Back Pack One Night Trail Work Marble Peak

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Big Sur Station · Big Sur, CA

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Backpack One Night Marble Peak Trail Brushing

VWA TRAIL CREW LEADER:

Betsy MacGowan

OVERVIEW:

BACKPACKING TRIP

HIKE 5 miles from the trailhead

WORK on the Marble Peak Trail from Tan Oak Camp. This section of the trail burned completely in the Soberanes Fire in 2016 but brush is re-growing so quickly it is becoming difficult to get through. Clearing the one-mile brushy section will maintain a popular loop hike from Cold Spring Camp, which hikers have been doing in 3 days. This trip continues work from the July trip and we hope to finish this section.

THE WORK:

There is work for all abilities. There will be brushing with loppers and hand saws on this trip, plus grubbing out brush including poison oak. The work location doesn't have a lot of poison oak, but we walk through about a quarter mile where we have to dodge it, at the start of the hike. So long sleeves and long pants are recommended even for the hike in.

MEET: Big Sur Multi Agency Facility 8 A.M. DON'T BE LATE!

IMPORTANT: Meetup directions may not be the best. In you 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. It is 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, there is a left turn lane; use this left turn lane to turn in to the Multi Agency Facility at Big Sur Station. If you go over a larger bridge, and get to the Big Sur Bakery, you have gone too far.

LEADER APPROVAL REQUIRED due to the access issues; contact leader for acceptance on this 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.

ALL FOOD for 2 days/1 night

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 and/or saw if you have them, otherwise tools and hardhats will be provided.

A tent for protection from bugs.

A sun shower allows you to get clean after work Saturday.

POTLUCK appetizer or dinner item. For new people, this means we will have a potluck shared dinner. Feel free to bring your own dinner, but you likely will not need it.