VWA Trail Crew
Gamboa Trail Work Trip

Date: May 8 & 9, 2004
Trail: Gamboa Trail
Volunteers: 4
Volunteer Hours: 65
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In early May of 2004, four members of the VWA Trail Crew spent a fun and productive weekend sawing out deadfalls and clearing some of the thickest imaginable post-fire brush regrowth from the upper Gamboa Trail north of Cone Peak. A Forest Service contract crew had come in a year earier and cleared the Cone Peak Trail as well as the lower Gamboa Trail (west of Trail Spring), but didn't have time to take care of the important connection to the Coast Ridge Trail and points north that the upper Gamboa offers. With this nearly-lost segment of very historic trail now opened up again by VWA Trail Crew volunteers, the public can enjoy loop trips around Cone Peak as well as Wilderness through-hikes .

Below are a few photographs taken during the trip, and as one can see there are quite a few dead trees standing trailside. These of course will be yielding to gravity as time goes by, ending up across the trail. If you'd like to pitch in and join us on future trips to this area as we strive to stay on top of the needed work, by all means be in touch.

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mikesaw.jpg
Mike works the bowsaw while Dave and Art wait their turn.
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Robert tidies up the tread on the upper Gamboa Trail.
Art works the kinks out after a long day at the loppers. art.jpg
gamboa1.jpg Robert, Dave (look closely) and Sandy pause along a typical stretch of the upper Gamboa Trail prior to beginning work.
The upper Gamboa Trail after a productive weekend of trailwork. gamboa2.jpg