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Lena Lake

Day Work Party

Sat Jul 24, 2021: 8:30 AM — 3:30 PM

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Region

Olympic Peninsula — East - Hood Canal

Features: Earn Northwest Forest Pass

Crew Leader: Charlie Romine

Lena Lake. Photo by efheinitz.

Overview

Forested second growth to old growth forest, alpine meadows and two beautiful lakes. We'll work up towards the first Lena Lake, concentrating on tread repair and brushing getting the trail in shape for the crush of summer vistors and in preparation for a project in September.

About the Area

The Lena Lake Trail (#810) is an easy trail, free of snow most of the year. The trail switchbacks gently but endlessly through splendid forest. At a mile and a half you will cross the dry stream bed of Lena Creek. At three miles you are at a viewpoint of the lake. It's a great place to eat lunch. Continue around the lake to the campsites. This is a great hike for kids and first time backpackers. It gives them some training before they try harder hikes.

What to Expect

We'll have fun, work hard and make a difference! No experience is necessary.

Project Description

The projects on this trail will be related to seasonal general maintenance. The work will concentrate on tread repair brushing, and drainage. We are getting the trail ready for hikers and backpackers and also stock support for a project this fall.

Hiking Information

Our hike to the project site is expected to be 4 to 5 miles round trip over flat to hilly terrain.

Schedule

  • 8:30 AM: Be ready to sign in and meet the crew, rain or shine
  • 8:35 AM: Gather for a safety briefing, then hike to the project site
  • Morning: Work at your own pace, and take breaks throughout the day
  • 12:00 PM: Lunch on the trail
  • Afternoon: Consider trying a new task before wrapping up the day's work
  • 3:30 PM: Sign out after enjoying refreshments at the trailhead

For safety reasons, arriving late or leaving early is not allowed.

Planning Information

Get ready for a great day outside!

What it Takes to Do This Work Party

  • No experience is necessary—just bring a great attitude for working with a team! WTA provides the training and tools you need
  • Expect to be physically active at your own pace for up to 6 hours on uneven terrain
  • Recommended for ages 10 and older; under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and a parental consent form must be signed for anyone under 18

What to Wear

  • Boots
  • Long pants 
  • Work gloves
  • Long-sleeved shirt recommended
  • Eye protection recommended (glasses, sunglasses or safety glasses)

A hard hat will be provided by WTA. For safety reasons, shorts and sneakers are not allowed.

What to Bring

  • Lunch and plenty of water
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Extra warm clothing in case of wet or cold weather
  • A pack to carry your personal gear
  • A sense of fun and adventure for learning new skills and meeting great people!

Firearms and weapons are not allowed.

More Information

From the Hiking Guide

See what WTA's hiking guide and trip reports say about this area.


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Directions

From Hoodsport, drive travel north on Hwy 101 for 14 miles. Make a left onto Hamma Hamma River Road at milepost 318. Continue for 7.5 paved miles to the trailhead. Keep in mind that the parking flanks an active road, so if you must park across the road from the trailhead, look both ways before crossing!

Note: Please follow the written directions above instead of using a GPS device. This will ensure that you get to the correct meeting location for this work party. The location of the pinpoint below is only approximate.

Getting to WTA work parties can involve travel on rough, unpaved roads in areas without cellular service and without street addresses that can be accurately used by navigation devices. Unless specifically noted otherwise, routes can generally be traveled by all types of vehicles. Volunteers with limited experience driving on unpaved mountain roads may want to allow extra time, beyond what is recommended in the directions above, to get to the meeting location.

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