Volunteer

Young, female and eager to cut

By Mary Anne Chute Lynch

Ever hear a metallic, light pinging, “sssccchhh-wing-ing” sound? Crosscut sawyers know what it means.

“Sawyers love nothing more than to cut up some logs and remove them from the trail,” sawyer Maggie Ballew said.

Joan Napolitano helped remove 100 logs last year from 11 miles ... Read more

PCTA loses caretaker extraordinaire Jack Konner

Jack out for a day hike. Photo by Patty Carter

Volunteer Caretaker Jack Konner, who helped build the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s Mount Hood Chapter into a trail-maintaining powerhouse, died Nov. 11, 2016. He was 89.

Jack, who lived in Beaverton, Oregon, was one of the Mount Hood Chapter’s earliest section caretakers. As the chapter’s first volunteer coordinator during a ... Read more

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton