Sunday, November 1, 2015

Cold Spring Trail Partially Re-Opens Following The Gibraltar Fire - Details Below

 Cold Spring Trail has reopened between the lower trail head and Montecito Peak only.  Trail between Montecito Peak and Camino Cielo Rd. is an active fire zone at this time and closed until further notice.  

Photos taken during the fire from the Riviera and from Cold Spring Trail  following the trail's re-opening.

Morning of 10/29

  Phos Chek dropped via jetliner

Not a worry in the world

 10/29 PM, Montecito Peak to the right

Cold Spring Trail on 11/1

View from Montecito Peak couple months back


Closed portion of Cold Spring Trail as seen from Montecito Peak, 
multiple slides are just some of the issues on this section of trail

Fire fighters mopping up on the perimeter

Monday, September 28, 2015

National Public Lands Day 2015 on Cold Spring Trail was a success!

You may notice that Cold Spring Trail got a little more user friendly this past weekend.  This was thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers, local trail organizations, on this City, County, and USFS sponsored event.

Tread Reclaiming

The Trail Head

Monday, August 3, 2015

Snake - 0, Lizard - 0

Q: Who is more fierce, the lizard or the snake?

A: It's a tie, they both died

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Rattlesnake Damage Repaired - 6/10/15

This narrow section of trail just below the meadow has been a growing hazard for the last several years.  This part of the trail was barely one foot wide and shrinking, a missing 2 foot wide hole was opening wider and cutting more into the tread with a long steep fall into the creek below.


After- wide and safe, can you find where the hole was?

Monday, June 8, 2015

National Trails Day, June 6th 2015, Romero Canyon Trail

Special thanks to the agencies and all the volunteers who helped make National Trails Day on Romero Canyon a success!  Lots of work was completed opening up trail narrow by slough, slides, and brush.  In addition, long lost water drainage features were reinstated, and short cuts were eliminated.

The volunteers gathered at the trail head

Steve, Jim, and Mitch removing slough and brush 

After, the trail as it should be