TRIP TITLE / DATES / IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS:
Back Pack BRUSHING TRIP TWO Nights Strawberry Camp work on the South Fork Trail
VWA TRAIL CREW LEADER:
HIKE 6 miles from the trailhead at Marble Peak. We will work on brush and fallen trees on the South Fork Trail.
WORK on the South Fork Trail.
This will be a good introduction to backpacking and trailwork. You must participate in the entire trip.
There is work for all abilities. Beginner to expert. Tools and instruction provided for brushing/tread work. The work location has PLENTY of poison oak and there is no way to avoid it. Cotton clothing with long sleeves and long pants can be helpful to avoid poison oak.
MEET: Big Sur Station 7 A.M. DON'T BE LATE!
Meet in the 10-minute parking spots in front of Big Sur Station. Not back in the main parking lot.
IMPORTANT: Meetup directions may not be the best. In your mapping program, search for:
Big Sur Station, 47555 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920
The Big Sur Multi Agency Facility is at Big Sur Station, on the east (inland) side of Highway One, about a half mile south of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. For those coming from the north, after you pass Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, you cross the Big Sur River on an inconspicuous bridge. Then as you start the uphill, use the left turn lane to turn in to the Multi Agency Facility. If you go over a larger bridge, and get to the Post Office and the Big Sur Bakery, you have gone too far.
FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE DETAILS:
Betsy MacGowan using the Meetup messaging feature.
WHAT TO BRING:
Sturdy work clothes with long sleeved shirts and long pants; sturdy footwear. A daypack to carry your water and lunches for each day. Bring enough containers to carry a minimum of 3 liters.
Bring a headnet for bugs.
ALL FOOD for 3 days/2 nights
WATER There water at the camp and on the hike in.
Tecnu lotion for poison oak protection if you need it. There is A LOT of poison oak on this trail.
Your favorite work gloves, safety glasses, loppers, hand saw and hard hat if you have them; otherwise tools and hardhats will be provided. Consider water shoes for the River crossings if there is a lot of rain in November.