National Trails Day 2010

USDA Forest Service Los Angeles River Ranger District

National Trails Day 2010

DATE: June 5, 2010, meet at 8:00 a.m., registration: 8:00 to 8:30 am LOCATION: Meet at Mt Wilson-Skyline Park Parking Lot

EVENT: The USDA Forest Service and associated LARRD volunteer organizations will celebrate Mt. Wilson Trails Day on June 5, 2010. The celebration will include 4-6 hours of trail work on the Mt Wilson trail system to celebrate the event. This event is organized by the volunteer groups of the LosAngeles River Ranger District.

Lunch and Bottled water will be provided by the Los Angeles River Ranger District. Activities will end at 3:30 PM.

This activity is open to all volunteers, including sponsored groups. Those who are volunteering for trail work for the first time, please identify yourself to the registrar, so we can arrange for a Trail Boss to provide instruction and proper tools. Please bring personal equipment listed below.

Personal Equipment to Wear while working: Work gloves, work shoes, work clothes (long sleeve shirts and long pants), sun protection hat, hard-hat (if available), Ten Essentials (include a personal First Aid kit), Water (2 Qt’s.), snacks. Be prepared to hike about a mile and work until 12:30. Lunch and Bottled water will be available at Skyline Park Pavilion.

DIRECTIONS: From 210 Fwy in La Canada, go west on 210 Fwy (7 mi), exit at Sunland Blvd and go east (right turn) to Ora Vista Ave. (6 blocks). Turn left (north) onto Ora Vista Avenue (beware of dips and sharp 90 deg turn). Proceed east to Angeles Forest Hwy, turn left on Angeles Forest Highway to Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road. Proceed east on Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road to Angeles Crest Highway and proceed south to Redbox-Mt Wilson Road. Turn south and proceed to Mt Wilson-Skyline Park. Allow 1hour driving time from the 210 Fwy. Carpool if possible.

For Additional Information, contact one of the following: USDA Forest Service, LA River Ranger District, Little Tujunga Ranger Station (M-F, 8am – 4:30pm):Howard Okamoto

Recreation Officer (818) 899-1900 X229

(Evenings): John Horton David Ledford Vol. Leader, Training Vol. Leader, Training

(310) 375-5032 (310) 373-2111

Additional training opportunities are scheduled for:

September 11, 2010, Advanced Leader Training (High Country). National Trails Day training activities are open to all volunteers, including sponsored groups.