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19 Oaks Campsite Restoration Survey - 10/01/2017 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:19 Oaks Campsite Restoration
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:1.5
Patrolled Areas:19 Oaks, Santa Cruz
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 10/01/2017
End Date: 10/01/2017
Project Description:Carried in supplies for campsite restoration.  This was trip 2
Pratt Trail Maintenance, National Public Lands Day Survey - 10/07/2017 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:Pratt Trail Maintenance, National Public Lands Day
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1
Patrolled Areas:Pratt, Valley View
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 10/07/2017
End Date: 10/07/2017
Project Description:Started work at the top of Pratt Trail.  We had 6 volunteers out on a hot day.  But there was about 1/2 mile of trail worked.
19 Oaks Campsite Restoration Survey - 10/14/2017 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:19 Oaks Campsite Restoration
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:1.5
Patrolled Areas:19 Oaks, Santa Cruz
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 10/14/2017
End Date: 10/14/2017
Project Description:

Installed new pit toilet.

Build new table at Campsite 1

Cleaned up around campsite.  Removed 30 lbs of glass and metal

19 Oaks Campsite Restoration Survey - 10/14/2017 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:19 Oaks Campsite Restoration
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:1.5
Patrolled Areas:19 Oaks, Santa Cruz
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 10/14/2017
End Date: 10/14/2017
Project Description:

Installed new pit toilet.

Build new table at Campsite 1

Cleaned up around campsite.  Removed 30 lbs of glass and metal

Arch Survey Jackson & Sisquoc Trails Survey - 4/15/2017 - by Jim Blakley
Project Name:Arch Survey Jackson & Sisquoc Trails
Project Leader:Jim Blakley
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:25
Patrolled Areas:Jackson Trail, Painted Rock Camp, Sierra Madre Roa
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 4/15/2017
End Date: 4/21/2017
Project Description:Jim Blakley arch survey down Jackson to Sisquoc and out to NIRA.
Clearing Catway Road Survey - 1/30/2017 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Clearing Catway Road
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Road Patrol
Miles Worked:5
Patrolled Areas:Catway
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 1/30/2017
End Date: 1/30/2017
Project Description:Cleared the Catway Rd of downed trees in advance of the Sulphur Spring Trail arch survey.
LPFA Trail Crew Mission Pine: Oct 9-10 Survey - 10/09/2017 - by Gordon Jenkins
Project Name:LPFA Trail Crew Mission Pine: Oct 9-10
Project Leader:Gordon Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:10
Patrolled Areas:McKinley Spring, Mission Pine Trail
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 10/09/2017
End Date: 10/10/2017
Project Description:Two day LPFA Trail Crew project on the Mission Pine Trail.
LPFA gear sale Survey - 10/08/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:LPFA gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:Select Type
Miles Worked:20 miles driving
Patrolled Areas:load and transport gear to Tuckers Grove
Organization:LPFA, VWR
Start Date: 10/08/2017
End Date: 10/08/2017
Project Description:   Load up my car and. other volunteers with gear for sale. Set up gear at county park for sale. Enjoy a
good sale day . Clean up..return home.
LPFA gear sale Survey - 10/02/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:LPFA gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:Select Type
Miles Worked:25 miles
Patrolled Areas:work at home on gear for the sale
Organization:LPFA, VWR
Start Date: 10/02/2017
End Date: 10/05/2017
Project Description:   Work on gear for upcoming sale
Pratt Trail Maintenance, National Public Lands Day Survey - 10/07/2017 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:Pratt Trail Maintenance, National Public Lands Day
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1
Patrolled Areas:Pratt, Valley View
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 10/07/2017
End Date: 10/07/2017
Project Description:Started work at the top of Pratt Trail.  We had 6 volunteers out on a hot day.  But there was about 1/2 mile of trail worked.
NPLD Salmon Creek 2017 (LPFA Portion) Survey - 09/29/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:NPLD Salmon Creek 2017 (LPFA Portion)
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Monterey District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2
Patrolled Areas:Cruickshank Trail, Salmon Creek Trail
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association / Ventana Wilderness Alliance
Start Date: 09/29/2017
End Date: 09/30/2017
Project Description:NPLD project, LPFA hours
Mission Pine Trail: Oct 2-3 Survey - 10/02/2017 - by Gordon Jenkins
Project Name:Mission Pine Trail: Oct 2-3
Project Leader:Gordon Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:0.25 / 8
Patrolled Areas:Mission Pine Trail, McKinley Spring Camp
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 10/02/2017
End Date: 10/03/2017
Project Description:Volunteer portion of NFWF Trail Project working from McKinley Saddle up the Mission Pine Trail.
HLP Maintenance 2016-2017 Survey - 10/1/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:HLP Maintenance 2016-2017
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 10/1/2016
End Date: 9/30/2017
Project Description:Maintenance on HLP.com over the 2016-17 fiscal year.
LPFA gear sale Survey - 09/25/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:LPFA gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:14 miles
Patrolled Areas:work at home on gear for the sale
Organization:LPFA, VWR
Start Date: 09/25/2017
End Date: 10/29/2017
Project Description:Continue working on gear repair, cleaning,etc. Drive and pick up supplies . Cont. pricing and tagging .
Sellers Potrero Trail Survey Survey - 1/17/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Sellers Potrero Trail Survey
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:16
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 1/17/2017
End Date: 1/17/2017
Project Description:Scouted Sellers Potrero Trail
ACE Buckeye Camp Extraction Survey - 3/15/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:ACE Buckeye Camp Extraction
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:5
Patrolled Areas:Trout Creek, Buckeye Camp, Sellers Potrero Trail
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 3/15/2017
End Date: 3/15/2017
Project Description:Extract ACE from Buckeye Camp
19 Oaks Camp Restoration Project Survey - 10/01/2017 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:19 Oaks Camp Restoration Project
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:2
Patrolled Areas:19 Oaks, Santa Cruz
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 10/01/2017
End Date: 10/01/2017
Project Description:

Part 2 of 19 Oaks Eagle Scout project.  A group of scouts from troop 26 hiked up wood to the campsite.   These are supplies for the camp toilet blind.

Next project will be to build the blind and install table and fire ring at the main camp.


Franklin Trail Support - Spring 2017 Survey - 1/31/2017 - by Ray Ford
Project Name:Franklin Trail Support - Spring 2017
Project Leader:Ray Ford
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2
Patrolled Areas:Franklin Trail
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 1/31/2017
End Date: 2/1/2017
Project Description:Franklin Trail support by Aanjelae Rhoads.
Mission Pine NFWF May 28-29, 2017 Survey - 5/28/2017 - by Gordon Jenkins
Project Name:Mission Pine NFWF May 28-29, 2017
Project Leader:Gordon Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2
Patrolled Areas:McKinley Road, McKinley Spring Camp, Mission Pine
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 5/28/2017
End Date: 5/29/2017
Project Description:Project NFWF on Mission Pine Trail
Mission Pine Trail NFWF Project Survey - 09/25/2017 - by Gordon Jenkins
Project Name:Mission Pine Trail NFWF Project
Project Leader:Gordon Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2
Patrolled Areas:McKinley Road, McKinley Spring Camp, Mission Pine
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 09/25/2017
End Date: 09/26/2017
Project Description:NFWF Trail Project 
National Trails Day 2017 - Santa Cruz Trail Sheet #3 Survey - 6/3/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:National Trails Day 2017 - Santa Cruz Trail Sheet #3
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:NA
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 6/3/2017
End Date: 6/3/2017
Project Description:Sheet #3 of NTD Santa Cruz Trail, see sheet #1 for signin sheet.
National Trails Day 2017 - Santa Cruz Trail Sheet #2 Survey - 6/3/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:National Trails Day 2017 - Santa Cruz Trail Sheet #2
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:NA
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 6/3/2017
End Date: 6/3/2017
Project Description:Sheet 2 of NTD signup, see previous post for signup sheet.
National Trails Day 2017 - Santa Cruz Trail Sheet #1 Survey - 06/3/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:National Trails Day 2017 - Santa Cruz Trail Sheet #1
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2
Patrolled Areas:19 Oaks Camp, Santa Cruz Trail, Buckhown Road
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 06/3/2017
End Date: 06/03/2017
Project Description:NTD 2017 on Santa Cruz Trail
Tim Bills 2017 Fiscal Year Volunteer Hours Survey - 10/1/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Tim Bills 2017 Fiscal Year Volunteer Hours
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Monterey District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:NA
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 10/1/2016
End Date: 09/30/2017
Project Description:Tim - 20 hours of trail work & one weekend at VWA Retreat (16 hours) & one weekend at VWA Volunteer Ranger weekend (10 hours)
Kyle Slattery 2017 Fiscal Year Volunteer Hours Survey - 10/01/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Kyle Slattery 2017 Fiscal Year Volunteer Hours
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:Select Type
Miles Worked:NA
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 10/01/2016
End Date: 09/30/2017
Project Description:Estimated 200 volunteer hours
Josh Stichter 2017 Fiscal Year Volunteer Hours Survey - 10/01/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Josh Stichter 2017 Fiscal Year Volunteer Hours
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:Select Type
Miles Worked:NA
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 10/01/2016
End Date: 09/30/2017
Project Description:Estimated 20hrs volunteered
Curt Cragg 2017 Fiscal Year Volunteer Hours Survey - 10/01/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Curt Cragg 2017 Fiscal Year Volunteer Hours
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:NA
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 10/01/2016
End Date: 09/30/2017
Project Description:Estimated Curt Cragg volunteered 40hrs
Robert Gilcrest 2017 Fiscal Year Volunteer Hours Survey - 10/01/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Robert Gilcrest 2017 Fiscal Year Volunteer Hours
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:NA
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 10/01/2016
End Date: 09/30/2017
Project Description:Estimated Robert Gilcrest volunteered 60hrs.
Valerie Hoffman 2017 Fiscal Year Volunteer Hours Survey - 10/01/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Valerie Hoffman 2017 Fiscal Year Volunteer Hours
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:NA
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 10/01/2016
End Date: 09/30/2017
Project Description:Estimated that Valerie volunteered 40hrs as a Board Member role.
Gordie Hemphill 2017 Fiscal Year Volunteer Hours Survey - 10/1/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Gordie Hemphill 2017 Fiscal Year Volunteer Hours
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:NA
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 10/1/2016
End Date: 09/30/2017
Project Description:
I have 425 hour this period.
Jsaonn Beckstrand 2017 Fiscal Year Volunteer Hours Survey - 10/01/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Jsaonn Beckstrand 2017 Fiscal Year Volunteer Hours
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:NA
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 10/01/2016
End Date: 09/30/2017
Project Description:This year I put in about 500 hours total.
Terry Wright 2017 Fiscal Year Volunteer Hours Survey - 10/01/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Terry Wright 2017 Fiscal Year Volunteer Hours
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:NA
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 10/01/2016
End Date: 09/30/2017
Project Description:

2017 Volunteer Hours

Los Padres National Forest

 

Name: Terry Wright                                                                                                                  9/27/2017

 

Date

Project name

Hours for project or meeting **

Cumulative Hours

Cumulative Miles

10/01/16

LPFA Center Clean-up

3.00

3.00

16.20

10/08/16

Story Fest VC Schools

7.00

10.00

46.20

10/22/16

LPFA Center Repair work

2.00

12.00

62.40

10/22/16

LPFA tracking hours/miles at home

1.00

13.00

62.40

10/29/16

LPFA Center Repair work

3.00

16.00

78.60

11/05/16

LPFA Repair -Cleaning, etc.

4.00

20.00

94.80

11/06/16

Salmon Run in Ventura

3.00

23.00

124.80

11/12/16

LPFA Center Clean-up

4.00

27.00

141.00

11/19/16

LPFA Repair –Clean-up, painting, etc.

3.00

30.00

157.20

12/10/16

LPFA Center Clean-up

3.00

33.00

173.40

12/17/16

LPFA Center Clean-up

3.00

36.00

189.60

12/24/16

LPFA Center Repair work

3.00

39.00

205.80

12/31/16

LPFA Repair -Cleaning, etc.

3.00

42.00

222.00

01/07/17

LPFA Repair -Cleaning, etc.

2.50

44.50

238.20

01/14/17

LPFA Repair -Cleaning, etc.

4.50

49.00

254.40

01/18/17

LPFA Cleaning, Party for Heidi

5.00

54.00

270.60

01/28/17

LPFA Repair -Cleaning, etc.

3.00

57.00

286.80

02/04/17

LPFA Repair -Cleaning, etc.

3.00

60.00

303.00

02/11/17

LPFA Repair -Cleaning, etc.

3.00

63.00

319.20

02/11/17

LPFA Repair -Cleaning, etc.

3.00

66.00

335.40

02/18/17

HIWY 33 Closed, Closed Center

Cindy Wright 2017 Fiscal Year Volunteer Hours Survey - 10/01/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Cindy Wright 2017 Fiscal Year Volunteer Hours
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:NA
Patrolled Areas:NA
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 10/01/2016
End Date: 09/30/2017
Project Description:

2017 Volunteer Hours

Los Padres National Forest

 

Name: Cindy Wright                                                                                                                 9/28/2017

 

Date

Project name

Hours for project or meeting **

Cumulative Hours

Cumulative Miles

10/08/16

Story Fest VC Schools

7.00

7.00

 

10/22/16

LPFA Center Repair work

2.00

9.00

 

10/29/16

LPFA Center Repair work

3.00

12.00

 

11/05/16

LPFA Repair -Cleaning, etc.

4.00

16.00

 

11/12/16

LPFA Center Clean-up

4.00

20.00

 

12/10/16

LPFA Center Clean-up

3.00

23.00

 

01/18/17

LPFA Cleaning, Party for Heidi

5.00

28.00

 

02/11/17

LPFA Repair -Cleaning, etc.

3.00

31.00

 

02/11/17

LPFA Repair -Cleaning, etc.

3.00

34.00

 

03/04/17

LPFA Water Heater problem

3.00

37.00

 

03/18/17

LPFA Repair -Cleaning, etc.

2.00

39.00

 

04/01/17

LPFA Meeting at Center

4.00

43.00

 

04/15/17

LPFA cleaning up the grounds

2.00

45.00

 

04/22/17

LPFA Open House

8.00

53.00

 

05/13/17

LPFA Castings Program

3.00

56.00

 

05/20/17

LPFA Bird Program

4.00

60.00

 

05/27/17

LPFA Chumash Program

4.00

64.00

 

06/03/17

Summer Fest Ventura

5.00

69.00

 

06/10/17

LPFA Program/Docent work

4.00

73.00

 

06/17/17

LPFA Program/Docent work

3.00

76.00

 

06/24/17

LPFA Program/Docent work

4.00

80.00<

Mission Pine Spring Pre-Working Vacation Scout and Wilderness Sign Installation Survey - 09/24/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Mission Pine Spring Pre-Working Vacation Scout and Wilderness Sign Installation
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:14
Patrolled Areas:Mission Pine Spring, Mission Pine Trail, McKinley
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 09/24/2017
End Date: 09/24/2017
Project Description:Scouted and cleared the trail from McKinley Saddle to Mission Pine Spring.  Installed San Rafael Wilderness sign at McKinley Saddle.  Confirmed there was enough water at MPS for stock.
LPFA gear sale Survey - 09/18/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:LPFA gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:Select Type
Miles Worked:0 miles
Patrolled Areas:work at home on gear for the sale
Organization:LPFA, VWR
Start Date: 09/18/2017
End Date: 09/22/2017
Project Description:  Continue , cleaning ,repairing ,sorting and labeling gear for VWR fund raiser.
Bluff Camp Survey Survey - 08/17/2017 - by Richard Humphrey
Project Name:Bluff Camp Survey
Project Leader:Richard Humphrey
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:50
Patrolled Areas:Santa barbara Canyon to Bluff Camp
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 08/17/2017
End Date: 08/19/2017
Project Description:Drove from Santa Barbara canyon to Bluff Camp.  Road was is good condition.  Choke Cherry, West Big Pine, and Bluff had water flowing. 
Matias Trail Work May 2017 Survey - 04/25/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Matias Trail Work May 2017
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2.5 / 4
Patrolled Areas:Matias Trail, Matias Potrero Camp, Arroyo Burro Ro
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 04/25/2017
End Date: 05/26/2017
Project Description:Series of 5 day projects to patrol and maintain the Matias Trail.

April 25: Conant Survey
May 19-20: Jenkins, Conant, Rhoads, Morris Trail Maintenance
May 26: Beckstrand, Jenkins, Humphrey Trail Maintenance
September 15: Conant Survey
Franklin Trail Projects and Support September 2017 Survey - 09/01/2017 - by Gordon Jenkins
Project Name:Franklin Trail Projects and Support September 2017
Project Leader:Gordon Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:12
Patrolled Areas:Franklin Trail, Divide Peak OHV
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 09/01/2017
End Date: 09/17/2017
Project Description:Series of 4 visits to the top of the Franklin Trail in order to scout the road, work on the trail and support the Franklin Trail Race on September 17.
19 Oaks Restoration Survey - 09/17/2017 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:19 Oaks Restoration
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:1
Patrolled Areas:19 Oaks, Santa Cruz Trail
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 09/17/2017
End Date: 09/17/2017
Project Description:Started working on Troop 26 Eagle scout project.  The scout is working on restoring the main camp and toilet.  This will include brushing and trimming around the camp.  Building a new table, leveling off tent spots.  Fixing campfire area.  Rebuilding toilet platform and blind.
Franklin Trail Survey - 09/16/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Franklin Trail
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0 miles
Patrolled Areas:Franklin Trail
Organization:LPFA, VWR
Start Date: 09/16/2017
End Date: 09/16/2017
Project Description:  Help load and deliver tables and supplies for the Franklin Trail event .
LPFA gear sale Survey - 09/14/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:LPFA gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:Select Type
Miles Worked:0 miles
Patrolled Areas:work at home on gear for the sale
Organization:LPFA, VWR
Start Date: 09/14/2017
End Date: 09/15/2017
Project Description: Continue working on repairs on backpacks, cleaning and labeling  .
Forbush Survey - 09/09/2017 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Forbush
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:4 miles
Patrolled Areas:Forbush Camp, North Cold Springs Trail
Organization:VWR LPFA
Start Date: 09/09/2017
End Date: 09/10/2017
Project Description:Rik and I hiked down from Cold Springs Saddle to Forbush Camp.  The trail could use some minor brushing.

We verified that the occupant of the upper campsite,  who left an untidy campsite two weeks ago, had vacated the area and left the campsite clean.  No evidence of fires in both firerings.  Flowing water and small pools of water are still present located 100 yards above the upper campsite.  Small pool still remains at lower campsite.

We removed 3 bags of litter from the trailhead and area surrounding the water tower.




Pratt Trail Brushing above Fire Road Towards Ridge Road Survey - 09/11/2017 - by Rick Bisaccia
Project Name:Pratt Trail Brushing above Fire Road Towards Ridge Road
Project Leader:Rick Bisaccia
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:.35 miles
Patrolled Areas:Pratt Trail
Organization:LPFA Ojai Group
Start Date: 09/11/2017
End Date: 09/11/2017
Project Description:The group with 2 chainsaws and one power pole pruner cleared wide about 3/8 mile from fire road towards ridge road, not reaching the cut off to Valley View Camp. More work required, due to other scheduling we will return sometime in October. In early October another LPFA crew will work from the top down. This fairly popular front country trail has needed attention for sometime and now it's getting it. 
Images:
Upper Cozy Dell Trail Clearing/Project Two of Two Survey - 08/28/2017 - by Mike Gourley
Project Name:Upper Cozy Dell Trail Clearing/Project Two of Two
Project Leader:Mike Gourley
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1 mile
Patrolled Areas:Upper Cozy Dell Trail
Organization:LPFA Ojai Group
Start Date: 08/28/2017
End Date: 08/28/2017
Project Description:This project finished clearing to the end of the trail where it hits the fire road and the west Foothill Trail begins. Further weed eating of smilo grass was continued, including clearing of overheads and lopping or hand sawing back overgrowth. Some tread issue was noticed which was serious enough that the group leader reported to the ORD office--including a downed, large live oak across the fire road up from where Cozy Dell hits the road. This was reported to the district ranger. 
Images:
Lower Cozy Dell Trail Clearing/One of Two Projects Survey - 08/21/2015 - by Rick Bisaccia
Project Name:Lower Cozy Dell Trail Clearing/One of Two Projects
Project Leader:Rick Bisaccia
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1 mile
Patrolled Areas:Cozy Dell
Organization:LPFA Ojai Group
Start Date: 08/21/2015
End Date: 08/21/2017
Project Description:The group weed whipped heavily grown in smilo grass, cut overheads and trimmed back overgrowth with loppers and pole hedge trimmer. Trail tread was in decent shape and previously constructed waterbars were holding up.
Images:
REI Tabling at Santa Barbara Survey - 08/26/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:REI Tabling at Santa Barbara
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:NA
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 08/26/2017
End Date: 08/26/2017
Project Description:Tabled at REI on behalf of the Forest.
West Cuesta Sign Installation Survey - 08/08/2017 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:West Cuesta Sign Installation
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Road Patrol
Miles Worked:10
Patrolled Areas:West Cuesta Road
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 08/08/2017
End Date: 08/09/2017
Project Description:Mike Smith and John Franklin assisted the Forest Service with installation of road signs along West Cuesta Road.
Forbush Survey - 08/26/2017 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Forbush
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:4
Patrolled Areas:North Cold Springs Trail, Forbush Camp
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 08/26/2017
End Date: 08/27/2017
Project Description:Rik and hike hiked from Cold Springs Saddle on East Camino Cielo Rd. to Forbush.  There were no cars in the parking lot. We found a pair of binoculars on the Bulkley Spring Bench with initials "JSB".

The trail down to the camp is in good shape  but could use some brushing in certain sections

Our usual campsite was taken. It appeared to belong to a hunter.  There was lots of canned food on the table and lots of trash around the campsite indicating an animal had made the mess. We cleaned and organized the campsite. We did not see any sighs of their person.

We secured the lower campsite and cleaned up the area.  I watered the 4 new cedar trees from the only pool of water.   There is still running water above the upper camp.




McKinley Saddle Tool Retrieval Survey - 08/13/2017 - by Gordon Jenkins
Project Name:McKinley Saddle Tool Retrieval
Project Leader:Gordon Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Road Patrol
Miles Worked:12
Patrolled Areas:McKinley Spring Camp, Mission Pine Trail
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 08/13/2017
End Date: 08/13/2017
Project Description:Scout McKinley Fire Road and retrieve tools from the Mission Pine Trail.
LPFA gear sale Survey - 08/18/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:LPFA gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0 miles
Patrolled Areas:VWR & LPFA fund raiser
Organization:LPFA, VWR
Start Date: 08/18/2017
End Date: 08/18/2017
Project Description: Receive boxes from Gossaamergear of backpacking gear . Sort and begin repairing , cleaning , labeling
for Oct gear sale.
Madulce Trail 4-6 Aug 2017 Survey - 08/04/2017 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Madulce Trail 4-6 Aug 2017
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1 mile or Madulce Trail worked. 18 miles of road p
Patrolled Areas:1 mile or Madulce Trail worked from the buckhorn r
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 08/04/2017
End Date: 08/06/2017
Project Description:
Performed 1 mile of brushing and tread and rock removal and tree removal as needed on Madulce Trail from buckhorn road to peak trail intersection. 
Performed tree removal on buckhorn road and big pine camp trail
Drove to bluff camp and surveyed cabin condition
Manzana Schoolhouse Project June 9-11 (2 of 2) Survey - 06/09/2017 - by Smith/Conant
Project Name:Manzana Schoolhouse Project June 9-11 (2 of 2)
Project Leader:Smith/Conant
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:9 miles
Patrolled Areas:Lower Manzana Trail patrolled and worked from trai
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 06/09/2017
End Date: 06/11/2017
Project Description:
1. Performed Trail work as needed from trailhead to the schoolhouse
2. Performed arch survey on lower Sisquoc trail
3. Removed several fallen trees with chainsaws in non wilderness areas.
4. Painted picnic tables at the schoolhouse
5. Repaired corrals at the schoolhouse
Manzana Schoolhouse Project June 9-11 (1 of 2) Survey - 06/09/2017 - by Smith/Conant
Project Name:Manzana Schoolhouse Project June 9-11 (1 of 2)
Project Leader:Smith/Conant
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:9 miles
Patrolled Areas:Lower Manzana Trail patrolled and worked from trai
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 06/09/2017
End Date: 06/11/2017
Project Description:
1. Performed Trail work as needed from trailhead to the schoolhouse
2. Performed arch survey on lower Sisquoc trail
3. Removed several fallen trees with chainsaws in non wilderness areas.
4. Painted picnic tables at the schoolhouse
5. Repaired corrals at the schoolhouse

Jesusita Oak Clearing Survey - 08/03/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Jesusita Oak Clearing
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2
Patrolled Areas:Jesusita Trail
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 08/03/2017
End Date: 08/03/2017
Project Description:Cleared two large downed oak branches from the Jesusita Trail at the junction of Jesusita and Arroyo Burro Trail.
Forbush Cam Survey - 07/29/2017 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Forbush Cam
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:4
Patrolled Areas:North Cold Springs trail, Forbush Camp
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 07/29/2017
End Date: 07/30/2017
Project Description:Rik and i hiked from Cold Springs TH on East Camino Cielo Rd.  We met a young hiker hiking back to his car on a day hike to Little Caliente Hot Springs.  He reported there was water at the springs. Trail hard to find in the Mono Jungle.

We dug out the sediment from the Bulkley sping box.

We had Forbush to ourselves, no other campers showed up.  There is water in the pool below the lower camp and flowing water about a 100 yards above the upper camp.

Both pink tapes were intact in the fire rings indicating that no fires have been made.

We raked the leaves around upper campsite.

We heard a tree fall in the evening and found a large oak blocking the trail down to the camp.  It is passable but will need to be cut.


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Mission Pine LPFA Trail Crew Survey - 06/28/2017 - by Gordon Jenkins
Project Name:Mission Pine LPFA Trail Crew
Project Leader:Gordon Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2
Patrolled Areas:Mission Pine Trail, McKinley Spring Camp
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 06/28/2017
End Date: 06/29/2017
Project Description:Two-day LPFA trail crew project on the Mission Pine Trail working from McKinley Saddle to San Rafael Mountain.
Caliente Trail LPFA Trail Crew Survey - 07/02/2017 - by Gordon Jenkins
Project Name:Caliente Trail LPFA Trail Crew
Project Leader:Gordon Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2
Patrolled Areas:Rock Camp, Caliente Trail, Upper Caliente Camp
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 07/02/2017
End Date: 07/03/2017
Project Description:Two-day LPFA Trail Crew working on the Caliente Trail as part of the NFWF trail restoration grant.
Sheep Camp Survey - 07/22/2017 - by Paul Cronshashaw
Project Name:Sheep Camp
Project Leader:Paul Cronshashaw
Ranger District:Mt. Pinos District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:10
Patrolled Areas:Sheep Camp, Vincent Tumamait Trail (22W02)
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 07/22/2017
End Date: 07/23/2017
Project Description:Rik and I hiked from Chula Vista Parking lot to Sheep Camp via the Vincent Tumamait Trail (22W02). We met a group from the Castaic Hiking Club and a Boy Scout troop from Rancho Palos Verdes.  

The trail is in good condition.  No hazards.  Water is flowing at Sheep Camp at 1 liter per minute  

No bugs.
SBER 2017 Flume Chute Aid Station Survey - 07/14/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:SBER 2017 Flume Chute Aid Station
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:4
Patrolled Areas:Alder Creek (SB), Franklin Trail, Romero Camuesa R
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 07/14/2017
End Date: 07/15/2017
Project Description:Flume Chute Aid Station support for the SBER endurance race.
2017 Big 4 - Madulce Peak Trail Part 2 Survey - 07/01/2017 - by Steve Cypher
Project Name:2017 Big 4 - Madulce Peak Trail Part 2
Project Leader:Steve Cypher
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2 worked / 6.7 patrolled
Patrolled Areas:West Big Pine Mountain, Big Pine Mountain, Madulce
Organization:LPFA, Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Hundred Peaks Section
Start Date: 07/01/2017
End Date: 07/03/2017
Project Description:See 2017 Big 4 - Madulce Peak Trail Part 1
2017 Big 4 - Madulce Peak Trail Part 1 Survey - 07/01/2017 - by Steve Cypher
Project Name:2017 Big 4 - Madulce Peak Trail Part 1
Project Leader:Steve Cypher
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2 worked / 6.7 patrolled
Patrolled Areas:West Big Pine Mountain, Big Pine Mountain, Madulce
Organization:LPFA, Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Hundred Peaks Section
Start Date: 07/01/2017
End Date: 07/03/2017
Project Description:

July 1, 2017 – Big Pine & West Big Pine Mountain Patrol

-  Met at Big Pine-Buckhorn Road gate in Santa Barbara Canyon. VWRs Alan Coles & Steve Cypher introduced ourselves to the group from Sierra Club Hundred Peaks Section.

-  17 people in 7 vehicles drove to Windy Gap.

-  Hiked to West Big Pine Mountain lookout site and 6590’ peak to the southeast – trail from Windy Gap is overgrown with several significant logs across. Alan Coles cut four 20-24” logs and moved several more. Trail is plain along old roadbed but needs brush removed for approximately the first mile from the road.

-  Hiked to Big Pine Mountain summit – old road to top cannot be followed due to huge fallen trees and brush. Several brushy and confusing use trails lead to the summit. The old roadbed should be cleared or a new trail established to keep users on the same path.

-  Set up camp at Alamar Guard Station site – plenty of room for tents & vehicles, toilet much appreciated by group.

-  Temperature warm, but cool breeze kept us comfortable.

 

July 2, 2016 – Madulce Peak Trail Maintenance

-  After JHA, cleared brush, re-established tread, removed several logs, flagged & cairned route.

-  A significant 30” log blocking the trail was removed with two cuts, about a dozen smaller logs removed, still many large logs to climb over.

-  Spent some time marking and clearing switchbacks in meadow below ridge – several fallen trees make old tread difficult to follow.

-  Cut back the worst of the brush, but the whole trail from the Big Pine-Buckhorn Road to Madulce Peak summit needs to be widened.

-  Temperature warm with cool breeze, lots of shade on trail below ridge.

 

July 3, 2016 – Samon Peak Patrol

-  Broke camp and drove to wide spot in road ¼ mile below Chokecherry Spring.

-  Chokecherry Spring has water in trough, seeping from ground, and leaking from tank, however no water flows from pipe to fill the trough and the large valve below the tank is broken.

-  Hiked a steep, winding route through brush to Samon Peak – route marked with many small rock cairns, but difficult to follow.

-  Brush pervasive and completely blocked the route at two places in the first mile.

-  Little shade on route – heat became oppressive.

-  Drove back to Santa Barbara Canyon – road is rough and narrow above Santa Barbara Potrero, but no problem for vehicles and in better shape than last year. No flat tires.

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July Forbush Trip Survey - 07/02/2017 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:July Forbush Trip
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:4 miles
Patrolled Areas:North Cold Springs Trail, Forbush Camp
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 07/02/2017
End Date: 07/03/2017
Project Description:Rik, Sue and I hike to Forbush Camp from the TH on East Camino Cielo. 

The trail is in good condition. 

We met two day hikers hiking back to their car at the Camino Cielo parking lot.  We met two backpackers from LA who wanted to avoid the July 4th crowds.  They took the big campsite. 

There is still flowing water at the lower campsite and a couple pools. We watered the 4 young cedars. We decommissioned the fire pits with rocks and pink ribbon tapes.

An oak near the upper campsite has fallen since our last trip several weeks ago.

We met two day hikers who attempted to hike to Big Caliente Hot Springs but got lost in the Cottonwood jungle. 
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Nira to SouthFork (Mothers Day weekend) Survey - 05/12/2017 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Nira to SouthFork (Mothers Day weekend)
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:32
Patrolled Areas:Nira Camp to SouthFork
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 05/12/2017
End Date: 05/15/2017
Project Description:Rik and I were joined by Peter O'Leary who we met at Forbush. We hiked to the Narrows on the first night, then onto SouthFork where we did cabin maintenance to repair bear damage to the corners of he building.

I reformatted the fire ring at White Ledge camp to make it safer for fires.

There was flowing water at Fish Creek, Ray's, Manzana, The Narrows, White Ledge, Lonnie and SouthFork 

The trail is excellent condition.


Mono Camp Un-Earthing: June 26, 2017 Survey - 06/26/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Mono Camp Un-Earthing: June 26, 2017
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:Mono Campground
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 06/26/2017
End Date: 06/26/2017
Project Description:Helped Valerie un-earth the tables and fire rings at Mono Campground.

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Sage Hill Hazard Tree Felling Survey - 05/24/2017 - by Mickey McTigue
Project Name:Sage Hill Hazard Tree Felling
Project Leader:Mickey McTigue
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:Sage Hill Campground
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 05/24/2017
End Date: 05/24/2017
Project Description:Mickey and Linda felled three hazard trees at Sage Hill Campground in support of Parks Management.
Santa Barbara Canyon ACE Support Survey - 05/06/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Santa Barbara Canyon ACE Support
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Mt. Pinos District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:4
Patrolled Areas:Santa Barbara Canyon Trail
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 05/06/2017
End Date: 05/13/2017
Project Description:Setting up and removing an ACE Trail Crew from Santa Barbara Canyon.
19 Oaks Camp Survey Survey - 06/10/2017 - by Logan Beckstrand
Project Name:19 Oaks Camp Survey
Project Leader:Logan Beckstrand
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:1
Patrolled Areas:19 Oaks, Santa Cruz
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 06/10/2017
End Date: 06/10/2017
Project Description:Surveyed 19 Oaks campsite.  To gather information for an eagle scout project.

Items needed.

1 - pit toilet.  the old one burned.
2 - 3 tables.  One survived.  2 have metal.  one brand new.  this would give 4 total
3 - fire rings.  would be great to get 4 new fire rings with grills.
4 - reestablish paths to each sit and toilet.
Nira to South Fork Survey - 06/09/2017 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Nira to South Fork
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:32
Patrolled Areas:Upper Manzana Trail, Lost Valley Camp, Fish Creek
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 06/09/2017
End Date: 06/11/2017
Project Description:Rik and I completed a 3 day wilderness patrol from Nira to SouthFork, and cabin maintenance projects on the South Fork Ranger Station.

We base camped at the Narrows and I hiked the 16 mile round trip to check on the cabin and make a few repairs.  

The 15 mile trail section from Nira to SouthFork has been worked on by a number of crews and volunteers over the past few months.  This is the best I have seen this section in a long time.

We too measurements on the updated toilet structure at FishCreek as a model for upgrading the toilets at Narrows and Coldwater camps. We have selected the new site for the relocation of the toilet at Narrows Camp. 
 
We interacted with 11 backpackers who were hiking to various locations.

Water is flowing at all campsites but there are standing pools only at HHG Camp.

The weather was ideal with few flies and no mosquitos.
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ACE Caliente Crew Setup Survey - 06/07/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:ACE Caliente Crew Setup
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2
Patrolled Areas:Rock Camp, Middle Santa Ynez, Caliente Trail
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 06/07/2017
End Date: 06/07/2017
Project Description:Set up ACE Crew to work on the Caliente Trail.
Upper Santa Ynez Camp Cleanup and Survey Survey - 05/21/2017 - by Rick Humphrey
Project Name:Upper Santa Ynez Camp Cleanup and Survey
Project Leader:Rick Humphrey
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:10
Patrolled Areas:Upper Santa Ynez Camp, Juncal Road
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 05/21/2017
End Date: 05/21/2017
Project Description:
It was toasty up there yesterday 91 degrees…The road up there had some growth but wasn’t tough to drive to, went all the way  to the divide……

The camp site was in great shape,  I painted the table quickly, the place is over run with all insects, due to the close by water source, the little creek is still running, but will probably dry up by late June….the little pool below was somewhat stagnant…. Jameson at 60% looks good and a trickle was running into it from the east fork……!


Went by the hot-springs, looks great…
Bi-monthly recon to Forbush Camp Survey - 06/03/2017 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Bi-monthly recon to Forbush Camp
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:4miles ,40 miles driven
Patrolled Areas:Cold Springs Trail..Camino Cielo to Forbush Camp
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 06/03/2017
End Date: 06/03/2017
Project Description: Wilderness patrol on Cold Springs trail . Check out Forbush Camp and clean up where necessary.
Water is still running at the campsite but very slow and low. Th trail is still in need of brushing.
Howard Creek Continued Survey - 06/03/2017 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:Howard Creek Continued
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:0.5
Patrolled Areas:Howard Creek
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 06/03/2017
End Date: 06/03/2017
Project Description:Continued from other Howard Creek Maintenance
Howard Creek Trail Maintenance, National Trails Day Survey - 06/03/2017 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:Howard Creek Trail Maintenance, National Trails Day
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:0.5
Patrolled Areas:Howard Creek
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 06/03/2017
End Date: 06/03/2017
Project Description:National Trails Day,  Howard Creek Trail

Work a half mile section of rutted out trail.  Added Water control features and lots of rock in the bed.
Madulce Working Vacation May 2017 (2 of 2) Survey - 05/20/2017 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Madulce Working Vacation May 2017 (2 of 2)
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:Select Type
Miles Worked:3.5 miles worked
Patrolled Areas:Portions of Madulce trail, Santa Barbara cyn trail
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 05/20/2017
End Date: 05/29/2017
Project Description:Portions of Madulce trail, Santa Barbara cyn trail, Puerto Suelo trail worked. 3.5 miles total
Madulce Working Vacation May 2017 (1 of 2) Survey - 05/20/2017 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Madulce Working Vacation May 2017 (1 of 2)
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:3.5 miles worked
Patrolled Areas:Portions of Madulce trail, Santa Barbara cyn trail
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 05/20/2017
End Date: 05/29/2017
Project Description:Portions of Madulce trail, Santa Barbara cyn trail, Puerto Suelo trail worked. 3.5 miles total
Matias Trail Maintenance Survey - 05/26/2017 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:Matias Trail Maintenance
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2
Patrolled Areas:Matias
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 05/26/2017
End Date: 05/26/2017
Project Description:Finished brushing Matias trail from Rancho Oso Trail head to Matias Connector
Memorial Day at Forbush Survey - 05/28/2017 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Memorial Day at Forbush
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:4
Patrolled Areas:Forbush Camp, North Cold Springs T
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 05/28/2017
End Date: 05/29/2017
Project Description:Rik and I hike down the North Cold Springs trail from the saddle and found both campsites unoccupied. WE raked up the leaves and sticks, cleaned out the firepits, and watered the 4 small cedars that were planted to replace the hazard trees.  

There is evidence of bear damage to two of the young cedar trees.

There is no water at the upper campsite, but flowing water at the lower campsite.  One of the large dead alders has fallen parallel to the creek.  There a few tall dead alders across the creek but they are not a hazard to the campsite itself.

Later 4 hikers arrived from Mono with lots of stories about the hard hiking conditions through the Mono Jungle.
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Bi-monthly recon to Forbush Camp Survey - 05/24/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Bi-monthly recon to Forbush Camp
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:68 driving miles,4 hiked
Patrolled Areas:Forbush recon
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 05/24/2017
End Date: 05/24/2017
Project Description:Drive to & from Cold Springs TH at Camino Cielo . Hike to Forbush Campsite to check campsites after
last weekend with 60 or more campers from the UCSB Adventure Excursion Club . The campground
is in very good condition . I was glad to
 not find a single piece of trash or TP at the campsite or on the trail. The clean up was excellent.
    There is still some water flowing in the creek .  The trail is in need of brushing.
Murietta Trail and Campground Survey Survey - 05/13/2017 - by Ed Diaz
Project Name:Murietta Trail and Campground Survey
Project Leader:Ed Diaz
Ranger District:Ojai Distrcit
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:4
Patrolled Areas:Murietta Trail and Campground
Organization:High School Forest Volunteers
Start Date: 05/13/2017
End Date: 05/13/2017
Project Description:Surveyed Trail and Campground.  Trail has many downed small trees and needs brushing, especially between campground and upper road. Poison oak abundant between 1st crossing and campground.  Campground in good shape and water flowing.
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Murietta Trail Survey Survey - 05/13/2017 - by Ed Diaz
Project Name:Murietta Trail Survey
Project Leader:Ed Diaz
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:Select Type
Miles Worked:4
Patrolled Areas:Murietta Trail
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 05/13/2017
End Date: 05/13/2017
Project Description:Surveyed Murietta Trail.  Trail in rough shape west of camp to road.  Some areas overgrown and trail not visible.  Poison Oak everywhere, especially between 1st crossing and campground. Water at camp.  Widowmaker reported to USFS at 1st crossing.
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Cozy Dell Trail Survey Survey - 04/09/2017 - by Ed Diaz
Project Name:Cozy Dell Trail Survey
Project Leader:Ed Diaz
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2
Patrolled Areas:Cozy Dell Trail
Organization:High School Forest Volunteers
Start Date: 04/09/2017
End Date: 04/09/2017
Project Description:Surveyed Cozy Dell Trail, took photographs and removed poison oak from trail.
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Potrero John Survey - 04/23/2017 - by Ed Diaz
Project Name:Potrero John
Project Leader:Ed Diaz
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Select Type
Miles Worked:4 miles
Patrolled Areas:Potrero John Trail
Organization:High School Forest Volunteers
Start Date: 04/23/2017
End Date: 04/23/2017
Project Description:
Worked the trail with High School Forest Volunteer Team, removing 10+ downed (4-6”) trees across trail using silky saws or by hand.

Performed light brushing but main focus was downed trees.  Trail in decent shape and easy to follow.  Moderate water flow to camp but on the decline.

A potential Hazard Tree (dead tree leaning towards trail  at .57 miles in at 34°53’32’’N, 119°16’3’’W 
One 8” tree remains across trail at .75 miles in at 34°35’37”N, 119°15’59”W

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Crosscut Re-certification Survey - 05/20/2017 - by Mickey McTigue
Project Name:Crosscut Re-certification
Project Leader:Mickey McTigue
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:Figueroa Mountain
Organization:LLPFA
Start Date: 05/20/2017
End Date: 05/20/2017
Project Description:Crosscut re-certification at figueroa mountain. 
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Manzana Narrows SCA Crew Pack Out Survey - 05/09/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Manzana Narrows SCA Crew Pack Out
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Lucia Distrcit
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:8
Patrolled Areas:NIRA Campground, Lost Valley Camp, Manzana Trail,
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 05/09/2017
End Date: 05/10/2017
Project Description:Packing out and support for packing out the SCA Crew at Manzana Narrows Camp.
Pratt Trail Maintenance Survey - 05/06/2017 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:Pratt Trail Maintenance
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2
Patrolled Areas:Pratt, Nordoff Ridge
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 05/06/2017
End Date: 05/06/2017
Project Description:Pratt Trail maintenance started off great.  Headed out to Rose Valley and to the top of Nordoff.  On our way to the trailhead the rain started.  The road began to get muddy before we set off.  So we decided to head down to Howard Creek Trail.  When we arrived the rain started and continued.  We decided to postpone the rest.
Patagonia Environmental Partner Event Survey - 5/11/2017 - by Ed Diaz
Project Name:Patagonia Environmental Partner Event
Project Leader:Ed Diaz
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 5/11/2017
End Date: 5/11/2017
Project Description:Tabled at the Patagonia Partner Event at the Patagonia Headquarters.
Bi-monthly recon to Forbush Camp Survey - 05/10/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Bi-monthly recon to Forbush Camp
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:Select Type
Miles Worked:drive 35 m., hike 4
Patrolled Areas:Cold Springs Trail..Camino Cielo to Forbush Camp
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 05/10/2017
End Date: 05/10/2017
Project Description: Drive to Cold Springs TH at Camino Cielo, Hike to forbush, back to car ,then home.
Top 1/2 of Gibraltar and all of Camino Cielo was 46 degrees ,visibility of 50 feet and very wet. A very slow drive.
 Trail down to Forbush camp needs brushing although the tread is OK for the most part.
  Forbush Campsites were empty and in relatively good condition. Removed some rubbish  from the firepits. Water is still running in the creek by campsites.
  Glad to get back to the car and warm up.
Manzana Working Vacation at Happy Hunting Ground Survey - 04/14/2017 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Manzana Working Vacation at Happy Hunting Ground
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:15 patrolled, 4 worked
Patrolled Areas:Patrolled 15 miles of Manzana Trail from Nira to S
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 04/14/2017
End Date: 04/23/2017
Project Description:Patrolled 15 miles of Manzana Trail from Nira to South fork Station. Worked 4 miles of Trail from HHG to South Fork Station. 
Manzana Working Vacation at Fish Camp (2 of 2) Survey - 04/01/2017 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Manzana Working Vacation at Fish Camp (2 of 2)
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:Select Type
Miles Worked:2.6 miles worked
Patrolled Areas:Manzana Trail from Nira to Manzana Narrows patroll
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 04/01/2017
End Date: 04/09/2017
Project Description:Manzana Trail from Nira to Manzana Narrows patrolled. Trail from Fish to the Narrows logged out. Trail from Fish to 1/2 mile past Ray's Camp was Brushed and treaded as needed. 
Manzana Working Vacation at Fish Camp (1 of 2) Survey - 04/01/2017 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Manzana Working Vacation at Fish Camp (1 of 2)
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2.6 Miles worked
Patrolled Areas:Manzana Trail from Nira to Manzana Narrows patroll
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 04/01/2017
End Date: 04/09/2017
Project Description:Manzana Trail from Nira to Manzana Narrows patrolled. Trail from Fish to the Narrows logged out. Trail from Fish to 1/2 mile past Ray's Camp was Brushed and treaded as needed. 
Franklin Trail Phase 3 Survey - 03/13/2017 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Franklin Trail Phase 3
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1 mile worked
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:LPFA/Trails Council
Start Date: 03/13/2017
End Date: 03/13/2017
Project Description:Volunteers supporting efforts on the Franklin Trail
Franklin Trail Phase 3 (2 of 2) Survey - 03/04/2017 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Franklin Trail Phase 3 (2 of 2)
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2 miles worked
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:LPFA, Trails council
Start Date: 03/04/2017
End Date: 03/04/2017
Project Description:Volunteers supporting efforts on the Frankln Trail
Franklin Trail Phase 3 (1 of 2) Survey - 03/04/2017 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Franklin Trail Phase 3 (1 of 2)
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2 miles
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:LPFA and Trails council
Start Date: 03/04/2017
End Date: 03/04/2017
Project Description:Volunteers supporting efforts on the Franklin Trail 
NIRA down Manzana to Sisquoc River Survey - 21/Ap/2017 - by Bard Salcido
Project Name:NIRA down Manzana to Sisquoc River
Project Leader:Bard Salcido
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:18
Patrolled Areas:NIRA, Portreo, Coldwater, HSB, Dabney, Schoolhouse
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 21/Ap/2017
End Date: 24/Ap/2017
Project Description:Trail patrol from NIRA down the Manzana to Sisquoc. When we arrived at NIRA, not a parking spot to be found. Cars parked along road. Did not know what we would find on the trail. Manzana trail in good shape. Designated campsites fairly litter free. Campfires cold to the touch. Ran across a group of 70 Montessori School backpackers at Portreo Camp (number according to trail register). Met Jim Blakely on trail returning from Montgomery Portreo. Backcountry starting to heat up.
Sierra Madre Road and Spring Survey Survey - 04/15/2017 - by Lori Rafferty
Project Name:Sierra Madre Road and Spring Survey
Project Leader:Lori Rafferty
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:Road Patrol
Miles Worked:40
Patrolled Areas:Sierra Madre Road from Miranda Pines to Maducle Tr
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 04/15/2017
End Date: 04/16/2017
Project Description:Water flow currently good at all springs checked. Cherry Orchard trough is filled in, but spring H20 access is ok both fenced in and open. Chokecherry Spring has minimal damage from winter rains (surprise!), is flowing nicely and water in trough typical greenish with algae. Road whole length of Sierra Madre now accessible to 2 wheel drive high clearance vehicles after we filled in several drainage issues, and Bates Canyon was recently graded (good job on that!). Big Pine/Buckhorn road at SB Canyon split and to end of survey at Maducle Trailhead  via electric bikes is not passable to anything other than bicycles due to multiple rock slides approaching Chokecherry Springs. Nothing a good dozer can't fix though, no surprises. Best for someone to obtain further road reports to Bluff and out to Upper Oso as multiple bike-packer riders have been having fun utilizing these forest roads, good for them. Heard Forest Service is currently working on SB Canyon access= thank you!
Lost Valley Trail Sawyer Project Survey - 04/30/2017 - by Michel Giroux
Project Name:Lost Valley Trail Sawyer Project
Project Leader:Michel Giroux
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2.5 miles
Patrolled Areas:Upper Manzana trail (1 mile) to Lost Valley trail
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 04/30/2017
End Date: 04/30/2017
Project Description:Went up the Lost Valley trail for about 1.5 miles to cut a downed tree and clear the trail. Trail is clear and in good shape to that point, we saw a slide near the beginning of the trail but I did not take pictures or GPS coordinates. There are still downed trees farther on the trail as reported by a previous surveyor.

Only 4 last pictures in the online gallery are relevant to this project.
Manzana Narrows Campsitting - SCA NFWF Survey - 04/27/2017 - by Aanjelae Rhoads
Project Name:Manzana Narrows Campsitting - SCA NFWF
Project Leader:Aanjelae Rhoads
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:10
Patrolled Areas:Lost Valley Camp, NIRA Campground, Manzana Trail,
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 04/27/2017
End Date: 04/30/2017
Project Description:Camp-sitted 3+ days at Manzana Narrows while the SCA Crew went for resupplies in Santa Barbara.
Caliente Trail Survey Survey - 04/29/2017 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:Caliente Trail Survey
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:2
Patrolled Areas:Caliente, Upper Caliente
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 04/29/2017
End Date: 04/29/2017
Project Description:Surveyed trail to upper caliente camp.

Brushing is needed throughout the trail.  This could be a hedger.

One tree after the dam and before the jungle.  18 inch Cottonwood blocks the trail.

The section through the jungle and at most crossing had major silting over the backs, covering the trail.

Pool is nice, not as deep as it used to be.  About 8 feet at the waterfall  then decrease.

Benches were painted during this project.
Forbush Camp Survey - 04/08/2017 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Forbush Camp
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:4
Patrolled Areas:North Cold Springs TH, Forbush Campsite
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 04/08/2017
End Date: 04/09/2017
Project Description:The trail to Forbush from East Camino Cielo/ Cold Springs Trailhead is in great condition.  The Forbush campsites are in good shape.  There is still water flowing in Gidney Creek.
Forbush Camp Survey - 04/29/2017 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Forbush Camp
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:4
Patrolled Areas:North Cold Springs rail, Forbush Camp
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 04/29/2017
End Date: 04/30/2017
Project Description:Rik and I hike from East El Camino Cielo/Cold Springs trailhead to Forbush Camp.  The trail is passable. There is water flowing in Gidney Creek.  There was one other camper at the lower campsite who was also interested in LW gear. We raked the upper campsite and cleaned out the fire pit ashes.  Forbush Camp is in excellent condition.
gear sale at Wheeler Gorge Survey - 04/22/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:gear sale at Wheeler Gorge
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:Select Type
Miles Worked:68 driving miles
Patrolled Areas:Wheeler Gorge center
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 04/22/2017
End Date: 04/22/2017
Project Description:    Set up all gear for sale . Sell & socialize remained of the day. Pack up all remaining gear .
Bi-monthly recon to Forbush Camp Survey - 04/24/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Bi-monthly recon to Forbush Camp
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:4miles
Patrolled Areas:Cold Springs Trail..Camino Cielo to Forbush Camp
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 04/24/2017
End Date: 04/24/2017
Project Description:   Take Gossamergear  folks to Forbush camp to show our local backcountry .
 Water still flowing at camp . Tread Ok...trail could use some brushing.
Drop Off Archaeologist - Sierra Madre Road Survey - 04/15/2017 - by Aaron Songer
Project Name:Drop Off Archaeologist - Sierra Madre Road
Project Leader:Aaron Songer
Ranger District:Santa Lucia Distrcit
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:310 driven
Patrolled Areas:Sierra Madre Road, Painted Rock Camp
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 04/15/2017
End Date: 04/16/2017
Project Description:Drive to Painted Rock and drop off archaeologist Jim Blakley at Jackson Trailhead
Cold Spring Trail - Oak Tree Logging Survey - 04/13/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Cold Spring Trail - Oak Tree Logging
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2
Patrolled Areas:Cold Spring Trail
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 04/13/2017
End Date: 04/13/2017
Project Description:Cleared downed oak from Cold Spring Trail, front country Santa Barbara about 1-2 miles up from the trailhead.
Wheeler Gorge Open House Survey - 04/21/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Wheeler Gorge Open House
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:NA
Patrolled Areas:NA
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 04/21/2017
End Date: 04/23/2017
Project Description:Support for the Wheeler Gorge Open House.
Santa Barbara Earth Day 2017 Survey - 04/23/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Santa Barbara Earth Day 2017
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:NA
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 04/23/2017
End Date: 04/23/2017
Project Description:Worked the booth at the Santa Barbara Earth Day.
Future gear sale Survey - 04/15/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Future gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:68 driving miles
Patrolled Areas:Summerland to Wheeler Gorge and back....twice
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 04/15/2017
End Date: 04/16/2017
Project Description: Two trips with gear to Wheeler Gorge for gear sale on April 22nd.
Future gear sale and supplies for South Fork Cabin Survey - 04/06/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Future gear sale and supplies for South Fork Cabin
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:55 driving miles
Patrolled Areas:buy supplies for South Fork Cabin and finish tents
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 04/06/2017
End Date: 04/06/2017
Project Description:      Set up tents at home for future sale and make Tyvek floors for open shelters. Procure needed supplies for South Fork Cabin and deliver to Graham Goodfield.
Big Cone Spruce and Hurricane Deck Archaeology Survey - 03/06/2017 - by Jim Blakley
Project Name:Big Cone Spruce and Hurricane Deck Archaeology
Project Leader:Jim Blakley
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:30
Patrolled Areas:Manzana, Big Cone Soruce, Hurricane Deck, Lost Val
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 03/06/2017
End Date: 03/09/2017
Project Description:Hiked up Manzana from Nira. Surveyed Big Cone Spruce trail to fire road and back. Hike to White Ledge camp. Surveyed Hurricane Deck trail to slide a mile west of Lost Valley Trail. Returned by Lost Valley Trail and Manzana Trail. Deck survey aborted by slide.
Hurricane Deck Archaeology Survey - 03/29/2017 - by Jim Blakley
Project Name:Hurricane Deck Archaeology
Project Leader:Jim Blakley
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:30
Patrolled Areas:Manzana, Potrero, Hurricane Deck
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 03/29/2017
End Date: 04/01/2017
Project Description:Hiked down Manzana and up Potrero Trail to Hurricane Deck Trail. Surveyed east to slide, about a mile west of Lost Valley Trail and returned. Surveyed Deck trail west to Manzana Schoolhouse. Returned by Manzana Trail. Completed archaeological survey of Hurricane Deck Trail.
Hi Valley Trail Restoration Survey - 03/25/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Hi Valley Trail Restoration
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2
Patrolled Areas:Hi Valley Trail
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 03/25/2017
End Date: 03/26/2017
Project Description:Trail restoration along the Hi Valley Trail from Hi Mtn Rd out to Hi Valley.  The work was primarily clearing brush and fixing slumps that were making the trail difficult for horse travel.
Rose Lion to East Fork Lion Survey - 03/28/2017 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:Rose Lion to East Fork Lion
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:3
Patrolled Areas:Rose, Lion, East Fork Lion
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 03/28/2017
End Date: 03/28/2017
Project Description:Rose Lion Connector needs some brushing and some tread work, water bar clean out.

From the junction to the fork there is brushing needed, mainly sections of wild rose.

From the junction up to east fork camp.  there is one tree blocking stock.  there is also some tread work that is needed.
Images:
Ojai Trail Meeting Continued Survey - 4/1/2017 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:Ojai Trail Meeting Continued
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:Meeting
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 4/1/2017
End Date: 4/1/2017
Project Description:Continued meeting
Ojai Trail meeting First Saturday Survey - 04/01/2017 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:Ojai Trail meeting First Saturday
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:Meeting
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 04/01/2017
End Date: 04/01/2017
Project Description:Meeting to discuss trail projects for First Saturday events.

May 6 - Pratt trail.  Need Road survey upper and lower section.

June 1 - NTD. Lion Canyon.  Continue from last year.
Future gear sale Survey - 03/30/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Future gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:40 car miles
Patrolled Areas:work at home on gear for future sale
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 03/30/2017
End Date: 03/30/2017
Project Description:Drive to Home Depot and buy 2 more containers for gear . Pick up sundries at Home Improvement for tents . Fabricate 3 sets of tent poles for display of GG tents . Finish labeling and $ gear.
Three Peaks Trail Project Survey - 03/17/2017 - by Steve Cypher
Project Name:Three Peaks Trail Project
Project Leader:Steve Cypher
Ranger District:Monterey Distrcit
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1.1
Patrolled Areas:Three Peaks Trail, Dutra Flat Camp, Murry Mine Tra
Organization:Ventana Wilderness Alliance (VWA) & Los Padres Forest Association (LPFA)
Start Date: 03/17/2017
End Date: 03/19/2017
Project Description:
  • 6 volunteers backpacked from Ragged Point Inn to Dutra Flat Camp in Silver Peaks Wilderness using Baldwin Ranch Rd. and Murry Mine Track - trails clear in good condition with exception of one deep washed out section and a log approx. 18" across trail.
  • Based at Dutra Flat Camp. Camp clean, good water in spring, ground quite mushy near spring and creek east of camp.
  • Cleared Three Peaks Trail approximately 1.1 miles from camp to top of ridge and through thick brush on north side of ridge.
  • 3 volunteers camped at corral at Baldwin Ranch Rd & Hwy CA 1 Friday night. Rode horses to Dutra Flat Camp to deliver dinner and exited the forest Saturday.
  • Work remaining to be done - Three Peaks Trail from Dutra Flat Camp to intersection with road to Three Peaks Camp (approx. 2.7 miles) is easy to follow but needs to be widened to FS standard. One log across trail approx. 20" diameter.
  • Hiked out Dutra Use Trail - trail narrow but easy to follow. One large oak tree down across trail near Dutra Creek.
SB canyon to 3 mile Survey - 03/18/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:SB canyon to 3 mile
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:6 plus 195 driven
Patrolled Areas:Buckhorn road to SB canyon TH to 3 mile
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 03/18/2017
End Date: 03/19/2017
Project Description:  Drive to Reyes ranch , Hike Buckhorn Rd to SB Canyoon TH , Hike to 3 Mile , return next day.
Buckhorn Rd. from gate at Reyes Ranch is impassable. 1st 1 1/2 miles has major wash outs.
 SB canyon trail to 3 Mile is in Ok condition considering previous rain . Lots of water flowing.
Future gear sale Survey - 03/16/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Future gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:drive 50 miles
Patrolled Areas:work at home on gear for future sale
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 03/16/2017
End Date: 03/16/2017
Project Description: Drive to Los Prietos and pick up remaining containers for gear. Return home and work on packing all gear.
Future gear sale Survey - 03/11/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Future gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:drive 50 miles
Patrolled Areas:work at home on gear for future sale
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 03/11/2017
End Date: 03/11/2017
Project Description:Pick up gear stored at VWR cabin. Return home and begin sorting and preparing .
Bi-monthly recon to Forbush Camp Survey - 03/12/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Bi-monthly recon to Forbush Camp
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:4miles
Patrolled Areas:Forbush recon
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 03/12/2017
End Date: 03/12/2017
Project Description:Drive to TH , hike to Forbush camp and do some raking and campsite cleanup.
Return home and work on future gear sale
Sespe River Survey - 03/10/2017 - by Ryan B
Project Name:Sespe River
Project Leader:Ryan B
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:25/30
Patrolled Areas:Sespe River Trail
Organization:
Start Date: 03/10/2017
End Date: 03/15/2017
Project Description:All of this is from memory so camp names and spelling might be a bit off....Wow..... Possible more damage then the 04/05 season. Personally never seen signs of wash out like this on SRT. I went from Rose to somewhere in around Cortrell Flats, just had to say screw it and pitch camp. Starting from Rose.. Water is high, all tributary's flowing. Experienced hikers can get away with only taking off shoes at Bear crossing and the one after Bear, then again right before Will. Anything after Willett you end up in the water every 20 minutes it seemed... Bear camp got shwaked.. Water crested banks and moved the sand all around, it even removed that huge 20' long 6' diameter fallen tree that was at the main camp site at bear... Not a lot of flat spots anymore at bear. The trail from Rose to Will is in good conditions surprisingly, with just a few minor slides... From Will to Sespe hot is a major bush whack/ river walk, mostly just walking the river in sandals. It is possible to get to Sespe Hot... but, big But.. You need to know exactly where you are going.. After Will i would say 70% of the trail is gone, or just that hard to find, I could see no trail leading off Sespe main up to Sespe Hot....dozens of sections washed out beyond eye sight. . From what I hear it just gets worse further east. Ran into a couple that spent 3 nights trying to get from Wil to Sespe Hot with no luck. Also if you want to get to Oak camp you will have to swim crossed the river. 60+ feet wide and 4 feet deep at Oak. Willet is in good condition overall, just stop leaving your food and trash there please!! If I can hike out what i brought in with a broken back, leg and arm, you can to. PS.. Snake danger off the chart. Saw multiple baby rattlers. Be very careful around willett proper in terms of snakes... Anything passed Will add 100% more travel time then normal. It takes a day to get 5 miles, and I had an idea where i was too... Its just that washed out.  Good Luck, Stay safe, Keep it Clean.
Future gear sale Survey - 03/12/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Future gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0 miles
Patrolled Areas:work at home on gear for future sale
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 03/12/2017
End Date: 03/12/2017
Project Description:   Load gear from VWR cabin , take home and sort , tag and prepare for sale .
Bi-monthly recon to Forbush Camp Survey - 03/12/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Bi-monthly recon to Forbush Camp
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:4miles
Patrolled Areas:Cold Springs Trail..Camino Cielo to Forbush Camp
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 03/12/2017
End Date: 03/12/2017
Project Description: Drive to TH ..hike to Forbush Camp . Both campsites on good condition. Large Girlscout Troup at 1st campsite.  Water flowing. Tread on trail in OK to good shape. Some bush growth along trail could be trimmed. Trail held up much better than others.
Future gear sale Survey - 03/06/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Future gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0 miles
Patrolled Areas:work at home on gear for future sale
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 03/06/2017
End Date: 03/09/2017
Project Description:  Receive shipment of gear from Gossamer Gear. Check over and inventory. Begin necessary repairs.
  Order materials and finish cleaning and repairs on packs.
Bi-monthly recon to Forbush Camp Survey - 03/02/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Bi-monthly recon to Forbush Camp
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:3.5
Patrolled Areas:Forbush recon for upcoming trail work
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 03/02/2017
End Date: 03/02/2017
Project Description:   Drive to TH ..Camino Cielo . Hike to Forbush Camp to assess trail slide ....hike back to car & home.

Future gear sale Survey - 03/11/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Future gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0 miles
Patrolled Areas:Summerland to Los Prietos and back
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 03/11/2017
End Date: 03/11/2017
Project Description:   Drive to VWR cabin and re organize gear . Load and return home with gear to  tag ... ready for
gear sale in April. Begin listing of new gear as well.
ACE Crew Setup - Buckeye Camp - Sellers Potrero Trail Survey - 03/07/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:ACE Crew Setup - Buckeye Camp - Sellers Potrero Trail
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:5
Patrolled Areas:Hi Mtn Road, Trout Creek Trail, Buckeye Camp
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 03/07/2017
End Date: 03/08/2017
Project Description:Stock support setup of an 8-person ACE Crew at Buckeye Camp.  

Met ACE Crew at the Hi Valley Trailhead (LP Forest Boundary) off Hi Mtn Rd and packed their supplies in to spike camp just west of Buckeye Camp in the Garcia Wilderness.

ACE will be working a section of the Trout Creek Trail as well as the Sellers Potrero Trail from March 7-15.
Forbush Survey Survey - 03/04/2017 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Forbush Survey
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:4
Patrolled Areas:Forbush Camp, North Cold Springs Trail, East Blue
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 03/04/2017
End Date: 03/05/2017
Project Description:Rik and I hiked the section of trail from East Camino TH to Forbush Camp. We met 5 backpackers hiking from Cottam to miss the forecast rain on Sunday. They commented on the bad slides on the switchback section of East Blue Canyon Trail. 

Rik and I camped at Forbush upper camp.  There were 3 other campers at the lower camp with an aggressive dog.  

We restored the tread on the slide above Forbush, cleared one slide and surveyed the other slides on the switchback section.

We met two young hikers who were hiking back from Mono.  They reported loosing the trail through the Jungle section and being up to waist in mud.

We raked and cleaned up both campsites prior to returning to the TH. 
Images:
Bi-monthly recon to Forbush Camp Survey - 03/03/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Bi-monthly recon to Forbush Camp
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:4miles
Patrolled Areas:Cold Springs Trail..Camino Cielo to Forbush Camp
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 03/03/2017
End Date: 03/03/2017
Project Description:Recon Forbush Camp before R&R on trail. Trail in good condition with little erosion after recent rains.
 Campsites need the usual cleanup . Water is available at both camps.....good flow. ...it's been 5 years
or so . Two slides 1/4 mile before campsites .....to be cleared  03/04 . 
Condor Pass Survey - 02/10/2017 - by Bard Salcido
Project Name:Condor Pass
Project Leader:Bard Salcido
Ranger District:Santa Lucia Distrcit
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:26
Patrolled Areas:Nira, Lost Valley, Fish, Rays, Oak, Manzana, Narro
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 02/10/2017
End Date: 02/13/2017
Project Description:Backcourtry patrol and trail survey.

From NIRA along the Manzana trail to the top of Condor Pass (pass between the Manzana drainage and the South Fork drainage)

Photo report attached

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1DJyHcnpcTKPPi_uaGhlR8BSdPpJhNrg11TdHj4wkzJ4/edit#slide=id.g1d044ca898_0_52
West Fork Cold Spring Slide Scouting and Maintenance Survey - 02/28/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:West Fork Cold Spring Slide Scouting and Maintenance
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2
Patrolled Areas:West Fork Cold Spring Trail
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 02/28/2017
End Date: 02/28/2017
Project Description:Went to work the slide on West Cold Spring but due to someone else working on it we just hiked down and looked at it, then cut a few trees off the trail on our way back.
Future gear sale Survey - 02/15/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Future gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:Select Type
Miles Worked:0 miles
Patrolled Areas:work at home on gear for future sale
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 02/15/2017
End Date: 02/15/2017
Project Description: Check over , box up and store all gear.
Future gear sale Survey - 02/14/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Future gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0 miles
Patrolled Areas:work at home on gear for future sale
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 02/14/2017
End Date: 02/14/2017
Project Description: evaluate , price and label all gear
Future gear sale Survey - 02/13/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Future gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0 miles
Patrolled Areas:work at home on gear for future sale
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 02/13/2017
End Date: 02/13/2017
Project Description: Finish cleaning and sort all gear.
Future gear sale Survey - 01/26/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Future gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:Select Type
Miles Worked:0 miles
Patrolled Areas:work at home on gear for future sale
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 01/26/2017
End Date: 01/19/2017
Project Description:    Wash and clean all packs.
Future gear sale Survey - 01/25/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Future gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0 miles
Patrolled Areas:work at home on gear for future sale
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 01/25/2017
End Date: 01/25/2017
Project Description:  Continue repairs on all used gear
prepare for Gear sale Survey - 01/24/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:prepare for Gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0 miles
Patrolled Areas:work at home on gear for future sale
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 01/24/2017
End Date: 01/24/2017
Project Description:Begin repairing packs and gear.
Future gear sale Survey - 01/23/2017 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Future gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0 miles
Patrolled Areas:work at home on gear for future sale
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 01/23/2017
End Date: 01/23/2017
Project Description:  Finish unpacking shipment and do a inventory.
Annual Gear Sale for LPFA Survey - 01/18/2016 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Annual Gear Sale for LPFA
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0miles
Patrolled Areas:work at home on gear for future sale
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 01/18/2016
End Date: 01/18/2017
Project Description:Receive shipment from GG. Set up garage for work on gear. Unpack
Santa Barbara Canyon and Rancho Nuevo Road Recon Survey - 02/25/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Santa Barbara Canyon and Rancho Nuevo Road Recon
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Mt. Pinos Distrcit
Project Type:Road Patrol
Miles Worked:4
Patrolled Areas:Santa Barbara Canyon Road
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association, Mt Pinos Ranger District Volunteers
Start Date: 02/25/2017
End Date: 02/25/2017
Project Description:4 person volunteer crew to assess the road conditions along Santa Barbara Canyon Rd (aka Buckhorn Rd) as well as Rancho Nuevo Rd.  The SB Cyn Road was impassable about 1mile above the locked gate at the Reyes Ranch.  The crossing of the Cuyama at Rancho Nuevo was impassable.  
Rattlesnake Trail Chain Saw Project: February 19 Survey - 02/19/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Rattlesnake Trail Chain Saw Project: February 19
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1.5
Patrolled Areas:Rattlesnake Canyon Trail
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 02/19/2017
End Date: 02/19/2017
Project Description:Cleared approximately 10 trees along the Rattlesnake Canyon Trail between Gibraltar Rd and Tin Can Meadow.  Used chain saws.
Forbush Tree Planting Survey - 02/05/2017 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Forbush Tree Planting
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:4
Patrolled Areas:North Cold Springs Trail,Forbush Camp
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 02/05/2017
End Date: 02/05/2017
Project Description:Rik and I hiked down to Forbush camp from Cold Springs Trailhead on East Camino Cielo Rd. We planted 3 more western cedar trees to replace the 3 downed pines. We also cleaned up trash and raked the leaves from the fire pits. Lots of water in the creek
Images:
Archaeological Trail Survey Survey - 01/31/2017 - by Jim Blakley
Project Name:Archaeological Trail Survey
Project Leader:Jim Blakley
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:1.2 survey, 6 patrol
Patrolled Areas:Sulphur Creek Trail, Catway
Organization:LPF
Start Date: 01/31/2017
End Date: 01/31/2017
Project Description:Fieldwork completed for upper 1.2 miles of Sulphur Spring Trail. Remainder will require another outing.
Santa Cruz Trail and Alexander Peak Trail Survey Survey - 11/19/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Santa Cruz Trail and Alexander Peak Trail Survey
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:15
Patrolled Areas:19 Oaks, Santa Cruz Trail
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 11/19/2016
End Date: 11/19/2016
Project Description:Scouted the Alexander Peak Trail and Santa Cruz Trail from Little Pine down for the SBRD.

http://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=e49daf6fb14e4364b5906af54fc8ebd7
Lower Manzana Trail Project 3 of 3 Survey - 01/13/2017 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Lower Manzana Trail Project 3 of 3
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:6 miles worked/6 miles patrolled
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 01/13/2017
End Date: 01/16/2017
Project Description:Goals and objectives, work completed, and any work still needed?
Lower Manzana Trail Project 2 of 3 Survey - 01/13/2017 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Lower Manzana Trail Project 2 of 3
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:6 miles worked/6 miles patrolled
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 01/13/2017
End Date: 01/16/2017
Project Description:Goals and objectives, work completed, and any work still needed?
Lower Manzana Trail Project 1 of 3 Survey - 01/13/2017 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Lower Manzana Trail Project 1 of 3
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:6 miles worked/6 miles patrolled
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 01/13/2017
End Date: 01/16/2017
Project Description:Perform all trail work needed on Lower Manzana trail from lower trail head to the Davis road past horseshoe bend. 
Rancho Nuevo Trail (Cont) Survey - 12/17/2016 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Rancho Nuevo Trail (Cont)
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Mt. Pinos District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1.5 miles worked/5 miles patrolled
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:
Start Date: 12/17/2016
End Date: 12/19/2016
Project Description:Goals and objectives, work completed, and any work still needed?
Rancho Nuevo Trail Survey - 12/17/2016 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Rancho Nuevo Trail
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Mt. Pinos District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1.5 miles worked/5 miles patrolled
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:
Start Date: 12/17/2016
End Date: 12/19/2016
Project Description:Goals and objectives, work completed, and any work still needed?
Mission Pine Working Vacation 1 of 3 Survey - 10/21/2016 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Mission Pine Working Vacation 1 of 3
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:5.5 miles worked, 17 miles patrolled
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 10/21/2016
End Date: 11/01/2016
Project Description:Goals and objectives, work completed, and any work still needed?
Mission Pine working vacation 3 of 3 Survey - 10/21/2016 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Mission Pine working vacation 3 of 3
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:5.5 miles worked, 17 miles patrolled
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 10/21/2016
End Date: 11/01/2016
Project Description:Goals and objectives, work completed, and any work still needed?
Mission Pine working vacation 2 of 3 Survey - 10/21/2016 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Mission Pine working vacation 2 of 3
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:5,5 miles worked/17 miles patrolled
Patrolled Areas:See previous report
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 10/21/2016
End Date: 11/01/2016
Project Description:Goals and objectives, work completed, and any work still needed?
LPFA - VWA Little Falls Big Falls Trail Cleanup Survey - 11/05/2016 - by Kathleen Phelps
Project Name:LPFA - VWA Little Falls Big Falls Trail Cleanup
Project Leader:Kathleen Phelps
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:10
Patrolled Areas:Big Falls Trail, Little Falls Trail
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 11/05/2016
End Date: 11/05/2016
Project Description:Partnership project with LPFA and VWA to clean and maintain Little Falls and Big Falls Trail in SLRD (SLO County).  Project led by Kathleen Phelps.
Manzana Trail Lower Scouting Survey - 01/08/2017 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Manzana Trail Lower Scouting
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:3
Patrolled Areas:Manzana Trail, Potrero Camp, Coldwater Camp, NIRA
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 01/08/2017
End Date: 01/08/2017
Project Description:Scouted the Manzana Trail from NIRA to Coldwater in advance of an upcoming LPFA trail project.
LPFA Compound Roofing Survey - 01/06/2017 - by Rick Humphrey
Project Name:LPFA Compound Roofing
Project Leader:Rick Humphrey
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:80
Patrolled Areas:LPFA Compound Roofing
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 01/06/2017
End Date: 01/06/2017
Project Description:Worked 12 hours replacing LPFA compound cabin roof.
New Year's SouthFork Cabin Survey - 12/28/2016 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:New Year's SouthFork Cabin
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:30
Patrolled Areas:Manzana Trail,Lost Valley,Ray's,Manzana, Narrows,
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 12/28/2016
End Date: 01/02/2017
Project Description:Wilderness Patrol of Manzana Trail from Nira Camp to SouthFork Station.  Removed/cut 10 downed trees blocking trail. All campsites in good condition. Packed out trash from Narrows. Water flowing at Ray's, Manzana, Narrows, Alcove, White Ledge and Lonnie Davis Camps. Saw no other backpackers on trail.
Images:
Rancho Nuevo Trail (Cont) Survey - 12/17/2016 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Rancho Nuevo Trail (Cont)
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1.5 miles of trail worked
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:
Start Date: 12/17/2016
End Date: 12/19/2016
Project Description:Goals and objectives, work completed, and any work still needed?
Rancho Nuevo Trail Survey - 12/17/2016 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Rancho Nuevo Trail
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Mt. Pinos District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1.5 miles or trail worked
Patrolled Areas:Worked the last 1.5 miles of trail to Upper Rancho
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 12/17/2016
End Date: 12/19/2016
Project Description:LPFA Volunteer trail crew finished the last 1.5 miles of trail work needed to Upper Rancho Nuevo camp. ACE and SCA trailcrews worked the trail previously to that point.  
Mission Pine Trail Working Vacation, Oct 2016 (Cont) Survey - 10/21/2016 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Mission Pine Trail Working Vacation, Oct 2016 (Cont)
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:5.5 miles trail worked
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:
Start Date: 10/21/2016
End Date: 11/01/2016
Project Description:Goals and objectives, work completed, and any work still needed?
Mission Pine Trail Working Vacation, Oct 2016 Survey - 10/21/2016 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Mission Pine Trail Working Vacation, Oct 2016
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:5.5 miles worked
Patrolled Areas:5.5 miles of Mission pine trail worked. 17 miles o
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 10/21/2016
End Date: 11/01/2016
Project Description:10 Day working vacation at Mission pine basin to work on the mission pine trail and santa cruz trails.
Backcountry patrol Survey - 01/15/2016 - by Bard Salcido
Project Name:Backcountry patrol
Project Leader:Bard Salcido
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:20
Patrolled Areas:Lower Manzana - Portrero - Hurricane Deck - Lost V
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 01/15/2016
End Date: 01/18/2016
Project Description:December backcountry patrol, NO FLOWING WATER IN MANZANA

Trails in good shape, nice carpet of green and flowers to step over on trail.  Thistles lining trail

Thanks for work on Lost Valley trail




Upper Baron Trail Recon Survey - 12/09/2016 - by Curt K Cragg
Project Name:Upper Baron Trail Recon
Project Leader:Curt K Cragg
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:5 miles
Patrolled Areas:Baron Ranch, Gaviota Peak, West Camino Cielo
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 12/09/2016
End Date: 12/09/2016
Project Description:Survey Upper Baron Ranch Trail to determine status of regrowth following trail cut in Spring 2016.  Assess need for additional tread work and clearing.
Forbush Camp Hazzard Survey - 12/06/2016 - by John Franklin
Project Name:Forbush Camp Hazzard
Project Leader:John Franklin
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:4miles
Patrolled Areas:Forbush Camp hazard tree
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 12/06/2016
End Date: 12/06/2016
Project Description:    Meet at Cold Springs TH..Camino Cielo .   Hike to Forbush Camp site .   Set up rigging with grip hoist.
   Fell suspended tree and clean up campsite. Remove all tape and signs and open camp . Return home. 
New signage & trail report Survey - 12/02/2016 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:New signage & trail report
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:3 miles
Patrolled Areas:top section of east Cold springs trail from Camino
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 12/02/2016
End Date: 12/02/2016
Project Description:    Install new campfire sign restrictions ( 2 ) at Cold Springs TH..Camino Cielo . Hike top section of East Fork trail.......good  condition & recently "tuned up".
LPFA VWR Cabin Working Weekend - Page 2 Survey - 12/02/2016 - by Curt K Cragg
Project Name:LPFA VWR Cabin Working Weekend - Page 2
Project Leader:Curt K Cragg
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:LPFA VWR Cabin Paradise Road
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 12/02/2016
End Date: 12/04/2016
Project Description:

VWR Cabin Work Party Weekend

Friday, December 2nd or Saturday, December 3rd at 8AM or whenever you can get there through Sunday, December 4, 2016 until around 4:00 PM or when we are done.

Barbecue Dinner and Beer on Saturday night.  Free camping at the cabin.  Bring your tent, adventure vehicle or small RV (Sorry, no room for motor homes or large trailers).


VWR Cabin

Greetings Volunteer Wilderness Rangers and friends of LPFA,

We are looking for volunteers to join us for a weekend work party at the VWR cabin on Paradise Road.  We recently had new counters installed in the kitchen and have a little work to complete inside.  The main objectives of this project will be painting the kitchen cabinets, repairing the exterior siding on the house and garage, and prepping the exterior for paint.  We are hoping to get it painted by the end of the weekend as well.  There is also some exterior grounds clean up, some garage organization, and cleaning out the interior of the old laundry room.  If you can come Friday, join us.  Otherwise come Saturday and Sunday.


We need both skilled and unskilled volunteers.  If you have trade or skilled experience with any of the following it will be extremely helpful, so please let me know what you can do and what tools that you own (airless paint sprayer, concrete finish tools, etc.)?

Paint prep--siding repairs, sealing, caulking, masking.

Painting- -Kitchen cabinets can be sprayed or hand painted by a skilled painter

     Exterior painting and trim will be painted with airless

Concrete Finishing--Need to replace a small section of sidewalk that was cut out for plumbing repairs.  Also need to fill some holes in the foundation to keep rodents out.

Plumbing--New water heater install. New bath vanity, counter and sink install.

Finish Carpentry--Siding and exterior trim repairs.  Base or ¼ round installation in kitchen and bathroom.  Various exterior projects replacing rotted rafter tails and trim as needed for paint.


We will reward all volunteers with a tri tip barbecue dinner on Saturday night, and breakfast burritos on Sunday morning, so please RSVP so that we have an accurate count.

RSVP to Curt Cragg at 805-260-8233 or sbhikers@gmail.com


Directions:  The cabin is located directly across from the Sage Hill Group Camp area off of Paradise Road.  Take Paradise Road to the ranger station and turn left. It will be on your left as you come to the bottom of the road.   

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/wE4C9YBymTQ2



LPFA VWR Cabin Working Weekend Survey - 12/02/2016 - by Curt K Cragg
Project Name:LPFA VWR Cabin Working Weekend
Project Leader:Curt K Cragg
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:LPFA VWR Cabin Paradise Road
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 12/02/2016
End Date: 12/04/2016
Project Description:

VWR Cabin Work Party Weekend

Friday, December 2nd or Saturday, December 3rd at 8AM or whenever you can get there through Sunday, December 4, 2016 until around 4:00 PM or when we are done.

Barbecue Dinner and Beer on Saturday night.  Free camping at the cabin.  Bring your tent, adventure vehicle or small RV (Sorry, no room for motor homes or large trailers).


VWR Cabin

Greetings Volunteer Wilderness Rangers and friends of LPFA,

We are looking for volunteers to join us for a weekend work party at the VWR cabin on Paradise Road.  We recently had new counters installed in the kitchen and have a little work to complete inside.  The main objectives of this project will be painting the kitchen cabinets, repairing the exterior siding on the house and garage, and prepping the exterior for paint.  We are hoping to get it painted by the end of the weekend as well.  There is also some exterior grounds clean up, some garage organization, and cleaning out the interior of the old laundry room.  If you can come Friday, join us.  Otherwise come Saturday and Sunday.


We need both skilled and unskilled volunteers.  If you have trade or skilled experience with any of the following it will be extremely helpful, so please let me know what you can do and what tools that you own (airless paint sprayer, concrete finish tools, etc.)?

Paint prep--siding repairs, sealing, caulking, masking.

Painting- -Kitchen cabinets can be sprayed or hand painted by a skilled painter

     Exterior painting and trim will be painted with airless

Concrete Finishing--Need to replace a small section of sidewalk that was cut out for plumbing repairs.  Also need to fill some holes in the foundation to keep rodents out.

Plumbing--New water heater install. New bath vanity, counter and sink install.

Finish Carpentry--Siding and exterior trim repairs.  Base or ¼ round installation in kitchen and bathroom.  Various exterior projects replacing rotted rafter tails and trim as needed for paint.


We will reward all volunteers with a tri tip barbecue dinner on Saturday night, and breakfast burritos on Sunday morning, so please RSVP so that we have an accurate count.

RSVP to Curt Cragg at 805-260-8233 or sbhikers@gmail.com


Directions:  The cabin is located directly across from the Sage Hill Group Camp area off of Paradise Road.  Take Paradise Road to the ranger station and turn left. It will be on your left as you come to the bottom of the road.   

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/wE4C9YBymTQ2



Temporary shut down of Forbush camp Survey - 12/02/2016 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Temporary shut down of Forbush camp
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:4miles
Patrolled Areas:install signs at TH and campsites, tape off and sh
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 12/02/2016
End Date: 12/02/2016
Project Description:  Drive to Cold Springs TH at Camino Cielo. Install  closure sign at TH. Hike to Forbush Camp . Install ribbon around hazzard tree area. Install signs at both camps indicating temporary closure. Return home.
Hazard tree clearing at Forbush Camp Survey - 12/01/2016 - by Mickey Mctigue
Project Name:Hazard tree clearing at Forbush Camp
Project Leader:Mickey Mctigue
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:4miles
Patrolled Areas:Forbush Camp hazard trees
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 12/01/2016
End Date: 12/01/2016
Project Description:    From Cold springs TH at Camino Cielo ...to Forbush Camp.  Work on  3 hazard trees at 2nd campsite.
Future gear sale Survey - 11/28/2016 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Future gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0miles
Patrolled Areas:work at home on gear for future sale
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 11/28/2016
End Date: 12/29/2015
Project Description:    After receiving new shipment of gear from GG.....sort   and begin cleaning and repairing.
Manzana Trail Sawyer Project Survey - 11/27/2016 - by Curt K Cragg
Project Name:Manzana Trail Sawyer Project
Project Leader:Curt K Cragg
Ranger District:Santa Lucia Distrcit
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:5.5 miles
Patrolled Areas:NIRA, Potrero Camp, Coldwater Camp, Horseshoe Bend
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 11/27/2016
End Date: 11/27/2016
Project Description:

PROJECT PLAN

Manzana Trail One Day Sawyer Project

Dates:  Sunday, November 27, 2016 8:00 AM at NIRA Trailhead parking area


Project Objectives:  Clear 10-12 fallen trees on Manzana trail from Potrero Camp to just past Horseshoe Bend.  There are several tree falls including one large oak that are blocking the trail and need to be cut.
Big Cone Spruce Sawyer Project Survey - 11/18/2016 - by Curt K Cragg
Project Name:Big Cone Spruce Sawyer Project
Project Leader:Curt K Cragg
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:4 miles
Patrolled Areas:Big Cone Spruce, Big Cone Spruce Camp, McKinley Ro
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 11/18/2016
End Date: 11/19/2016
Project Description:

Big Cone Spruce Sawyer Project and Weekend Working Vacation

Dates: Friday, November 18, 2016 - Sunday, November 20, 2016


Project Objectives:  Clear brush encroaching into trail to Big Cone Camp.  Clear numerous tree falls on Big Cone Spruce Trail from Camp to Manzana trail junction.  Clean up campsites (fallen trees and branches).  Reinstall Big Cone Camp sign.  


Updated Photos here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6fd4q1k4nebcol4/AABbG8hCsWUzmLcQwEsy2Ms5a?dl=0


Sespe Trail Survey Survey - 11/12/2016 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:Sespe Trail Survey
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:5
Patrolled Areas:Sespe, Bear
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 11/12/2016
End Date: 11/12/2016
Project Description:Surveyed the trail from Piedra Blanca trail head to Bear camp.

Multiple campers at bear and many more hiking in.

The parking lot was full when we left.

good water at Bear.  But the big pools are not looking good.
Matilija Survey Survey - 11/11/2016 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:Matilija Survey
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:3
Patrolled Areas:Matilija, Middle Matilija
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 11/11/2016
End Date: 11/11/2016
Project Description:Surveyed the trail up to Middle Matilija.  Water is good.  Only 1 tree down across the trail.  Silky Size
Images:
trail patrol - equine Survey - 11/11/2016 - by Susie Thielmann
Project Name:trail patrol - equine
Project Leader:Susie Thielmann
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:5mi
Patrolled Areas:USFS pasture on Paradise Road over Aliso Loop trai
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 11/11/2016
End Date: 11/11/2016
Project Description:

Goal: to exercise the stock, maintain stock familiarity and ability to work together, patrol and clear obstructions from the aliso Trail Loop.

Description: 0900 - 1400

Took my 2 horses and the USFS Mule (Mocha) and patrolled the trail as described.

We cleared one tree that completely obstructed the trail.

The Loop is in great shape.

Susie

LPFA First Aid, CPR & BBP Class Survey - 11/13/2016 - by Susie Thielmann
Project Name:LPFA First Aid, CPR & BBP Class
Project Leader:Susie Thielmann
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 11/13/2016
End Date: 11/13/2016
Project Description:Teaching First Aid, CPR and BBP to 9 VWR volunteers.
Manzana Trail from NIRA to Manzana School Survey - 11/05/2016 - by Curt Cragg
Project Name:Manzana Trail from NIRA to Manzana School
Project Leader:Curt Cragg
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:9 miles
Patrolled Areas:Potrero Camp, Coldwater Camp, Horseshoe Bend, Dabn
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 11/05/2016
End Date: 11/06/2016
Project Description:NIRA parking area to Manzana Schoolhouse Trip and Trail Survey
Some significant tree falls across the Manzana Trail from just west of Potrero Camp to about 1/2 mile past Horseshoe Bend (before the single track turns into the dirt road on Davis property).

There is some standing, but clear water at Coldwater Camp, some good clear pools of water near Dabney Cabin with some flow.
Bi-monthly recon to Forbush Camp Survey - 11/01/2016 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Bi-monthly recon to Forbush Camp
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:4miles
Patrolled Areas:Cold Springs Trail..Camino Cielo to Forbush Camp
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 11/01/2016
End Date: 11/01/2016
Project Description:Drive to TH at Camino Cielo. Hike to Forbush Camp and back.  Tread is good...trail narrows at slide area near TH . Could use minor brushing .
      Campsites in good order. Second camp needs removal of hazard trees. No water
Picnic Table Survey - 10/25/2014 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Picnic Table
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0 miles
Patrolled Areas:home garage
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 10/25/2014
End Date: 10/27/2016
Project Description:Pick up "retired " table parts from Los Prietos , clean and straighten , recover and clean all hardware. Get
wood top and seats from storage . construct , mark , and package table for mule transport , and deliver to
Bryan Conant.
Buckhorn Road Survey Survey - 10/22/2016 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:Buckhorn Road Survey
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:20
Patrolled Areas:Buckhorn Road, Bluff
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 10/22/2016
End Date: 10/22/2016
Project Description:Surveyed Buckhorn Rd from Upper Oso out to SB canyon.

From Upper Oso about 1.5 miles there are slide and for the next .5 miles with some rain there will be more damage to the road.

After the Chalk Bluff out to Alamar saddle there are no issues for trucks. 

Up to Madulce there are some rock that need prybar work to move so trucks can pass.

From Madulce to SB canyon road is clear.


Images:
Santa Barbara Canyon & Rancho Nuevo Kiosk Installation Survey - 10/18/2016 - by Robert Gilcrest
Project Name:Santa Barbara Canyon & Rancho Nuevo Kiosk Installation
Project Leader:Robert Gilcrest
Ranger District:Mt. Pinos Distrcit
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:10
Patrolled Areas:Buckhorn Road
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 10/18/2016
End Date: 11/21/15
Project Description:Installation of the SB Canyon Kiosk and Rancho Nuevo Kiosk.
McPherson Peak Kiosk Installaion Survey - 10/24/2015 - by Robert Gilcrest
Project Name:McPherson Peak Kiosk Installaion
Project Leader:Robert Gilcrest
Ranger District:Santa Lucia Distrcit
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:180
Patrolled Areas:Sierra Madre Road
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 10/24/2015
End Date: 10/25/2015
Project Description:Installation of the new kiosk at McPherson Peak Gate and then half installation of moving the old kiosk to the top of the Aliso Trail.
Mission Pine Spring Water Scouting Survey - 09/17/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Mission Pine Spring Water Scouting
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:15
Patrolled Areas:Mission Pine Spring Camp, McKinley Spring Camp, Mc
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 09/17/2016
End Date: 9/17/2016
Project Description:Scouted Mission Pine Spring to see if there was water there.
Mission Pine Trail Scouting and Tree Removal, McKinley Spring Water Stash Survey - 10/07/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Mission Pine Trail Scouting and Tree Removal, McKinley Spring Water Stash
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:18
Patrolled Areas:Mission Pine Basin Camp, Mission Pine Spring Camp,
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 10/07/2016
End Date: 10/09/2016
Project Description:Scouted the trail from McKinley to Mission Pine Basin to ensure that the trail was stock passable.  Removed 5 trees from the trail corridor. Stashed 160 gallons of water at McKinley Spring Camp.  Scouted the road up to McKinley.
Scouting Lion Canyon Trail for NPLD Survey - 09/20/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Scouting Lion Canyon Trail for NPLD
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:3
Patrolled Areas:Lion Canyon Trail, Middle Lion Camp, East Fork Lio
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 09/20/2016
End Date: 9/20/2016
Project Description:Scouted the Lion Canyon Trail in advance of the NPLD project along that trail.

Pictures here:
https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=245a4bd1fe69454ca730e16b385ea721
Franklin Trail National Trails Day PART 2 Survey - 6/2/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Franklin Trail National Trails Day PART 2
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1
Patrolled Areas:Franklin Trail, Alder Creek Camp, Middle Santa Yne
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 6/2/2016
End Date: 6/4/2016
Project Description:National Trails Day 2016
Worked up from Jameson Lake along the Franklin Trail 1 mile up to Alder Creek Camp
Franklin Trail National Trails Day PART 1 Survey - 06/03/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Franklin Trail National Trails Day PART 1
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1
Patrolled Areas:Franklin Trail, Alder Creek Camp, Middle Santa Yne
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 06/03/2016
End Date: 06/05/2016
Project Description:National Trails Day 2016
Worked up from Jameson Lake along the Franklin Trail 1 mile up to Alder Creek Camp
Curt Cragg Contributions Survey - 10/1/2015 - by Curt Cragg
Project Name:Curt Cragg Contributions
Project Leader:Curt Cragg
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:NA
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 10/1/2015
End Date: 9/30/2016
Project Description:General projects and support provided by Curt Cragg in 2015-16.  Includes board meetings, trainings, Backpacking Fundamentals, etc.....
Santa Barbara Canyon Brush and Clearing Project 2 of 2 Survey - 02/19/2016 - by Curt Cragg
Project Name:Santa Barbara Canyon Brush and Clearing Project 2 of 2
Project Leader:Curt Cragg
Ranger District:Mt. Pinos Distrcit
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:7 miles
Patrolled Areas:Santa Barbara Canyon to Madulce Camp
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 02/19/2016
End Date: 02/21/2016
Project Description:See 1 of 2
Madulce Trail Maimtenance Survey - 08/12/2016 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Madulce Trail Maimtenance
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:3 miles worked
Patrolled Areas:3 miles of Madulce trail from buckhorn road to Mad
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 08/12/2016
End Date: 08/14/2016
Project Description:3 miles of Madulce trail from buckhorn road to Madulce Camp cleared of 20 fallen trees and brushed and tread worked as needed.  
Madulce Trail Maintenance Survey - 08/12/2016 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Madulce Trail Maintenance
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:3 miles
Patrolled Areas:3 miles of Madulce trail from buckhorn road to Mad
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 08/12/2016
End Date: 08/14/2016
Project Description:3 miles of Madulce trail from buckhorn road to Madulce Camp cleared of over 20 fallen trees. Heavily brushy areas brushed and tread work as needed.
Used gear sale Survey - 10/01/2016 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Used gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0 miles
Patrolled Areas:Tuckers Grove
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 10/01/2016
End Date: 10/01/2016
Project Description:Load up all gear, drive to Tuckers Grove , set up displays and enjoy the sale. Clean up site after sale.Package and load remaining gear. Drive back home.
prepare for Gear sale Survey - 09/02/2013 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:prepare for Gear sale
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0 miles
Patrolled Areas:worked at home and traveled to pick up donations
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 09/02/2013
End Date: 09/21/2016
Project Description:Final preparation for gear sale. Finish cleaning, repairing , tagging and organizing gear.
Mark several trips to  pick up donations.
Lost Valley Working Vacation - Part 3 Survey - 4/8/2016 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Lost Valley Working Vacation - Part 3
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:10
Patrolled Areas:Manzana Trail, Lost Valley Trail, Hurricane Deck T
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 4/8/2016
End Date: 4/17/2016
Project Description:LPFA Working Vacation working the Lost Valley Trail from Lost Valley up to the Hurricane Deck.
Lost Valley Working Vacation - Part 2 Survey - 4/8/2016 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Lost Valley Working Vacation - Part 2
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:10
Patrolled Areas:Manzana Trail, Lost Valley Trail, Hurricane Deck T
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 4/8/2016
End Date: 4/17/2016
Project Description:LPFA Working Vacation working the Lost Valley Trail from Lost Valley up to the Hurricane Deck.
Lost Valley Working Vacation - Part 1 Survey - 04/08/2016 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Lost Valley Working Vacation - Part 1
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:10
Patrolled Areas:Manzana Trail, Lost Valley Trail, Hurricane Deck T
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 04/08/2016
End Date: 04/17/2016
Project Description:LPFA Working Vacation working the Lost Valley Trail from Lost Valley up to the Hurricane Deck.
Forbush Camp Survey - 10/07/2016 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Forbush Camp
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:4
Patrolled Areas:North Cold Springs Trailhead, Forbush Trail, Forbu
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 10/07/2016
End Date: 10/08/2016
Project Description:Hiked down from Forbush Trail head.  Confirmed that the correct fire restriction sign is in place at trailhead. 
Noted a down tree needs to be limbed near Bulkley Springs.  Campsites are in good order. No water in the Gidley Creek. There is a pile of bedding that needs to have stock carry out.  Tables need to be painted.
LPFA Used Camping Gear Sale Survey - 10/01/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:LPFA Used Camping Gear Sale
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:NA
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 10/01/2016
End Date: 10/01/2016
Project Description:LPFA Used Camping Gear fund raiser for Forest Trail Care.
National Public Lands Day 2016: Lion Canyon Trail IV Survey - 09/23/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:National Public Lands Day 2016: Lion Canyon Trail IV
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:3
Patrolled Areas:Middle Lion Campground, East Fork Lion Camp, West
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 09/23/2016
End Date: 09/25/2016
Project Description:LPFA trail project as part of National Public Lands Day.  Worked the lower 3 miles of the trail.
National Public Lands Day 2016: Lion Canyon Trail III Survey - 09/23/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:National Public Lands Day 2016: Lion Canyon Trail III
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:3
Patrolled Areas:Middle Lion Campground, East Fork Lion Camp, West
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 09/23/2016
End Date: 09/25/2016
Project Description:LPFA trail project as part of National Public Lands Day.  Worked the lower 3 miles of the trail.
National Public Lands Day 2016: Lion Canyon Trail II Survey - 09/23/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:National Public Lands Day 2016: Lion Canyon Trail II
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:3
Patrolled Areas:Middle Lion Campground, East Fork Lion Camp, West
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 09/23/2016
End Date: 09/25/2016
Project Description:LPFA trail project as part of National Public Lands Day.  Worked the lower 3 miles of the trail.
National Public Lands Day 2016: Lion Canyon Trail Survey - 09/23/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:National Public Lands Day 2016: Lion Canyon Trail
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:3
Patrolled Areas:Middle Lion Campground, East Fork Lion Camp, West
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 09/23/2016
End Date: 09/25/2016
Project Description:LPFA trail project as part of National Public Lands Day.  Worked the lower 3 miles of the trail.
San Antonio Creek Trail Maintenance Part 2 Survey - 10/01/2016 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:San Antonio Creek Trail Maintenance Part 2
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1.5
Patrolled Areas:San Antonio Creek
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 10/01/2016
End Date: 10/01/2016
Project Description:Continued Trail Work
San Antonio Creek Trail Maintenance Survey - 10/01/2016 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:San Antonio Creek Trail Maintenance
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1.5
Patrolled Areas:San Antonio Creek, Tuckers Grove
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 10/01/2016
End Date: 10/01/2016
Project Description:Trail Maintenance work with Troop 26.

Work started at the Via Chaparral Trail Head.

Brushing and cutting of over head limbs continued down to the Chaparral tunnel below the debris dam.
Images:
Manzana School House Drawings Survey - 06/07/2016 - by Greg Jenkins
Project Name:Manzana School House Drawings
Project Leader:Greg Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 06/07/2016
End Date: 06/16/2016
Project Description:Compiled photos and prepared initial floor plan of Manzana School House
Bluff Cabin Drawings Survey - 05/24/2016 - by Greg Jenkins
Project Name:Bluff Cabin Drawings
Project Leader:Greg Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 05/24/2016
End Date: 05/25/2016
Project Description:Additional drawings for Bluff Cabin and Barn
Santa Cruz Guard Station Drawings Survey - 11/18/2015 - by Greg Jenkins
Project Name:Santa Cruz Guard Station Drawings
Project Leader:Greg Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 11/18/2015
End Date: 11/18/2015
Project Description:Follow-up drawings for S Cruz cabin
Dabney Cabin Drawings Survey - 11/04/2015 - by Greg Jenkins
Project Name:Dabney Cabin Drawings
Project Leader:Greg Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 11/04/2015
End Date: 11/05/2015
Project Description:Refinement of cabin drawings
Dabney Cabin Material and Expense Estimates Survey - 10/27/2015 - by Greg Jenkins
Project Name:Dabney Cabin Material and Expense Estimates
Project Leader:Greg Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 10/27/2015
End Date: 10/29/2015
Project Description:Prepared a materials take-off list, shopped for material pricing, and compiled written estimate
VWR Cabin equipment transport Survey - 08/23/2016 - by Greg Jenkins
Project Name:VWR Cabin equipment transport
Project Leader:Greg Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 08/23/2016
End Date: 08/23/2016
Project Description:Transported equipment to VWR Cabin Shed
Bluff Cabin and Water Tank Maintenance Survey - 08/05/2016 - by Greg Jenkins
Project Name:Bluff Cabin and Water Tank Maintenance
Project Leader:Greg Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:21
Patrolled Areas:Buckhorn Road
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 08/05/2016
End Date: 08/10/2016
Project Description:Cabin maintenance and fitted valve locks on water tank
Manzana Schoolhouse Survey Survey - 06/06/2016 - by Greg Jenkins
Project Name:Manzana Schoolhouse Survey
Project Leader:Greg Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:15
Patrolled Areas:Private Jeepway
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 06/06/2016
End Date: 06/06/2016
Project Description:Measured and photographed Manzana Schoolhouse
Bluff Cabin Maint. / ACE Crew escort to Alamar Saddle Survey - 05/19/2016 - by Greg Jenkins
Project Name:Bluff Cabin Maint. / ACE Crew escort to Alamar Saddle
Project Leader:Greg Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:29
Patrolled Areas:Buckhorn Road
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 05/19/2016
End Date: 05/22/2016
Project Description:Cabin Maintenance and escort ACE crew to Alamar Saddle
Bluff Cabin Maintenance Survey - 04/26/2016 - by Greg Jenkins
Project Name:Bluff Cabin Maintenance
Project Leader:Greg Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:21
Patrolled Areas:Buckhorn Road
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 04/26/2016
End Date: 04/29/2016
Project Description:Cabin Maintenance
Bluff Camp Survey and Unwrapping Survey - 09/03/2016 - by Susie Thielmann
Project Name:Bluff Camp Survey and Unwrapping
Project Leader:Susie Thielmann
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Road Patrol
Miles Worked:25
Patrolled Areas:Bluff Camp, Alamar Camp, Buckhorn Road, Santa Barb
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 09/03/2016
End Date: 09/05/2016
Project Description:

Quick trip report:

Saturday 9/3/16 Rick and I drove to SB Canyon and up to Bluff camp. We must have passed 50 trucks and camps of hunters. Only one was camped on the other side of the locked gate. The road is in great shape. Choke Cherry is still essentially dry.

We had time to unwrap the Bluff cabin and the outhouse but had to leave the barn wrapped. We left Bryan C. a piece of wrap on the cabin so he could say he unwrapped it and it was too high to reach. Everything looked nice and in place.

 9/4/16 Saturday Otis trimmed Durango’s feet and we took a nice long ride to Upper Oso. Sunday I rode him a short way. He seemed kind of sore so we will shoe him on Friday.

9/5/16 I took my two horses up toward Nineteen Oaks Sunday morning. We couldn’t get too far on the single track trail due to slides so we dropped down into the creek. We actually made it a little farther up the creek but Montana was too fat to fit between two big boulders. He decided to hightail it back towards Upper Oso. Great Day, Susie

Annual Gear Sale for LPFA Survey - 08/01/2016 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Annual Gear Sale for LPFA
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked: 0 miles
Patrolled Areas:worked at home
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 08/01/2016
End Date: 08/31/2016
Project Description:Obtain used , returned and last versions of backpacking gear . Clean sew and repair any gear that needs attention . Sort and tag all items .
Chokecherry Spring Plumbing Survey - 06/24/2016 - by Graham Goodfield
Project Name:Chokecherry Spring Plumbing
Project Leader:Graham Goodfield
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:30
Patrolled Areas:Alamar Camp, Chokecherry Spring, Bluff Camp, Buckh
Organization:Los Padres Outfitters
Start Date: 06/24/2016
End Date: 06/25/2016
Project Description:Project to check the Chokecherry Spring and fix the plumbing from the tomb down to the trough.  Also patrolled the Buckhorn Road from Santa Barbara Canyon to Upper Oso.
Images:
Alamar Trail National Trails Day 2016: Part 2 Survey - 04/29/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Alamar Trail National Trails Day 2016: Part 2
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2.4
Patrolled Areas:Bluff Camp, Alamar Trail, Double Bay Camp, Buckhor
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 04/29/2016
End Date: 05/01/2016
Project Description:3 day weekend trail project to work from Alamar Saddle down to Double Bay Camp at the bottom of the hill.  We brushed out the worst sections of trail, crosscut over 50 trees off the trail and started on tread work along the switchbacks at the bottom of the trail.

The work was to establish a trail in advance of the paid ACE Trail Crew moving in later in May.
Alamar Trail National Trails Day 2016: Part I Survey - 04/29/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Alamar Trail National Trails Day 2016: Part I
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2.4
Patrolled Areas:Bluff Camp, Alamar Trail, Double Bay Camp, Buckhor
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 04/29/2016
End Date: 05/01/2016
Project Description:3 day weekend trail project to work from Alamar Saddle down to Double Bay Camp at the bottom of the hill.  We brushed out the worst sections of trail, crosscut over 50 trees off the trail and started on tread work along the switchbacks at the bottom of the trail.

The work was to establish a trail in advance of the paid ACE Trail Crew moving in later in May.
Bluff Camp Maintenance Survey - 07/15/2016 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:Bluff Camp Maintenance
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:9
Patrolled Areas:bluff, big pine, lower bear, middle bear, upper be
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 07/15/2016
End Date: 07/17/2016
Project Description:Dropped off new water heater at bluff
added fire restriction paperwork to bluff and alamar camps
surveyed big pine canyon and upper sisquoc trail
Santa Barbara 100 Endurance Race Aid Station Support Survey - 07/08/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Santa Barbara 100 Endurance Race Aid Station Support
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:5
Patrolled Areas:Buckhorn Road, Camuesa Connector Trail, Romero Cam
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 07/08/2016
End Date: 07/10/2016
Project Description:Aid Station support from July 8-10 at the Buckhorn Station for the Santa Barbara 100 Endurance Race.
“Big 4” Survey and Madulce Peak Trail Project - II Survey - 07/02/2016 - by Steve Cypher
Project Name:“Big 4” Survey and Madulce Peak Trail Project - II
Project Leader:Steve Cypher
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:9 miles
Patrolled Areas:Big Pine, West Big Pine, Madulce Peak, Samon Peak
Organization:LPFA, Sierra Club
Start Date: 07/02/2016
End Date: 07/04/2016
Project Description:See “Big 4” Survey and Madulce Peak Trail Project - I
“Big 4” Survey and Madulce Peak Trail Project - I Survey - 07/02/2016 - by Steve Cypher
Project Name:“Big 4” Survey and Madulce Peak Trail Project - I
Project Leader:Steve Cypher
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:9 miles
Patrolled Areas:Big Pine, West Big Pine, Madulce Peak, Samon Peak
Organization:LPFA, Sierra Club
Start Date: 07/02/2016
End Date: 07/04/2016
Project Description:

July 2, 2016 – Big Pine & West Big Pine Mountain Patrol

·      Met at Big Pine-Buckhorn Road gate in Santa Barbara Canyon.

·      After JHA, 17 people in 6 vehicles drove to Windy Gap.

·      Hiked to West Big Pine Mountain summit and lookout site – trail from Windy Gap is overgrown with two significant logs across.

·      Hiked to Big Pine Mountain summit – old road to top cannot be followed due to huge fallen trees and brush. Bushwhacking required.

·      Temperature warm, but cool breeze kept us comfortable.

·      Smoke from Pine Fire could be seen but not smelled. Many aircraft flying to fire all weekend.

·      Set up camp at Alamar Guard Station site – plenty of room for 9 tents & 6 vehicles, toilet much appreciated by group.

 

July 3, 2016 – Madulce Peak Trail Maintenance

·      After JHA, cleared brush, removed several small-medium logs, flagged & cairned route – all brush cut back, still many large logs to climb over.

·      Switchbacks below ridge indistinguishable and impossible to follow, but route is obvious.

·      One hiker completed the HPS list on Maducle and all celebrated.

·      Temperature warm with cool breeze, lots of shade on trail below ridge.

 

July 4, 2016 – Samon Peak Patrol

·      Broke camp and drove to wide spot in road ¼ mile below Chokecherry Spring.

·      Hiked a steep, winding route through brush to Samon Peak – route marked with many small rock cairns, but difficult to follow. Brush pervasive but not too thick.

·      Little shade on route – heat became oppressive.

·      Drove back to Santa Barbara Canyon – road is rough and narrow above Santa Barbara Potrero, but no problem for high clearance vehicles. No flat tires.

Images:
Forbush Camp Survey - 07/01/2016 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Forbush Camp
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:3
Patrolled Areas:East Camino Cielo Rd Trailhead, North Cold Springs
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 07/01/2016
End Date: 07/01/2016
Project Description:Rik and I hiked down to Forbush Camp from East Camino Trailhead.  The trail is in good condition.  It could us some level 1 brushing in sections. We cleared an illegal fire ring in the meadow by the upper campsite, and put the rocks into the fire pits of the two camps to indicate present fire restrictions.  I found an abandoned duffle bag with pillow and futon in the Gidley Creek. It will need to be hauled out by pack stock.

Images:
Bluff Cabin Survey Survey - 04/26/2016 - by Greg Jenkins
Project Name:Bluff Cabin Survey
Project Leader:Greg Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:26
Patrolled Areas:Buckhorn Road, Trail to West Big Pine.
Organization:
Start Date: 04/26/2016
End Date: 04/29/2016
Project Description:Survey cabin supplies, survey trail to West Big Pine, measure cabin.
Alder Creek Bay Laurel Tree Removal Survey - 06/09/2016 - by Bob Burtness
Project Name:Alder Creek Bay Laurel Tree Removal
Project Leader:Bob Burtness
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:N/A
Patrolled Areas:Alder Creek Trail
Organization:Volunteer Wilderness Rangers, USFS
Start Date: 06/09/2016
End Date: 06/09/2016
Project Description:     The mission of the day was to remove the section of a fallen 70 foot, 18 inch diameter trunk bay laurel tree lying across the Alder Creek Trail about a mile above the trailhead.

     Equipment included a five foot long crosscut felling saw, two hand saws, some wedges and a bottle of lubricant for the crosscut saw.

     We also had a Forest Service radio, first aid kit and suitable clothing (including hard hats) for the task.  A JHA was conducted prior to beginning the work.

     Four cuts were made:  one at the base of the tree across the creek (about f50 feet away), one on the upper side of the trail (beyond which were the upper 20 feet of the tree, plus two more cuts on the section blocking the trail.

     Two cuts were required due to the weight of the section across the trail.  The first of these cuts went smoothly, but due to a lack of maneuvering room, it was a challenge to roll a very heavy five foot section off the embankment into the creek.

     The second of these cuts was by far the most difficult.  Under bucking was not an option, and a top cut had to be made by single bucking only; the space for the second bucker was thin air about 15 feet above the creek.

     This operation was performed with the use of both the crosscut saw and the hand saws (Silky and a Corona).  Multiple kerfs resulted, thus adding to our time.  We were therefore exhausted and running out of time.  In the interest of safety, we though it best to stop at this point.

     Only about ten percent of this cut remains to be made.

     An attempt to include the photos with this report resulted in the disappearance of the report before I could send it.  Photos will be sent to Jasonn Beckstrand by separate e-mail.








Madulce Working Vacation II, May 2016 Survey - 05/20/2016 - by Steve Cypher
Project Name:Madulce Working Vacation II, May 2016
Project Leader:Steve Cypher
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:5 worked / 12 patrolled
Patrolled Areas:Santa Barbara Canyon Trail, Madulce Camp, Madulce
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 05/20/2016
End Date: 05/30/2016
Project Description:See Madulce Working Vacation I
Madulce Working Vacation, May 2016 Survey - 05/20/2016 - by Steve Cypher
Project Name:Madulce Working Vacation, May 2016
Project Leader:Steve Cypher
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:5 worked / 12 patrolled
Patrolled Areas:Santa Barbara Canyon Trail, Madulce Camp, Madulce
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 05/20/2016
End Date: 05/30/2016
Project Description: Friday, May 20

1.     6 volunteers hiked from Willow Flat to Madulce on Santa Barbara Canyon Trail.

2.     2 volunteers drove 4 mules & 2 horses packing supplies from Willow Flat to Madulce on Santa Barbara Canyon Trail.

3.     Santa Barbara Canon Trail clear until 2 miles below Madulce. Hikers started work clearing trail until after livestock had passed.

4.     Horses struggled to climb “Heartbreak Hill” – a mule had to lead them through the brush and into camp.

5.     Camp established at Madulce Station site.

a.     Adequate supply of clear water in creek.

b.     Site is being taken over by brushy vegetation – limited tent sites available due to cherry, ceonothus, rose, etc. growing everywhere.

Saturday, May 21

1.     5 volunteers worked to clear bottom of “Heartbreak Hill.”

a.     Able to clear brush on sides of rut and make minor repairs to tread.

                                               i.     Unable to re-establish existing trail to the side of the deeply rutted trail with hand tools.

                                             ii.     Authorization for use of chainsaws should be considered to establish a safe trail for hikers and stock.

                                            iii.     Re-routing the trail away from the steep, rutted route is recommended.

2.     Camp kitchen with tarp shelter erected beneath large cedars in camp.

3.     1 volunteer prepared meals.

4.     2 volunteers took mules & horses to Willow Flat and returned with more supplies.

Sunday, May 22

1.     5 volunteers continued work clearing “Heartbreak Hill.”

2.     1 volunteer took mules to Willow Flats and returned with more supplies.

3.     1 volunteer prepared meals.

Monday, May 23

1.     4 volunteers continued work clearing “Heartbreak Hill.”

a.     Trail cleared just enough to improve stock safety for expert horsemen.

b.     Trail remains very brushy for almost a mile at the bottom of the hill.

2.     1 volunteer prepared meals.

3.     1 volunteer began work to repair corral.

Tuesday, May 24

1.     3 volunteers worked on corral.

2.     1 volunteer prepared meals.

3.     2 volunteers reconn’ed Madulce Peak Trail.

a.     ~ 20 logs across Madulce Trail below intersection with Peak trail.

b.     ~ 35 logs across Madulce Peak Trail – several large and complex.

c.     Several brushy sections.

d.     Switchbacks to ridge difficult to identify – often lost beneath deadfall.

e.     Occasional flagging to identify trail.

Wednesday, May 25

1.     5 volunteers worked to clear Madulce Trail from camp.

2.     1 volunteer prepared meals.

3.     2 volunteers worked on corral.

Thursday, May 26

1.     4 volunteers worked to clear Madulce Trail.

2.     1 volunteer prepared meals.

3.     3 volunteers worked on corral.

Friday, May 27

1.     5 volunteers worked to clear Madulce Trail.

2.     1 volunteer prepared meals.

3.     3 volunteers worked on corral.

Saturday, May 28

1.     5 volunteers worked to clear Madulce Trail in the morning.

a.     Trail cleared from camp about 1.5 miles to just below pine forest.

2.     5 volunteers began work on Puerto Suelo Trail in afternoon.

3.     1 volunteer prepared meals.

4.     2 volunteers worked on corral.

5.     3 volunteers cleared hazard trees from corral area, and removed large log from Madulce Trail using crosscut saws.

6.     2 volunteers took mules & horses to Willow Flat and returned with more supplies.

Sunday, May 29

1.     8 volunteers worked to clear Puerto Suelo Trail

a.     Approx. ¾ mile cleared from camp.

b.     Stopped work in area of intense brush below Puerto Suelo saddle.

2.     1 volunteer prepared meals.

3.     5 volunteers worked on corral - corral completed and safe for several pack stock.

4.     1 volunteer took mules to Willow Flats to begin packing out supplies.

Monday, May 30

1.     Broke camp at Madulce – ensured area clean.

2.     10 volunteers hiked Santa Barbara Canyon Trail to Willow Flat.

3.     4 volunteers drove 5 mules & 4 horses to Willow Flat.

Loma Pelonas to Pens Camp Indian creek trail p Survey - 05/28/2016 - by Rick Humphrey
Project Name:Loma Pelonas to Pens Camp Indian creek trail p
Project Leader:Rick Humphrey
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Select Type
Miles Worked:1.2
Patrolled Areas:Lomas down to valley floor to Pens Camp Indian Cre
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 05/28/2016
End Date: 05/30/2016
Project Description:Worked the Lomas to Pens Camp trail brushing top section.  Barely any water at Pens Camp Indian Creek.
Thru hike...Santa Barbara Canton to Nira Survey - 05/24/2016 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Thru hike...Santa Barbara Canton to Nira
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:40
Patrolled Areas:SB canyon , Madulce,Alamar Saddle,Sisquoc River ,W
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 05/24/2016
End Date: 05/30/2016
Project Description:Work Madulce trail with group . Recon trail to South Fork , Upkeep on South Fork Cabin , Hike out to Nira.
Loma Pelonas to Pens Camp Indian Creek trail project - LPFA Survey - 05/28/2016 - by Rick Humphrey
Project Name:Loma Pelonas to Pens Camp Indian Creek trail project - LPFA
Project Leader:Rick Humphrey
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:Select Type
Miles Worked:1.2
Patrolled Areas:Pens Camp Indian Creek -Lomas trail connector to P
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 05/28/2016
End Date: 05/30/2016
Project Description:Worked from Lomas down to the valley floor towards Pens Camp.  There are still a couple sections of trail that need brushing and some roots that need to be grubbed and removed.  Pens Camp barely had any water.
Santa Ynez Valley Earth Day Survey - 05/21/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Santa Ynez Valley Earth Day
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:None
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 05/21/2016
End Date: 05/21/2016
Project Description:Volunteer work at the LPFA and Forest Service booth at Santa Ynez Valley Earth Day.
Bi-monthly recon to Forbush Camp Survey - 05/14/2016 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Bi-monthly recon to Forbush Camp
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:3.5
Patrolled Areas:Cold Springs Trail..Camino Cielo to Forbush Camp
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 05/14/2016
End Date: 05/14/2016
Project Description:Hike to Forbush camp from Camino Cielo . Trail and tread in good condition . Some light brushing could
  be helpful. The campsites were empty as is not the usual state for a weekend . Generally free of debris
  and clean except for a newly chopped up sapling in the 2nd camp. A small pool of clear water remains
  in the creek by the 2nd campsite .
Buckhorn Road Survey Survey - 05/12/2016 - by Rick Humphrey
Project Name:Buckhorn Road Survey
Project Leader:Rick Humphrey
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:8
Patrolled Areas:Bluff, Buckhorn, Chokecherry Spring
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 05/12/2016
End Date: 05/15/2016
Project Description:Worked on Buckhorn Trail with Chris Orr

Drove out to Chokecherry and moved tons of rocks.

The road all the way to the turn before chokecherry is manageable.

There are multiple small slides from Madulce to Chokecherry.

The turns before and after chokecherry have rock slides that need the dozer to move the rocks out of the road.

The culvert that allows water to flow under the road is completely blocked by dirt and huge rocks
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Lost Valley patrol Survey - 04/01/2016 - by Bard Salcido
Project Name:Lost Valley patrol
Project Leader:Bard Salcido
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:15
Patrolled Areas:Nira, Lost Valley,Twin Oaks, Hurricane Deck
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 04/01/2016
End Date: 05/02/2016
Project Description:Patrolled from NIRA up Lost Valley trail to the Hurricane Deck.

Water at NIRA

Water in Lost Valley trail designated to small trickle where creek rose to surface, barely pumpable.  Would NOT rely on pumping in Lost Valley drainage.

Thank you to Equestrians who cleared trail.  Recent log cuts.  Water in plastic jugs at Twin Oaks camp (in case of emergency)

Starting to ge hot on exposed Lost Valley trail.
Mono-Alamar Trail CCC Insertion #2 Survey - 04/25/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Mono-Alamar Trail CCC Insertion #2
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:15
Patrolled Areas:Mono-Alamar Trail, Pie Canyon Jeepway
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 04/25/2016
End Date: 04/28/2016
Project Description:Support CCC project along Mono-Alamar Trail above Ogilvy Ranch.  Mule pack support and CCC assistance.
Mono-Alamar Trail CCC Extraction Survey - 05/02/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Mono-Alamar Trail CCC Extraction
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:25
Patrolled Areas:Mono-Alamar Trail, Alamar Trail, Poplar Trail, Upp
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 05/02/2016
End Date: 05/05/2016
Project Description:CCC support for extraction from Mono Spike Camp.  Included mule stock support.
Forbush Overnight Survey - 04/30/2016 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Forbush Overnight
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:2
Patrolled Areas:North Cold Springs Trail, Forbush Camp
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 04/30/2016
End Date: 05/01/2016
Project Description:Rik and I hiked to Forbush Camp from Cold Springs Saddle.  The trail is in great condition.  No ticks.
There is some water flowing and some pools with clean water in the creek below the lower campsite.  Both campsites were in great condition.

