Thursday, February 28, 2008

Dowd Canyon Feb 25

This week, Pete and a volunteer crew brushed and cleared 0.29 miles of trail in a single day! Status map now shows just 1.22 miles remaining to brush in Dowd Canyon.

ALSO: Pat Aubuchon reports working the northbound stretch above the Green Valley FS last month, with TrailBosses. Section E has awesome volunteers!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Bouquet Canyon - Southbound

I hiked up to Pelona Ridge on Sunday - one of my favorite local hikes, and hikeable all winter. This stretch would be a good candidate for some improvements to the ORV traps. While the south side of the ridge gets the worst of the ORV traffic, this side still has had all four traps circumvented. These photos show the traps in place, but they could use some shoring up. This would be a good one- or two-day project.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Tejon Ranch Update

Ray Drasher reports that he rode the Tejon Ranch segment yesterday and cut out the fallen trees (like this one) including a few more since my last inventory. Ray also reports that the segment needs treading in places, as the winter weather has done more tread damage since the October inventory. Sounds like a candidate for re-inventorying before it gets hot. This stretch burned in the 2004 Pine Fire, so we'll continue to have work. Big thanks to Ray for this report!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Feb 9 in Dowd Canyon!

Most all the work was finished by Pete and the PCTA volunteers before the High Desert Runners and I got out, but we treaded and enjoyed the sunshine. It's sure green out there these days.
Now that we're beyond midway between access points, it's once again a short walk to get to the work. Here's the status map (everything in green or purple is at least cleared, and much of it treaded), and the customary group photo. Also it was great to get to work with Ian McGarrough again, he made that awesome sign in Bouquet Canyon last year, and helped a lot at Trevor's Eagle Project workday last month. Section E has awesome volunteers!