Sunday, April 25, 2010

Next Project

A backpacker has informed us of several blowdowns between Mile 500 and Horse Camp. Look for info here soon for a possible work project to clear the trail.
On another note, The Herd of 2010 thruhikers is now starting out from San Diego County, and traffic in Section E peaks the last week of May through the first week of June. Water situation this year is pretty good, partly because our area got another winter storm last week.

Monday, April 19, 2010

April 18 Progress

We had an awesome volunteer army of 14 out this weekend to work trail in the area of Upper Shake CG in Section E. Here's a map of what we worked.
We also received word that more trees are across the trail at Horse Camp. Look for an announcement here when we get that project scheduled.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

April 18 Work Day in Sec E

Volunteers will be out brushing and treading on April 18 in the area of Upper Shake CG. If you want to come out and help get the trail in shape for spring, contact me ( and be ready to meet HERE, at the intersection of Pine Canyon Rd and FR 7N23 at 07:30. We'll finish 2:30 at the latest.
If you have a higher-clearance vehicle, please bring it. If you don't have one, we'll try to recombine vehicles as needed at the meetup location. Volunteers should bring leather work gloves, a lunch, water, and sun protection. Long pants and shirtsleeves are a must. Pacific Crest Trail Association will provide tools.
We already have a small crew of about 6 volunteers lined up, so I know this will be a successful day.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Leona Divide 50 is April 17

The Leona Divide 50 mile foot race will be held on the PCT on April 17. Here's a map of their course in Section E.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Latest Section E News

  • Users can assist the thruhikers by offering updates to the online Water Report.
  • The spur trail leading up from Upper Shake CG is clogged with brush according to reports, Dave and I are looking at dates to go work it back. Will post that info here when we have it.
  • If anyone hikes up Liebre Mtn in the near future I'd appreciate hearing precise info on blowdowns in that area. Usually every spring we need to go in and cut them out.
  • I updated the calendar with John's latest.