Past Meetup

Madulce Trail Crosscut Sawyer Project

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Alamar Saddle

34.703707, -119.626936 · Santa Barbara, CA

How to find us

We'll be meeting at either Upper Oso Campground or Santa Barbara Canyon Trailhead and then 'caravaning' up to Alamar Saddle.

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Come join us on a fun-filled weekend crosscut sawyer trail project along the Madulce Trail in the Dick Smith Wilderness. We'll be focusing on the estimated 20 downed trees (up to 40 inches in diameter) along the top 2 miles of the trail and then fit in some tread work if time allows. All tools, safety equipment and food will be provided by the LPFA. We just need willing souls interested in spending a weekend in the mountains and volunteering their time to improve the trails.

The plan is to drive in from Upper Oso along the Buckhorn Rd and setup a car-camping style basecamp at Alamar Saddle Camp. Alamar Saddle is over 5,500ft in elevation and the section of trail we'll be working is north facing in the pine trees around 6,000ft, so even if it's a hot weekend we should have plenty of shade and cooler temperatures at the higher elevations. We're going to have one crew driving in from Santa Barbara Canyon and another crew from Upper Oso. Exact times will be determined based on participants but we're hoping to drive in Friday morning from both sides. We'll work Friday afternoon along the trail and then all day Saturday. On Sunday we'll set aside some time to dayhike either to Big Pine, West Big Pine or the waterfalls at Lower Bear.

Mike Smith will be leading the project and once again all food and tools will be provided. It should be a great weekend and we hope you are interested and able to make it. Some more photos are on Facebook here ( For more information email [masked]. Thanks and see you there......