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Date: 2017-06-17
Agency:State Parks
Trail: BBT Saddle Creek
Leader:Jerry Mitcham
Hours: 60
Status: Completed
Regulars: 7
Casuals: 3
Previous Events
ID Date Leader Hours
4972017-06-17Jerry Mitcham60.0
Crew Member Hours
Barry Dydyk6.00
Dave Edwards6.00
Don Brusselars6.00
George Sherman6.00
Jerry Mitcham6.00
John Kross6.00
Norm Simmonds6.00
This was a scheduled trail maintenance event. The object of this project was to cut back the vegetation on the badly overgrown sections of the trail. The plan was to begin work at the upper end of the trail and work downhill, then hiking down to Piuma Road when work was complete. We were using 4 power tools. There were 10 SMMTC volunteers present. Met at the dirt pull out near the BBT on Piuma Road. Loaded tools in one truck and carpooled to the BBT connector tail on Stunt Road. Hiked in about one mile before beginning work. The trail in this area was badly overgrown with black mustard, thistle and sage. We used two weed whackers and two brush trimmers to cut back the overgrowth, widening the trail corridor significantly. Six crewmembers followed the power tools to clear the cutting from the trail. We changed operators on the power tools frequently. After clearing approximately .7 mile of trail we stopped work and began the hike back to the meeting place.