Monday, October 31, 2005

Multiuse in Malakoff

Working with cooperative State Paks staff, BONC plans to re-work the Slaughterhouse Trail in Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. This project will improve drainage on the trail, create a new section and open it to bicycles. Thanks to everyone who made this happen. Please stay tuned for a date for this trailwork.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Re-routing the Pioneer Trail

The USFS plans to re-route the Pioneer Trail from east of the Omega rest stop so that the entire trail remains on the south side of Highway 20. Thus, there would be no need to cross Highway 20 while using the trail.

The picture to the left is a view of Bear Valley from the proposed trail route (thank you Willie Brusin). The project will take several years to complete. BONC and GCTC plan to cooperate on the project with the Forest Service.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Exceptional Volunteers

15 BONCers showed up to improve trails on Round Mountain on October 16th. This outstanding effort was just the beginning of our plans to improve the environmental sustainability of trails in the area.

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Highlights included: installing drains on the Flume Trail, elevating the Flume Trail at a water crossing, beer, PB&J and Jimmy's home made cake. Hope you can join us next time!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Round Mountain Trailwork

A reminder that there will be a BONC-led trailwork day on Round Mountain on October 16th. This is a very special event, as it represents the first time BONC has been able to work on BLM properties on Round Mountain itself. Come help us celebrate this progress by joining this event:

WHAT: Trailwork at various locations on Round Mountain TBA
WHEN: Sunday, October 16th, 9AM
WHERE: Meet at the USFS Ranger Station in Nevada City

Please bring long sleeves, water, gloves etc.