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Sundays Dec 9th and 16th: Little Pine / Santa Cruz Trail Double Header!

Event Description:

Sundays Dec 9th and 16th: Little Pine / Santa Cruz Trail Double Header!

Meet 9:00am sharp Upper Oso parking lot.
Free SB Chicken Ranch provided after the event!
(* Both events subject to weather conditions - and bikes are welcome. Show up early 8am to ride to the work site or 9am to transport bike to the top with the tools and equipment)

Santa Cruz Trail (Little Pine) has not received much attention after the Zaca fire and the following heavy weather years...and the trail tread has suffered. Volunteers will head out two weekends in a row to repair sections of trail.

Sunday December 9th: Alexander saddle to the "Meadow":
- Trail crew leaders and volunteers will cut brush and remove slide material to bring the trail bed back near Forest Service width guidelines.
- Meet 9am, Upper Oso parking lot.
- Volunteers, equipment, and tools will be driven up to Happy Hollow. Work crews will then hike/ride to the work location, work until approximately 2pm, and then have the option of hiking/riding the trail out or returning to Upper Oso via vehicle.
- Tools will be transported down the trail through a combination of bike tool trailers and tool backpacks.
- Those volunteers wishing to hike or ride to the work area will meet at Upper Oso parking lot at 8:00am and leave shortly after.

Sunday December 16th: Re-establishment of the trail bed in the "Meadow".
- Trail crew leaders and volunteers will re-establish the trail tread and bench through the "Meadow" section of Santa Cruz Trail.
- Meet 9am, Upper Oso parking lot.
- Volunteers, equipment, and tools will be transported up to Happy Hollow. Work crews will then hike/ride to the work location, work until approximately 2pm, and then have the option of hiking/riding the trail out or returning to Upper Oso via vehicle.
- Tools will be transported down the trail through a combination of bike tool trailers and tool backpacks.
- Those volunteers wishing to hike or ride to the work area will meet at Upper Oso parking lot at 8:00am and leave shortly after.

A free lunch from Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch will be supplied after the event. BBQ chicken, beans, rice, slaw, and their salsa! Drinks too. Lunch will be at Upper Oso.

Volunteers will be required to wear gloves, helmets, and long pants while working. Gloves and hardhats will be supplied, but personal helmets and gloves can be used. Cyclists, pack in pants for the work site.

What to bring:
- Lots of water, snacks and food for the trail, sunscreen
- Personal gloves, helmets, long pants, sturdy shoes

Supplied:
- Crew leaders, tools, tool instruction
- Gloves, helmets
- lunch.

Contact chris [dot] orr [at] sbmtv [dot] org for more information or with questions.

Event Details:
Sunday, December 9, 2012
10:00am - 3:00pm
Location:
  • Upper Oso Camp Ground, Los Padres National Forest Santa Barbara
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