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    Henry W Coe Trail Work 2nd Saturday Oct. 9 Hoover Lake (Iguana)

    In Coe-Operation with California State Parks, the Pine Ridge Association, the Friends of Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs, and ROMP, we bring you Henry W. Coe State Park 2nd Saturday trail work, Hoover Lake Trail.

    Volunteer and make a trail work!

    Meet at Hunting Hollow at 9am. Bring your lunch, water, work gloves, and eye protection. This is primarily a job that consists of benching tread and turns.

    <br><center><img src=http://www.majhost.com/gallery/TamaraHall/TamarasAdoption/tamarasiguana.gif BORDER=0><br><font size=1>The Hoover Lake Lizard</font><br>

    Work ends at 2:00 pm, or when you decide to stop. We have room for only 3 passengers (and their bikes) in a shuttle vehicle (staff can't help with shuttles this Saturday and I am the only one coming who is authorized to drive). Others should mountain bike to the site. It is an hour or more ride in itself to get to the location. The meet point for the work is at the north end of the Hoover Airstrip. The park tool trailer (containing freshly sharpened tools) will be placed there Thursday. Your extra stuff such as perhaps a pair of boots and a pack, could be shuttled out to the work area, to lighten your load.



    In May of this year we performed a lot of work on the Hoover lake Trail. A little more was done on a couple of short solo passes by me on this trail since then. Much work remains. The goal for this Saturday is to at least leave it in a more definitive and defensive condition before the rainy season. We might not be able to bring it to a completed state.

    Here's the link to the Norcal Forum post about that trail work:

    Henry W Coe Trail Work Saturday May 8, Hoover Lake Trail (Frogs)

    There are lots of photos and information about this trail there.

    The lake is dry now.

    Here's a typical shot of an area that needs more benching:



    A shot of some bench near the top:



    Here's turn that needs more work behind Chris (more work has been done on this since this photo):



    The dirt varies from rock-hard to soft and crumbly, and we are in far from ideal conditions. However I am certain that a lot can be achieved.

    Iguana rock onto Electric Avenue. [Like Eddie Grant showed us how.]



    Iguana remind you that Halloween is coming up soon.



    Okay, who is coming? Who needs a ride? I think Pliebenberg would take a ride. Plymmer will ride I imagine if he can get his bike fixed. Diesel is out on a trip. I think Knobs would take a ride. Super Stoker is taking one seat too. That would leave one vacant seat. Please let me know what you would do. Iguana get ready.

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    barring the unforeseen....

    ...I'll be there. Since biking in will use up energy better spent swinging a Pulaski I'll be leaving my bike at home. Unless another transport vehicle becomes available. Don't want to rant about Park policy here, I'll PM you about "only one coming who is authorized to drive".
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    You anticipated correctly, my Sorcerer friend. Just like Paul, I agree that ya get more Pulaski swingin done with a shuttle. Although I will probably take a half shuttle. That opens it for someone to ride in the morning and be a passenger in the afternoon.

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    I'm in! Riding there and after.. is it realistic to do Dutch's post-trailwork?

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    Old Dutch

    Quote Originally Posted by ratpick
    I'm in! Riding there and after.. is it realistic to do Dutch's post-trailwork?
    I would seriously bring lights if you are planning on doing this. Dark at 7pm. I think it is possible if started at 2pm, no later.

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    Another fun trailwork day - thanks Sorcerer!

    mudworm, plymmer and I rode out, chasing skyline35 who left earlier (to take some long, devious route out there, no doubt!). We took the fun Anza-Jackson - Domino Pond - Coit Springs - Cross Canyon route to Willow Ridge and Hoover Airstrip.