 
Santa Cruz Guard Station Survey - 04/21/2016 - by Susie Thielmann
Project Name:Santa Cruz Guard Station
Project Leader:Susie Thielmann
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:14
Patrolled Areas:Santa Cruz
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 04/21/2016
End Date: 04/22/2016
Project Description:Purpose/accomplished

1. Deliver supplies: chairs, paint, water, kitchen supplies
2. Drive and check road. No problems, no large ruts (except ruts on side road into Happy Hollow)
3. Check water in Santa Cruz Creek: flowing across the road and at the trail. The flow is not very deep but
     better than last year at this time. I don’t think there will be enough water for stock this summer.
4. Pasture: good for stock now
5. Checked fencing: good cross fencing up Black Canyon. Gates intact.
6. Maintenance:
  a. Raked leaves away from SCGS
  b. Painted over exposed wood damaged by bears (SCGS and out house)
  c. Took out trash and outdated food, cleaned
  d. Worked a little on the windows - caulking
  e. Cobwebbed
  f. There are two spare/full propane canisters inside for the stove.
7. Communication check:
  a. Able to use the smaller radio to check in and out with dispatch.
  b. Able to communicate via DeLorme Inreach (email)
8. Trail patrol: Hiked from SCGS to Happy Hollow
  a. Raked leaves away from SCGS
  b. Painted over exposed wood damaged by bears (SCGS and out house)
  c. Took out trash and outdated food, cleaned
  d. Worked a little on the windows - caulking
  e. Cobwebbed
  f. There are two spare/full propane canisters inside for the stove.
  a. Able to use the smaller radio to check in and out with dispatch.
  b. Able to communicate via DeLorme Inreach (email)
  a. There are 4 sections on the ’40 mile wall’ that need stabilization (ie cribbing). Tread generally
       good. One overhead limb needs to be removed. I removed several.
  b. Good for stock now (I didn’t go down the front side)
  c. Wildflower show

Needs: Coleman fuel for lantern, replacement globe, hinges on the propane box need repair (Elmers glue and 20 X 1 inch screws), rats have been eating the porch rafters – needs screening, need small mesh screen for the
outhouse, need brown paint 1 gallon, need grey paint for floor and white non glossy paint for cupboards, WD 40,
Mono-Alamar Trail CCC Insertion Survey - 04/19/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Mono-Alamar Trail CCC Insertion
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:15
Patrolled Areas:Pie Canyon Jeepway, Mono-Alamar Trail, P-Bar, Midd
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 04/19/2016
End Date: 04/20/2016
Project Description:Project to pack the CCC into their spike camp above Ogilvy Ranch.  Project included meeting the CCC at P-Bar Camp and escorting them over Pie Canyon out to Ogilvy Ranch.  Then meeting a stock packing crew at Ogilvy and packing the CCC up 2miles to their spike camp.


LPFA Earth Day Booth - Santa Barbara Survey - 04/16/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:LPFA Earth Day Booth - Santa Barbara
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:NA
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 04/16/2016
End Date: 04/17/2016
Project Description:Worked the LPFA booth at Earth Day.  Talking trails, recruiting volunteers, relaying the forest stoke.
Forbush Camp Survey - 04/09/2016 - by Paul
Project Name:Forbush Camp
Project Leader:Paul
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:4
Patrolled Areas:North Cold Springs Trail, Forbush Camp
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 04/09/2016
End Date: 04/10/2016
Project Description:Rik and I hike from East Camino Cielo/Cold Springs Trailhead to Forbush.  We stayed in the upper campsite.  We raked the area around the fire ring.  We cleaned out the ashes in the fire pit.  We met up with two backpackers from the LPFA Backpacking class and educated them on the area.
Madulce Camp and Trail Survey Survey - 04/01/2016 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Madulce Camp and Trail Survey
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:22
Patrolled Areas:Willow Flat Camp,Madulce Trail, Madulce Camp, Madu
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 04/01/2016
End Date: 04/03/2016
Project Description:Hiked from Willow Flat Campground (Madulce Trailhead) to Madulce Camp on 4/1. Removed a few downed trees. Good water around mile 4 to base of Heartbreak Hill.  Good water at camp.  

Hiked up to Madulce Peak and recorded the downed trees.   Trail needs to be established near peak and tread restored.
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Lomas to Pens Camp trail brushing Survey - 04/01/2016 - by Rick Humphrey
Project Name:Lomas to Pens Camp trail brushing
Project Leader:Rick Humphrey
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1.3
Patrolled Areas:Lomas Pelona Pie Canyon jeepway to Pens Camp Indi
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 04/01/2016
End Date: 04/03/2016
Project Description:7 LPFA volunteers brushed 85% of the trail from the Lomas on the pie canyon jeep way down to Pens Camp.  The top portion of the trail leaving Lomas still needs some light tread work and brushing.  We flagged the trail thoroughly.  Worked at Pens Camp cleaning and clearing brush around campsite.  The trail into and out of Pens Camp is greatly improved upon.  There was plenty of water flowing at Pens Camp on Indian Creek.  We encountered 2 rattlesnakes on the mid day hike up from Pens to the Lomas on the trail, be careful folks!!!!!
Lomas to Pens Camp trail project Survey - 04/01/2016 - by Richard Humphrey
Project Name:Lomas to Pens Camp trail project
Project Leader:Richard Humphrey
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1.5
Patrolled Areas:Lomas Pelonas to Pens Camp
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 04/01/2016
End Date: 04/03/2016
Project Description:Spike camped with 7 LPFA volunteers at the Lomas on Pie Canyon jeep way.  Worked down to Pens Camp on Indian Creek.  Brushed and flagged the 1.2 mile trail.  There still remains a couple small sections that need to be brushed.  There were 2 trees that need to cleared from the trial if pack horses are trying to get through. The first section coming down from the lomas could use some light tread work as well.
Lower Sisquoc Loop Trail Patrol & Recon, March 22-24, 2016 Survey - 03/22/2016 - by Steve Cypher
Project Name:Lower Sisquoc Loop Trail Patrol & Recon, March 22-24, 2016
Project Leader:Steve Cypher
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:43
Patrolled Areas:Manzana Creek Trail, Sisquoc River Trail
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 03/22/2016
End Date: 03/24/2016
Project Description:

Lower Sisquoc Loop Trail Patrol & Recon, March 22-24, 2016

 

1.     VWRs Steve Cypher & John Franklin in service at Lower Manzana Creek Trailhead near NIRA Campground, Tuesday morning, March 22, 2016.

a.     Hiked downstream to Manzana Schoolhouse.

                                               i.     Three other cars at trailhead.

                                             ii.     Trail in generally good shape & easy to follow.

                                            iii.     Creek running strong the whole way. Several creek crossings over-the-boot deep.

                                            iv.     A large tree fallen across the creek & trail from the south bank at Potrero Camp. This happened since I last visited 2/27.

                                              v.     Two more large trees down across the trail between Potrero & Coldwater Camps.

                                            vi.     Camps all clean & in good shape. A small group staying at Coldwater and a bigger group at Horseshoe Bend.

                                           vii.     Manzana Schoolhouse Camp Conditions:

1.     Water flowing in Manzana Creek and Sisquoc River

2.     Lots of long grass – Sisquoc River Trail out of camp may be hard to find for those unfamiliar.

3.     A tree has fallen and remains on top of the metal campsite sign.

4.     Some of the shady oaks at campsites have no green leaves. If these trees are dead, they will become hazards that must be removed.

b.     Hiked upstream on Sisquoc River Trail

                                               i.     Long grass caused us to lose the trail many times. There is no distinguishable trail tread in many places.

1.     We often followed the footprints of a single horse headed in our direction while searching for the trail. It appeard that a rider with one horse had completed the Lower Sisquoc Loop all the way back to NIRA a few days before us.

                                             ii.     Three large trees down across trail between Manzana Schoolhouse and first Sisquoc crossing.

                                            iii.     Got wet feet at every Sisquoc River crossing the first day. Sisquoc River exceedingly silty all the way above South Fork.

                                            iv.     Mapped camps in good shape – clean with shovels.

                                              v.     Ran into a solo hiker (male from Santa Barbara) downstream from Water Canyon. He hiked with us to our camp.

                                            vi.     Camped at Miller Canyon Base. Ate Miner’s Lettuce from bumper crop. Muddy water from river doesn’t taste too bad after filtering.

2.     Hiked from Miller Canyon Base to South Fork Station Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

a.     Lost trail where it goes high on north bank downstream from Abel Canyon.

b.     River flowing strong & muddy at Abel Canyon Camp.

c.     Two huge oaks fallen across trail just east of Abel Canyon Camp. Many large logs, one > 40’’ diameter. After thorough investigation we recommend re-routing the trail to the north of the fallen trees. This would deviate from the original tread by just a few yards, but eliminate the considerable time and risk involved in clearing the mess.

d.     Cliff Camp nearly lost in long grass. Didn’t find a shovel. Large, flat grassy area could serve as a spike camp for several workers and stock, if the river is still flowing.

e.     Large tree across trail where it leaves camp to climb the south bank below the cliff.

f.      Trail on south bank near Cliff Camp is narrow in places, but clear. Some hikers don’t like the climb, but we suggest this original route be maintained since it’s more sustainable than a creek-bottom alternative.

g.     A fallen tree near Big Bend Canyon is causing travelers to drop into the creek bottom and miss the ramp up the south bank.

h.     The trail up onto the south bank near Big Bend Canyon is faint and imperceptible in places. In other places it is very narrow or completely sliding off the hillside. We recommend repairing the tread as the most sustainable option, but it will require using a gps to find the route and lots of dirt-work to establish the tread.

i.      Long grass obscures the tread along the bottomlands downstream from Sycamore Camp. Many creek crossings need to be made more plain.

j.      We recommend either installing carsonite trail signs or constructing large rock cairns at creek crossing downstream from Sycamore Camp and also downstream from Cliff Camp where the river is wide and a tread cannot be maintained.

k.     We recommend repairing the old trail leading downstream out of Sycamore Camp up the south bank – it will require a slight deviation from the old route to a better stream crossing at the camp, but eliminates a stretch of sandy and rocky use trail and an un-maintainable river crossing

l.      Sycamore Camp in generally good shape.

                                               i.     Has a small picnic table in good shape.

                                             ii.     Has several acres of flat grass for stock.

                                            iii.     Has a McLeod but no shovel.

                                            iv.     Toilet wall needs to be repaired.

                                              v.     No sign of recent beaver activity where there was a dam at the crossing upstream from camp.

m.   Trail to South Fork in decent shape – same as it has been for last few years.

                                               i.     Trail has had a slight re-route above a dangerous slide.

n.     South Fork Station clean and in good shape.

                                               i.     One backpacker staying in the cabin – left it clean. Two more backpackers arrived in the evening and stayed at campsite by river.

                                             ii.     Best source of firewood is from fallen trees along river below campsites.

                                            iii.     Sisquoc River flow less than expected for this time of year. Water is muddy.

                                            iv.     South Fork water clear, sweet, abundant.

3.     Hiked from South Fork Station to NIRA Campground on Thursday, March 24, 2016.

a.     Trail is in good condition and easy to follow, with minor challenges in rocky sections on the climb from South Fork.

b.     A large log high across the trail near South Fork. Two small trees across trail near Lonnie Davis. One large log across trail at Happy Hunting Ground. One large log across trail near Lost Valley Camp.

c.     Lots of water – flowing at Alcove Camp and over the fall. Swimming hole at Manzana Narrows has beautiful, clear water.

d.     Camps clean fairly clean and looking good (Fish Camp always has some trash).

e.     Saw 3 men camped at Alcove, 7 backpackers headed up trail, and 5 day hikers from NIRA.

f.      Several groups camped at NIRA. Lots of cars in parking lot.

 

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Buckhorn Road Patrol Survey - 03/28/2016 - by Aaron Songer
Project Name:Buckhorn Road Patrol
Project Leader:Aaron Songer
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Road Patrol
Miles Worked:36.3 miles
Patrolled Areas:Buckhorn Road, Chokecherry Spring, Bluff Camp
Organization:
Start Date: 03/28/2016
End Date: 03/29/2016
Project Description:road surveyed from Santa Barbara Potrero to Upper Oso
Sierra Madre Road Patrol Survey - 03/27/2016 - by Aaron Songer
Project Name:Sierra Madre Road Patrol
Project Leader:Aaron Songer
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Road Patrol
Miles Worked:46.3 miles
Patrolled Areas:Sierra Madre Road, Painted Rock Camp, Montgomery S
Organization:
Start Date: 03/27/2016
End Date: 03/28/2016
Project Description:road surveyed from 166 to Santa Barbara Canyon
Ocean View Trail Part 2 Survey - 02/26/2016 - by Ray Ford
Project Name:Ocean View Trail Part 2
Project Leader:Ray Ford
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:4
Patrolled Areas:Ocean View Trail
Organization:LPFA VWR
Start Date: 02/26/2016
End Date: 03/26/2016
Project Description:adding add't workers
Monte Arido to Ocean View Survey - 03/26/2016 - by Ray Ford
Project Name:Monte Arido to Ocean View
Project Leader:Ray Ford
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:4
Patrolled Areas:Monte Arido P-Line
Organization:LPFA VWR
Start Date: 03/26/2016
End Date: 03/26/2016
Project Description:The Project was designed to bring water and other supplies to the end of the Divide Pk OHV road to establish a base of beginning construction of a p-line from the DP OHV end for approximately 6 miles to the point where the single track trail joins with an abandoned Forest Service road East Camino Cielo). The project was authorized by the Ojai District Ranger, Sue Exline.

This section of overgrown trail was constructed in the early 1900s and seven for many years as a connector to the Ojai area. After the FS road was abandoned several decades ago the trail feel into disuse and both the road and trail became impassable.

The project involves cutting of a very thin route through the brush to allow the LPFA, Ojai Land Conservancy and Forest Service to determine if it is feasible to re-open the trail after so many years. The section in which the p-line is proposed to be cut is located at one of the most inaccessible parts of the Santa Ynez Mtns. From the east, getting to the single track involves following several miles of trail to Camino Cielo and from there a very rough 6 miles on the abandoned road to the single track.

From the west the OHV road would seem ideal for access but the road is in very poor condition and cannot be driven by any type of vehicle with the exception of vehicles such as the Polaris ATVs or similar due to the road conditions, narrow passages and overgrown brush. The main access at this point for access is from Murrieta Saddle via the Monte Arido "Trail" but this requires a hike up a mile of very steep dozer line that is both difficult to go up and even more difficult to go down. The climb (and descent) is 1,000' and at the very top there are several switchbacks that have eroded out and are extremely dangerous to cross.

Saturday Project
The project focused on getting water to the site via the OHV road and getting a group of volunteers to hike up the Monte Arido Trail to help transport the water 2 miles+ to an abandoned overnight site at White Ledge Camp. Three members of the Search and Rescue Team transported the water for us by driving out to the top of the Franklin Trail and ferrying it out to Divide Peak using a Polaris Rzr 1000. 

Ten hikers worked their way up to the top of the trail, met the SAR crew and from there carted about 25 gallons of water to the camp.

The result: there is now sufficient water at the camp for a number of overnight work parties (2-3 per group at most) and about the same amount hidden near the trailhead that can be transported to White Ledge Camp in the  future.

Recommendations
1) Hikers should be aware of the difficulty of hiking up and back down the Monte Arido Trail and everyone should have poles.

2) Hikers should have sturdy footwear with a tread that will help to avoid slipping and perhaps falling down the trail.

3) There is one set of switchbacks near the top of the trail with extreme exposure. The length of the exposure is not long but sliding off the trail at this point could cause serious injury. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS SECTION BE REPAIRED BEFORE ANY MORE VOLUNTEER GROUPS GO UP OR DOWN THE TRAIL.

4) The Ocean View Trail has been cut previously to White Ledge Camp but the path, while passable, is overgrown to the point that it is difficult to walk through without constantly brushing against the vegetation. Long sleeves and long pants are a must.
 
Divide Peak Road Survey Survey - 03/21/2016 - by Ray Ford
Project Name:Divide Peak Road Survey
Project Leader:Ray Ford
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Road Patrol
Miles Worked:15
Patrolled Areas:Divide Peak OHV
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 03/21/2016
End Date: 03/21/2016
Project Description:

Divide Peak OHV Report

Monday March 21, 2016

Project Leader: Ray Ford

Volunteers: Ron Noe, Paul Herning, Gordon Jenkins

8am-4:30pm 

Overview

The goal of the project was to review road conditions along the OHV route, to determine the ability to drive out to Divide Peak and to make recommendations for future projects.

1) Franklin Access

Currently we are awaiting approval from Pancho Smith for restoration of the upper part of the Franklin Trail. It was important to assess the potential for driving out to the top of the trailhead to work down from the top.

Conclusion: while road conditions are rough, the road is passable for 4x4 high clearance vehicles. The worst section is the final downhill to the Franklin Saddle area. This downhill section may require scouting before descending to the saddle. Two hundred yards beyond the saddle, an extremely rough section that climbs up over the top of a rocky hill, is impassable for anything but the most hard core all-terrain type of vehicles.

2) Ocean View Access

In addition, the LPFA has received approval to construct a p-line to enable us to assess conditions on the historic Ocean View Trail from Divide Peak to the Ojai portion of the Camino Cielo jeepway. The goal is to determine if it is possible to drive beyond the Franklin Saddle area to the end of the OHV road.

Conclusion: See above and image on the next page. The climb immediately east of the Saddle area is extremely difficult (Jeep Rating 8-9) with deep gullies that could cause a vehicle to bottom out. Once beyond this point it is approximately 5 more miles to Divide Peak. There are numerous other sections that are very steep and have gullying, loose rock and other obstacles that are slightly less difficult but would also present serious challenges and brush chokes long sections of the road making it difficult for larger vehicles to get through.

However, it is possible to drive to the end of the Divide Peak OHV road using narrower all-terrain type vehicles. I was able to drive my John Deere Gator over the worst of the sections near Franklin Saddle and from my walk to Noon Peak it appears that it is possible to drive the entire route with a similar type vehicle

Improvements: while I believe it would be possible to improve the road conditions enough for 4x4 access to Divide Peak it is not worth the amount of work required. The problem isn’t just the difficult sections but the amount of roadbed that the brush has grown into, creating a maximum 4-5’ width. In addition, the OHV rider we spoke with on our trip out was very adamant that he and others do not want any improvements because it lessen their experience.

Road Conditions

The OHV road is extremely rocky. It is 8 miles from the locked gate to the Saddle and requires a minimum of 1 hour 20 minutes to get there. There are numerous curves and blind spots, loads of rocks and the constant possibility of meeting a motorcycle or ATV coming the other way. Because there are single track sections that allow the motorcycles to bypass the road it is possible for them to get ahead of you without you knowing it so you always need to go slow.

Along with the rocky conditions, it should be noted that some of the motorcycle riders, who are trying to discourage ATV use of the route, have placed rocks strategically to make it more difficult to drive portions of the road. We talked with one rider, Dana McCorkle, who told us that use by commercial outfits is causing serious problems on the OHV route and that some riders have been cutting the opening at the locked gate to make it easier for larger ATVs to get in.

Their solution has been to place rocks, many of them stacked up, to slow down the ATVs. The result is that drivers may have to stop quite often to remove the rocks. It isn’t clear if this will anger the motorcyclists and cause issues for those of us driving the road.

Communication before Improving: What potentially is an issue if we would like to make improvements to the rough sections of the road is that the motorcyclists do not want the road improved at all if it means the ATV riders can get further up the route.

Before any effort is made to make improvements it seems like there should be communication with the concerned motorcyclists and others to work with them on improvements or other of their concerns. 

Conclusions/Recommendations

1.     Access is open for 4x4 high clearance vehicles to the Franklin Saddle area. Road is rough but passable.  Projects should be planned to go early and drive out later to avoid high use times for OHV use.

2.     Travel beyond Franklin Saddle only for very experienced UTV/ATV type travel.

3.     Users have widened the opening for OHV use t the locked gate so it is now about 56-58” wide (typical standard is 48”).  Work with Warren to help restore opening to the correct width.

4.     Consider meeting with OHV users to understand their concerns and enlist their help in patrolling and maintaining the road.

5.     Work with Warren to install new OHV signs that are now stored at the Pendola Station the motorcyclists would like to see installed on the Divide Peak route.

Buckhorn Trail: Upper Portion Brushing, Group 3 Survey - 03/18/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Buckhorn Trail: Upper Portion Brushing, Group 3
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:20
Patrolled Areas:Happy Hollow, Buckhorn Trail, Buckhorn Road, Santa
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 03/18/2016
End Date: 03/20/2016
Project Description:

LPFA project to work the top 1.7miles of the Buckhorn Trail. We completed all but 50

yards of the work we planned to accomplish. In addition to the trail brushing, we also

scouted the Santa Cruz Jeepway, felled a hazard tree at Happy Hollow, cleaned Happy

Hollow and cleared any rockfall from the Buckhorn Rd. In all there were 24 volunteers

who contributed 420 volunteer hours. We were based at Happy Hollow Campground.

Buckhorn Trail: Upper Portion Brushing, Group 1 Survey - 03/18/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Buckhorn Trail: Upper Portion Brushing, Group 1
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:20
Patrolled Areas:Happy Hollow, Buckhorn Trail, Buckhorn Road, Santa
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 03/18/2016
End Date: 03/20/2016
Project Description:LPFA project to work the top 1.7miles of the Buckhorn Trail.  We completed all but 50 yards of the work we planned to accomplish.  In addition to the trail brushing, we also scouted the Santa Cruz Jeepway, felled a hazard tree at Happy Hollow, cleaned Happy Hollow and cleared any rockfall from the Buckhorn Rd.  In all there were 24 volunteers who contributed 420 volunteer hours.  We were based at Happy Hollow Campground.
Buckhorn Trail: Upper Portion Brushing, Group 2 Survey - 03/18/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Buckhorn Trail: Upper Portion Brushing, Group 2
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:20
Patrolled Areas:Happy Hollow, Buckhorn Trail, Buckhorn Road, Santa
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 03/18/2016
End Date: 03/20/2016
Project Description:LPFA project to work the top 1.7miles of the Buckhorn Trail.  We completed all but 50 yards of the work we planned to accomplish.  In addition to the trail brushing, we also scouted the Santa Cruz Jeepway, felled a hazard tree at Happy Hollow, cleaned Happy Hollow and cleared any rockfall from the Buckhorn Rd.  In all there were 24 volunteers.  We were based at Happy Hollow Campground.
Buckhorn Road Survey Survey - 03/16/2016 - by Gordon Jenkins
Project Name:Buckhorn Road Survey
Project Leader:Gordon Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Road Patrol
Miles Worked:Upper Oso to Happy Hollow
Patrolled Areas:Buckhorn Road, Upper Oso to Happy Hollow
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 03/16/2016
End Date: 03/16/2016
Project Description:Survey road in advance of upcoming trail project
North Cold Spring Trail maintenance Survey - 03/05/2016 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:North Cold Spring Trail maintenance
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1
Patrolled Areas:Cold Spring, Forbush
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 03/05/2016
End Date: 03/05/2016
Project Description:Trail maintenance Cold Spring Trail.  Second list.
North Cold Spring Trail Survey - 03/05/2016 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:North Cold Spring Trail
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1
Patrolled Areas:Cold Spring, Forbush
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 03/05/2016
End Date: 03/05/2016
Project Description:On a rainy day.  Troop 26 went out on their first trail maintenance project.

Was supposed to be Caliente trail, but switch to Cold Spring due to weather conditions.

Lopping from the Trail head to the spring was completed. 

