Mid to heavy equipment is hard to come by on a donation deal, especially close to the project area. At times warm bodies are even harder to come by. Just look at what is scheduled for the upcoming w/e. You have a work project, PW has the cruise in for Yacolt, Region 6 has a work party/meeting on a sand road they take care of every year, and we have our new trail project. Not enough bodies to do all of it, and there is a very small die hard group of people that will get out and actually get dirty doing a project, but plenty that will get dirty playing.
Deschutes' issues with users griping about being held up during work projects on Quack Attack are ongoing every time they are up there.
I know the timing is not good but also talk to the USFS about Oregon ATV funding for the project, and have them submit a proposal to the allocation committee. Your work and other things can be used as matching funds and leverage. The committee is looking for class II projects all the time, but they only look at proposals a couple of times a year, and usually on once for each of the areas they fund. This will probably carry over into next year depending on elevation and when the white stuff gets here.
It gets frustrating after fighting for several years to get the trail and now only a few show to do it. Hang in there.
1981 Cherokee W/T, 360, T-18, Warn 8274 in custom bumper/deer strainer (tested and approved)
1988 Cherokee 4 door, 3" Rancho lift, custom sliders/steps, custom roof rack, custom camo paint, custom camo headliner, custom bumpers and Warn 9500 HS, 31-10.50's
Only 31's, but can drag self with either rig
BLM John Day/Snake RAC-OHV/Recreation Representative
Wolfpack 4x4's - Region 5 - "Cave Lupum"
Pres.- Outcast Land Use Review Team