Here are the special projects we have done over the years

Schultz Bridge: Load parameters based on a Girl Scout Troop and 2 Horses

Schultz Bridge: Load parameters based on a Girl Scout Troop and 2 Horses

Sempervirens Creek Bridge

1998 through 2002 - The design of the bridge and planning was done by Jack Schultz.  Funds were raised for the constructed of a replacement bridge across Sempervirens Creek connecting the Sequoia and Shadowbrook Trails. This project began in 1998 with the Trail Crew milling the bridge beams from a Douglas fir that fell across Gazos Creek Fire Road.  Actual construction of the bridge occurred in 2001 through 2002 with a big push to complete the bridge for Big Basin Centennial celebration in Fall 2002.

Douglas Fir fell across Gazos at 30-deg and was milled with an Alaskan Mill.  Aged for 2 years in place.  Beam were 40ft long x 9in high x 6in wide

Douglas Fir fell across Gazos at 30-deg and was milled with an Alaskan Mill.  Aged for 2 years in place.  Beam were 40ft long x 9in high x 6in wide

Connector trail dedicated in honor of Bob Kirsch and the crew name the bridge the Schultz Bridge.

Connector trail dedicated in honor of Bob Kirsch and the crew name the bridge the Schultz Bridge.


Ramada at Sky Meadow

Ramada at Sky Meadow

Sky Meadow Fireplace & Chimney

1996 - Rebuilt the fireplace and chimney at the Sky Meadow Girl Scout shelter (commonly referred to as the Ramada), which was damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Funding for this project was largely provided by Trail Crew members.


basin Trail easement

1995 through 1996 - Constructed a trail connecting Big Basin with Butano State Park with help from the Sempervirens fundraising campaign.  Sempervirens raised money to purchase the land then donated it to Butano State Park.  The Big Basin Easement trailhead is located off of China Grade Road at Lane Camp.


Crossing the Eagle Rock Bridge

Crossing the Eagle Rock Bridge

Eagle Rock Bridge

1990 through 1991 - Planning, funding and construction of the Eagle Rock Bridge which was built without use of metal bolts, fasteners or nails. Over one ton of supplies and materials were hand carried almost one mile to the bridge site by Trail Day volunteers in 1990.


View from Eagle Rock

View from Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock Trail

1986 - Constructed a trail from the Eagle Rock Lookout to Little Basin that provided access for the first time to this isolated section of Big Basin.


Basin Trail

1979 through 1980 - Constructed a trail in the China Grade section of Big Basin.