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Hi Everyone,

Our second Saturday Coe trailwork, in conjunction with ROMP and CA State Parks is in full swing, and will continue on January 10th. We're meeting at Hunting Hollow at 9am, and we'd love to see you there.

We're planning on returning to the Kelly Cabin Canyon trail (pictured), which we've worked on twice in the past few months. Previously, we were primarily brushing the corridor, but the goal is to do more tread work, now that the soil has been softened by the recent rains.

We'll be driving to the work site, but riding your bike to or from the site is an option as well. Please reply to this thread or PM me with your plans, so that we can plan for vehicles and bicycle transport.

The trailwork is going to happen rain or shine. If for some reason we get a torrential downpour before Saturday, we'll work on something closer to the hollow.

We likely won't be getting back to the parking lot until after 3, though you always have the option of biking out whenever you want to take off.

Please bring water and a lunch; gloves and tools are provided, but if you have a favorite pair of gloves, I'd bring them as well. Layered clothing and a rain shell are a good idea, though the weather for Saturday is looking to be very nice. Be prepared to get a little dirty and see the occasional tick.

It is going to be fun....hope to see you there!

-D
 

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I love that trail, it does need a lot of work. Half the time it's hard just to follow.
We'll be there.
Still need to decide if we'll ride in/out.
Are you starting at the Kelly Lake end?
 

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Hi Diesel.. I'm in! Would like to ride in and out if there's time...
Sounds good! No problem riding in and/or out. The trail conditions should be excellent.

Looking forward to seeing you,

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dan51 said:
I love that trail, it does need a lot of work. Half the time it's hard just to follow.
We'll be there.
Still need to decide if we'll ride in/out.
Are you starting at the Kelly Lake end?
Yep, it is a cool trail; it has a very wild feel to it, which I like. It should be a little easier to follow, as we brush the corridor, though there are a few sections in the creekbed where it is pretty much a free for all. I've tried to strategically place a few flags here and there, but I'm not sure if they are still there.

No problem on the ride in/out; just let me know when you get it sorted.

We are planning on starting on the Kelly Lake end, since that's the closest we can drive with the vehicles.

Looking forward to seeing you guys,

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How is Coe holding up after the fire?

What's it looking like after the fire? How much was burned? I was riding there a few years back and loved it. Fire is good and the park will come back strong as ever. Wish I could help. Keep up the good work.:)
 

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I'm in

I'll be demonstrating my driving prowess to Ranger Verhoven (if he's available) so I can drive on future trailwork days.
 

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Fast Eddy said:
I'll be demonstrating my driving prowess to Ranger Verhoven (if he's available) so I can drive on future trailwork days.
Cool; see you there!

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SugerRay said:
What's it looking like after the fire? How much was burned? I was riding there a few years back and loved it. Fire is good and the park will come back strong as ever. Wish I could help. Keep up the good work.:)
The Park is fully open and the foliage is quickly returning! Coe Park Fire 2007 has lots of info...

I had some oral surgery yesterday and so I am "out" for anything over the next few days. :(

///Charlie
 

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mudworm said:
Diesel~. In the image below, which one is the Kelly Cabin Canyon Trail? And roughly speaking, where will the crew start?
Hi mudworm,

That map doesn't show the Kelly Cabin Canyon Trail. It's shown on the official map (center of photo):



The vehicles will drive there on Coit Road so the workers will begin from the Kelly Lake end.

I hope this helps,
///Charlie
 

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Hi Diesel,

I won't know until tomorrow morning if I can make this (wife and son are both down with the flu right now, and my ability to get away is always iffy even under the best of conditions), and may have to leave early if I am able to do trail work at all. Is it ok to show up for trailwork if I can, without a solid RSVP?

Thanks.
 

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Plim said:
Hi Diesel,

I won't know until tomorrow morning if I can make this (wife and son are both down with the flu right now, and my ability to get away is always iffy even under the best of conditions), and may have to leave early if I am able to do trail work at all. Is it ok to show up for trailwork if I can, without a solid RSVP?

Thanks.
We shoot to get an RSVP from folks, but it certainly OK to show up last minute if you can make it. Hope to see you there!

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Good time today.. some serious rebenching of Kelly Cabin Canyon. Would like to have brought the bike back over what we did but I guess that just means another trip out there :)

Forgot my camera but looking forward to mudworm and Diesel's before and after photos!

