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Backpack Two Nights Pine Ridge Trail - Sawing
VWA TRAIL CREW LEADER:
HIKE 2.8 miles from the trailhead to Barlow Flat Camp. Work is 1 mile beyond the Camp.
WORK on the Pine Ridge Trail from Barlow Camp. This section of the trail burned completely in the Soberanes Fire in 2016 and the trail has been closed since then. VWA volunteers have cleared the Terrace Creek Trail down to Terrace Creek Camp, and the Pine Ridge Trail to Barlow Flat. We will continue clearing trees from the Pine Ridge Trail beyond Barlow Flat. While our primary goal is clearing fallen trees from trail, we may also do some brushing and moving rocks off the trail. We hope to have multiple crosscut saw teams. The goal is to clear all the fallen trees so the upcoming ACE crew hitches will be able to focus on brush and tread.
This will be a good introduction to backpacking and trailwork. Plus an opportunity to support the effort to re-open the Pine Ridge Trail.
There is work for all abilities. Beginner to expert. Tools and instruction provided for both saw work and any brushing/tread work. The work location doesn't have a lot of poison oak, but we walk through a section 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.
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 3 days/2 nights
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 Headnet if bugs bother you. However they should be diminishing this late in the season.
POTLUCK appetizer or dinner item. For new people, this means we will have a potluck shared dinner. At least Saturday night and maybe leftovers on Sunday night. Feel free to bring your own dinner, but you likely will not need it.