Mount Rose


Stewardship - Mount Rose

Trail Maintenance with Crosscut Saw and other common trail tools - Clear the trail of fallen trees and vegetation. This will be the third and likely the last trail clearing trip this summer for The Mountaineers.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft

7:00 a.m. we will meet in  Haggen's Foods parking lot at 1313 Cooper Point Road.  Facing the storefront in the large parking lot, we will be to the far left hand side by the trees. 

During an earlier scouting trip in June, we documented 40 trees of various sizes down on the trail, all at elevations above Horse Camp.  This is the third and likely the last trip scheduled.  We will clear a hikers path through about a dozen fallen trees and remove vegetation (brushing) that is obstructing the trail.  This can be a hard day's work out since we have 2+ miles and 2500 feet elevation gain just to get to the work site.  Then a few more miles and more elevation gain to move from one fallen tree to the next.  It's no little thing to walk this trail, carrying tools and working. 

Most of the down trees are located along the ridge trail and the hiking trail to the NE of the summit.  We will be moving moderately slow to the work site and them cautiously to each down tree as we evaluate the tree for clearing.  Although most of the tools have already been carried to the work site by earlier crews, we will have the task of bringing them back down.

We will be using a variety of Crosscut Saws and tools used in clearing logs and brush.  There is no previous experience required.  Careful attention to instruction, adherence to National Sawyer Standards and methodical approach to safety helps prevent injuries.


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Mount Rose

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

High top hiking boots (work boots), work gloves, eye protection, long sleeve shirt and long pants are required for Crosscut Saw use- 

Crosscut Saws and a variety of trail clearing tools will be provided to equip the trail crew.  Personal Protection Equipment - hard hats, work gloves, eye protection will be provided as far as the supply lasts.  Those with loppers, hand pruners and other light with hand tools should consider bringing their favorite options.   

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