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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Trail Maintenance Event: May 15th, Los Pen

    TRAIL MAINTENANCE EVENT: MAY 15TH, 8AM- NOON
    LOS PENASQUITOS CANYON PRESERVE


    Please set your calendar and come out to meet fellow riders, improve some local trails and have a good time at the Trail Maintenance Event in Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve on May 15th.

    In January, our trail maintenance event generated almost 40 volunteers and major renovations to nine sections of Cobblestone Trail. Since that time, the Rangers have decided to feature Cobblestone as an example of a good example of multiuse trails that aren’t just a dirt road, and there are more rut-repairs, drainage installation and brush trimming to complete before National Trails Day, on June 5th.

    This trail event is jointly sponsored by cyclist, running and equestrian organizations, and we’ll be working together on trails we all share.

    We'll meet at the upper trailhead to Cobblestone Trail (directions
    below) and then hike our tools and equipment down to the worksites.
    We'll be performing more repairs and grading to the sections of Upper
    Cobbles not finished in January, clearing light brush along
    Cobblestone and adjacent trails and repairing ruts and erosion on the bicycle route in Lower Cobbles. The Ranger has identified our work areas and will allocate volunteer labor for appropriate repair work.

    DIRECTIONS: The meeting point will be at the top of Cobblestone
    Trail, on the Del Mar Mesa. To get there, take the 56 Freeway to
    Carmel Country Rd, south. Then take Carmel Country Rd to Del Mar Mesa
    Rd (Shaw Ridge Rd) east/left. Follow Shaw Ridge Rd to the point where
    it "tees" into Del Vino. Turn right onto Del Vino and park at the end
    of Del Vino. The top of Cobblestone is to the southeast of the end of
    the pavement. Walk south onto the dirt road, then turn left at the
    first track you see: it leads directly to the trailhead and you'll
    see the Ranger's truck there. The meeting time to start work is
    8:00am, but if you come later, you will be appreciated (see below).

    Notes on Trail Maintenance: if you haven't come to one of these
    events before, you will enjoy it, even if you do break a sweat. There
    will be tools for working available, but you can bring your own (mark
    it with your name using a Sharpie) if you like. Certainly, bring a
    hat, some water and work gloves. These "work parties" usually go
    about 4 or 5 hours, so if you're late, it will still work out fine.

    Come by! Lend a hand, whether it is in "hard labor", walking water up
    and down the trail to workers or just cheering others on and taking
    photos. We guarantee you'll enjoy meeting and working with the people
    you share trails with!

    If you are planning to come, please email an RVSP to:
    MultiUseTrails-owner@yahoogroups.com, so we can give an expected count to the Rangers. If you have questions, email them to the same place and we'll try to get back to you quickly.

    Here's hoping to see you out there!
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    REmider, per request.

    DIRECTIONS: The meeting point will be at the top of Cobblestone Trail, on the Del Mar Mesa. To get there, take the 56 Freeway to
    Carmel Country Rd, south. Then take Carmel Country Rd to Del Mar Mesa
    Rd (Shaw Ridge Rd) east/left. Follow Shaw Ridge Rd to the point where
    it "tees" into Del Vino. Turn right onto Del Vino and park at the end
    of Del Vino. The top of Cobblestone is to the southeast of the end of
    the pavement. Walk south onto the dirt road, then turn left at the
    first track you see: it leads directly to the trailhead and you'll
    see the Ranger's truck there.


    Come out, it will be worth your time!

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    Word up. Singletrack trails, ready for maintenance, riding and access. Can you miss a morning of riding to work on trails with other riders?

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    did you actually just use

    Quote Originally Posted by EBasil
    Word up. Singletrack trails, ready for maintenance, riding and access. Can you miss a morning of riding to work on trails with other riders?

    Word up in a message?



    That's it. From now on, you're simply E-dawg!

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    Well, about 18 cyclists showed up at our event, including Evel Knievel who drove over an hour and brought his own McCleod! It was great getting some input --and serious energy-- from The Warrior's Society.

    Unfortunately, not one equestrian, out of the several hundred in the groups we advertised the event to, showed up to work on the trails. The one that did come was popular, though: she brought a cooler full of iced beer, soda and ice cream for the crew!

    The 18 that came made major drainage repairs to Cobblestone trail, totally filling, grading and then camoflaging the entrenched, "sluice" section, plus the "red ruts" sections, plus some smoothing and drainage to the area just above the entrance to the "new" equestrian trail. If we could just score a small rainstorm, the disturbed soils will settle/tamp in liek the stuff we did back in January did. Right now, it's pretty loose and sandy since that adobe clay soil just crumbles when dry.

    Some photos are posted on the MTC website.

    Also, the Ranger's work on The Shits is about done. The work is actually aimed at preserving/creating the access to the south entrance to the new equestrian trail, but mostly impacts the last drop/rut on The Shits. "Impacts" meaning that the rut is totally filled and there are three 12" high steps at the base. It's "different"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBasil
    Unfortunately, not one equestrian, out of the several hundred in the groups we advertised the event to, showed up to work on the trails. The one that did come was popular, though: she brought a cooler full of iced beer, soda and ice cream for the crew!
    That's because horses don't cause trail damage - bikes do (now what one of them little smiley face dudes is sarcasm?) Even though I wasn't able to be there - thank you to those who did make it.

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