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Re: Carrizo Trail

Postby Steve B on Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:56 am

March 30, 2016

With a donation from the Backcountry Horseman the VWA was able to hire a Cal Fire Gabilan Inmate Crew for four days of trail clearing on the Carrizo Trail. The inmate crew worked with VWA Volunteer Wilderness Rangers starting from the trailhead near the San Antonio River and cleared about two miles toward Carrizo Camp. We are at the point where it is no longer feasible to use the inmate crews due to travel time from Gabilan Camp and the hike in to the work site, future work is in the planning stage to clear further using VWA Trail Crew Volunteers. Volunteers are needed to continue the clearing of the Carrizo Trail, if you would like join the fun log on to the Ventana Wilderness Alliance Meetup page to join work crews on the Carrizo Trail and other trails in the Ventana and Silver Peak Wilderness.



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Re: Carrizo Trail

Postby Betsy M on Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:10 pm

A VWA Trail Crew cleared 11 fallen trees from the upper 2 miles of the Carrizo Trail, starting at the junction where the historic section leaves the Coast Ridge Trail. If you are hiking north on the Coast Ridge Trail, watch for the two stone steps that mark the start of the Carrizo, as it angles sharply uphill from the Coast Ridge Trail which contours below, to the left.
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We cleared all the fallen trees from the historic section,
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and continued beyond the post marking the connector to the Cook Springs Camp Trail, to the second saddle. This upper section is clear, verging on wilderness freeway condition.
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Re: Carrizo Trail

Postby Betsy M on Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:44 pm

An ACE Crew worked on the mile section between the saddle with a view of Cone Peak and the siltstone saddle below. They restored the tread for this entire section, and it is now an easy, pleasant walk. The brushbowl below is still fairly clear. The historic section that leads south to intersect the North Coast Ridge Trail just north of the Gamboa Trail remains in excellent condition. For hikers wishing to access Cook Springs, or the NCRT headed north, the connector trail leaves the Carrizo at a switchback just below the saddle with a view of Cone Peak. A signpost (no sign on the post) marks the junction, shown in the photo below.
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Carrizo Trail

Postby Betsy M on Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:43 pm

On March 3 and 4th, 12 VWA trail crew volunteers cleared the upper section of the Carrizo, above the second saddle, all the way to the North Coast Ridge Trail. We also removed a large sugar pine from the NCRT
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and a tan oak from the Cook Springs Camp Trail.
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On the Carrizo, we cleared two large sugar pines,
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removed about 8 step-over logs that had been there for years, and did a tune up of the 0.8 mile section of the historic Carrizo that contours south from the upper saddle, to where it meets the NCRT. We also cleared two large trees from the Cook-Carrizo Connector Trail, the historic trail that allows Cook Springs Camp Trail access from the post at the Carrizo upper saddle.
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