Volunteer Groups Complete Restoration of the Gabrielino National Recreation Trail All 26 miles of the Gabrielino from Altadena to Chantry Flat are back in service. Angeles National Forest, Altadena, California This week “trail closed” signs were removed from the Gabrielino National Recreation Trail from Switzers/Bear Canyon trail junction to Oakwilde campground and the Ken … [Read more...] about Gabrielino Trail Restoration Press Release
MWBA was present at the Hansen Dam Advisory Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 to support the biking community against a group that vilifies us. If you want a synopsis of the meeting from fellow mountain biker, advocate and champion of women mountain bikers, click here to get Wendy Engelberg's perspective. It is very good and will fill you in nicely. I Was Pumped! I … [Read more...] about Hansen Dam Advisory Board Meeting
Our adopted trail received a mini-facelift early Sunday morning on Sept 23. A group of dedicated volunteers joined us at 7:00 am to improve and make safer a section of the trail just above the Sierra Saddle. A HUGE hearty thank you goes out to our sister organization, CORBA, specifically, Steve Messer, who incidentally, co-authored a fantastic guide to mountain biking in Los … [Read more...] about Sunrise, Sunset
It's true! The league moved a whole lot of dirt around last Saturday on Upper Brown to make the trail safer to ride and hike. Usually, when these kids gather together, they are competing for a podium position. However, on Saturday, over 50 kids convened from the San Gabriel Valley Composite, Crescenta Valley HS, Clark Magnet HS, San Marino HS, and St. Francis HS, along … [Read more...] about SoCal High School Bicycling League Can Move Mountains!!
The March L.A. River Ranger District Angeles National Forest Volunteer Meeting was held March 21st. This bi-monthly meeting allows all volunteer groups working in the forest to report on their work and discuss common issues with the Forest Service staff. Mike McGuire and Steve Messer both reported completing chain saw recertification. Banner Moffett, Steve Messer of … [Read more...] about MWBA March News
We had another very successful work day on the Gabrielino January 14th. A total of 14 people showed up, including at least one first time trail worker, Mike Stoner. The crews hiked in from the access road halfway between Clear Creek and Red Box. One crew, headed by Steve Messer of CORBA, worked up while the other, led by Mitch Marich of MWBA, worked down towards where we … [Read more...] about Gabrielino Trail Work II
From Steve Messer's report with minor edits: On a cool and mostly clear Saturday, we joined CORBA to work on the Gabrielino trail. The Gabrielino between Switzers and Red Box was opened to the public back in May 2011, though the trail has had little attention and was in very poor shape. Through many sections the old trail is simply non-existent. Starting at Switzer's Day … [Read more...] about Gabrielino Trail Work