Come Join Us for The First Annual Yodeling Trail Work Party on the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail!

Please join SUTA at the first annual yodeling extravaganza on the scenic Wolf Gap Access Trail on January 17th !  We’ll also be doing some maintenance of this gorgeous access trail while we are at it. You can work off excess holiday calories with the rest of us while having fun.

Our January 17th yodeling work party will focus on the trail section from the top of Wolf Gap down to the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail, doing light trimming and much needed tread work.  We will hike no more than about 3 miles roundtrip, returning to the Wolf Gap Trailhead for lunch.  This sunny, lovely portion of the trail passes across meadows, through some lovely oak and madrone woodlands with great views of the mountains to the south.  We will take a short detour for those who have not seen the enormous double madrone right off the Wolf Gap trail!    And if you are wondering about the yodeling part, someone we met on the trail recently said to us that going down the Wolf Gap trail made him feel as if he were on the movie set for the Sound of Music.  So….yodeling seems appropriate.

When:   January 17th– Saturday   8:30 AM – 1:30 PM (includes lunch provided by SUTA)

Where:   Wolf Gap 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 about 3 miles up to the trailhead ( going past the Deming Trailhead). For detailed driving directions click here.

What:  Brushing and tread work on the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail from Wolf Gap Trailhead down to the Ditch trail.

What to Bring: Wear comfortable hiking or work boots, dress in layers and bring gloves and your yodeling voice.  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 and the classic SUTA snacks.

RSVP:  If you plan to come, please email SUTAoregoncontact@gmail.com so we can plan the work party and food!  Thank you

Here are the dates for the future 2015 work parties on Saturdays 8:30-1:30PM

February 21st, 2015

March 21st, 2015

April 18st, 2015

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We look forward to seeing you out on the trail and on a work party!

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