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/k8a4An088NrnyM7WZzEl4g?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_AAWYXSJV_TI/TLEoGvw3WHI/AAAAAAAAd38/1BmcqjXhUps/s800/P1020398.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/patrick.herlihy/HenryCoeRideTrailworkHooverDam?feat=embedwebsite"> Henry Coe Ride - Trailwork Hoover Dam</a></td></tr></table>

    It's tarantula season in Coe (it's worth going out there just to see these gorgeous creatures). I sacrificed a clean of Anza-Jackson to get a shot of this beauty

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    Mudworm beat us to the top of Anza-Jackson and showed us how to descend Elderberry Springs
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    Several attempts made on the Cross Canyon wall but no success this time
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    Hoover Airstrip had some color!
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    Sorcerer and plymmer work on a new switchback
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    Someone else shared mudworm's sense of bone symmetry
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/BGjemxCPZy6Rv1FlKFh3uw?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_AAWYXSJV_TI/TLEoMUny1JI/AAAAAAAAd5Y/wQQeXBbykq0/s800/P1020415.JPG" height="800" width="600" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/patrick.herlihy/HenryCoeRideTrailworkHooverDam?feat=embedwebsite"> Henry Coe Ride - Trailwork Hoover Dam</a></td></tr></table>

    Lunch break, with ice-cold drinks provided!
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    Samples of the rebenching we did
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/tZr8UxvZ1TqPqzIrV3REaQ?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_AAWYXSJV_TI/TLEoOpvZQ5I/AAAAAAAAd58/ZWD_HQduUus/s800/P1020419.JPG" height="800" width="600" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/patrick.herlihy/HenryCoeRideTrailworkHooverDam?feat=embedwebsite"> Henry Coe Ride - Trailwork Hoover Dam</a></td></tr></table>

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/UFI6nn-1_OAUJjMntUuf7w?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_AAWYXSJV_TI/TLEoPNZRotI/AAAAAAAAd6E/pNsee1eJW_w/s800/P1020422.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/patrick.herlihy/HenryCoeRideTrailworkHooverDam?feat=embedwebsite"> Henry Coe Ride - Trailwork Hoover Dam</a></td></tr></table>

    When the "quittin' time" hooter went, we gathered and spent quite some time deciding which route to take back to Hunting Hollow. Skyline35 was attempting to send plymmer & me down some nasty trail, but we opted instead to head back and get a Serpentine-Middle Steer Ridge climb/descent (always a great way to finish a ride!).

    On Hoover Airstrip, skyline35 attempts to take off..
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    We came, we saw, we Pulaskied...

    My first day in the outback as a pleb with the Henry Coe SP Volunteer MTB Patrol crew! The eight of us in attendance were able to make good progress towards bringing the Hoover Lake Trail up to standard. Some photos from the day:
    Henry W Coe Trail Work 2nd Saturday Oct. 9 Hoover Lake (Iguana)-relocate.jpg
    Part of the project involved moving the trail out of the bottom of a swale to higher ground.


    Henry W Coe Trail Work 2nd Saturday Oct. 9 Hoover Lake (Iguana)-lunch.jpg
    For lunch, the group found some shade under a pine growing on the Hoover Lake dam.


    Henry W Coe Trail Work 2nd Saturday Oct. 9 Hoover Lake (Iguana)-wtf.jpg
    WTF!?!?


    Henry W Coe Trail Work 2nd Saturday Oct. 9 Hoover Lake (Iguana)-group.jpg
    Group photo at the end of the day; half of the crew biked out to the work site.


    Henry W Coe Trail Work 2nd Saturday Oct. 9 Hoover Lake (Iguana)-ghs.jpg
    We were invited to soak at the Gilroy Hot Springs afterwards---I declined; by the time I got home my old bones were telling me I should have accepted. Sorcerer says he likes drinking the waters, I wonder which of the above afflictions he is attempting to treat?
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    A few more pictures...

