Category Archives: Adopt-A-Trail

Death Valley Noobs Rally 2016 – Friday, Part 2

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DVNR2106 Friday – Recovering Ron

Just as we were about to come out of Hidden Valley, about 1 – 1.5 miles away from Teakettle Junction I rounded a corner to find Ron’s bike upright and everybody stopped. Continue reading

Feb. 2016 Adopt-A-Trail

Our February Adopt-A-Trail work was a single workday on 2N49 to clear trees from the trail.

The dedicated crew

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Winching the Widow Maker

Here is a video of me winching a widow maker tree that was hanging over 2N49.  This tree fell in a recent wind storm and left a large, heavy portion hung up in the canopy of another tree directly over the trial.  It was a high priority to take this remnant down before it fell on its own.

To remove it I used my Warn M800 winch, chain (only use chain when working with static loads, not shock loads like vehicle-to-vehicle recovery), and snatch blocks.  I then cut the tree branches with an axe and winched the tree to the side of the trail.

Sequoia

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July Adopt-A-Trail

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July’s Adopt-A-Trail schedule originally called for 2N04 work but due to the Lake Fire we were forced to relocate to 2N49.  WE still had a great time and got some good work in.

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Azusa Canyon Cleanup 2015

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Joel form ADVRider put out the word that he wanted to build a crew for the Azusa Canyon cleanup. Me being an avid volunteer with the USFS I jumped right on it. We even got to get some riding in on a normally closed trail.

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January Adopt-A-Trail Runs

A new year, time to get some work done.  Here are a few photos.

Hauling shooting debris out.

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Category: Adopt-A-Trail