Sometimes the impact of our work is immediately apparent as when a tree blocking a trail is removed or passersby say thank you, but other times it is less obvious. The April workday was one of our longest in several years. The crew that headed out to the Sunset Trail Camp had to stop and clear numerous blockages on Gazos Creek Fire Rd. The impact of this routine work was apparent during the May workday when park staff received a report of a smoldering illegal campfire at the trail camp with rangers and CDF units raced out to check on things. If not for the work of the April crew in clearing the road the response time to the fire would have been much longer!
As for this month's work, we had nine people out and were able to split into two crews and cover issues on the Eagle Rock, Basin, Eastridge and Dool Trails, along with stripping the bark from four redwood bollards that will be used in campground parking areas.