There is still work needed from the spring down to the camp.
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Chainsaw Field Training Survey - 03/12/2016 - by Michael Smith
Project Name:Chainsaw Field Training
Project Leader:Michael Smith
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:Figueroa Mountain
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 03/12/2016
End Date: 03/12/2016
Project Description:Chainsaw certification class for 10 volunteers
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Mission Pine and Santa Cruz Trails Recon Survey - 03/02/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Mission Pine and Santa Cruz Trails Recon
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:15
Patrolled Areas:Big Pine Spring, Mission Pine Basin, Coche Camp, K
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 03/02/2016
End Date: 03/02/2016
Project Description:Hiked from Big Pine Spring Camp to Flores inspecting the work completed by LPFA trail crews in 2015 along Mission Pine and then also work completed by ACE along Santa Cruz Trail.  All trails were in FANTASTIC shape!
Middle Hurricane Deck Loop Recon Survey - 02/26/2016 - by Steve Cypher
Project Name:Middle Hurricane Deck Loop Recon
Project Leader:Steve Cypher
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:19 miles
Patrolled Areas:Manzana Creek Trail, Potrero Trail, Hurricane Deck
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 02/26/2016
End Date: 02/27/2016
Project Description:Hiked up Potrero Trail to Indian paintings Friday afternoon. Potrero Trail wide and clear from volunteer project two weeks prior. Camped at well-used site near paintings. 

In morning hiked middle section of Hurricane Deck Trail. Trail was in the best shape I've seen in the last 7 years. A distinguishable tread with fresh footprints persisted for the 6 miles to the Lost Valley Trail intersection. Brushy sections had been recently lopped. There were a few spots where the trail left the open ridge crest and went through the brush that can be easily missed. One place a little over a mile from Lost Valley has very narrow tread across a steep hillside that can be unnerving. 

The Lost Valley Trail is becoming choked with waist-high bushes along the upper part. Descending into the valley there are lots of rocks that have rolled into the tread. Hiking is slow going around the bushes and stepping over the rocks. 

The washed-out places from the storm in the fall are easily navigable. Vulture Spring is running but there are no pools from which to collect water - mostly just a wet spot in a washout. A large tree is across the trail at the spring. Another large tree is across the trail a mile below Twin Oaks Camp. There was a little water flowing in the creek starting a mile below Twin Oaks.

I saw a party of 3 camped half a mile east of NIRA on Manzana Creek. Saw another party of 5 at the west Manzana Creek trailhead who camped Friday night near Coldwater Camp.
MTDC Chainsaw classroom training Survey - 02/27/2016 - by Mike Smith/Mickey McTigue
Project Name:MTDC Chainsaw classroom training
Project Leader:Mike Smith/Mickey McTigue
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:Required 8 hour class
Patrolled Areas:Required 8 hour class
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 02/27/2016
End Date: 02/27/2016
Project Description:Required 8 hour class
Madulce Trail Project (2 of 2) Survey - 10/23/2015 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Madulce Trail Project (2 of 2)
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:See 1 of 2
Patrolled Areas:See 1 of 2
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 10/23/2015
End Date: 10/25/2015
Project Description:See 1 of 2
Madulce Trail Project (1 of 2) Survey - 10/23/2015 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Madulce Trail Project (1 of 2)
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:2 miles of the Madulce trail
Patrolled Areas:Maducle trail worked, and patrolled, Buckhorn road
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 10/23/2015
End Date: 10/25/2015
Project Description:Goal was to crosscut saw and brush approx 2 miles of Madulce trail from the peak trail intersection down trail towards Madulce camp.
Potrero Trail Maintenance ( 2 of 2 ) Survey - 02/13/2016 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Potrero Trail Maintenance ( 2 of 2 )
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:3.3 miles worked. 4.6 patrolled
Patrolled Areas:See 1 of 2
Organization:
Start Date: 02/13/2016
End Date: 02/15/2016
Project Description:Goals and objectives, work completed, and any work still needed?
Buckhorn Road Survey Survey - 02/28/2016 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:Buckhorn Road Survey
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:25
Patrolled Areas:Buckhorn Road
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 02/28/2016
End Date: 02/28/2016
Project Description:Surveyed the road out to bluff.
Work on slide issues from bluff to windy gap
Removed downed trees from road,  there are still at least two more trees on the road to bluff.
Blue Canyon and Caliente Saw Work Survey - 02/22/2016 - by Austin Fritzler
Project Name:Blue Canyon and Caliente Saw Work
Project Leader:Austin Fritzler
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:7
Patrolled Areas:Cottam, Blue Canyon, Caliente
Organization:VWR
Start Date: 02/22/2016
End Date: 02/23/2016
Project Description:    Talking with Jasonn, there were reports of multiple downed trees across the Blue Canyon and Caliente trails. Tree 1 was located between Cottam and Forbush, trees 2 and 3 were located near the Upper Blue Canyon section of trail and there were multiple cotton woods down on the Caliente Trail just past the damn. The objective was to spend several days hiking saws to these locations and clearing the trail and removing the obstructions. 

    Day 1 we were able to buck up and clear Tree 1 and the trees on Caliente. Many of the Cotton woods on caliente are stressed and I would not be surprised to see more down with just a few more light winds. Please keep us posted if more do come down and need to be removed. The oaks are also very stressed and are dropping large limbs all over the district, so I expect to see lots of saw work ahead. 

   Day 2 we hiked into upper Blue Canyon to take care of the two trees described in the original report. Both trees were successfully removed and the trail cleared. After this section was cleared we tied in with Warren at Pendola to start taking care of a few trees he wanted down or cut. There is more work to be done for him and hopefully I can get back there in the next few weeks to help him out. He has several dead oaks that pose a potential hazard near campsites. Several of these trees are located in the P-Bar Campground and the one near the bathroom will most likely need a sawyer with a climbing certification. I do not see this tree being possible to fall without damaging the bathrooms. 

The overall project objective was met. However with the condition of the oaks and cotton woods, I see many more sawing opportunities in our near future. Please email me with any questions or concerns regarding this project or if you have any reports of hazard trees or trail obstructions please contact Jasonn and he will get ahold of me. 

Thank you,
Austin 
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Potero John trail tree removal Survey - 02/23/2016 - by Mickey Mctigue
Project Name:Potero John trail tree removal
Project Leader:Mickey Mctigue
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:5 miles
Patrolled Areas:Clear fallen trees from Potero John ....1st 2 1/2
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 02/23/2016
End Date: 02/23/2016
Project Description:  Meet at 8 a.m. at M McTigue's and drive to Potero John TH with trail tools incl. rock bar and hydraulic ram.  Remove one large stump from trail and several smaller trees.
    Good water and tread .  Brushing to happen with H. Anderson and volunteers.
Santa Barbara Canyon Brush and Clearing Project 1 of 2 Survey - 02/18/2016 - by Curt Cragg
Project Name:Santa Barbara Canyon Brush and Clearing Project 1 of 2
Project Leader:Curt Cragg
Ranger District:Mt. Pinos Distrcit
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:7 miles
Patrolled Areas:Spike Camp/Willow Camp/Santa Barbara Canyon Trail/
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 02/18/2016
End Date: 02/21/2016
Project Description:

Santa Barbara Canyon Trail Project Schedule

February 19-21, 2016

Project Description:  Brush Clearing Crosscut project to clear brush and downed trees on the Santa Barbara Canyon Trail

Project Leader:  Curt Cragg

Assistant Project Leader:  Mark Subbotin

Note:  This is a backpacking project.  We will be hiking to a spike camp that is three miles from the trailhead to camp.  Bring all appropriate camping gear.  Pack stock will be providing support to carry tools, water and food to spike camp.  If you car camp at the trailhead (Willow Camp) with the pack crew, you will need to hike into the work site about 3 miles each way.

Project Schedule

Friday, February 19th

9:00 AM Friday Morning Crew Arrival--Santa Barbara Canyon Gate.  Please arrange carpools if possible from Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez or Ventura.  Please arrive at the gate by 9:00 am so that all volunteers can enter together.  We will be replacing the Forest Service key lock with a combination lock for late arrivals.

9:30 AM  Review JHA, sign waivers, safety and project discussion.  Work and hike to spike camp 3 miles from trailhead.

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Hike and work on way to spike camp

5:00 PM Dinner at Spike Camp provided by LPFA

NOTE:  There will be some allowance for Friday PM and/or Saturday AM arrivals.  Please contact me if and let me know when you can arrive.

Saturday, February 20th

7:00 AM Breakfast provided by volunteers--bring backpacking food as needed

8:00 AM Review PPE, JHA, set up work crews and distribute tools Hike in and work project

12:30-1:30 PM Lunch break on own at work area (Volunteers provide their own lunch and/or trail snacks).  Please take your own breaks as needed throughout the day.

4:00 PM Hike back to spike camp

5:00-6:30 PM Dinner at spike camp provided by LPFA


Sunday, February 21st

7:00-8:00 AM Breakfast Burritos provided by LPFA at trailhead (we will hike out in am) or food on own if you prefer to eat early

9:00-10:00 AM Pack up and load up for drive out.


Project Details:

Map and directions to trailhead/meeting location:  Please check this on Google Maps and allow plenty of driving time from your location.

If you’re coming from Ojai/Hwy 33, make a left turn onto Foothill Rd, then left turn on SB Cyn Rd.

If you're coming from Santa Maria/Hwy 166, make a right turn on Kirschenmann Rd, then a left turn on Foothill Rd, and then a right turn on Santa Barbara Cyn Rd.

Locked gate is located at the end of the paved road of SB Cyn at Reyes Ranch.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zO_HvapqlMOE.koiCKkfYIu4s&usp=sharing


New Volunteers Please Read:  https://sbtrails.org/for-new-volunteers/


Food Provided by LPFA:  LPFA will provide a pasta dinner with salad and bread for crew on Saturday and Sunday night and breakfast burritos on Sunday morning.  Volunteers to provide own food and snacks for lunch on trail, breakfast at spike camp on Saturday, and any additional meals that are not provided by LPFA, or specialty foods due to personal dietary restrictions.  


Trail Tools and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE): Tools to be provided by the LPFA include Crosscut Saws, Loppers, Silky Saws, McLeods, Trailsmith (Pulaski’s), Helmets and Gloves.  Please bring eye protection in the form of sunglasses or safety glasses and a helmet if you have one.  You are also welcome to bring your gloves and personal tools.  Crew leader will provide one crosscut saw for tree clearing as needed.


Job Hazard Analysis and Volunteer Agreement: Crew leaders will review the Job Hazard  Analysis (JHA) with all volunteers prior to the commencement of work. All volunteers must sign the Volunteer Agreement and will be given credit for hours worked.


If you would like to participate or have questions about this project contact Curt Cragg to RSVP, sbhikers@gmail.com 805-260-8233


Recon Forbush Survey - 02/20/2016 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Recon Forbush
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:4 miles
Patrolled Areas:Trail from Camino Cielo to Forbush and camp
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 02/20/2016
End Date: 02/21/2016
Project Description:   Drive to TH and hike to Forbush Camp. Trail could use some brushing , but good tread .
Clean up both campsites, remove ashes from fire pits , pick up trash ,  bring in shovel with new handle
and rake areas around campfire pits.
   There are 4 hazard trees in the 2nd campsite. As we sat in front of an evening fire a huge limb from
a campsite oak came crashing down with no warning. It fell on a tent site. These trees are 30" or more in diameter and require a C class chainsaw expert.
Baron Ranch Survey - 02/06/2016 - by Ray Ford
Project Name:Baron Ranch
Project Leader:Ray Ford
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:.5
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 02/06/2016
End Date: 02/06/2016
Project Description:The Baron Ridge Trail project consists of new trail construction on the Gaviota Coast. The trail leads from lower Baron Ranch to the SY Mtn crest with about 3 miles of new single track trail when completed. The project combines work done by the LPFA trail crew and volunteers. On this volunteer day we did final tread work on a half-mile section of trail, clearing brush and rock and outsloping the tread.
Potrero Trail Maintenance ( 1 of 2 ) Survey - 02/13/2016 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Potrero Trail Maintenance ( 1 of 2 )
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:3.3 miles
Patrolled Areas:3.3 Mile Potrero trail, Potrero Camp, 1.3 Miles of
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 02/13/2016
End Date: 02/15/2016
Project Description:A 3 day trail maintenance project camping at Potrero Camp.
21 volunteers brushed and restored tread to standard on the entire 3.3 mile Potrero Trail
Caliente Trail Survey Survey - 02/13/2016 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:Caliente Trail Survey
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:3 miles
Patrolled Areas:Caliente, Upper Caliente
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 02/13/2016
End Date: 02/13/2016
Project Description:Survey Trail to Upper Caliente Camp

Brushing for the first 1/2 mile

Then past the dam.  There are about 10 down trees.  18 in Chainsaw can take care of them.
This is a section of Cottonwoods.  

There are no down trees after you reach the creek crossing after the cottonwoods.

Minor Brushing until Caliente pool.

Last section of Brushing is from the Camp back about 1/2 mile.
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Buckhorn Jeep Survey from Upper Oso to Bluff Camp Survey - 02/10/2016 - by Rick Humphrey
Project Name:Buckhorn Jeep Survey from Upper Oso to Bluff Camp
Project Leader:Rick Humphrey
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:42
Patrolled Areas:Upper Oso Gate Buckhorn jeepway to Bluff Camp
Organization:LPFA Volunteer
Start Date: 02/10/2016
End Date: 02/11/2016
Project Description:Surveyed from Upper Oso Gate to Bluff Camp.  Spent 3 hours moving rocks, and debris from jeep way making it safe to travel on.  Also cleared 3 miles above Bluff Camp towards windy gap, large rock slide down, mountain bikes, motorcycles can get around it only.
Valentines Bluff Cabin Patrol Survey - 02/13/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Valentines Bluff Cabin Patrol
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:20
Patrolled Areas:Bluff Cabin, Buckhorn Rd, Buckhorn Trail
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 02/13/2016
End Date: 02/14/2016
Project Description:Bluff Cabin Patrol

- Fixed the broken intake pipes to the water tank.
- The tank is empty, no water.
- There is no water at the intake reservoir in order to fill the tank.
- There is water below the rock wall and flowing down through the campground.
- I cleared 4 trees and brushed the trail from the tank to the spring.
- It appears that someone (non-VWR) turned on the water from the tank in order to use the outside spigots.  Probably in the process of that the tank emptied either by running water inside the kitchen or at another location.
- There was a few gallons of water in both outside spigots, which indicates that someone has been messing with the system even after it was winterized.
- Cabin is void of any water in the pipes at the moment.
- Did not see any indications that there were any other plumbing issues or holes in the tank.
- The new stove pipe looks great, thanks to Mickey!
- Cabin was clean.
- There is a small gas leak in the new three burner stove.  Did not investigate but you could certainly smell gas even when the stove was turned off.
- I left a few 1" pvc couplings and other connectors along with pipe primer and glue.
- Met three mountain bikers who stayed at Bluff and came from SB Cyn.
- Road was very passable, thanks Rick, but there is one large rock just below the Chalk Bluffs that is a little tricky to get around.
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Brushing Lyon Connector Stock Trail Survey - 02/04/2016 - by Ed Diaz
Project Name:Brushing Lyon Connector Stock Trail
Project Leader:Ed Diaz
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:.5
Patrolled Areas:Lyon Connector Stock Trail
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 02/04/2016
End Date: 02/04/2016
Project Description:Cleared brush to stock standard on lower to middle of trail.  Repaired 2 rock water bars. Upper portion of trail close to road still needs work.
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Romero Trail Survey to Blue Canyon Camp Survey - 02/06/2016 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:Romero Trail Survey to Blue Canyon Camp
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:1.5
Patrolled Areas:Romero Trail, Blue Canyon Camp
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 02/06/2016
End Date: 02/06/2016
Project Description:Romero Trail needs some brushing from Top to bottom.

There are multiple ruts due to the steepness of the trail

There is tread work needed when the trail reaches blue canyon trail.  Just above the creek.

Sign at the junction of blue canyon trail needs to be reattached.

Water is flowing in blue canyon.  Looks great. 

Blue Canon camp was clean.  Thanks to Rik and Paul.
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Camino Cielo to Forbush camp and back Survey - 02/05/2016 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Camino Cielo to Forbush camp and back
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:3.4
Patrolled Areas:Cold Springs Trail From Camino Cielo to Forbush Ca
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 02/05/2016
End Date: 02/05/2016
Project Description: Drive to trailhead at Camino Cielo and hike to Forbush . Trail in good order
Pick up all trash and cans and haul out with broken shovel .
Return to town and buy shovel handle at Home Depot and install .
Campsites are now in good order, trail has a good tread  . There is a small pool of good water in the creek just below the 2nd camp. The remains of an old sleeping bag needs removal.
  The remains of an illegal fire below the water tank on Camino Cielo was being cleaned up by a FS Ranger
as I arrived at the TH. He said the areas along the Camino Cielo Road has become a regular part of his
patrol.    Wonderful !
Aliso Canyon Loop Survey - 02/03/2016 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Aliso Canyon Loop
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:4.5 miles
Patrolled Areas:Aliso Canyon Trail Loop..review and minor clearing
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 02/03/2016
End Date: 02/03/2016
Project Description:Hiked the 4,5 mile loop to assess the condition of the trail . There was some minor erosion ,but the entire trail loop remains very accessible to hikers, runners and experienced stock. I removed several limbs and
rocks with no real problems. Great views and a nice uphill work out.
Sisar Road and Lion Canyon Trail Survey - 01/27/2016 - by Ed Diaz
Project Name:Sisar Road and Lion Canyon Trail
Project Leader:Ed Diaz
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1
Patrolled Areas:Sisar Rd. and Lion Canyon Trail
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 01/27/2016
End Date: 01/27/2016
Project Description:Cleared landslide debris on middle section of Sisar Road, after 2nd gate, on approach to Lion Canyon Trail.  Started clearing brush approx. .6 mile from top of trail and cleared 200 yards down trail, passable for stock.  Checked down trail for additional work needed to a vista point 1.1 mile from top. There are areas in need of brushing and some rock clearing.  Trail is passable for hikers but had some tight places for stock. 
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Lion Canyon and Sisar Road Survey - 01/27/2016 - by Mickey McTigue
Project Name:Lion Canyon and Sisar Road
Project Leader:Mickey McTigue
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:20
Patrolled Areas:Sisar Road, Lion Canyon Trail
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 01/27/2016
End Date: 01/27/2016
Project Description:

Cleared landslide debris on middle section of Sisar Road, after 2nd gate, on approach to Lion Canyon Trail.  Started clearing brush approx. .6 mile from top of trail and cleared 200 yards down trail, passable for stock.  Checked down trail for additional work needed to a vista point 1.1 mile from top. There are areas in need of brushing and some rock clearing.  Trail is passable for hikers but had some tight places for stock. 

Images, JHA and signature form to be added within 48 hrs.  ed diaz

Arroyo Burro North Trail Maintenance Post VWR Training, Part II Survey - 01/23/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name: Arroyo Burro North Trail Maintenance Post VWR Training, Part II
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1.5
Patrolled Areas:Arroyo Burro Trail
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association, Ventana Wilderness Alliance
Start Date: 01/23/2016
End Date: 01/23/2016
Project Description:Trail project following the VWR Training.  We worked the Arroyo Burro Trail doing tread work up to the first switchback and chainsaw clearing of two trees up to 1mile up the trail from the water tank.  There were 15 people on the trail project.
Arroyo Burro North Trail Maintenance Post VWR Training Survey - 01/23/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Arroyo Burro North Trail Maintenance Post VWR Training
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1.5
Patrolled Areas:Arroyo Burro Trail
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association, Ventana Wilderness Alliance
Start Date: 01/23/2016
End Date: 01/23/2016
Project Description:Trail project following the VWR Training.  We worked the Arroyo Burro Trail doing tread work up to the first switchback and chainsaw clearing of two trees up to 1mile up the trail from the water tank.  There were 15 people on the trail project.
VWR training day presenters and assistants Survey - 01/23/2016 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:VWR training day presenters and assistants
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0 miles
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 01/23/2016
End Date: 01/23/2016
Project Description:Collection of hours pre post and during the vwr training.

Presenter hours and prep hours
Assistant hours

VWR Headquarters Limbing and Cleanup Survey - 1/18/2016 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:VWR Headquarters Limbing and Cleanup
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:Sage Hill Campground
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 1/18/2016
End Date: 1/18/2016
Project Description:Removed hazard limbs from oak trees, cut back bamboo, weed whacked grass and built new fire pit.
Santa Barbara Canyon RIRI Patrol Survey - 12/18/2015 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Santa Barbara Canyon RIRI Patrol
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Mt. Pinos District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:7.4
Patrolled Areas:Santa Barbara Canyon Trail, Madulce Camp
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 12/18/2015
End Date: 12/18/2015
Project Description:Scouted SB Cyn in order to prepare a plan of work for clearing the trail.  More details here:

Santa Cruz Trail Survey - 12/28/2015 - by Susie Theilmann
Project Name:Santa Cruz Trail
Project Leader:Susie Theilmann
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:14
Patrolled Areas:Santa Cruz
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 12/28/2015
End Date: 12/29/2015
Project Description:

Dec 28 – 29, 2015 Overnight backpack to Santa Cruz Guard Station from Upper Oso (318)

It was a short, quiet trip. No one on the trail Monday. Tuesday had many bicyclists and hikers on the front side. Only one bicyclist had a bell but everyone was very polite. The trail north of Alexander Saddle had some areas crusty from frost. Chilly at the Guard Station.

Water:

Basically none in Santa Cruz Creek. There were some puddles but no running water.

Tread:

The trail tread was in generally in good shape thanks to the work done this year (Thanks Jason). Rideable and hikeable.

I attached a photo (337) of the east end of the ’40 Mile Wall’. It could use some tread work.

There are 6 areas on the wall that are probably going to completely wash out with the next rain (332). At the present time they are just narrow areas, almost washed out but are hikeable. They are all in the center of the “40 Mile wall’. I have the lat/longitudes on my gps.

All the cribbed areas are holding well.

Holes in the Big Crib Wall tread (front side): See photo 360.

This is one of about 6 gaps and holes in the tread. If someone can drop me off at the top I’ll bring in some wire to fix them.

The slides on the Big Crib Wall are the same as always…no better…no worse. The uphill cribbing is still collapsing inwards onto the trail.

Brushing:

none needed. Just two overhanging branches that I couldn’t reach.

Work done besides patrol and report:

Raked the leaves away from the cabin. Swept and cobwebbed inside. All the camps are still marked for ‘no fires’. There isn’t any grass to cut yet.

Cleaned the stock tank and brushed around it. The pipe needs to be cleaned and opened up. I could do that also if someone will drop me off at the top. Would love an extra hand.

Thanks for the opportunity…I love it back there.
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Nira to SouthFork Wilderness Patrol Survey - 12/28/2015 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Nira to SouthFork Wilderness Patrol
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Lucia District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:35
Patrolled Areas:Upper Manzana Trail Nira to SouthFork, Siquoc Rive
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 12/28/2015
End Date: 01/02/2016
Project Description:We completed the following items on this project:

1) wilderness patrol,
2) camp inspections (Lost Valley, Fish Creek, Ray's, Manzana, Narrows, HHG, White Ledge, and SouthFork)
3) monitored water resources at camps and along trail
4) trail maintenance (cleared rocks, slides, small downed trees, and failed water bars)
5) cabin maintenance (tool inventory, rehung bear-damaged shutter)
6) emptied full fire pits (SouthFork, Narrows)
7) day hike to Forester's Leap to inspect trail condition, slides and repaired some failed waterbars
8) cut 10 downed trees (3" to 14")
9) reformatted Narrows Toilet
10) met 2 day hikers near Nira.
Images:
Hurricane Deck West Survey - 12/18/2015 - by Bard Salcido
Project Name:Hurricane Deck West
Project Leader:Bard Salcido
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:Select Type
Miles Worked:15
Patrolled Areas:NIRA - Portrero - Hurricane Deck - Schoolhouse - N
Organization:
Start Date: 12/18/2015
End Date: 12/21/2015
Project Description:Winter Solstice Backpack Trip

Cold, rain forecasted.  The forecast was correct!  Broken sun, rain, hail at night.

Manzana River = dry.

Trail in good shape, evidence of Mtn. Bikers.

Hurricane Deck trail west from Portrero junction lightly used.  Followed trace of route.  Got lost from designated trail last section from ridge to Sisquoc/Manzana.

Fast trail due to use from Schoolhouse to NIRA.


Sawyers working the Buckhon Rd Survey - 12/16/2015 - by Mickey Mctigue
Project Name:Sawyers working the Buckhon Rd
Project Leader:Mickey Mctigue
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Road Patrol
Miles Worked:48
Patrolled Areas:Buckhorn rd., Bluff Camp
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 12/16/2015
End Date: 12/18/2015
Project Description: Work the Buckhorn Rd. from Upper Oso to 3 miles past Windy Gap.  Remove 16 hazzard trees primarily
after Windy Gap.
   Cut , split and replace and add to cabin stove wood supply .  Check and clean cabin and campsites.
    A small water flow past the upper campsite .
    
