Hood River Area Trail Stewards Update: New Post recreation manager, Shuttle Day 10/8, HRATS board openings

🍂 Happy Fall, Folks!

It’s week three of our seasonal newsletter. Here’s the latest and greatest news about Post for the week.

🌲 New Tree Farm Manager
We’d like to welcome TJ Moloney, hired in August as Hood River County’s new Tree Farm Recreation Manager to oversee the Hood River County Tree Farm Recreation Program. His work includes oversight of the multi-use trail system, multiple staging areas, and Kingsley Campground as well as special use permits and events. (What’s Hood River County Tree Farm, you ask? It’s the 35,000-acre area our beloved Post Canyon sits in.)

TJ and his family moved to the Gorge six years ago when he took a job with Mount Hood Meadows as Terrain Park Manager. When asked what he loves about the Gorge, he said, “It’s all here.” Enough said.

Regarding his new job with the county, TJ said he’s most excited about the opportunity to contribute to the growth and enhancement of Post Canyon. He said the most satisfying element of his new job is “knowing that my work aids in maintaining the health of the Hood River County Tree Farm and the significant role the Tree Farm has in both individual and community wellness.”

When asked what else he wanted people to know, he said, “We are hiring! Come be part of the change you want to see! Go to hoodrivercounty.gov for details.”

Welcome, TJ!

🛻 🚲 Shuttle Day October 8
Support trail building and have fun doing it on October 8 at Post Canyon. A cool $40 donation gets you unlimited shuttle rides from the bottom of Post Canyon to the Binn’s Staging Area. The sign-up table will be at the bottom, and shuttles will run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please consider riding from home or parking at Family Man and riding down to the shuttle spot to alleviate congestion. Shuttle Day couldn’t happen without our generous sponsors—School of Send, Brave Endeavors, Mountain View Cycles, Cooper Spur, and others. Don’t miss this…

📈 HRATS Board Openings
Got a passion for trails? The HRATS board has a couple of openings coming up. Our esteemed VP and Secretary—Jim Wood and Jenni Bergman, respectively—are ready to pass the torch. We’ve had interest in these two openings but want to hear from all parties. We’re also looking to fill a new position for a Trail Maintenance Team Coordinator. We need a highly motivated, not-afraid-to-ask-favors, well-organized, well-connected person to do this job. The main purpose of this position is to get our awesome trail adopters the help they need when and where they need it. This person will develop and coordinate a system of volunteers to help in different regions around the Gorge, including Post, Whoopdee, and Buck Creek.

Questions, comments, exclamations? Drop us a line at info@HRATS.org.

Happy trails and see you next week.

TJ Moloney with his wife, Erin, kids Jack and Scarlett (Yes, Scarlett is crying. It’s hard being a toddler.) and dog Gunnar.

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📬 Our mailing address is:

Hood River Area Trail Stewards
1767 12th Street
Suite #209
Hood River, OR 97031

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