download pdf here )
When: March 18, 2017 ~ 8:30AM-1:30PM (includes lunch provided by SUTA)
What: Trail maintenance on the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail Wolf Gap Access trail
What to Bring: Wear comfortable hiking or work boots, dress in layers and bring gloves. Bring water and whatever special snacks you like. If you have them, please bring loppers, a pruning saw or a tread tool such as a Pulaski, grubber, rake or sturdy shovel.
RSVP: If you plan to come, please email SUTAoregoncontact@gmail.com so we can plan the work party and food! Thank you!
2017 Trail Work Party Schedule
April 8th 2017 – Sterling Mine Ditch Trail – location to be announced
April 22nd 2017 – Community participation to help complete the Jack-Ash Trail Construction