2013 2015 El Corte de Madera Creek OSP trailwork schedule
I saw this on the MidPen web page and thought it would be of interest
Springboard Trail from the junction with Blue Blossom Trail (West end) to the junction with Steam Donkey Trail Upgrade trail drainage by installing reverse grade dips and base rock and replace large culvert May experience limited closure. Equipment will be working on the trail for 1-2 weeks. Please use caution.
Steam Donkey Trail from Skyline Blvd. To the junction with Gordon Mill Trail Upgrade trail drainage by installing reverse grade dips No Closures. Equipment will be working on the trail for less than 1 week. Please use caution.
Blue Blossom Trail (West) from the junction with Springboard trail continuing on to the former Blue Blossom trail route which is no longer in use. Convert 1000 ft of current road to trail by installing reverse grade dips. Abandon 750 feet of former road/trail (no longer in use) by removing a failed culvert, recontouring old road fill, mulching and formally abandoning the former road section May experience limited closure. Most of the work is to occur on the currently closed portion of the former trail. Equipment will be working on the trail for 1-2 weeks. Please use caution.
Methuselah Trail from the junction with Manzanita Trail to the junction with Fir Trail Routine trail maintenance including rebuilding existing waterbars and placement of new waterbars as needed. No Closures. Equipment will be working on the trail for 1-2 weeks. Please use caution.
Future parking lot and connecting trails near gate CM03 Work on the parking lot and connecting trails is ongoing. Parking lot and connecting trails are closed until further notice.
El Corte de Madera Creek Trail Install reverse grade dips, rock 3 ford crossings, and convert road to trail, reroute trail and install ditch relief culvert Will be evaluated in 2014.
Resolution Trail Install reverse grade dips Will be evaluated in 2014.
South Leaf Trail Abandon and recontour old road (no longer in use), install waterbars to drain old road. Will be evaluated in 2015.
2014 or 2015
Methuselah Trail Install 32' bridge crossing the creek, install 12' puncheon, upgrade trail to connect to new bridge Will be evaluated when scheduled for implementation.
Blue Blossom Trail (East) Convert 2,000 feet of road to trail, install 2 puncheons (small trail bridges) and improve trail drainage. Will be evaluated when scheduled for implementation.
midpen work schedule
Thanks for posting the info.
We recently reviewed a related report and asked for a couple clarifications. Here are responses from midpen:
This years work on Steam Donkey is primarily water bars to prevent ongoing sediment delivery, while the trail remains open until the new trails and parking lot system are completed.
The bridge on the Methuselah trail is planned for the current wet ford crossing at El Corte de Madera Creek. Plans are for a 32 multi use bridge located very near to the existing crossing. It is planned to be similar in aesthetics to many of the other bridges located within the preserve. The intent is to prevent contact by humans/horses/bikes with the sensitive aquatic habitat located in El Corte de Madera Creek.
Responsible Organized Mountain Pedalers
Advocating for Mtn Bikers in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties
I think i am interested in what a reverse dip is.
I think they're talking about grade reversals: An Easy Way to Toughen Trails.
There is, however, an alternative definition for the bedroom.
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Open space district opens new trail
Almanac Online : Open space district opens new trail
Uploaded: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 5:15 PM
Submitted by Shelly Lewis of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.
The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District on Tuesday (July 23) opened a one-half mile trail connecting the Skyline Trail/Bay Area Ridge Trail on California Water Service land to El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve.
The new trail connection provides a crossing over Highway 35 for hikers and equestrians who travel from San Mateo County's Wunderlich Park through Cal Water's land to El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve.
Named the Molder Trail, it starts near the south end of the Sierra Morena Trail in El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve and connects to the Skyline Trail on Cal Water land at a point on Highway 35 between Skeggs Point and Wunderlich Park.
A Coastal Conservancy/Bay Area Ridge Trail grant helped fund construction of the connecting trail. The section of trail on the Cal Water side of Highway 35 is for hikers and equestrians only due to limited-use restrictions on Cal Water land.
Visit Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District for more information about the open space district.
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