We will continue work to clear the Carrizo Trail. On our last trip we cleared up to Carrizo Spring Camp. This time, we will work above camp and try to clear up to the first ridge.
Our camp is 3.4 miles up a steep hill to Carrizo Springs Camp. After we set up our tents, we'll get to work.
The VWA worked on this trail last spring, both with volunteers and with the Gabilan Conservation Corps. Thanks to the support of the Backcountry Horsemen of California and VWA Volunteer Wilderness Rangers, the first 2+ miles are in great shape. In February of this year, a volunteer crew of 17 cleared the last 1.4 miles to camp. Now we can hike in and work on the next sections that needs our attention. The goal is to clear all the way to the top of the Coast Ridge.
There is work for all abilities. You have a choice of brushing, grubbing out brush, or tread work.
VWA TRAIL CREW LEADER: Maria Ferdin
MEET: At the Indians area at the junction of Road 6 and Del Venturi Road Google Maps search for Salsipuedes Ranch, Big Sur, CA 93920 to get you to the general area. But do not drive to the end of the road. We will meet at the paved road. Also, the directions may tell you to take Road 5. This is considerably more difficult for some vehicles than Road 6. Meet at Road 6.
LEADER APPROVAL REQUIRED please go ahead and sign up but your participation is dependent on leader approval.
Significant rain cancels
FOR RESERVATIONS, QUESTIONS OR DETAILS:
Maria Ferdin for reservations/details, [masked] or [masked].
WHAT TO BRING:
Sturdy work clothes with long sleeved shirts and long pants; sturdy footwear
Water containers, day pack, all food for 2 days/1 night
Tecnu lotion for poison oak protection if you need it. There is some poison oak on this trail. A sun shower if you have one.
Your favorite work gloves, safety glasses, hardhat, loppers and/or saw if you have them, otherwise tools and hardhats will be provided.
Warm clothes for the nighttime. Nights can be cold.
POTLUCK snacks for dinnertime.