Session Cancellation (1/11/20) …

There was so much rain that the tools and portable toilet could not be moved to the trailhead. We hate canceling a session, but it was unavoidable.

We’re sorry, we’ll try again on Saturday 1/25.

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Job Corps Students – Top Guest Group of 2019. Congratulations!

Cascades Job Corps students and staff.

Job Corps on 12/14/19 broke their own single session record by eight (8) hours. It was also their fifth “Guest Group” appearance this year, which we’ve never had before – so that’s another record.

With their help we broke our volunteer hours goal, with 1,117 hours – and their group of twelve (12) helped us match the session record of twenty-six (26) volunteers.  It was another great session, as the photos show.

We still need a guest group for the upcoming session, might your group be interested?

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Another Record! Job Corps students & faculty does it again (11/9/19) …

Cascades Job Corps students and staff.

The November 9th session was amazing!

Our “Guest Group” Cascades Job Corps (shown above), with their twelve (12) volunteers put in forty-three (43) hours, that helped set a ‘single session record’ of one hundred and twenty-seven (127) volunteer hours. Of note this is the fourth “Guest Group” appearance by Job Corps!

Photos show twenty-six (26) volunteers, that was almost twice our average for the year. Cascades Job Corps has really stepped up on the trails project. We hope that their example will inspire other groups to get involved.

Since we’re now operating as a nonprofit, in addition to volunteering, donations can be made, and sponsorships are available. Thanks!

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The Upcoming Session (11/9/19) …

Pictured is the next trail section being built.

Work on the Pump House Trail continues. Our “Guest Group” will be the Cascade Job Corps students, and the Estep family is again bringing lunch. It will be ham and bean soup, along with homemade mac and cheese.

We’re hand-finishing the machine roughed-in trail (above) and graveling the tread. Our goal is to break one thousand volunteer hours this year, and next year two thousand – as we double our number of volunteer sessions.

We also want to remind you that our nonprofit status has been restored. Please consider making a charitable donation. Thanks!


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Regaining Momentum (10/12/19) …

On Saturday, October 12th work on the Pump House Trail continued. Turnout was up, with twelve volunteers – on Sept. 14th we had just seven. Since this year’s goal is to break one thousand hours, in November and December sessions we must do even better.

Our 2020 goal is to break two thousand volunteer hours. To achieve this we will resume our old schedule of the two (2) sessions “most” months, on the second and fourth (2nd & 4th) Saturdays. Exceptions are Summer break and the holidays, shown on our session calendar.

Thank you Leslie and Roger Estep for a wonderful lunch! To see more photos please checkout our gallery.

Our next session is Saturday, Nov. 9th. Please join us!


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The Dovetail Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (10/2/19) …

Again, a special thanks to the bridge build team: John Erbstoeszer, Jerry Granahan, Amos Grey, Gary Moody, James Neff, Lynn Postler, Kinsey Shilling, Art Tuftee, Bret Turner and John Yeager.

Checkout the event photos

Summer Break Ends (9/14/19) …

On Saturday, September 14th work on the Pump House Trail resumed. Summer is behind us, the bridge is finished and we celebrated the bridge opening, so back to digging.

We had a light turnout at this session, but a great deal was accomplished. To see more photos checkout our gallery.

Our next session is Saturday, October 12th.


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