Single Event Record Display
|Trail: ||Eagle Ridge Trail|
|Hours:|| 144 |
|Regulars:|| 3 |
|Casuals:|| 3 |
|CSUCI:|| 0 |
Location: Eagle Ridge trail, Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National Park
Crew leader: Dave Edwards
Summary: This was a 4 day trip to Santa Cruz Island to work on the Eagle Ridge trail. The first day we were to settle in at the Del Norte cabin but we couldn’t because it was being occupied by another group until the following day. So luckily Jennifer Baker of The Nature Conservancy agreed to put us up at the Main Ranch. Otherwise we would have gone back to the mainland on the NPS boat on the first day and would have returned on the NPS boat next day. We would have missed an entire day’s work not to mention the inconvenience of dragging our stuff back and forth unnecessarily. So a special thanks to Jennifer.
We continued our trail work where we left off last time which was about 0.30 mile up from the trailhead. The work continued to be weed whacking a narrow, 18 inch wide (plus or minus) trail down to the dirt and cutting back fennel about 4 ft to a height of 12 inches on each side of the trail. We didn’t do any tread work. The Chumash Indians have a contract with NPS to check out the trail for any Indian related artifacts or other things of interest to them. They will do this after we finish our phase of trail work. Once they finish and give the ok we’ll perform lots of tread work on future trips. There’s many sections which require cutting in a bench, filling in “pig holes” and smoothing out the trail.
We have about 0.41 mile of trail remaining to be worked which we may be able to finish on our next 4 day trip (dates unknown at this time).
Total length of trail worked won’t be finalized until the trail is completed and open to the public.
The crew of 6 each worked 24 total hours in the four days.
Total hours: 144
Crew members: Dave Edwards, Don Brusselars, Cindy Kimmick, Jamie Wolf, Karen and William Powell.