Saturday April 14, 2012 – Saturday April 14, 2012
Because the rain on Friday will make the trails too muddy and slippery, this workday is cancelled.
The Guadalasca Trail in Point Mugu State Park will undergo some substantial improvements over the next year or so. We have already cleared brush out of the lower section to allow access for motorized equipment. State Parks staff is going to remove the existing culvert drains and convert them to level crossings.
On April 14, we will work down from the top, cutting back the largest plants from the edge of the trail.
Later, part of the newer section of the trail will be rerouted and in the process will add 1/4 to 1/2 mile to its length. Some of the existing switchbacks could be converted to climbing turns, and rolling dips will be added to help control erosion. Using IMBA-influenced designs, sinuosity and pinch points will be incorporated into the trail to reduce downhill travel speeds. This will help reduce conflicts with other trail users, including climbing mountain bikers. See our full blog article for more details on the work to be done…
CSP has asked CORBA and other organizations to recruit volunteers to help with this work. This is the third scheduled event to clean up Guadalasca (the second event on March 17 was cancelled due to rain).
Remember, by registering here to help out, CORBA will treat you to lunch afterwards, and enter you in the drawing for mountain biking prizes!
Be sure to wear suitable clothing (sturdy shoes, long pants and sleeves, hat, golves) and bring snacks, sunscreen and water. CORBA will provide the tools and training.
Meet at the corner of Wendy and Potrero in Newbury Park at 8:30. We will carpool/caravan from there to the top of Guadalasca Trail.
Directions: From the 101 Freeway in Newbury Park, take Wendy Drive south to the end of the road at Potrero Road.