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Trail Engineering Clinic on the PCT

Date: September 30 - October 1 Location: Templeton Campus Center

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Templeton Campus Center

Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 8 at 9:00 am

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 26 at 4:45 pm


The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) stretches 2,650 spectacular miles, from the border with Mexico to Canada. We’ll head up to a section on Mt. Hood to learn how hiking trails are engineered to minimize erosion, maximize sustainability, and optimize the wilderness experience for different types of users. You’ll have the opportunity to get dirty and use trail tools to restore trail on Saturday, stay in a campground Saturday night, then take a hike on Sunday morning before heading back to campus. As a bonus, Dr. Paul Allen will be there to share his experience working on trails!

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