- Thursday, September 17, 4 p.m.: Meet at the Jake Place property on the South Fork of the Crooked River. Prompt arrival will be critical to allow the group to begin hiking up the canyon together to establish camp.
- Friday, September 18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: A full day of work building fence away from camp.
- Saturday, September 19, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: A full day of work building fence away from camp.
- Sunday, September 20, 10 a.m.: After breakfast we can pack up camp and hike back to the vehicles together.
The campsite is on a broad juniper and sage-brush bench along the river in the center of the inholding. There is plenty of room to spread out, and trees for shade. The site is remote, undeveloped and without amenities other than being next to the river, and lovely. The access road is an un-maintained dirt road, but it is not too much for a Subaru, or even a regular sedan driven carefully (in good weather). You will be able to park your vehicle in a secure location behind a locked gate on private land.
This trip will be physically demanding. While all the materials will have been flown out to the worksite and cached along the proposed fence route, participants will need to be able to backpack to the campsite, help carry in a few small hand-tools, and navigate steep hills along the fence route during the work itself. Footing on the fence route is uncertain, and the ground where posts will be installed will be challenging. That being said, there will be many opportunities for taking breaks and switching up jobs which include clipping wire to posts, moving materials along the fence line and attaching stays.
Participants are responsible for their own food and camping gear, as well as transportation to and from the trip. As always, car-pooling will be encouraged. Participants will need to be able to backpack their equipment 3.5 miles to the campsite. As always car-pooling will be encouraged. Sturdy off-trail ankle-high boots are required for this trip. We recommend bringing your own work gloves to provide a comfortable fit: but it is not required.
ONDA will provide work gloves if you don’t have a pair, all the tools and materials required for the work, safety gear and excellent guidance in the field.
An ONDA registration application and medical form are required for this trip. Check the box next to each trip you would like to attend. You only need to fill this form out once per year.
What happens next?
You will receive a confirmation email within 10 working days of submitting your form. The confirmation email will provide information regarding which trips you are on the “participant list” for, and which trips are full, and therefore you have been placed on the “waitlist.”
Six weeks before the start of the trip, the trip leader will send out an RSVP to make sure everyone is still able to participate. Based on RSVPs, open spaces will be backfilled with people from the waitlist.
Three weeks before the trip start date, registered and confirmed participants will receive driving instructions, maps, car-pooling options, and additional information in an email sent by the trip leader
If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact the trip leader.