Monday, August 30, 2010

Recap: South Yuba Ridge Trailwork, 8/29

Eleven of us made the trek up beyond Washington to work on the South Yuba Ridge Trail yesterday. With three hedgetrimmers, a quad, a chainsaw and many loppers, we cleared brush and downed trees off the newer trailbed that the USFS built some seven years ago. As this section has remained unused, it needed a serious effort to clear. Regardless, we worked our way much further up the trail than we expected. There were cold beers waiting for us at the end of the day. See pictures.

This trail provides an important connection between the South Yuba Trail and the Grouse Ridge Trail system. It will be a spectacular descent from Camp 19 (Bowman Lake Road) down to Washington. Thank you to our outstanding volunteers yesterday, including Robert Joynt, who was kind enough to bring his quad which we used to transport tools yesterday.

Next up - We have a small section remaining of the newer section to clear and then the flagging can begin on top of the ridge. Joe Chavez estimates that this will require about 2 more days of volunteering. Please consider joining us on September 12 @ 8AM at the USFS station in Nevada City for our next volunteer trail day.

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