San Joaquin River Gorge Nature Trail Part One
The High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew is assisting the Bureau of Land Management San Joaquin River Gorge Special Recreation Management Area with building a new trail at the museum and office. Designed to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards, this project will provide a nature path and new educational spaces for visitors. HSVTC and BLM interns are working on the project and hope to complete it by the end of the year. Please check back to see the progress!
These are views of the project area during the planning stages. Can you envision where the trail will be?
Here is a section of finished trail leading to the tree hillside area in the background, shown in the pictures above.
Installing retaining walls using reclaimed park bench tops and seats.
Here our project supervisor does what she is hired to do, supervise and keep the work area safe.
Trail progress looking up hill.
Trail progress looking down hill.
Looking down into the wilderness of wild grape and oak where the trail is headed.
A corridor has been cleared.
Wild grape corridor needing walls, tread and canopy.
The walls are up and seating installed.
Still to do is reconnect the bench section with the rock loop trail.
That is where the project sits as of August 25th, 2015.