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Horseshoe Bend Day Work Party

April 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Overview Join WTA as we work on improvements on this popular trail just outside of Glacier located right next to the Mt. Baker Highway and the often raging North Fork Nooksack river. About the Area Enjoy hanging moss and lush ferns as this mostly gentle trail meanders up the bank of the North Fork of the Nooksack River, which gets its start from the glaciers of Mount Shuksan. The roaring is sometimes deafening as the river powers its way through everything and anything in its path — house-sized boulders, snags, and the riverbed, giving kayakers and rafters who venture here a wild ride. What to Expect We’ll have fun, work hard and make a difference! Project Description This trail needs a variety of maintenance to keep it in great shape and minimize impacts on the surrounding area. Activities may include pruning back overgrown vegetation, building structures to keep the trail mud free and digging new paths for water to flow off the trail. We may also restore the tread. This involves digging the trail surface to the proper width and slope as well as removing organic material, protruding rocks and roots. Hiking Information Our hike to the project site is expected to be 1-3 miles roundtrip over gently rolling terrain. Schedule

  • 8:30 AM: Be ready to meet the crew, rain or shine. You will be asked some health screening questions.
  • 8:35 AM: Gather for a safety briefing, then hike to the project site
  • Morning: Work at your own pace, and take breaks throughout the day
  • 12:00 PM: Lunch on the trail
  • Afternoon: Consider trying a new task before wrapping up the day’s work
  • 3:30 PM: Return to the trailhead

For safety reasons, arriving late or leaving early is not allowed. Planning Information Get ready for a great day outside! What it Takes to Do This Work Party

  • Bring a great attitude for working with a team! WTA provides the training and tools you need
  • Expect to be physically active at your own pace for up to 6 hours on uneven terrain
  • Recommended for ages 10 and older; under 14 must be accompanied by an adult

What to Wear

  • Cloth face covering
  • Boots
  • Long pants
  • Work gloves
  • Long-sleeved shirt recommended
  • Eye protection recommended (glasses, sunglasses or safety glasses)

A hard hat will be provided by WTA. For safety reasons, shorts and sneakers are not allowed. What to Bring

  • Consider bringing your own hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes
  • Lunch and plenty of water
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Extra warm clothing in case of wet or cold weather
  • A pack to carry your personal gear
  • A sense of fun and adventure for learning new skills and meeting great people!

Firearms and weapons are not allowed. More Information

 

Details

Date:
April 28
Time:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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