Event Status: Open 25 spots remaining
Event Date: Saturday April 16th, 2016
Short Description: San Joaquin River Trail Day Event.
Trip Type: Day Trip.
Long Description: This is a family-friendly all ages day trip open to all skill levels and abilities. The project area is near Kerckhoff and Redinger Lakes with views of the San Joaquin River canyon and Redinger Lake. A base of operations will be set up at the trailhead parking area. Volunteers will meet at the trailhead at 8:30 AM. The elevation at the trailhead is 1,500 feet and the work to be performed will be variable according to skills and circumstance. Food for lunch and snacks will be provided. Crews will hike in to work areas in the morning and arrive back around 4 PM, with plenty of time to enjoy nature and explore the area.
Partners: (Who) REI, the U.S. Forest Service and the San Joaquin River Trail Council are sponsoring this event.
(Where) The trailhead is 1 hour and 15 minutes from Fresno in the Sierra National Forest.
(What) The goal of this trip is to build a new section of the San Joaquin River Trail as part of a 5 year project to open Reach 4.
(Why) The San Joaquin River Trail has been a vision of many local community members for over 30 years. The San Joaquin River Trail Council has developed plans to build a trail from Friant to Mammoth. This project develops a new section of trail to connect with other existing segments. Eventually the trail will traverse the Sierra West to East.
(How) Experienced crew leaders will lead and train volunteers in general trail maintenance techniques and safe usage of hand tools. All safety equipment for trail work will be provided. Please come prepared with long pants, long sleeve shirt and boots along with a 1-2 liter water bottle and a day pack. More detailed information will be sent to you after signing up.
Work Activities: Most trail construction will consist of hand work. This will include construction of stairs, building the trail bed, construction of water bars, bucking of down trees, brushing of overgrown portions of the trail, and other standard trail construction needs dictated by the lay of the trail. Materials such as rock, wood or earth will be used to construct these structures. Dead brush may be dragged to the site to help break the visual line of the path or cover reroutes.
Nearest City/Community: Auberry, CA and North Fork, CA
Work Location: San Joaquin River Trail Reach 4
Forest/Other District Location: Sierra National Forest, High Sierra Ranger District
Trailhead Location: Italian Bar Road
Trailhead GPS Coordinates: 37° 09′ 09.5″ N 119° 24′ 19.3″ W
Food: Lunch and snacks provided.
Thank You to our Event Sponsors!