Help maintain the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail! Great views, lovely winter woods, good company, and an easy 4 to 6 mile hike out-and-back.
When: December 12th– Saturday 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM (includes lunch provided by SUTA)
Where: Meet at Armstrong Trailhead off of Sterling Creek Road at 8:30AM. Turn-off for trailhead near the 9 mile marker on Sterling Creek Rd; turn right at the “T” and drive about ½ a mile to the Armstrong Trailhead. For detailed driving directions click here.
What: Brushing and tread work along the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail from the Armstrong Trailhead heading south (flat 4 – 6 mile hike round-trip – a ½ mile climb up/down the Armstrong access trail to trail). Install a beautiful new mountain profile sign created by local metal artist Joe Ruskin! The sign identifies the mountains you see at a great vista about 1.5 miles south of the Armstrong Trialhead.
What to Bring: Wear comfortable hiking or work boots, dress in layers and bring a warm hat and gloves—much of this trail section is shaded in the winter–it can be quite cold. 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 special snacks you like. SUTA supplies additional trail tools, delicious home-baked snacks to fuel you on the trail, as well as lunch.
RSVP: If you plan to come, please email SUTAoregoncontact@gmail.com so we can plan the work party and food! Thank you
Looking forward: the dates for trail work parties are one Saturday each month:
- Jan 23, 2016
- Feb 20, 2016
- March 19, 2016
- April 16, 2016
Details on location, time, and gear sent a few weeks before each work party.
We look forward to seeing you out on the trail
and on a work party!