80+ volunteers from 5 organizations representing 4 different user groups gathered at Gales Creek Campground on Saturday March 30th for the inaugural Trail Mix, a Tillamook State Forest Clean Up.
Nathan approached Northwest Trail Alliance in October of 2018 asking to us to partner in this event, we happily said YES! & things took off from there.
After the morning meet & greet / safety meeting, 13 crews traveled out of basecamp at the Gales Creek Campground ready to cover 14 miles of trails in the area that were in need of maintenance. The late winter snow that blanketed the Tillamook State Forest brought a lot of work for our volunteers.
The work that we accomplished varied from trimming back foliage, clearing trail debris, drains & culverts, as well as moving dirt to help define the natural trail for hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers and equestrians.
After 4+ hours of work, volunteers returned to basecamp to a hot lunch & desserts provided by Daybreak Racking & Oregon Equestrian Trails – NW Chapter. Lagunitas Brewery generously provided beer for age appropriate volunteers.
Thank you to everyone that participated in this event. We look forward to seeing you at Tillamook Trail Mix 2020!