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2019 Women in the Woods – Thorp Creek Trail

When
Saturday, October 12, 2019: 9am - 2pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Upper Yakima Basin
Location
Thorp Creek Trail
Description

The Greenway Trust has offered the Women in the Woods series since 2010 to address the gender gap in the trail community and build community for women-identified and non-binary outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you are a trail pro or are out to try trail work for the first time, Women in the Woods events are a blast.

This event will mark our second Women in the Woods event in Kittitas County! Be sure to join us on the east side of the Cascades, working on the Thorp Creek Trail! This moderately difficult trail is well frequented as a day hike. It meanders through old growth forests and grassy hillsides as hikers, bikers and equestrians alike follow the stream to Thorp Lake and Thorp Mountain Lookout. Due to its popularity, and location, this trail needs a lot of help with brushing and drainage. We will meet at Basecamp Books in Roslyn, and caravan to the trailhead.

Trail needs and accessibility vary during the summer season, please be aware of potential site change but expect to hear from us before the event. Thank you for your understanding!
 

Project Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Age Restriction
Ages 14 and up.
What to Bring

For safety, volunteers are required to wear:

  • Long pants (we’ll be working with tools, so no shorts!)
  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes (absolutely no sandals)
  • Gloves

In addition, we recommend that participants bring:

  • Warm layers, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
  • Rain gear
  • Big sack lunch
  • Water for the day (3 liters minimum)
  • Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc.
Driving Directions
Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/QR5vYMvXBnp Service is limited on the route to this trailhead. Please follow these directions, below. The Forest Service Road to access the site is in good shape, and is a gravel road. Thanks! From Cle Elum take Highway 903 north about 15 miles to just past Lake Cle Elum, then take a left on Forest Road 4308 (this is an unmarked road on your left just passed the Cle Elum Campground). Continue west on this road, up the switch backs, and take a left onto NF-4312 (look for Greenway signs). The trailhead will be on your right, which is marked by a gate on Forest Road 4312. Look for Greenway Trust signs, trucks and staff!
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