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GSequoia
June 10th, 2015, 22:46
Come join the NAXJA SoCal Chapter on our next Adopt-A-Trail workdays on 2N04 on July 11th and 12th.

SATURDAY, JULY 11
Meet Point Northern terminus of Palm Avenue / Southern end of 2N49 (Waypoint B on this map (http://www.advlifestyle.com/maps-trails/big-bear-area/2n49-bailey-canyon))
We will patrol 2N49, work on the 2N49A spur, and possibly do other duties.

SATURDAY NIGHT CAMPING
Dispersed camping at 2N49.

SUNDAY, JULY 12
Continue 2N49 work. If trail work complete recreational wheeling (Possibly Cleghorn to I-15?).

COMMUNICATIONS
CB Radio: The fours. We'll start on 4, if busy we'll bump up to 14, 24, or 34.
2m: 146.585 Simplex

What do I need?
Any vehicle that can do a USFS-rated moderate trail (Stock XJ, okay). 2WD XJ is acceptable with front tow points.

Bring gloves, a hat, and loppers. Please bring light long sleeve shirts for brush work. Closed toe shoes mandatory. Hard hats may be available but if you have your own please bring it. In tick-areas it is best to cover as much skin as possible.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend so we can properly plan. Please state which days you will be doing the maintenance and whether you are camping.

GSequoia
June 11th, 2015, 15:00
Post 1 updated.

Also let's do a pot luck dinner on Saturday night. Got any special dishes, let's do this!

peterjford
June 12th, 2015, 11:04
I am donating blood on Saturday but could drive up there that afternoon. Is the area you are camping accessible in a Jetta? No, I cannot take the Suburban, only Shannon gets to drive it off-road... Maybe I can convince her to come with...

souske
June 15th, 2015, 10:01
Shannon could probably get the jetta there, anyone else, im not so sure about

GSequoia
June 17th, 2015, 11:36
Hey folks. If we get enough people to join up and get some general ass kicking done on Saturday we can goof off and wheel on Sunday.

Bring your friends!

GSequoia
June 30th, 2015, 10:56
Just a week and a half away, folks. We need volunteers to fix this critical issue on the trail!

GSequoia
July 6th, 2015, 14:31
Change in plan. We will still be camping in the same location but due to low turnout we will not be doing the Arrastre Creek project. Instead we will be doing light work on 2N04 then checking out other trails in the area as requested by the Forest Service. We will check out various trails on the East Side on Saturday including Heartbreak Ridge. On Sunday we will work our way West and check out Gold Mountain and other Holcomb Valley areas. Gold Mountain has been getting a lot of illegal off-trail use that needs to be monitored and mitigated.

Heartbreak and Gold Mountain are USFS Black Diamond rated trails. If you are unable to complete these trails we will make arrangements to meet up.

peterjford
July 8th, 2015, 14:45
Where would be a good place to meet on Sunday morning? I would need to ride in someone's Jeep and then be dropped off at the car again once we are done.

JohnX
July 8th, 2015, 16:37
Where would be a good place to meet on Sunday morning? I would need to ride in someone's Jeep and then be dropped off at the car again once we are done.

X2, can't make saturday, where should we plan to meet?

peterjford
July 8th, 2015, 17:53
X2, can't make saturday, where should we plan to meet?

Big Bear Discovery Center at 8:30?

JohnX
July 8th, 2015, 20:01
I'll be there.

GSequoia
July 9th, 2015, 08:55
We will target rolling out of camp at 9:00 to make the run to Gold Mountain. I'll reach you by radio.

If anybody else is coming up Sunday meet John at the Disco (http://www.advlifestyle.com/maps-trails/big-bear-area/bbdiscocenter).

peterjford
July 9th, 2015, 11:09
I'll be there.

I'll bring tools, water, 2m radio. Will Sarge be going with us?

GSequoia
July 9th, 2015, 13:30
This weekend, folks! Chime in if you're coming so I get enough meat for Saturday's lunch.

JohnX
July 9th, 2015, 15:05
I'll bring tools, water, 2m radio. Will Sarge be going with us?

Yes, possibly my gf too, but she usually finds a reason not to go.

GSequoia
July 9th, 2015, 17:46
CHANGE IN PLAN

I just got word that the East side closure is still in effect and includes 2N04 (which was not listed on the announcement). We are going to re-target this weekend's work to 2N49. Meet up at the end of Palm Road.

Please chime in if you're still going.

