TRAIL UPDATES AND WORK PARTIES
Submitted by Kathy Redden
Horse Camp at River Road – Santa Margarita Lake
On December 6, nine of us went to River Road Trail Head and installed two gates (drive through and pass through) and re-strung and cleaned up much of the existing boundary fence. Thanks to those who came out for the workday: Patti and Fred Mensing, Kaye Bruns, Greg Feinberg, Bob Skinner, Meichelle Callerman, Wes Womble, and Bob and Sharon Thomson. The camp area was mowed the following week by Parks maintenance staff so the next step is to install the six corrals and
picnic tables (which will be ordered soon).
We are scheduling the next workday for Saturday, February 1 at 9am. We will install the corrals and finish re-stringing the boundary fence. If you are available to help, please let me know so that if there changes to the plan, I can let you know. For the workday, wear long pants and long sleeves and sturdy shoes, and bring gloves, water and a hat. We’ll determine what tools are needed.
Montana de Oro – November 24: This workday was to install picnic tables and a tie rail on the new Canyon View trail. On the 23rd, the picnic tables, tie rail and
materials (including concrete and water) were packed up by mules to the worksite. On the 24th, CCCMB had a workday to install the tables and tie rail. Check out SLOHorseNews.net for a great article with photos and learn all the details!
Rinconada -- January 18 at 9:00am: This will be a combined CCCMB/BCHC workday. Focus will be on brushing and clearing drains.
Super Bowl Sunday at Montana de Oro – February 2 at 8am. Meet at the Park Headquarters above Spooner’s Cove.
Pismo Preserve Update
The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo is having the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Pismo Preserve in mid-January. The official opening date has not yet been set but it is anticipated to be by the end of January. Those who have driven on Hwy 101 through Pismo can see fencing, retaining walls and restrooms. This project has taken a lot more effort (and dollars) than originally anticipated and is so close to opening for the public – it’s very exciting! Information about equestrian parking and access will be provided as I learn more.
Reminder: When the trails are wet, please stay off them! Give them time to dry out before riding.