Project (click for directions): Castle Rock State Park
New entrance trail
Activities: New trail construction
Rain Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018.
Project (click for directions): Hidden Villa - Los Altos Hills
Long Bunny Loop Trail
Activities: on the inaugural work day in our partnership with Hidden Villa's staff and volunteers, we will work to restore tread width on a portion of the Long Bunny Loop Trail near a fork of Adobe Creek. This will require removing slough and/or cutting the inside edge of the trail, installation or replacement of small retaining walls, and some gentle brushing (vegetation trimming).
In the event that significant rain is expected, the event will be postponed to a future work day. Volunteers should expect an email with such an announcement or can check the Trail Center website for updates.
Project (click for directions): Tool Party and Annual Meeting
Tool Maintenance and Trailer Cleanup
Activities: Work will start around 10:30 or 11:00 a.m. and continue until done. The Annual Meeting is planned to start at 4:00 pm. Pizza's on at 5:00 pm. Snacks are provided and there will be a special presentation at the end of the day.
Project: Coyote Point Recreation Area
Coyote Point Bay Trail
Activities: We will wrap up work on a reroute of a trail to make the "run-down-the-hill" use trail safer at San Mateo County's Coyote Point Recreation Area, behind CuriOdyssey. This work day will have a small volunteer limit, as we'll be focussed on constructing a retaining wall above a portion of the staircase we built in the summer of 2017. There may be some tread touch-up work as well.
Bay Area Ridge Trail - REI Service Day
Activities: Due to the Trail Center's persistent efforts in the last several years maintaining the portions of the Bay Area Ridge Ridge Trail in the Skyline Boulevard region, we found there was not a contiguous area which would provide sufficient work for a large group this year. Therefore, we are recommending that volunteers who wish to work on the Ridge Trail this year sign up for an event at the various sites being organized by other agencies and groups. Trail Center will provide a few crew leaders to help out Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District at its project in Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve in Los Altos, if you wish to join some fellow Trail Center folks there.
Visit the BARTC's EventBrite page to review available projects and sign up. (Use the "Tickets" button to register, but be assured the work day projects themselves are free.)
Segment 3 Trail
Activities: We will begin work on a new trail on the west side of the mountain, connecting the Salson and Amphitheater Trails. This visit will focus on brushing the corridor and removing duff from the future tread. Although we will be clearing the trail corridor of poison oak to a large degree before the work day, expect that some will remain. We plan to return to Sugarloaf in the spring after rains have made the soil more workable in order to cut the "bench" (tread) for the trail.
Mt. Ellen Trails
Activities: We will continue the work we started on the Mt. Ellen trails, with the goal of finishing the Mt. Ellen Summit Trail. If time permits, we would also do brushing and tread maintenance on the Mt. Ellen Nature Trail, repairing tread damage from large downed trees, and replacing some retaining structures on the Mt. Ellen Nature Trail.