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Yerba Buena Backbone Trail Restoration

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The National Park Service is looking for volunteers to help with the Backbone Trail that runs from the Mishe Mokwa trailhead east to the base of Etz Meloy. We will be preparing the trail for heavy El Nino rainstorms, and possibly repairing it if it has already been ravaged by storms.

The work will mostly involve clearing silt from drainage channels and digging new ones where needed. These shallow and wide channels cross the trail at an angle to funnel the water off the trail and prevent the formation of ruts. (The rut in the photo above is on the first turn and will eventually swallow the trail if left long enough!)

All tools will be provided, as well as instructions on how to use them safely and effectively, by experienced trail crew leaders. No experience needed - everyone works at a rate they're comfortable with and takes lots of breaks. Bring a snack to eat on the trail; CORBA will provide lunch after the event.

Wear sturdy hiking boots with good lugs, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, sunglasses, sunblock and a hat, and bring water, snacks. Bring work gloves if you have them. We have a few pairs we can loan to people without.

This is a combined project between the National Park Service, the Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council and CORBA.

You can learn more about trail restoration work here http://corbamtb.com/programs/trail-crew.shtml and here http://smmtc.org/trailwork/voltips.php

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