Monday, October 31, 2016

Anatomy of A Trail Fix - Jesusita

How narrow sections of trail are repaired to prevent accidents and further narrowing

The section in question, trail is barely 1 ft wide 

Step 1 - clean up the broken down section, create shelf for large rock to sit, 
find 200# rock to sit on shelf

Step 2 - Place rock

Step 3 - Bury rock and clean out slough on trail

Step 4- Use trail

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

National Public Lands Day 2016 on Jesusita Trail A Success!

NPLD 2016 held on Jesusita Trail has officially been declared a success!  Around 30 volunteers showed to help repair a number of damaged trail sections including: repairing a "broken" switchback, fixing a treacherous dropout, opening water drains, and clearing brush.  Thanks to all that participated!

Repairing a switchback by building a support wall


Monday, June 6, 2016

National Trails Day 2016, Franklin Trail

Trail Sign @ Jameson Reservoir

Laura and Nick opening up the crib wall - a chronic problem area

The crib wall much now more passable than before


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

State Trails Day 2016, Jesusita Trail

Big thanks to all that spent their Saturday making Jesusita Trail a little bit better! A lot was accomplished by a dedicated group of  trail users, user groups, and of course the City, County, and USFS

Trail narrowing with berm slated for removal

 Good as new

Mustard encroaching on the trail

After, wide open and user friendly


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Figueroa Mountain Flower Show 2016

Fig Mtn Rd

Grass Mtn flowers

East flank of Fig Mtn

Fig Mtn

East of Ranger Pk

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Post Storm Cleanup, Jesusita Trail

Winter Storm Prep and Repair on Jesusita Trail - water drain opening and tread repair

This water drain was hardly recognizable and didn't prevent H20 damage

After, storm ready

Cutting of this switchback left a large chunk of trail missing

After, support rock in place and good as new

Monday, February 1, 2016

Post Storm Clean-Up on Rattlesnake Canyon Trail

Water runoff from Gibraltar Rd cut a deep groove into the trail

After- the tread is uniform and source of runoff eliminated

Tree down on lower trail


Lack of water drainage caused pooling and mud on the trail

After- improved drainage will prevent trail mudding

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Rattlesnake Trail Water Diversion Project

Getting the trails ready for El Nino!

B4- Water pooling up behind and sneaking right past this former "water bar"

After- Pool party over