    Sorcerer, knobs, and a very blue wheelbarrow:





    pliebenberg dug out this Chamise root ball and has just replanted it inverted - I guess to discourage it from growing back, or something:



    ( pliebenberg is trail building machine !!! )



    Lunch break on the levee...thank you (l to r) ratpick, El Hombre, plymmer, knobs, Chris, Sorcerer, mudworm, and pliebenberg:





    mudworm and Chris chat:





    Had a flat on my way back—being the Golden Hour, I had to take a picture:





    Not long after the flat tire, another delay to clear a fallen branch....before and after:


    (Grizzly Gulch Trail)



    I think we made excellent progress on the Hoover Lake Trail,
    ///Charlie

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    Nice work, everyone!

    Wish I could have been there.

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    Thanks all for the pictures and a good time!

    Reading about the benefits of Gilroy Hot Springs, I wish I had taken a soak in it too. I would probably be a new person now.
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    Here are some pictures from the event. Nah, it wasn't dusty. Not in the least! Sorry, I didn't get pictures of everyone, collected more video. It will be Thursday by the time I get to post that, so stay tuned.

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    And some pictures from after the event on the ride back. I was up on Wasno ridge for the sunset, and finished up on Grizzley using lights.

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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Y1u9pu6P8fSfxLe2niO0tA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_glCJ1o9g2yA/TLNG4unbLNI/AAAAAAAADEM/0dl84d041as/s800/20101009_9104%20copy.JPG" height="533" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/surlypeach/CoeTrailworkOct92010?feat=embedwebsite">Coe Trailwork Oct-9-2010</a></td></tr></table>

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/LS377k1Uqr3DrWnEPr9WLA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_glCJ1o9g2yA/TLNGrBUzfkI/AAAAAAAADDs/axsLYZc9mLw/s800/20101009_9129%20copy.JPG" height="800" width="600" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/surlypeach/CoeTrailworkOct92010?feat=embedwebsite">Coe Trailwork Oct-9-2010</a></td></tr></table>

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/99kTG7VhOvpFay2dqpOWPg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_glCJ1o9g2yA/TLNG5gFvewI/AAAAAAAADEQ/ANhYIwvsIZg/s800/20101009_9135%20copy.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/surlypeach/CoeTrailworkOct92010?feat=embedwebsite">Coe Trailwork Oct-9-2010</a></td></tr></table>

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    Thanks to Volunteers for Many Reasons

    Here are some photos from the weekend with captions below.



    After Saturday's trail work Chris and I rode the Cullen Trail in the sunset hours. It was warm. The Cullen Trail is more easily ridden from Anza to Grizzly. Here, Willson Peak catches the last rays of the setting sun. The traversing line of the Cullen Trail is barely visible on the closer hillside.



    It was a productive trail day. The park had placed the tool trailer on the Hoover Airstrip, and it was waiting for us. Benching tread in these dry conditions is not easy. It is one of the worst times to do it. But we did it because we can get here now. The aim is that when conditions get moist we can shape things up, and maybe get some other things done in the area. Here Pliebenberg and Plymmer stand on the tread.



    On Saturday morning this section of trail was still an unbenched slippery off camber track along the side of a shallow drainage.



    Afterwards this section appears to be something very close to a mature well used trail by Coe standards.



    Mudworm, Pliebenberg, and Ratpick, heading back up to the Air-Strip after a lot of heavy arm busting trail work.



    There remains literally tons more of work to do in order to get the turns into the right shapes and tread established. But it is really a great thing to see a trail evolve and improve with maintenance over time.



    After the trail work we rode the Cullen Trail to specifically check on the condition of the Cullen Spring by request for the Springs Committee. It was found in good condition. In Coe the Springs Committee does a lot of work maintaining the springs. In many cases trail work, such as brushing, fallen tree removal, and tread repair, are performed as a matter of course when visiting remote spring sites. The Springs Committee has performed a lot of trail work in the park.



    After our Saturday afternoon rides, Knobs, Chris and I, met up with other volunteers at the Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs (closed to the public) to volunteer for some building preservation work to be performed on Sunday. Knobs is on the Henry W. Coe mountain bike patrol too. The group that works to eventually open the Hot Springs up to the public is called the Friends of Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs, or FOGHYS. FOGHYS is part of the Pine Ridge Association. With special permission from State Parks we camped in this historic setting.