GSequoia
July 9th, 2015, 20:30
Post 1 updated given new information.

souske
July 10th, 2015, 10:24
meeting time for sat morning?

JohnX
July 10th, 2015, 11:20
So are we doing Cleghorn sunday? No point to meeting at the disco center if that is the case.

peterjford
July 10th, 2015, 12:02
So are we doing Cleghorn sunday? No point to meeting at the disco center if that is the case.

Where would you like to meet? It has to be accessible via 'car'.

xcm
July 10th, 2015, 12:06
Thinking about heading up this afternoon, and meeting up with you guys sat am on 2n49.

GSequoia
July 10th, 2015, 13:10
So are we doing Cleghorn sunday? No point to meeting at the disco center if that is the case.

People can go down the mountain vai Cleghorn for sure. Probably do at least a litlte bit of work first. I'll be in 146.585, we plan to camp here (https://www.google.com/maps/place/34%C2%B015'42.6%22N+117%C2%B023'34.6%22W/@34.26183,-117.39294,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0), roughly midway through the trail.

Thinking about heading up this afternoon, and meeting up with you guys sat am on 2n49.

I'm heading up pretty soon today. You're welcome to camp with me on the trail. You can get me at 146.585.

JohnX
July 10th, 2015, 14:10
Where would you like to meet? It has to be accessible via 'car'.

McDonald's at 138 and 15? 8am?

peterjford
July 10th, 2015, 14:40
McDonald's at 138 and 15? 8am?

That works for me. Anyone else meeting Sunday morning?

Carol.92124
July 10th, 2015, 16:22
I am out entirely, at this point... have fun, work well!!

GSequoia
July 10th, 2015, 17:16
At the trailhead and heading up.

GSequoia
July 10th, 2015, 23:12
Saturday crew. Meet Souske at the trailhead at 9AM. Who all is joining him?

peterjford
July 12th, 2015, 07:56
Heading out to meet John.

peterjford
July 12th, 2015, 09:06
At McD.

GSequoia
July 16th, 2015, 01:11
Thanks for coming out to help, Matt, Sean, John, Kim, and Peter! Your hours directly help to keep this and other trails open.


Sebastian, Charlotte, and I left my house around noon and made the drive to 2N49. We slowly made our way up the trail checking for garbage and illegal off-trail usage. We found the trail to be in fairly good condition although, as we already knew, it does have some significant erosion issues we will have to deal with before the next rainy season (if we should have one!).

We then camped off of the trail overlooking San Bernardino.
http://www.advlifestyle.com/photos/i.php?/galleries/GSequoia/20150710-JulyAAT/LR-20150710-010-la.jpg

We woke up Saturday morning, had breakfast, and met with Matt (XCM) and Sean (Souske) to continue our project of clearing the 2N49C spur.

Matt cutting a downed tree.
http://www.advlifestyle.com/photos/_data/i/galleries/GSequoia/20150710-JulyAAT/LR-20150711-016-la.jpg

Sebastian and Charlotte did a pretty significant amount of brush work for their ages.
http://www.advlifestyle.com/photos/_data/i/galleries/GSequoia/20150710-JulyAAT/LR-20150711-017-la.jpg

Sean and Matt work to pull a downed tree off the trail.
http://www.advlifestyle.com/photos/_data/i/galleries/GSequoia/20150710-JulyAAT/LR-20150711-034-la.jpg

All in all despite our small crew we put a good dent in the project. Thanks Sean and Matt!

I ended up coming down with a cold Saturday afternoon so was a bit miserable Saturday night. It was just the kids, Sean, and I camping out for Saturday night so we cooked a fairly simple dinner and hung out. I turned in to bed around 9PM hoping to sleep off the cold.

No luck for me, I woke up Sunday still in poor shape. We were joined by JohnX, his girlfriend Kim, Peter Ford, and, much to Charlotte's joy, John's dog Sarge. Since I wasn't feeling well I sent them along to do brushwork under Sean's qualified leadership while I slowly packed up camp.

After I packed up I explored 2N43, 2N45, 2N59, and 2N13X looking for an illegal trash dump I hard heard about. I was unable to locate the dump but I did get to eat lunch in a nice place.

http://www.advlifestyle.com/photos/_data/i/galleries/GSequoia/20150710-JulyAAT/LR-20150712-050-la.jpg

All in all from Friday through Sunday we put in a collective 114 hours.

Thanks to the volunteers! I hope to see you and more at the next Adopt-A-Trail maintenance day.