The Backbone Trail segment from the Etz Meloy fire road to Yerba Buena is now officially open! NPS worked hard to make this happen and got an assist from the Trails Council, CORBA and the Sierra Club Task Force. The Backbone Trail is now officially complete and the trail was given National Recreation Trail status from the Department of the Interior.
Trail News - Pt Mugu State Park - La Jolla Canyon trail remains closed - the rock surrounding where the trail went is unstable. Danielson Road (waterfall trail) and Upper Sycamore Trails are hazardous for horses and should be avoided by equestrians until further notice. The Trails Council performed restoration work on the trails throughout the park. Check our Trail Work page if you want to help rebuild the trails in this area. Photos from Dave Edwards showing the extent of damage. Other trail news... Trail Etiquette, notes from our last trail work outings, trail closures and so on.
Trail Crew Accomplishments We spent the beginning part of the year cleaning up after an intense downpour obliterated trails and fire roads in Pt. Mugu State Park. This required numerous events, coordination of volunteers from concerned hikers, and bicyclists. We have developed new relationships with other interest groups - business such as the North Face and Tom's Shoes and with the U.S. Navy. Together we put in a lot of effort to make our trails a great place to recreate!
Trail maintenance is a vital part of preserving the trails and keeping them safe for trail users. Without regular maintenance, the trails would become overgrown or washed out, limiting their use and compromising the safety of trail users.Continue Reading...
So you need some “Community Service” hours or maybe you want to give back to the trails you love to wander and are now wondering what you’ve gotten yourself into.... Continue Reading...
Greg Sweel has been selected as the 2016 Hank Grateful Volunteer of the Year! Greg, is one of the “unsung” heroes of the SMMTC trail crew. He also might be considered one of the “grey beards”, having started volunteering with the trail crew in 2002. He worked with and trained under the well known Milt McAuley before becoming a crew leader in 2005. Greg puts in close to 200 hours working on the trails every year!
We are usually out working on a trail every Saturday September thru June. This page offers a synopsis of each trail work event. Read more?
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