    I woke up in time to catch the sunrise over the ridge where the Jackson Trail climbs up, across the Coyote Creek canyon from the hot springs.



    These are some of the cabins, after we covered the roofs with tarps on Sunday. These are historic structures. If the hot springs area is ever to be re-opened, these structures need to be stabilized. They might be restored for use, or they might not. So much is dependent upon choices made today.



    The spring water itself is a sort of miraculous and exotic manifestation in Coe. Gilroy was famous for this spring long before garlic became a leading cash crop in the region. Here the sunrise appears filtered through an exotic bamboo thicket over spring water.



    Exotic Century Plants were in bloom, sending up their 20 foot tall blossom stalks up into the sky.



    Here's a view from a ladder though gaps in one of the worst roofs. Shingles are gone, and there is rot. However much of the timber below is in good condition and is mostly made from old growth redwood, probably from San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties.



    Putting the tarps over these structures was a complex process which turned out to be a lot of fun. I won't try to explain it here. Chris is shown holding up one end of a roll of tarp.



    Here's a typical roof showing a few shingles, and a lot of prickly roofing nails.



    Here, one of our volunteers, a guy who works on trails for the MROSD, holds ropes to belay a roll of tarp down the other side of the roof, while I snap his picture from a ladder.



    Afterwards the tarp is secured with special screws.



    A couple of former residents of the Hot Springs came to visit later that day. A preying mantis resident perches on one.



    You can see the historical place marker in the background. At one time this place had a large hotel and many facilities.



    Of course, this place more naturally entertains the usual critters found in Coe. On Sunday we lost count of how many tarantulas seen. It must have been at least 20.



    We managed to get a short ride in afterwards. We went up Coit Rd and descended returned on Cattle Duster, Grapevine, and Anza right at sunset from the top. It was really dim and hard to see on the bottom of Anza. By the time we got to the Coyote Creek gate it was full on night-time.



    One purpose for descending Cattle Duster Trail was to observe and photograph the erosion problems we will be repairing this winter when the right conditions arrive. In a few certain areas guttering and other problems have become excessive.



    Chris and I really enjoyed this weekend of volunteering and riding. We are very excited about the potential of Coe for improved trails and facilities. Volunteering directly is a good way to contribute. You can also become a member of the FOGYHS and the PRA. Special tours and events at the springs are currently the only way to visit the springs area. Trail work and other Coe volunteers get informed about these opportunities as they emerge.

    A new water and septic system will be installed in the hot springs area this winter. There will be strict security maintained and no one except workers and state park personnel will be allowed on site until the work is completed.

    Check The Friends of Gilroy Hot Springs website and PM me for more information.

    We will probably return to Hoover Lake again next month unless conditions change drastically (and they can).
    Last edited by Jack Burns; 10-12-2010 at 12:02 AM.

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    As promised, here's my video of the trailwork session:
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    Some notes: This is a documentary style video. So it's not the most exciting, shots run a little long and it could use music. I hope however it captures the essence of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knobs
    As promised, here's my video of the trailwork session:
    <object width="640" height="505"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-dVt-gtpBb0?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/-dVt-gtpBb0?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="505"></embed></object>

    Some notes: This is a documentary style video. So it's not the most exciting, shots run a little long and it could use music. I hope however it captures the essence of the day.
    Nice knobs! I actually like it without music - the sound of tools scraping dirt is a little soothing

    We rode down this yesterday - very nice. The switchbacks up the top are a little tight, though

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    For the completeness of the documentation, here is the tire situation being discussed at the beginning of the video: As soon as I pulled the bike out of the car, I saw this in my rear tire -- a Conti Race King. Thankfully, I always carried a new tire in my tool bag and it was swapped quickly.

    (Thanks plymmer for the picture.)

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