This Sunday, August 1st, will be the first of several work parties on the Smith Creek Trail, Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument, during August and September. Dates for the other work parties will be announced at a later date.
On sunday's work party we will be doing some as needed work hopefully as far 'north' as, or above, Ape Canyon Creek. Future work parties will focus on sections of the trail above that point.
There will be ample opportunity to ride your bike before, during and after, the work party. Tools needed include: shovels, loppers, garden rakes, brush saws, and if you have access to one, a bob trailer - although I have two we could use another.
We need to leave Portland by 07:00. We can meet up in Battleground (at Fred Myers on the north-west side of Hwy 503 and Main Street - if needed) before proceeding up to the Ape Canyon Trailhead. We'll descend in to Smith Creek on the old 83 Road.
If interested please e-mail me at ujelang at gmail dot com for a meeting time/place in Portland. Please advise if any questions.