Cascade Locks, OR. The 3rd annual Trail Skills Collge was held at Cascade Locks Marine Park in Oregon on April 15, 16, and 17. The College, which is free to all, teaches participants about building and maintaining trails. There are a variety of classes to choose from including trail tread construction, cross-cut and crew leadership. The Traveling Trainers were on hand to provide general outreach, as well as an awareness workshop. The nearly nonstop rain for the first two days did not deter these dedicated students from learning to be trail stewards. Our trail systems are dependent on the work of volunteers to keep them maintained and safe. The Pacific Crest Trail Association is dedicated to protecting and preserving the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,600 mile trail that runs from Canada to Mexico. The PCTA does a great job of providing development programs for their volunteers to take part in, like Trail Skills College.
If you missed your chance to take advantage of this invaluable resource, check out the up coming trainings offered by the High Cascade Forest Volunteers on May 13-15 in Westfir, OR, and June 3-5 in Allingham, OR. Visitwww.highcascadesvolunteers.com. Thank you to Isaac Daniel of the Pacific Crest Trail Association for inviting to take part in this event!
Explore Responsibly...Kate & Tracy