Really enjoyed the ride in and out!
 

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Good work all. Sorry I didn't have time to join.
 

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My trip report

Another ROMP's trailwork day at Coe. Erik had made plans though to do some rebolting of a rock climbing route at Pinnacles (the equivalent of trailwork to mountain biking). Guess we would be paying dues to two park goddesses on the same day. Sweet!

Usually, in order to get to Hunting Hollow parking lot at 9am, we leave home at 7am. But between packing, feeding the two kitty cats, and cleaning the litter boxes (why did they have to go every time I was just about to walk out the door?), I didn't get out until after 7:30am. In order not to be late, I drove like an Asian female. Just when I thought I was making good time, I saw East Dunne Ave exit. Oh, that sounded familiar. I floated across two lanes at 85 mph and landed on the exit ramp. Only after a little while driving towards the hills and not finding the McDonald's we normally stop at, I realized that E. Dunne Ave. is the exit for the Coe headquarter. Dang! That's what I get for not paying attention when Erik drives. Back to the highway, and now I drove like a mad Asian female. After the restroom stop at McDonald's at the Leavesley Rd. Exit, it only took me 13 minutes to cover the 8 miles, mostly windy road, to the parking lot and I pulled in at 8:58am. That was just perfect!

Although it was a little chilly when I stepped out of my heated car, it was really not too bad. There was some breeze, but the temperature was definitely above 40 degrees. After a safety briefing and a round of quick self-introductions (.avi or .wmv), the group split three ways. Paul, Dan, Sheiloh, Ranger Eric, Ranger Greg, Rob, and Ed went straight to the site by car; Chris, Roy, and Tom rode there by way of Middle Steer Ridge Trail; and Patrick and I took a pleasant climb up by the route Spike Jones -> Grizzly Gulch -> Dexter -> Kelly Lake Trail.

There were a few sections of major re-routing and rebenching done on Kelly Cabin Canyon Trail today. Just like last time, there were a lot of hard work and fun conversations involved.The section we worked on (up to the canyon creek bed) evolved into a well benched 4 foot wide smooth trail. The achievement was quite impressive. Or maybe I should let you be the judge by showing you the before and after shots. It seems that the continuation of the trail, in and out of the creek bed, will need more work in the future.

After the hard work, Tom, Patrick, Ed, and I had a very sweet ride back to the parking lot by way of Coit Road -> Wasno Road -> Domino Pond Trail -> Cattle Duster -> Grapevine -> Anza -> Jackson. I believe every one had a big grin going down Jackson.

All the pictures are available on Picasa for easy viewing and they are captioned. The same pictures are also uploaded to my gallery (without captions) for my posting convenience. Here are a few highlights (click on thumbnail image to access the image):




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Pre-trailwork briefing

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Only Henry Coe!

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On my way to work

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A few action shots

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Look, a smiley mudworm!

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I was hoping they would swing the picks in synchronization.

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Before and after shots

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This is another section where Paul said, "Let there be a trail" and a trail appeared. (Sorry I forgot to take an after shot.)

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Getting rid of a widow maker on Domino Pond Trail. (Thank you guys!)

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Ed coming up Domino Pond Trail.

(Edited to add borders to the images.)
 

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Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday! We had a good turnout and made some good progress on the Kelly Cabin Canyon trail. I'm looking forward to pushing further down cabin to fully establish the corridor between Cross Canyon trail and Kelly Lake.

Plymer, Tom and I decided to ride to the site via Middle Steer Ridge, Willson Peak Trail, Thule Pond Trail, Wasno Road and Kelly Lake. It is a bit of a grind going up Middle Steer, but I wanted to ride the section of trail that we had worked on a few months back. The weather was a bit chilly in the hollow, but it turned out to be a beautiful day for riding and doing trailwork.

Here are a few photos from the day:

1. L-->R: Mudworm, Ratpick, FastEddy (background), Greg, Tom, Plymer, Paul, Dan51 and The Law

2. You have to pedal pretty hard if you want to get a shot of Plymer from this angle, but here he is, with Tom hot on his heels, nearing the top of Middle Steer

3. Tom on upper Tule Pond Trail

4. Plymer shows Mike Sinyard (rear) and his buddy how it's done

5. Fast Eddy built a very slick rock causeway over this seasonal drainage. This was previously a wheel swallower.
 

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