Single Event Record Display
|Trail: ||Musch Trail|
|Hours:|| 65 |
|Regulars:|| 10 |
|Casuals:|| 1 |
|CSUCI:|| 0 |
Previous Events on this Trail
|Juan Carlo Mendoza||6.00|
This was a regularly scheduled trail maintenance event to address storm damage to the Musch Trail in Topanga State Park. This was not a planned joint project with the Sierra Club. They had planned a separate project on a different trail but were blocked by a road closure. They joined us on the Musch trail. A couple of their volunteers worked with us, but they mainly worked on their own, further down the trail. A trail assessment was conducted with Jason Finley recently to identify the most pressing problems. Today’s work addressed the lower section of trail with much erosion and several damaged steps. Today we had eleven regular SMMTC volunteers.
Met at Trippet Ranch parking lot. Drove to Musch Camp. Conducted event briefings and safety and tool talks.
Hiked approximately .3 miles to the work site. The work was totally tread work. We installed several new drains and improved out slope. We also repaired/improved two major drains near the top of the steps. We added one major additional drain to divert water from the steps. Although we performed some repair work on the major set of steps, most of this effort had to be deferred due to the amount of standing water and deep mud. On the many feet of trenches were filled and tread improved.
There is still a large amount of work to be done on this trail to restore the major section of steps. This work will have to be deferred until the area has thoroughly dried out to support the required work. Although we resolved the hazardous issues, the steps still have other difficult sections needing attention. Resolution of these issues requires close coordination with State Parks management. There are also some existing, poorly designed drains which need improvement.
Total SMMTC volunteer hours: 11 Volunteers x 6 hours = 66 hours
Feet of trail maintained: 1,300
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