Trail and Ride Updates:
Montana de Oro Super Bowl Sunday: February 12
Over 100 volunteers came out for the workday. A lot of work was done on Hazard Trail. CMA and other equestrians worked on Bloody Nose Trail from Cable down to the creek. Cal Fire had already worked on Bloody Nose from Hiedra through what is commonly known as Sand Canyon. Bloody Nose is now open.
Creek crossings on Islay Creek – at Reservoir Canyon and from South Dune to the
Spooner Ranch house, are likely not yet open. State Parks will be clearing downed trees at the Reservoir Canyon crossing. The other crossing still needs to be evaluated.
Thanks to the AHC volunteers who came out at 7am to assist with organizational tasks!
Santa Margarita Lake: February 25, 9am
The focus will be on Grey Pine trail. There are several sections that need to be re-built
before the trail can be re-opened.
AHC will be providing lunch for the volunteers. Come out and support trail work on the trails that we love!
Please RSVP at: https://forms.gle/iV55bh42SowiUzFT8
River Road Horse Camp May 13: The River Road Horse Camp, located at the River Road trailhead, Santa Margarita Lake, took a serious hit with the rains. In fact, the entire parking lot and horse camp were under water! Fencing was damaged, a picnic table floated around, and debris piled up around the corrals and bear box. On May 13, the club is having a workday to repair the fencing, clean up the debris, and install a shed to house the wheelbarrow and trail tools. More information to follow – please put the date on your calendars and come out to help support the horse camp that AHC took the lead on getting approved and installed.
When single track trails are wet, please stay off them! Even if trails aren’t officially closed, if you run into wet/mucky conditions, please turn around rather than continuing and damaging the trails. If you encounter downed trees across the trail, please don’t go off trail to go around them – turn back and report where possible. Going off trail can create erosion and if others follow your tracks, now a “new” trail has been formed that isn’t sustainable. You can always contact me to make a report. Thank you!!