Written by Nathan Frechen, Tillamook LST
On Saturday, March 5th, 28 people showed up to put the finishing touches on the .35 mile Gales Creek re-route in the Tillamook State Forest. In 3 hours, another stump was removed, rock armoring installed over roots, and the entire line was refined. It was a full-day success in the Tillamook, involving a pre-work ride and post-work bonfire with drinks, hot food, and a raffle. Huge thanks to NWTA for providing drinks of all sorts, snacks, and tools – and a big thank you to Dan Sprouse and the Cyclepath NW crew for bringing chili, beer, and the party. Since early December, over 200 hours of volunteer labor have gone into this project, and it will “go live” in early May 2022.
This was the last large work party for now, and there are plans to re-fresh Sicktar Lars in the fall & winter of 2022. There is ongoing maintenance (logout, brushing, tread repair) in various spots in the non-motorized network in the Tillamook that will be taking place over the next few months on a more ad-hoc basis.
Please contact [email protected] if you’re interested in helping out.