VWR Training Meeting Survey - 12/16/2015 - by Jasonn Beckstrand
Project Name:VWR Training Meeting
Project Leader:Jasonn Beckstrand
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 12/16/2015
End Date: 12/16/2015
Project Description:Planning meeting for VWR training Day in January
Recon Forbush Survey - 12/13/2015 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Recon Forbush
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:4 miles
Patrolled Areas:Trail from Camino Cielo to Forbush and camp
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 12/13/2015
End Date: 12/13/2015
Project Description:Check trail and campsite.  No Campfire sign missing for the 2nd time at trailhead. Bury rotten food left at campsite . Gather and remove debris.
      No water at camp. Trail from Camino Cielo in good shape.
Ogilvy Ranch Mono-Alamar Trail Project: Part 2 Survey - 12/04/2015 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Ogilvy Ranch Mono-Alamar Trail Project: Part 2
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:7.8
Patrolled Areas:Mono-Alamar Trail, Mono Narrows Camp, Upper Mono C
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 12/04/2015
End Date: 12/06/2015
Project Description:LPFA trail project to work the Mono-Alamar Trail.  We completed the trail from the Indian-Mono Trailhead to above Ogilvy Ranch.  We also completed the last quarter mile of trail above Upper Mono Camp.
Ogilvy Ranch Mono-Alamar Trail Project: Part 1 Survey - 12/04/2015 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Ogilvy Ranch Mono-Alamar Trail Project: Part 1
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:7.8
Patrolled Areas:Mono-Alamar Trail, Mono Narrows Camp, Upper Mono C
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 12/04/2015
End Date: 12/06/2015
Project Description:LPFA trail project to work the Mono-Alamar Trail.  We completed the trail from the Indian-Mono Trailhead to above Ogilvy Ranch.  We also completed the last quarter mile of trail above Upper Mono Camp.
Bluff Camp and West Big Pine survey Survey - 11/26/2015 - by Rick Humphrey
Project Name:Bluff Camp and West Big Pine survey
Project Leader:Rick Humphrey
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:25
Patrolled Areas:Buckhorn road to West Big Pine.
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 11/26/2015
End Date: 11/28/2015
Project Description:Patrolled from Upper Oso to West Big Pine on buckhorn road.   Removed some rocks away from the jeep way, other the road is in great shape.  No down trees or obstacles to remove. 
Hurricane Deck Trail Report Survey - 11/20/2015 - by Bard Salcido
Project Name:Hurricane Deck Trail Report
Project Leader:Bard Salcido
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:Nira to White Ledge to Portreo to Nira
Patrolled Areas:Nira, Lost Valley, Fish, Rays, Oak, Manzana, Narro
Organization:
Start Date: 11/20/2015
End Date: 11/24/2015
Project Description:Backpacked over the Thanksgiving Holiday

Patolled the trail from NIRA - Lost Valley - Fish - Rays - Oak - Manzana - Narrows - White Ledge - Hurricane Deck - Potrero - NIRA

No water until after Manzana Camp.  Stagnant pools, filter pumped from trickle between pools.

Downed trees: between Fish Camp and Rays Camp, Manzana to the Narrows

Bushwacked from White Ledge to Lost Valley intersection on Hurricane Deck

Loose trail from Lost Valley intersection to Potrero on the Hurricane Deck

Thirsty and tired back at NIRA
Bluff Maintenance and Road Survey Survey - 11/19/2015 - by Mickey McTigue
Project Name:Bluff Maintenance and Road Survey
Project Leader:Mickey McTigue
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:40
Patrolled Areas:Bluff Cabin, Buckhorn Rd
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 11/19/2015
End Date: 11/21/2015
Project Description:Fixed roofing around stove pipe.
Cut 17 trees off road from Windy Gap to Alamar Saddle
Mission Pine Springs Survey - 11/21/2015 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Mission Pine Springs
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:13
Patrolled Areas:McKinley Fire Road, McKinley Springs Camp, Eastern
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 11/21/2015
End Date: 11/23/2015
Project Description:We drove up the MckInley Fire Road from Cachuma Saddle, and stayed the first night at McKinley Springs Camp. Our project included cleaning the fire pit, painting the two tables, cleaning the toilet platform and digging the pit deeper. There was clean water in the spring and stock tanks, with an approximate flow of 1 liter per 10 minutes.  

On Sunday we drove to McKinley Saddle where we met a group of 8 backpackers who had stayed the night at Mission Pine Springs (MPS) camp. On our way to MPS camp, we ran into a group of of 8 backpackers from LA.  We found their stealth camp just past San Rafael Peak and extinguished their smoldering campfire. 

We counted 4 downed trees and cleared temporary routes around these obstacles.  We stayed at MPS Camp, did general camp maintenance. The main spring was dry so we enlarged an existing pool just below the dry source.  The stock trough was full.  Another source of water is located in the stream about 1/4 mile on the trail below the campsite.

On out way out on Monday, we did some brushing and met two backpackers near the locked gate.

Images:
Madulce -Puerto Suelo - Alamar Trail Patrol Survey - 11/14/2015 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Madulce -Puerto Suelo - Alamar Trail Patrol
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:12
Patrolled Areas:Madulce Trail, Madulce Camp, Don Victor Trail, Pue
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 11/14/2015
End Date: 11/16/2015
Project Description:Patrolled and flagged the Madulce, Puerto Suelo, Don Victor and Alamar Trails.
Santa Barbara 100K Mountain Bike LPFA Aid Station Survey - 11/13/2015 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:Santa Barbara 100K Mountain Bike LPFA Aid Station
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:25
Patrolled Areas:Buckhorn Road, Alamar Camp, Bluff Camp, Upper Bear
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 11/13/2015
End Date: 11/14/2015
Project Description:Drove out to Alamar Saddle in advance of working the aid station at Madulce for the SB 100MTB.  Along the way we patrolled the Buckhorn Rd and also checked out a few camps.
Forbush Camp Survey - 11/14/2015 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Forbush Camp
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:4
Patrolled Areas:Cold Springs/ E Camino Cielo Trailhead, North Cold
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 11/14/2015
End Date: 11/15/2015
Project Description:Rik and I hiked from Cold Springs Trailhead on East Camino Cielo Rd, down to Forbush Camp.  We cleaned out some of the waterbars on the trail in preparation for the forecasted rain.  We cleaned up trash around the lower campsite and raked the leaves from around the fire pit.  We met two backpackers who stayed at the upper campsite. On the way back to the car, we met two day hikers who said they were going to Little Caliente Hot Springs. 
Images:
LPFA gear sale Survey - 11/07/2015 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:LPFA gear sale
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:Select Type
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:Tuckers Grove
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 11/07/2015
End Date: 11/07/2015
Project Description:Set up gear and help sell over $3,000. worth for the LPFA.
Backpacking Fundamentals Class Survey - 11/06/2015 - by Curt Cragg
Project Name:Backpacking Fundamentals Class
Project Leader:Curt Cragg
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:Los Prietos Cabin
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 11/06/2015
End Date: 11/07/2015
Project Description:Overnight camping experience with group from SLO. Show lightweight gear.
Boulder Canyon Trail Survey - 11/08/2015 - by Mark Subbotin
Project Name:Boulder Canyon Trail
Project Leader:Mark Subbotin
Ranger District:Mt. Pinos District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1.4
Patrolled Areas:Boulder Canyon Trail
Organization:
Start Date: 11/08/2015
End Date: 11/08/2015
Project Description:Removed 6 downed trees using crosscut saws.  See photos at link below

Bluff Camp survey and Buckhorn Road survey Survey - 11/02/2015 - by Richard Humphrey
Project Name:Bluff Camp survey and Buckhorn Road survey
Project Leader:Richard Humphrey
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:30
Patrolled Areas:Cleaned and surveyed Bluff Camp site, and survey b
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 11/02/2015
End Date: 11/03/2015
Project Description:Surveyed and cleaned up Bluff camp prior to camp winterization.  Patrolled up to towards Alamar camp on Buckhorn road, there were 3 sets of trees down, i was able to remove 2 of the 3 sets of down trees on the jeep way.  Reported the location and pics of last tree down; update is that a crew went in and cleared this tree downed location.
CCC Project Wrap Up at Ogilvy Ranch Survey - 11/03/2015 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:CCC Project Wrap Up at Ogilvy Ranch
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:16
Patrolled Areas:Mono-Alamar Trail, Upper Mono Camp, Mono Narrows C
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 11/03/2015
End Date: 11/04/2015
Project Description:Drove to Ogilvy Ranch to help pack up the CCC Crew and review the results from their week long trail project.  Scouted the Mono-Alamar Trail from Ogilvy up to Mono Narrows and then down about 1 mile towards Little Caliente.
Aliso Canyon Loop Survey - 11/04/2015 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Aliso Canyon Loop
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:4.5 miles
Patrolled Areas:Aliso Canyon Trail Loop
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 11/04/2015
End Date: 11/04/2015
Project Description:Pick up all blow down limbs on trail. Trail is in good shape with little water damage.
Semi monthly check up on Forbush Camp Survey - 11/03/2015 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Semi monthly check up on Forbush Camp
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Select Distrcit
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:4 miles
Patrolled Areas:Trail to Forbush camp and campsite
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 11/03/2015
End Date: 11/03/2015
Project Description:Pick up any debris from trail , collect and remove garbage from camp, check for water ...none.
Clean up campsites.
Manter Meadow Crosscut Saw Project Survey - 07/18/2015 - by Kathleen Phelps/Mike Smith
Project Name:Manter Meadow Crosscut Saw Project
Project Leader:Kathleen Phelps/Mike Smith
Ranger District:Select Distrcit
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:72 trees, 6 miles
Patrolled Areas:All trails surrounding and accessing Manter Meadow
Organization:LPFA, BCHC Los Padres Unit.
Start Date: 07/18/2015
End Date: 07/25/201
Project Description:
On July 18-25, thirteen volunteers from the Los Padres Forest Association (LPFA) and Backcountry Horsemen of California, Los Padres Unit (BCHC) teamed up to use pack stock, cross cut saws, a grip hoist and loppers to open trails blocked by fallen trees and brush around Manter Meadow, in the  Dome Land Wilderness Area on the Sequoia National Forest.  13 people and 10 stock packed in supplies to spend a week at "Government Camp" at Manter Meadow.  The camp, horse pasture and food were all great.  76 trees were cut out of the trails and 6 miles of trails were brushed. 

Images:
Gear Sale ... Nov. 7th Survey - 10/13/2015 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Gear Sale ... Nov. 7th
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:all work at home
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 10/13/2015
End Date: 10/15/2015
Project Description:Procure , clean and repair  an assortment of gear as a donation to the LPFA to be sold at Tuckers Grove on Dec. 7th.,
Lion Canyon Trail Survey - 10/29/2015 - by Mickey Mctigue
Project Name:Lion Canyon Trail
Project Leader:Mickey Mctigue
Ranger District:Ojai District
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:.6 miles
Patrolled Areas:Lion Canyon Trail
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 10/29/2015
End Date: 10/29/2015
Project Description: Drive to Lion Canyon TH . Brushing for .6 mile down from top.
Franklin Trail Survey - 10/17/2015 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Franklin Trail
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Barbara District
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:14
Patrolled Areas:The Pond Campsite, E. Camino Cielo Rd., Franklin T
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 10/17/2015
End Date: 10/18/2015
Project Description:Got dropped off at the Divide Peak OHV gate and hike to "The Pond".  Road in good condition. Encountered 6 motorcyclists.  Hiked down the Frankin Trail.  Phase II section is passable with more work to make the trail accessible by the public.
Images:
Forest structure drawings Survey - 07/01/2015 - by Greg Jenkins
Project Name:Forest structure drawings
Project Leader:Greg Jenkins
Ranger District:Select Distrcit
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:Dabney Cabin and Bluff Cabin
Organization:
Start Date: 07/01/2015
End Date: 08/31/2015
Project Description:Drawings and material estimates for Dabney Cabin and Bluff Cabin
Bluff Cabin New Mattress Project Survey - 05/01/2015 - by Lori Rafferty
Project Name:Bluff Cabin New Mattress Project
Project Leader:Lori Rafferty
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:30+
Patrolled Areas:Bluff Camp
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 05/01/2015
End Date: 05/30/2015
Project Description:Secured private donations from LPFA members to purchase 6 new covered mattresses for Bluff Cabin Bunk Room. 
LPFA Display at Wildling Museum Survey - 10/10/2014 - by Lori Rafferty
Project Name:LPFA Display at Wildling Museum
Project Leader:Lori Rafferty
Ranger District:All Districts
Project Type:General Volunteer
Miles Worked:30+
Patrolled Areas:Wildling Museum in Solvang, CA
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 10/10/2014
End Date: 11/01/2014
Project Description:Planning, design, printing/mounting and installation of LPFA's display for Wildling Museum's "Wilderness Resource Center Exhibit" for entire month of November 2014.
Bluff Cabin Maintenance Survey - 11/07/2014 - by Lori Rafferty
Project Name:Bluff Cabin Maintenance
Project Leader:Lori Rafferty
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:30+
Patrolled Areas:Buckhorn Road, Bluff Camp
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 11/07/2014
End Date: 11/09/2014
Project Description:Buckhorn Road patrol.
Mikey installed new stove vent.
Kail removed hazardous limb near cabin.
Cleaned outhouse.
Trash pickup around campgrounds.
Major inside cabin cleanup.
Stocked firewood for winter season.
De-winterized water line, tank and cabin water lines.
Bluff Cabin Maintenance Survey - 03/13/2015 - by Lori Rafferty
Project Name:Bluff Cabin Maintenance
Project Leader:Lori Rafferty
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:30+
Patrolled Areas:Buckhorn Road, Bluff Camp
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 03/13/2015
End Date: 03/15/2015
Project Description:Buckhorn Road patrol.
Hazardous tree removal around Bluff Camp.
Cleaned outhouse.
Trash pickup around campgrounds.
Pre-measurement/planning for future hot water cabinet design.
Major road blockage above Bluff on way up to Big Pine- needs serious dozer work!
Bluff Cabin Maintenance Survey - 05/16/2015 - by Lori Rafferty
Project Name:Bluff Cabin Maintenance
Project Leader:Lori Rafferty
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:30+
Patrolled Areas:Buckhorn Road, Bluff Camp
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 05/16/2015
End Date: 05/17/2015
Project Description:Buckhorn Road patrol.
Repaired valve on water tank.
Fine-tuned new hot water heater cabinet.
Mouse-proofed and cleaned outhouse.
Trash pickup around campgrounds.
Cleaned stove burners.
Cabin clean-up.
Bluff Cabin Maintenance Survey - 04/17/2015 - by Lori Rafferty
Project Name:Bluff Cabin Maintenance
Project Leader:Lori Rafferty
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:30+
Patrolled Areas:Bluff Camp, Buckhorn Road
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 04/17/2015
End Date: 04/19/2015
Project Description:Installation of new metal, custom-made outdoor hot water heater for cabin.
Dismantling and hauling out of old.
Outhouse and campground clean-up.
De-winterization of cabin.
Happy Hollow Maintence Survey - 04/22/2015 - by Doug Cook
Project Name:Happy Hollow Maintence
Project Leader:Doug Cook
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:Happy Hollow Camp
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 04/22/2015
End Date: 04/22/2015
Project Description:Happy Hollow Camp Maintence
Hidden Potrero Maintenance Survey - 08/12/2015 - by Doug Cook
Project Name:Hidden Potrero Maintenance
Project Leader:Doug Cook
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:Hidden Potrero Camp
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 08/12/2015
End Date: 08/12/2015
Project Description:Campsite clean up
Camuesa Camp Maintenance Survey - 07/08/2015 - by Doug Cook
Project Name:Camuesa Camp Maintenance
Project Leader:Doug Cook
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:Camuesa Camp
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 07/08/2015
End Date: 07/08/2015
Project Description:Spring Maintenance.  Campsite clean up
Camuesa Camp Maintenance Survey - 06/18/2015 - by Doug Cook
Project Name:Camuesa Camp Maintenance
Project Leader:Doug Cook
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:Camuesa Camp
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 06/18/2015
End Date: 06/18/2015
Project Description:Camp maintenance.  Table repair and spring repair
Santa Cruz Jeep way Survey Survey - 5/23/2015 - by Jasonn Becsktrand
Project Name:Santa Cruz Jeep way Survey
Project Leader:Jasonn Becsktrand
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Road Patrol
Miles Worked:40 miles
Patrolled Areas:Santa Cruz Jeep way
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 5/23/2015
End Date: 05/24/2015
Project Description:Fix part of Santa Cruz Jeep way.
Santa Cruz Jeep way Survey Survey - 05/21/2015 - by Doug Cook
Project Name:Santa Cruz Jeep way Survey
Project Leader:Doug Cook
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Road Patrol
Miles Worked:40 miles
Patrolled Areas:Santa Cruz Jeep way
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 05/21/2015
End Date: 05/23/2015
Project Description:Survey the Santa Cruz Jeepway
Santa Cruz Guard Station Maintenance Survey - 05/12/2015 - by Doug Cook
Project Name:Santa Cruz Guard Station Maintenance
Project Leader:Doug Cook
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:0
Patrolled Areas:Santa Cruz Camp
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 05/12/2015
End Date: 5/13/2015
Project Description:Camp maintenance
Camusea Road Survey and Camusea Camp Maintenance Survey - 5/7/2015 - by Doug Cook
Project Name:Camusea Road Survey and Camusea Camp Maintenance
Project Leader:Doug Cook
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Camp Maintenance
Miles Worked:40 miles
Patrolled Areas:Camuesa
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 5/7/2015
End Date: 5/7/2015
Project Description:Camusea Road Survey
Camusea Camp Maintenance
Buckhorn Rd Survey Survey - 12/10/2014 - by Doug Cook
Project Name:Buckhorn Rd Survey
Project Leader:Doug Cook
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Road Patrol
Miles Worked:40
Patrolled Areas:Buckhorn Rd
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 12/10/2014
End Date: 12/10/2014
Project Description:Buckhorn Rd Survey out to Bluff
Buckhorn Road Survey Survey - 10/21/2015 - by Doug Cook
Project Name:Buckhorn Road Survey
Project Leader:Doug Cook
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Road Patrol
Miles Worked:40 miles
Patrolled Areas:Buckhorn Road, Bluff Camp, Alamar Saddle, Madulce
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 10/21/2015
End Date: 10/21/2015
Project Description:Road survey of Buckhorn Rd.

From Upper Oso to Chokecherry Springs.

From Upper Oso to OHV Locked Gate - Road is clear

From OHV Stop Gate to Bluff - down tree.  Can be dragged off the road or chainsawed.  20 in

From Bluff To Madulce Trail head - Road is clear

From Madulce Trail head to Chokecherry Springs - multiple wash outs leaving ruts.
McKinely Saddle to Mission Pine Basin Tree Clearing and Brush Project Survey - 03/27/2015 - by Curt Cragg
Project Name:McKinely Saddle to Mission Pine Basin Tree Clearing and Brush Project
Project Leader:Curt Cragg
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Select Type
Miles Worked:16
Patrolled Areas:Mission Pine Trai/Mission Pine Spring/Mission Pine
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 03/27/2015
End Date: 03/29/2015
Project Description:Objectives :
Clear brush and repair tread from McKinley Saddle to Mission Pine Spring camp on the Mission Pine Trail Clear brush and repair tread from Mission Pine Spring Camp to Mission Pine Basin Camp Clear fallen trees on trail from Mission Pine Spring to Mission Pine Basin Have a generally good time and hilarity with an outstanding volunteer trail crew Work Accomplished/Completed Friday, March 27 Cleared brush and repaired tread as needed from McKinley Saddle to Mission Pine Spring--trail is in excellent condition. Saturday, March 28 Cut and cleared 20 fallen trees on the Mission Pine Trail between Mission Pine Spring camp and Mission Pine Basin camp. Cleared brush including dense areas on switchbacks going down into Mission Pine Basin drainage. Clearly marked trail entry and exit to Mission Pine Basin camp. Re-installed sign at Mission Pine Basin Camp 

Work Remaining: Fall hazard trees in Mission Pine Basin camp Clean up Mission Pine Basin camp 
Cottam Camp Survey - 09/06/2015 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Cottam Camp
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:8
Patrolled Areas:Forbush and Blue Canyon Trails, Cotam, Forbush, Bl
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 09/06/2015
End Date: 09/07/2015
Project Description:Rik and I hike from Cold Springs Saddle to Cottam on a patrol.   I hiked to Blue Canyon to check on the campsite. All in good order.  No water in the Blue Canyon Creek.
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Forbush Survey - 08/28/2015 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:Forbush
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:4
Patrolled Areas:Forbush Camp
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 08/28/2015
End Date: 08/29/2015
Project Description:Rik and I hiked from Cold Springs Saddle to Forbush to survey trail and clean up the campsite. Several trees were damaged and evidence of a fire in the lower campsite fire ring.

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New Year's Sisquoc Cabin Survey - 12/28/2014 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:New Year's Sisquoc Cabin
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Lucia Distrcit
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:40
Patrolled Areas:Manzana and Sisquoc Trails, Lost Valley, Fish, Ray
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 12/28/2014
End Date: 01/02/2015
Project Description:Rik, and I joined Otis and his mules to hike from Nira to SouthFork Cabin on a Wilderness Patrol.  Otis and I travelled down to below the Forester's Leap to check on the dangerous slide area to evaluate it for stock passage.
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SouthFork Survey - 11/21/2014 - by Paul Cronshaw
Project Name:SouthFork
Project Leader:Paul Cronshaw
Ranger District:Santa Lucia Distrcit
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:50
Patrolled Areas:Manzana and Sisquoc Trails, Lost Valley, Fish, Ray
Organization:LPFA
Start Date: 11/21/2014
End Date: 11/26/2014
Project Description:Rik and I hiked from Nira to SouthFork and down to Sycamore camp on a Wilderness Patrol to check on trail, campsite and cabin conditions.
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ACE Rollins Project Setup and Mono Scouting Survey - 10/08/2015 - by Bryan Conant
Project Name:ACE Rollins Project Setup and Mono Scouting
Project Leader:Bryan Conant
Ranger District:Santa Barbara Distrcit
Project Type:Backcountry Patrol
Miles Worked:8
Patrolled Areas:Mono-Alamar Trail, Alamar Trail, Rollins Camp, Dut
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 10/08/2015
End Date: 10/11/2015
Project Description:Met the ACE Crew at PBar on Thursday night and escorted them in to Rollins Camp via the Pie Canyon and Loma-Pelona Jeep Roads.  After setting ACE up at Rollins we scouted and flagged the Alamar Trail from Rollins down to the Lomas and up to Dutch Oven.  On Sunday we scouted and flagged the Mono-Alamar Trail from Ogilvy Ranch up to Upper Mono Camp.
Gene Marshal NRT Survey - 10/09/2015 - by Rik Christensen
Project Name:Gene Marshal NRT
Project Leader:Rik Christensen
Ranger District:Mt. Pinos Distrcit
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:6 miles
Patrolled Areas:Reyes Creek , Upper Reyes , Beartrap , plus 1 mile
Organization:LPFA , VWR
Start Date: 10/09/2015
End Date: 10/10/2015
Project Description: Water report....flowing at Upper Reyes . Beartrap
  Trail work...... brushing trail to  1 mile past Beartrap.
Dabney Roof Recon Survey - 09/22/2015 - by Greg Jenkins
Project Name:Dabney Roof Recon
Project Leader:Greg Jenkins
Ranger District:Santa Lucia Distrcit
Project Type:Facility Maintenance
Miles Worked:15
Patrolled Areas:
Organization:
Start Date: 09/22/2015
End Date: 09/22/2015
Project Description:Dabney roof assessment
Upper Sisquoc Trail Crosscut Project Survey - 07/10/2015 - by Mike Smith
Project Name:Upper Sisquoc Trail Crosscut Project
Project Leader:Mike Smith
Ranger District:Santa Lucia Distrcit
Project Type:Trail Work
Miles Worked:1.5
Patrolled Areas:Sisquoc Trail, Upper Bear Camp, Lower Bear Camp, A
Organization:Los Padres Forest Association
Start Date: 07/10/2015
End Date: 07/12/2015
Project Description: