Single Event Record Display
|Trail: ||Saddle Peak Trail, Malibu Creek State Park|
|Hours:|| 60 |
|Regulars:|| 9 |
|Casuals:|| 1 |
|CSUCI:|| 0 |
This was a routine planned trail maintenance event and the third project on this trail in the last 4 weeks. A crew of 10 met near the trailhead where the Piuma Ridge Trail (BBT) crosses Piuma Road at 8:30 am. After signing-in, we shuttled up to the Stunt Road connector at mile marker 2.9. During the last event on this trail the tools were safely hidden in the brush beside the trail, so only a couple of extra tools and fuel for the brush cutters and weed whacker was carried in. We proceeded to hike down the trail to where we left off last time, while admiring the well-groomed condition of the trail, approximately 1.15 miles. We recovered the tools and began work. Three crew members used the 2 brush cutters and 1 weed whacker to remove vegetation overgrowth from the trail. The other’s cleaned up the cuttings and cleared the trail using McLeods, loppers and saws.
We ended work at 1:15 pm and returned down the trail to Piuma Road with all of the tools and arrived at 2 pm. The 2 shuttle drivers were taken back up to Stunt Road and then they drove back to Piuma Road to pick-up their passengers and tools. End of day at 2:30 pm.
We cleared approximately 0.45 miles and there remains approximately 1.4 miles of work on the lower section of this trail. We will need to schedule follow-up events for this lower section in the Spring of 2023 to continue clearing this trail of brush and improving the badly worn and eroded tread.
Crew size: 10
Total Hours worked: 60 hours total (10 volunteers 6 hours each)
Total feet of trail maintained: 2376 feet (0.45 miles)
Crew Members: Dave Edwards, Jerry Mitchham, Barry Dydyk, George Sherman, Jon Sheldon, Ruth Feldon, Greg Sweel, 2 Cal. State University Channel Island trail core students, and 1 volunteer.