Come Join SUTA’s Last Trail Work Party of the Season
Sterling Mine Ditch Trail
Saturday 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
The hike from the Little Applegate Trailhead is along a particularly scenic section of the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail. We will be clearing the trail in preparation for the Run the Ditch 5 and 10 mile Race May 24th and for your use the rest of the summer and fall. Please bring your friends, as many hands make light work. We will provide snacks and a GREAT lunch beside the Little Applegate River.
When: May 17th 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 Little Applegate Trailhead on Little Applegate Road
What: Mostly trimming of encroaching vegetation, and minor tread work from the Little Applegate Trailhead towards Tunnel Ridge. This will be about a 6 mile hike with some uphill sections where the trail 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.
RSVP: 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 the SUTA website late Friday if you have doubts.
We’re looking forward to seeing you out on the trail.
Thank you for your help!!