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Figueroa Mountain Recreation Trails Hike & Work Project

Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area Working Vacation and Recreational Trails Project

Friday, June 27-Saturday, June 28, 2014 

One or Two Day Project—(your choice)

Sponsored by the Los Padres Forest Association (LPFA) and Santa Lucia District, LPNF

When: Friday, June 27-Saturday, June 28th (Main workday is Saturday, June 28th for those that are not available on Friday).

Where: Staging and camping for this project will be at the Figueroa Mountain Road Campground.  PLEASE NOTE:  There is no water or shower facilities at the Figueroa Camp.  Please bring sufficient water for drinking, cooking and bathing as you see fit.  We will also supply some drinking water for the group.  Pit toilets are available in the camp.

More details about Figueroa Camp here:

What to Know: We will meet at the Figueroa Campground on Figueroa Mountain Road.  All projects and tools will be [masked].  If you send an email please let me know when you will be arriving and leaving as well as any certifications or qualifications that you have been awarded or whether you have trail project leader experience.  Experience or certifications are not required.

Trail work will consist mostly of light to heavy brush clearing and minor tread repair. Also some tree clearing—sawyers needed.

What to Bring: This is a camping trip, bring your car camping or backpacking gear set if you plan on staying for the whole weekend, including personal food. Nights could be cool and days very warm so plan accordingly. 

Bring insect repellant and/or a head net as gnats, mosquitos, deerflies and ticks may or may not be present. Poison oak is prevalent in some areas where we will be working. Long sleeve shirts and pants advised.  A good shade hat is also recommended. Bring a day pack or waist pack to carry your lunch, water and tools.

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is required for trail work.  You must bring: Eye protection (sunglasses are ok), work gloves, sturdy work type or hiking boots, long sleeve shirts and long pants. If you have a hardhat, bicycle or climbing helmet please bring it. We will also have some loaners.  

Additional PPE supplied by USFS/LPFA: Hard Hats & Gloves

Prior Trail Work Experience Needed: Experience is not required, but experienced trail hands are welcome and encouraged to participate.  Certified chainsaw and/or crosscuts sawyers with tools would be appreciated.  Most volunteers will be using loppers, silky saws and/or other folding saws, trailsmiths and/or McLeods.

Day by Day trip plan:

Friday, June 27th by 9:00 am  We will meet at the campground to establish a camp for the group.  We will then have a brief safety talk and review a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) for the work to be performed.  Tools and Personal Protection Equipment will be distributed to all volunteers.  Work site will be determined by the number of volunteers available.  Most work will consist of light to heavy brush clearing, small down tree removal and minor tread repair. We will complete our work by around 3:00 pm and return to the camp for a group barbecue or dinner as you see fit—bring your own meat to cook.  We will supply charcoal and wood for the fire as well as a two burner and single burner camp stove.

Saturday, June 28, 2014, Breakfast on own in camp.  We will meet in camp at approximately 8:00 am to review tool use, a safety plan and Job Hazard Analysis (JHA).  All new arrivals must sign-in as volunteers.  We will break the group into teams and drive and hike to the various work locations by around 9:00 am.  We will work until approximately 4:00 pm so pack a lunch and plenty of water and electrolyte drink. 

Total Participants: Up to 20 people total.

Please RSVP here or to Curt Cragg, Project Coordinator,[masked], [masked].  If you send an email please let me know when you will be arriving and leaving as well as any certifications or qualifications that you have been awarded or whether you have trail project leader experience.  Experience or certifications are not required.

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  • Curt C.

    Thanks for all of your help!

    June 29, 2014

  • Melissa B.

    Hurt my back at work. Grrr...

    June 27, 2014

  • Sue

    I broke my knee so when I'm up and running again, I will join in the fun :)

    June 21, 2014

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  • Curt C.
    Santa Barbara County Hikers, Organizer,
    Event Host

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