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Eagle Pass Trail Clearing

Good evening (evening as I write this)Today was a pristine fall day in the Sierra’s. Crisp, clear, windless. There had been a dusting of snow two days earlier, leaving its white traces in the shadowed places adding a dimension of color to the fading fall colors. The team — Craig Fish, Dave Salzer, Dick Chimenti and Paul Wagner and myself set out to take out 3, potentially 4 trees. It turned out there were 9 trees that needed attention. There were serious reroutes around several of the down trees. One the original trail was opened up, the reroutes were naturalized […]

SWV Project Day Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023

Stanislaus Wilderness Volunteers will be hosting another trail clearing on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023.The project will consist of tree removal from the Sword Lake trail in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. Recent reconnaissance indicates 8-10 trees outside of wilderness with another 25-30 inside wilderness. The team will meet at Summit Ranger Station, 1 Pinecrest Road, Pinecrest CA at 8:30 am to gather equipment and do the safety briefing. Participants are advised to wear long sleeve shirts, long pants, sturdy boots and have appropriate PPE (gloves, eye/hearing protection, hard hat). There are a limited number of hard hats available at the Ranger Station. […]

New Link to “Sonora Pass Trail Angel”

We encountered three folks from the trail angel group at Sonora Pass recently. I’ve added a link to their website on our LINKS page. If you check the website, you’ll see that they provide assistance to through PCT hikers. They were posting this small sign at the pass.