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The Ventana Wilderness Alliance is comprised of people from all walks of life with a love of wilderness. We also love restoring and maintaining public access to public lands, Come join us to protect, preserve, and restore the wilderness qualities and biodiversity of the amazing public lands in the Big Sur backcountry. Please join our Meetup group today.
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SAW TRIP Back Pack THREE Night Trail Work Carrizo Trail

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TRIP TITLE / DATES / IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS:

Backpack THREE Nights Carrizo Trail
Memorial Day Weekend Trip

VWA TRAIL CREW LEADER:

Betsy MacGowan

OVERVIEW:

BACKPACKING TRIP

HIKE a total of 5.5 miles to the work location. On Friday we will hike 3.2 miles from the trailhead at the Railroad Bridge on Road 6 to camp at Carrizo Springs Camp on the Carrizo Trail. On Friday we will work on brush and tread in the half mile before the camp. Saturday we will hike another 2.5 miles to the section of the trail with many fallen trees. We will clear trees from the trail in the last mile before the Cook Springs Camp turn off. This is a strenuous hike and we will ask participants to help carry crosscut saws and saw kit contents. You must be in good physical condition to participate.

You may choose to participate in part of the trip. This must be approved by the leader in advance.

THE WORK:

This trip will focus on clearing 10 fallen trees tree complexes from the trail. Several of the trees are more than 2 feet in diameter. We will attempt to clear all of them but there is a lot of work here and we will need everyone's help to clear these trees. There is work for all abilities. Beginner to expert. Tools and instruction provided. The work location doesn't have a lot of poison oak. Long sleeves and long pants are recommended even for the hike in.

MEET: Friday: Road 6 Friday morning 8 A.M. DON'T BE LATE!
There may be a separate group starting Saturday 8:00 A.M. Stay tuned for details.

IMPORTANT: In your mapping program, search for:
Memorial Park Campground, Indians Rd, Big Sur, CA 93920
You will not go as far as Memorial Park. If you do, you have gone too far.
You may also search for Salsipuedes Ranch.

Drive to Fort Hunter Liggett, then take Del Venturi Road towards the Santa Lucia Memorial Park area. After you cross the Forest Service boundary, look for Road 6 on the left. We will meet at the beginning of Road 6. Once assembled, we will drive down another mile or so to the trailhead.

LEADER APPROVAL REQUIRED for partial attendance; contact leader for trip and meeting details.

LOCAL WEATHER:

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=36.211186929941974&lon=-121.54655456542969#.Uso3xbRa_BY

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 head net for bugs!

ALL FOOD for 4 days/3 nights

WATER There is no water on the hike in, but there should be water at Carrizo Springs Camp. You WILL need to take all your water for the time we are working. Filtering is recommended.

A DAYPACK for your lunch and water for each day.

Tecnu lotion for poison oak protection if you need it. There is SOME 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.

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Big Sur Trail- Two Night Backpack to Mocho Camp

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On this trip we will continue where we left off near Mocho Creek removing encroaching brush and restore tread. We'll base at Mocho Creek at a use camp with space for many tents.
Big Sur Trail Map route.

WHAT TO EXPECT
This is a three-day backpack trail crew trip. We will carry brush and tread tools four miles to our camp/work site. Beginner to expert skills are welcome. Tools and instruction provided for brushing/tread work. The work location has POISON OAK. Long sleeves and long pants are recommended even for the hike in.

MEET LOCATION
Big Sur Station 8 A.M. DON'T BE LATE!
https://goo.gl/maps/JjTsZQaiUPgsGMgT6

Let's meet at the 10 min parking spaces. Once gathered, we'll caravan out to the trail head. As we will be driving through locked gates, there is no option for partial participation. Please contact me via Meet-up messaging if you have questions.

LOCAL WEATHER:
https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-121.6624045372009&lat=36.226480908978616#.YnyibZ7MKUk

WHAT TO BRING:
This is a three-day backpack to a remote location in the Ventana Wilderness. Please bring what you need to be self-sufficient for the duration of the trip AND:
- ALL FOOD for 3 days/2 nights
- TECHNU or other treatment for PO exposure
- sturdy work clothes with long sleeved shirts and long pants and sturdy footwear
- a daypack to carry your water and lunches for each day. Bring enough containers to carry a minimum of 3 liters. We hike to our camp, and set up, and you can filter water before we start work for the day
- and the little things that will make you comfortable and happy while we are there

We will camp near Mocho Creek so water is plentiful. Please bring appropriate treatment.

Your favorite work gloves, safety glasses, loppers, hand saw and hard hat if you have them; otherwise tools and hardhats will be provided.

A tent if rain is forecast. Heavy rain or snow cancels.

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