Rake-a-thon planned for Cape Horn trail

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The Cape Horn Conservancy is gathering volunteers to rake all the leaves and debris from the Cape Horn Trail from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3.

Organizers of the rake-a-thon said cleaning the trail early will prevent deterioration and result in less summer maintenance.

“This is the first time we’ve tried an event like this,” said Teresa Robbins, president of the Cape Horn Conservancy. “We are trying to get enough volunteers to spread out and clear the leafy portions of the entire trail in one day.”

Participants of the event will meet at 9:45 a.m. at the trailhead, which is located at the corner of Salmon Falls Road and state Highway 14. Volunteers should bring their own rake, and dress according to the weather.

Warm drinks and treats will be provided.

Volunteers are asked to sign up in advance via the site: http://signup.com/go/3ihDkA.

The Cape Horn Conservancy is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to the maintenance of the Cape Horn Trail and the surrounding lands.