Trail Party/Ride in Hood River, 6/15/13

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Trail Party/Ride in Hood River, 6/15/13

Postby JR61F » Wed May 22, 2013 6:08 pm

June 15th there will be several groups working together in Hood River OHV Area, we will be meeting at Post Flats Staging Area at 9am Saturday June 15th. From there we will head to the North end of Trail 130 to complete a very important connection between the Binns Hill and Post Flats Staging Areas. OMRA, Northwest Tour & Trail, Lobos MC, HRATS, and Hood River County will be working together for the common good of the area. Afterwords we will be heading out for a trail ride of the area, :ride bring hand tools for clearing and digging. Contact me if you have any questions, add yourself to the event page for updates and further details. https://www.facebook.com/events/270050713140081/?notif_t=plan_edited
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Re: Trail Party/Ride in Hood River, 6/15/13

Postby Tawmass » Wed May 22, 2013 6:19 pm

Thanks for posting Jordan. I plan on being there and hopefully bring along some people that want to give back, plus do a fun ride afterwards!
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Re: Trail Party/Ride in Hood River, 6/15/13

Postby JR61F » Tue May 28, 2013 12:22 pm

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Here is the information for the June 15th, 2013 work party. I still don’t know if Douglas Johnson or Jason Wells will lead the work party but one of them will for sure.



Hood River County will be holding a trail work party to construct phase I of the trail 130 connector. We are calling on all user groups to come out and help make it happen. This route is used by all user groups and we hope everyone can come out and lend a hand!



Background: Trail 130 is in the Northwest Area Trail System (some call it Post Canyon) and is designated for ATV use. It is a popular double track that is open to all users and a route that will eventually link the Post Flats and Binns Hill Staging Areas. One section of the trail was never constructed because the area needed for a direct connection was determined to be too steep. The County has had plans to complete the connection for a number of years but it was only until recently that a workable route was found that could reasonably connect points A and B as seen on the attached map. Detour signage is currently posted on the ground at points A and B. The signage directs users onto 2.0 miles of forest roads to get them to either of the 130 dead-ends so the route can be continued.

This portion of the connection will be a great addition to the Northwest Area Trail System and has the potential to generate a lot of volunteer involvement. The project has been broken up into two phases. Phase I will be all the work needed west of Post Canyon Road. Phase 2 lies to the east of Post Canyon Road, will complete the connection with the other end of 130, and its construction could begin sometime during the upcoming fiscal year. On-the-ground flagging for phase I has been assessed by Forestry staff to ensure it met the proper criteria. The plan is for OHV Staff to spend a minimal amount of time getting the trail prepped so volunteers can do a majority of the work. The first work party for this project was already held on 5-18-13 and was very successful. This will be the second of multiple work parties needed for the project. The County’s Recreation Trail System Master Plan addresses the need for the connection. Completion of Phase I will eliminate 1.0 mile of the current road detour.

Place/Time to Meet: Meet at the Post Flats Staging Area. Depart from the staging area to the work location at 9:00am. We will post signs and hang flagging directing folks to the work party location in case they arrive late.



Map: A map showing the location of the future route has been attached.



Work Party Leader: Either Douglas Johnson or Jason Wells will lead this work party.



Duration: 9:00am to approximately 1:00pm



Tools: Hand tools will be provided but you are welcome to bring tools of your own. An excavator or Sweco trail building machine may be used during part of the days work.



Bring: Coffee J, Work clothes, rain gear (just in case), work gloves, sturdy boots, safety glasses, hat, water, lunch/snacks, etc.! Be prepared for some hard work and some fun!



Volunteer Hours: Your volunteer hours will be documented and will help satisfy requirements for the County’s current Oregon Parks and Recreation Department ATV Operations and Maintenance grant. This will be a huge help for Hood River County.



