Car Camp TWO Night Trail Work De Angulo Trail
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Car Camp De Angulo Trail Two Night
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CAR CAMPING TRIP
Car camp near the De Angulo Trail and work on brushing the mile below our camp location. We will be working to make the trail passable to hikers. We will meet at Big Sur Station, consolidate vehicles, then caravan to the car camping location. Because of access issues we want to limit the number of vehicles we drive up the road. This is an easy half mile hike, once we get to the car camp location.
WORK on the De Angulo Trail.
If you have been waiting for an easy trip, this is it! The work is hard but the camping is luxurious. The work starts just over a half mile from our camp location. Bring all the food and luxuries you always wanted, but didn't want to carry. Camp chairs, plush mattresses, car camping tents with mosquito mesh. You should have space to bring a cooler to keep your food and drinks cool, if desired. Bring a swim suit to take a dip after each work day. This will be a chance to improve an historic trail in beautiful Big Sur!
UPDATE: we will have an optional potluck on Friday and Saturday night. Bring something to share. Bring your own plates/utensils. At the risk of being repetitious, it is car camping and there is plenty of space to bring whatever food/amenities you would like.
We hope to have a short reading of works by Jaime de Angulo, for whom the trail is named, after the end of work.
This will be a good introduction to backpacking and trailwork. You must participate in the full trip due to access issues. There is a possibility of Saturday arrival but this must be on a case by case basis.
We will be clearing all kinds of brush and several fallen trees. There is work for all abilities. Beginner to expert. Tools and instruction provided for brushing/tread work. The work location has SOME poison oak. Long sleeves and long pants are recommended even for the hike in.
MEET: Big Sur Station 8 A.M. DON'T BE LATE!
SATURDAY OPTION: Big Sur Station 8 A.M. MUST ARRANGE IN ADVANCE.
IMPORTANT: Meetup directions may not be the best. In your 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, 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, use the left turn lane to turn in to the Multi Agency Facility. If you go over a larger bridge, and get to the Post Office and the Big Sur Bakery, you have gone too far.
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. Bring enough containers to carry a minimum of 3 liters and have your containers full for the day's work.
ALL FOOD for 3 days/2 nights
WATER There is no water on the trail but we have access to water at our camp. You WILL need to take carry your water for each work 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.