Spencer Butte Trail Maintenance

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Leader: Matthew Bell
Trl Mnt: 2 miles, 500 ft (Moderate)

We met Christer LaBrecque at the main Spencer Butte parking lot where he dropped off tools and snacks for us. We then hiked up the trail to the Junction Meadow where we split into 2 groups. Todd and Matt & Oliver went up the main trail to cut back a couple of large vine maples from overhanging the trail. The rest of the group worked to scatter branches that had fallen in the meadow out of the meadow and under the trees.

Afterwards we regrouped to head down the Tie Trail again breaking into 2 groups. Jim, Dan, & Clara worked from a little after the meadow clearing the trail sides, predominantly to uphill side of overhanging plants. The rest of the group hiked down the Tie Trail and then began working back cutting overhanging trees and shrubs from along the trail so that as they leaf out they don't come down into the trail corridor.

We got a lot done but there is still more to do. It has been about 5 years since we've done this work along the Tie Trail and there is a lot of plant material to remove from overhanging the trail.

Members: Matthew Bell, Clara Emlen, Janet Jacobsen, Jim Whitfield, Susan Sanazaro, Dan Gilmore, Jyoti Naik, Todd Larsen, Jane Hackett. Nonmembers: Jessica Swartz, Oliver Bell.

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