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Adopt A Trail

Postby North 350 Blades » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:41 am

The North 350 Blades recently started a Trail Stewards program to emulate our older, bigger neighbor chapter to the south, the Mt. Hood Chapter. In just a few weeks, we have 13 individuals who have adopted 10 sections of the trail ranging from 3 to 11 miles in length. In addition, the Pierce, Enumclaw and Tahoma Chapters of the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington have adopted 6 pieces of trail totaling about 30 miles. And lets not forget the Pacific Northwest Trail Association which adopted 30+ miles up north of Harts Pass toward the Canadian Border (where the PNWT and the PCT are one and the same for several miles).

There are still many great sections to adopt, varying from only a couple of miles to over 10. Some are easy access near a road or highway, others are deep in the Wilderness.

What will you have to do you ask? Gather up a couple friends or family members and get out on your piece of the trail every year and perform annual maintenance, which is clearing out the drainage, performing minor tread repairs and spot brushing and report back the conditions to the Blades and the PCTA. For shorter road accessible sections, this is a couple days a year. We'll provide tools and training. If you'd like to log out your section, either we'll train you to do it yourself (if after training and experience you qualify as a certified sawyer) or we'll put out a call to our list of certified sawyers to find one to join you.
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