Tuesday, May 27, 2014

2014 Columbia Cascades Trail Skills College

Some photos from April and some information about these trail crews…

2014 Group Photo

Grant's Getaways: Pacific Crest Trail Logout | kgw.com Portland: "In the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness - prized for silence, solitude and stunning scenery - you won’t hear phones, radios or TV. Yet each spring, you may hear the unique raspy tones of cross-cut saws at work across large trees that have fallen across the trail. It is the sound of trail-keepers who give their time and labor so hikers and campers have an easier way."

Mount Hood's wilderness sawyers are a cut above: "To keep the peace and solitude, groups hiking in wilderness are limited to 12 beating hearts. “That means, for example, 12 people, or six people and six horses, or four people, four horses and four dogs,” said Roberta Cobb, who has been clearing trails for the Mt. Hood Chapter of Pacific Crest Trail Association since the mid-1990s, “You get the idea.”"

The complete album is on Flikr: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjXQgH34

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