Bay Area Ridge Trail - REI Service Day
NOTE: Unfortunately the Saratoga Gap event that Trail Center is running on November 5 is filled. Please do not just show up for our event, as we have already accounted for possible no-shows in the registration! But there are many other Ridge Trail events on November 5. The official link is http://www.ridgetrail.org/events/rei-ridge-trail-service-day but sometimes it isn't working, so you might want to use the Eventbrite site to sign up:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ridge-trail-day-2016-tickets-27736649064?aff=eac2#tickets. Thanks very much for your interest.
Activities: We will be improving sections of the Saratoga Gap Trail, including areas that need crushed rock added to fill in exposed roots and eroded tread, cleaning drainage culverts, removing old barbed wire fencing, restoring tread width by removing duff, and general clean-up. This is a popular multi-use trail, including mountain biking, so the improvements will be done with an eye towards accommodating all uses. The work will mostly be under tree cover.
Parking will be at the Caltrans vista point lot on the southeast corner of the Skyline Blvd. (Highway 35) and Highway 9 intersection. See the project link above for detailed directions. Volunteers should wait in the lot for announcements and their crew assignments. Crew leaders will then take volunteers to various staging points to get tools and instructions on their particular tasks. Volunteers should take their water, snacks, and daypack with them as they will not return to the parking lot until the end of the event. Volunteers should also exercise extreme care when crossing Highway 9 to access the Saratoga Gap Trailhead.
No rain date; cancelled only if heavy rain.