Backpacking Trail Work - Saw Trip South Fork Trail

Ventana Wilderness Alliance Meetup
Ventana Wilderness Alliance Meetup
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Two night backpacking trail work SAW TRIP. We will hike in to Strawberry Camp Friday. We will saw fallen trees. But there will be plenty of brushing also. Camp at Strawberry Camp on in Strawberry Valley. Because we made great progress on the Memorial Day trip, and because the previous Strawberry trip was rained out, we will try again to reach the South Fork trees from Strawberry.

This is an opportunity to see remote areas of the South Fork of the Big Sur River. Much of this area burned in the Soberanes Fire in 2016, but some beautiful unspoiled areas remain. We hope to see wildflowers at the high elevations.

MEET: 8 AM at Big Sur Station. Don't be late!

BE ADVISED THAT THIS IS A STRENUOUS TRIP WITH A LONG CLIMB AT THE END OF THE LAST DAY.

Hike 5.5 miles from the trailhead to Strawberry Camp. We will work to clear trees on the South Fork Trail. Possibly work on the Black Cone Trail where brush and additional tees are blocking the first mile of the trail.

WHAT TO BRING: In addition to bringing essential items of personal gear and food for the duration of the trip, please also include:

• Work gloves, sturdy work clothes, protective eyewear, and sturdy shoes or boots
• Day pack able to carry 1-2 liters of water
• Extra food and snacks for the trail
• Tecnu lotion for poison oak if you need it
• Your favorite loppers and handsaw if you have them, otherwise these tools will be provided
• Hard hat if you have one
• Safety instruction will be provided

Local Weather: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-121.68545&lat=36.21681 (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-121.68545&lat=36.21681)

In the event rain is forecast, the trip will be re-scheduled.

FOR QUESTIONS: Contact trail crew leaders Betsy MacGowan and Maria using Meetup messaging.

POTLUCK appetizer or dinner item. For new people, this means we will have an optional potluck shared food on one or more nights.