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Theme: The Trail Center at the End of the Millennium

A Brief History of the Trail Center

The National Volunteer Project and National Outdoor Volunteer Network

The Changing Face of Volunteerism

The Changing Face of Public Lands

A Trail Center Index

A Catalog of Trail Projects, 1983-1999


Other Features

Support California Parks and Wildlife in the March 7th Election

Following the Ridgelines

In Memoriam: Will Rudge

Discovering the Textured Lands with a Hike up Black Mountain


Wild Lit

Note from the Literary Editor

Bear Following Birds - Maya Khosla

Union Valley Reservoir - Crystal Koch

Circles - Janice Dabney


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Along the Trail: Member Notes

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Winter 2000 - Summary

Winter 2000 - PDF format

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The Trail Companion (ISSN 1528-0241 (print); 1094-222X (online)) is the quarterly newsletter of the Trail Center.

Editor: Scott Heeschen
Staff Writer: Geoffrey Skinner
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The Trail Companion

Winter 2000

Theme: The Trail Center at the End of the Millennium

A Trail Center Index

  • Number of recorded volunteer hours since 1984: 6066
  • Project with the most volunteers: Stile Ranch Trail, Santa Teresa County Park, 1900-1991 (1346 vols.)
  • Project with the least volunteers: Wildcat Loop Trail, Rancho San Antonio, 1988 (3 vols.)
  • Largest number of volunteers on a single day: 107 (Todd Quick Trail, Alum Rock Park, 1993)
  • Est. average number of volunteers per project: 64
  • Longest trail completed: Stevens Creek Trail, Stevens Creek County Park, 1986-1987 (2 mi.)
  • Highest elevation project: Castle Rock Trail, Castle Rock State Park, 1999-2000 (3120 ft. at Castle Rock)
  • Lowest elevation project: Ravenswood Trail, Ravenswood Preserve, 1985 (approx. 4 ft.)
  • Number of projects in San Francisco County: 1
  • Number of projects in San Mateo County: 61
  • Number of projects in Santa Clara County: 27
  • Number of projects in Santa Cruz County: 15
  • National Trails Day projects since 1993: 7
  • Santa Cruz Mountains/California Trail projects since 1984: 28
  • Trail with the greatest number of successive maintenance projects: Bear Gulch Trail, Wunderlich County Park (at least 5 separate Trail Day events)
  • Projects with the most rocks: Castle Rock Trail, Castle Rock State Park, 1999-2000 and Stile Ranch Trail, Santa Teresa County Park, 1990-1991
  • New trail with the most switchbacks: Stile Ranch Trail (9)
  • Only trail with switchbacks visible from space: Stile Ranch Trail
  • Number of whole-access trails constructed: 3
  • Best trails for wildflowers: Polly Geraci Trail, Pulgas Open Space Preserve; Stile Ranch Trail
  • Best parks for snow: Castle Rock State Park (Feb. 1999); Upper Stevens Creek County Park (Jan. 1991)
  • Project with the greatest number of rainy days: Todd Quick Trail, Alum Rock Park, 1993-1994 (6 out of 16 days)
  • Project with the most cows: Todd Quick Trail, Alum Rock Park, 1993-1994

Related Stories

A Brief History of the Trail Center
The National Volunteer Project and National Outdoor Volunteer Network
The Changing Face of Volunteerism
The Changing Face of Public Lands
A Catalog of Trail Projects, 1983-1999


     
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