I hope you can join us sometime over the next two weekends (April 27-28 and May 4-5) as we finish up the last couple sections of the coolest new trail in the Chuckanuts, the Rock Trail (A.K.A. Lost Antler Trail). Whether you’ve already helped and been snared by the beauty of the place, or totally missed out on previous occasions, come on out and be part of the story.
Tools, gloves, hardhats and cookies provided. As always, dress for the weather and bring lunch. Hiking or work boots recommended. Plan on descending and re-climbing about 100 fabulous new timber and gravel stairs. There’s an overhanging cliff available in case we need to duck out of the rain for lunch.
We’ll be up there this Saturday and Sunday and the following weekend as well (REI volunteers will also be joining us on May 4). Meet at 9:00 am sharp at the Gates Overlook at the end of the Cleator Road.
Directions: Head 4 miles south of Fairhaven, turn left on Hiline Road (before the fire station), which becomes Cleator Road; follow the bumpy road to its end near the top of the ridge. To carpool, meet in Fairhaven at 11th and McKenzie by 8:30 am. Volunteers do not need a parking pass. We’ll wrap up and be back to the cars by 2:00 pm.
A handful of us will also be working on the trail several days next week, so drop me a line if you want to join us then and we’ll coordinate schedules.
Feel free to invite others. No experience necessary!
An RSVP is helpful, but not required (email, phone or text, 202-758-8802).
May the tread be with you!
As Executive Director of Recreation Northwest, Todd Elsworth promotes outdoor recreation and brings community together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. His decades of extensive event production, marketing and writing experience propel this passion. You might bump into him and his daughter Violet while they’re biking, hiking, paddling or skiing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.