TRAIL UPDATES AND WORK PARTIES
Submitted by Kathy Redden
River Road Horse Camp – Santa Margarita Lake
On June 26, a small group of us participated in a workday to finish the fence work and put together picnic tables. Details will be shared at the July meeting. Another workday will be organized to set up the corrals. Fee structure and reservation process still need to be worked out with Parks staff. We’re getting closer!!
Trail Workdays: CCCMB will schedule workdays as shelter-in-place orders are revised.
Pismo Preserve Ride – Tuesday, July 7th -- CANCELLED
The Land Conservancy has opened the Preserve on weekdays only for hiking and riding for the hours of 4pm to 6pm. Because of this, the club ride is cancelled. To reschedule the ride, the Preserve needs to be open more hours, Horse Trailer Tuesdays (HTT) needs to start back up, and hopefully parking spaces can be
reserved during HTT. In the meantime, you can ride at the Preserve on your own -- the three horse trailer spots are available for reservations on the LCSLO website.
The Preserve made it through the Avila fire without any fire damage. Fire units did get onto the Preserve to cut fire lines, which damaged some of the single track trails. Land Conservancy and CCCMB volunteers repaired the trails, and we thank them for the quick response to get them repaired and re-opened for use.
Santa Margarita Lake Ride (front side) – Saturday, September 22
The County isn’t currently taking day use reservations so I have not yet been able to reserve the White Oak group picnic area. The ride is still scheduled, and lunch is TBD. Parking will be at White Oak on the dirt area (don’t park in the paved area where the boat trailers park). I will be there by 9am to help direct. There is a park entrance fee. This event is for everyone – if you don’t want to ride, come on out for the potluck and hang out with your fellow club members! But this is not a public ride – everyone who rides must be a member.
This will be a “ride on your own” ride. Plenty of us know the trails and can help
others who would like some directions. The trails are well marked, and to ride all the trails takes between
2 – 2-1/2 hours. The single-track trails are in good shape (except for Lone Pine) with only a couple of harder climbs, or plenty of dirt road if you prefer. This would be considered an easy to moderate ride, and I’ll be
suggesting that people ride in the same general direction, so we don’t have people criss crossing on the single-track trails.