More than 1,000 logs cleared off 200+ miles of trail by Mt. Hood Chapter, PCTA

Our Mt. Hood Chapter volunteers maintain 217 miles of PCT between Midway Meadows south of Washington’s Goat Rocks Wilderness and Breitenbush Lake north of Oregon’s Mount Jefferson Wilderness. Their commitment to the PCT and it’s feeder trails is remarkable. Roberta’s email announcing the completion of “logout” – the annual clearing of fallen trees – arrived in our inbox this morning. We thought we’d share.

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Hi all,

Attached is the logout status for Mt Hood Chapter.

We’ve removed more than 1000 logs for the second year in a row. Before that, we didn’t keep count.

Almost all our sections are cleared. The high-elevation areas around the southern Mt. Adams will be done next week, and a few little bits are left either because we don’t have a caretaker for the section or the logs require a dedicated work party to clear.

We acknowledge that the storm that blew through yesterday may have caused more logs to fall. We will either scout for them or wait for user reports.

I am very proud of our volunteers and their dedication to keeping the trail open.

Kind Regards,
Roberta Cobb
Chair, Mt Hood Chapter PCTA


#CS = chain saw. #XC – crosscut saw.


#CS = chain saw. #XC – crosscut saw.

Download a PDF of the logout status.
Want to learn more?
Check out this video and article about the Mt. Hood Chapter’s wilderness logout.

Author: Jack "Found" Haskel

As the Trail Information Manager, Jack works to connect people to the PCT. He's involved with a wide variety of projects that help the trail, the trail's users and the community that surrounds the experience. He has thru-hiked (Pacific Crest Trail in 2006; Colorado Trail in 2008; Continental Divide Trail in 2010) and is an obsessed weekend warrior.