National Trails Day in the Middle Fork Valley
Join us on National Trails Day in the Middle Fork Valley! Come learn about the work happening in the Middle Fork and give back to some of the trails and sites on this treasured landscape. The Greenway Trust will be partnering with the United States Forest Service and King County Weed Watchers on various ongoing projects based out of the Middle Fork Trailhead. These projects include ongoing trail maintenance activities along the nature trails adjacent to the Middle Fork Campground, surveying and controlling weeds along the CCC Trail (with Romey Haberle, a PLU botanist, and longtime Middle Fork volunteer, Mark Boyar), removing campfire rings, graffiti, and trash to shape up these Middle Fork sites to enhance the recreational and day-use experiences for all visitors.
This special area provides access for a variety of Cascades’ adventures—from trails to scenic vistas, mighty stands of old growth, a wild and scenic river, and access to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Whether you are a hiker, climber, horse-rider, mountain biker, paddler, or picnicker, National Trails Day is a fitting day to celebrate all the Middle Fork has to offer. After our event, we will meet at the Middle Fork Campground to raffle off a variety of prizes. Thank you in advance and can’t wait to see you out on the trails!
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)
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.
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