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 with some coaches and parents, and worked as a cohesive group. The parking lot was a mob! A huge thank you goes to Banner Moffat from Friends of El Prieto for putting this together and Steve Messer from CORBA for providing the tools and the know-how!
The kids, coaches and parents either biked or hiked up the 4 mile fire road in order to reach the sections designated for improvement. The trail is in much better condition and adds a fun bonus ride for those who are not too tired from climbing the fire road (Fern Truck Road) up to the Saddle.
If you are a Doubting Thomas and can’t believe that if we put our minds to it, we can move mountains and motivate high school kids to give back to their community, grab your bike or hiking poles and go see for yourself!