Directions to the Trail Work Party Area:

Post Flats Staging Area

From I-84 eastbound take Exit 62. Turn right onto Oak Street. Make an immediate right turn onto Country Club Road and drive for ~1.4 miles. Turn right onto Post Canyon Road and travel ~2.7 miles to the staging area. The staging area is on either side of the road.
From I-84 westbound take Exit 62 and turn left onto Oak Street. Follow the remainder of the directions above.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Henry D. Buckalew

Trails Program Coordinator/Forest Technician II

Hood River County Forestry Department

office: (541) 387-7089
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Re: Trail Party/Ride in Hood River, 6/15/13

Postby tdewitt » Wed May 29, 2013 11:21 am

Time for me to get off my rear and give back a little. Unless something happens I'm in.
Tom I could use those tires for the fun ride afterwards Terry
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Re: Trail Party/Ride in Hood River, 6/15/13

Postby tdewitt » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:11 am

My son really wants to come help. But he is on a quad. So are there enough quad friendly trails that him and I can go for a ride afterwards? I have never been to the area. Terry
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Re: Trail Party/Ride in Hood River, 6/15/13

Postby JR61F » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:38 am

Quad daddy wrote:My son really wants to come help. But he is on a quad. So are there enough quad friendly trails that him and I can go for a ride afterwards? I have never been to the area. Terry


Yes there are, it is a very quad friendly area and the trail we are building is a main connector. I will bring you a map in case they are out at the kiosk. It is very well mapped and marked out there.
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Re: Trail Party/Ride in Hood River, 6/15/13

Postby tdewitt » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:52 am

Thanks that will make him happy.
Should I bring my 4x4 quad with a flat bed on it for the work party?
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Re: Trail Party/Ride in Hood River, 6/15/13

Postby Tawmass » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:59 am

Let's make sure and have a GREAT turnout by the moto people! It would feel awkward if there were more non moto than moto, so see you all there at 9am!
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Re: Trail Party/Ride in Hood River, 6/15/13

Postby tdewitt » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:24 am

We will be there early Saturday morning and heading home sometime Monday.
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Re: Trail Party/Ride in Hood River, 6/15/13

Postby Tawmass » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:57 am

We had a great day of trail work, plus a great after-work ride. I showed up with Grant Erickson, plus there was Terry & Hunter DeWitt, and a bunch of Lobos M/C members (Jordan, Amy, Ben, Jerry, Tim, Louis), Tim Snyder, Barbara (non-moto) and I know I'm missing a few. We went in and trimmed down the bank of a recent trail that Jason Wells (HR County Contractor) made with an excavator, which was around a mile in length. The tracklog in green is what we worked on. The rest of the 30-mile pink tracklog is what I took Grant on, since he had never ridden there before. He did take a side trip or two, but had a blast. :) Thanks everyone for giving back to our sport!
-Tom

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Re: Trail Party/Ride in Hood River, 6/15/13

Postby tdewitt » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:30 am

I was beginning to wonder on Saturday morning at 9:00 when almost no one was there. So I called Tom. Then at 9:01 a whole herd of Lobo’s showed up followed by Tom. We then headed off to go to work. Visiting and working along the new trail. By the time we are at the end my son Hunter is so tired he can hardly walk out. We all head out to grab a snack and do some riding. Hunter is really tired and wants to ride but not on the trails? I really think he is just worried about me crashing and getting hurt. My ex has been drilling him on what to do if something happens. Sunday is when things turned south.
After a nice light show Saturday night Hunter and I head out for a morning ride, he wants to go to the new trail and look for deer tracks etc so off we go. We get all the way to the end and my so called trusty DRZ400 pops and dies??? Fires up and dies, sounds like it’s fouling a plug. The mechanic in me is really pissed as, not only do I not have a plug but I don’t have any way to take the old one out!!! It’s sort of runs so I’m fanning the clutch and trying not to have to push it, now the clutch is getting hot and not working. We get part way out and BANG it blows out the spark arrester and is done. I push a while and start thinking about hooking a strap to it and using it for a trail drag. We double up on the quad and go get the truck. As I walk back in I’m wondering what to do? I try to fire it up one more time and it dies again but Hunter tells me the head light is not working also?!?! Hummmm. So I pull the front plastic off and sure enough the Baja kit has a broken wire, I unplug it and plug the key switch into the wire harness and she fires right up. Clutch is still funny but we are off and running. Half loaded we pack up and head for home.
We will be ready to do it all again shortly. Terry
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