Mt. Disappointment Trail Race Trail Work

Hey Trail People
Please read this and be sure to e-mail me if you are interested. YOU MUST E-MAIL ME SO I HAVE ENOUGH TOOLS, OTHERWISE WE RE-SCHEDULE!

Mt. Disappointment Race Trail Work (if interested not mandatory)

The Mt. Disappointment Endurance Race is an approved USDA Forest Service Region 5 Angeles National Forest trail maintenance group. Trail restoration, trail maintenance, and trailhead/station area improvement/maintenance projects are charities of The Mt. Disappointment Endurance Race:

  • Restoration and maintenance of the USFS trail network
  • Providing volunteer opportunities for Los Angeles area residents
  • Painting, masonry, repair tables, rails, signs, structures, parking area clean-up, Sutter walls
  • Assisting other volunteer groups with their projects
  • Providing projects and hands-on help for scouting troops

TRAIL-WORK MEETING PLACE (Meeting time is 7:00am for 2010):

  • Until further notice in 2010 all Mt. Disappointment trail-work volunteers will meet at the Starbucks parking lot at 8399 Foothill Blvd, Sunland, CA  91040
  • Directions:
    • Exit at Sunland Blvd and go north off the 210 FWY.
    • Sunland Blvd becomes Foothill Blvd, so continue north.
    • Starbucks is at the corner of Oro Vista and Foothill Blvd (about ½ mile north of 210 FWY).

You MUST e-mail Gary during the week before the trail-work day so we have enough tools!!
2010 Trail work dates:

  • May 2, 2010 — Silver Moccasin Trail (Sunday!)
  • May 8, 2010 -– Silver Moccasin Trail
  • May 22, 2010 -– Gabrielino Trail
  • June 5, 2010 — Kenyon Devore Trail (National Trails Day)
  • June 19, 2010 — Kenyon Devore Trail
  • June 26, 2010 — Kenyon Devore Trail
  • July 17, 2010 — Kenyon Devore Trail
  • July 31, 2010 — Kenyon Devore Trail

Things to bring for trail-work (USFS wants to see proper clothing–please help us comply):

  • Proper clothing – Hat, long pants, and bring a long-sleeve shirt.
  • Trail shoes or boots (the USFS likes leather work shoe/boots. Please come and volunteer even if your shoes are not complete leather.  NO Sandals or flips!    –thanks)
  • Work gloves!
  • Sunscreen, Ivy Block, bug repellant, netting if preferred.
  • Food & water (enough for a full day’s hike/work).
  • Personal first-aid kit, band-aids.

Trail work is for you if interested, it is not mandatory for race entry.

Safety Notes:

  1. Some insects seem to bother people, so you should be prepared. Have and use the necessary repellent that works for you.
  2. Poison oak exists in the forest. Please take any necessary precautions.
  3. Be prepared for hot weather (in case you haven’t come out of the Air Conditioning lately).
  4. Carry band-aids or blister kits if you blister.

Carpooling, Meeting Place:

  • Everyone should try to car-pool. For 2010 we will meet at the Starbucks parking lot at 8399 Foothill Blvd in Sunland. Forest Adventure Passes are required to park in the National Forest. Passes can be purchased at REI.
  • I will try to have some one-day passes ($5.00) with me. We will meet at Starbucks, drive down to Oro Vista, park there and carpool to the work location.

Finally, trail-work can be more exhausting than ultra-running, mountain biking, or hiking. Don’t be discouraged if you become tired. Pace yourself and KEEP drinking fluids. This is a very damaged yet scenic and beautiful
Forest. We want you to have a GREAT San Gabriel Mountain trail-work experience.

Gary Hilliard, Race Director and Trail Group Team Leader
e-mail:  [email protected]. Home: (626) 836-8950

You MUST e-mail Gary during the week before the trail-work day so we have enough tools!!

Wow, I wrote this on a blackberry.