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REPORT for 10/13/18 Corral Canyon Maintenance Day

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Thanks to all who came out to help !!  We had about 14 SDAR members.

Overall total volunteers from SDAR, SDORC and the jeep clubs was 81 people.

I was very happy with the off-road community today, and so was the Forest Service !

Was great to see our friend Richard Tull...who the trail "Ranger," was named after.

SDAR primarily concentrated on the Ranger Trail, one of the trails that we adopted as a club.

Thanks to ADV Bum for all his hard work, bringing his ATV, loppers, etc and everything out to grill some great burgers and fixins' for us !

Photos to come....

Anyone get a pic of TNTMO riding bitch on Mike's quad ?

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9 minutes ago, KTMrad said:

Anyone get a pic of TNTMO riding bitch on Mike's quad ?

 No pics, it didn't happen!

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The trio got an early start on ranger and marked the rocks on the proper routes not the bypasses. 

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A big thanks to all of you guys that were out there doing this. 

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1 hour ago, Oracle said:

A big thanks to all of you guys that were out there doing this. 

Ditto

 

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It was a great day in the mountains, cool temps, beautiful terrain, and volunteering time towards something valuable.

I opted to bring the car instead of a bike or truck to represent the Corral Canyon vintage Honda Accord off road team  :) , but luckily the South-east portion of the perimeter road was recently scraped smooth so I was able to follow KTMrad in his off-road sedan to a portion of "#12 - Ranger " trail to start the clearing of over-grown brush. 

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After parking in a turn-out at Trail 5 and the perimeter road, we began our trek to Ranger, with Doc running alongside.

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We turned west at the Ranger - Trail 5 intersection and began trimming until we ran into Hacksaw Pete who had logged some miles in earlier in the morning.  We then all trekked back to the intersection and began snipping our way east. At one point, I was able to see our starting point where we parked the Off-road sedans  :)   (at the tip of the loppers):

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From that point, I could also see most of the valley that we had cleared.  The #5 trail intersection is about where the snips are being held.  You can see how nice the region is if you were to be riding a bike:

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There were quite a few of us on Ranger, but we were dispersed in sections so we could cover as much terrain as possible. Consequently, at times, it seemed that we were working alone, which was quite peaceful.  Many times, I envisioned how sweet it would be to be on my bike riding along this single track through the brush...  so dang nice, but for me, I would also get a bit discouraged when I would come around a corner and see a wall of rocks that would represent a "no-go" for this older newb.  However, knowing that some of the group are able to navigate that advanced terrain raised my spirits.  Oh my, to be able to ride that with confidence would be a treat!  Just like BP does as if he was out for a Sunday Jaunt  :)  He rode it a time or 2 yesterday to check on everyone and to paint guide lines so folks don't get easily lost while crossing some of the more expansive Rock-only portions of the trail.  Once Hacksaw and I ran into Ed, we turned around to head back to clear some portions of #5.  Hacksaw and Ed had a chat about the finer points of Trail Clearing.... and anything else anybody would want to know about trails in BLM Land, as Ed is completely immersed in all of the issues.  If you have a chance to buy either of them a beer sometime soon, they deserve it.

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After the clipping, most of us headed back to the campground for a burger and beer, where once again we found Adv Bum slaving over the grill as he often does to support our efforts.  His dedication to supporting the group does not go unnoticed.  Thanks again Adv Bum, it is appreciated. It was also nice to meet a few other SDAR folk, and to see a few fellas who I had ridden with a couple of years back, like bushwacker.  Just like a couple of oldtimers, we started jawing about our past rides, and planted the seed to future ones (like Death Valley in the Winter from Panamint springs.....  look for a future posting  :)

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Cheers to all, and enjoy the trail, I did!  

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Hey All, here is a list of SDAR attendees...if I'm missing anyone, please chime in. We need to get a list of our volunteers to the forest service, so they can log how many hours SDAR puts in for the Adopt a Trail program (we adopted Ranger and Kiernan Cycle Trail).

ADV Bum, KTMrad, tntmo, 97xr400r, Bushwacker, Bp619, BlakeNy9, Crfxer, Hacksaw Pete, McTrails, Suspenders....and a guy in a Jeep who worked with his jeep buddies, I forgot his name.

Need the following first and last names...

Hacksaw Pete, crfxer, guy in jeep.

 

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Yes, Thanks to all who showed. It was a great turnout overall. We could always have more SDAR folks.

We had a few people start at the end of Ranger.

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Tom left the super tenere at the start of 11. We both then rode on the quad down trail 11 to the Ranger bypass.

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Only have one before. Tom and I have a pretty good routine down so we proceeded to get to work. 

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Burgers and refreshments after.

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This was most of the trash collected from the trails.

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 Eighty One people showed between the clubs. Rangers were very pleased by all the trail maintenance and trash collection. They even asked me if we wanted to try and open/ cut another trail. Lets keep up the good work. It is this type of efforts that will get us more trails.

 

Thanks again!

 

 

 

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Open cut another trail sounds like fun and awesome rangers are working with group to keep stuff open and make more when all your hear about is closures. 

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1 hour ago, ADV Bum said:

 

Rangers were very pleased by all the trail maintenance and trash collection. They even asked me if we wanted to try and open/ cut another trail. Lets keep up the good work. It is this type of efforts that will get us more trails.

 

Thanks again!

 

 

 

 

1 hour ago, Bp619 said:

Open cut another trail sounds like fun and awesome rangers are working with group to keep stuff open and make more when all your hear about is closures. 

Need some guidelines to scout out some possibilities.  I'd be up for that:thumbsup_anim:

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Thanks for getting this organized Mr. Bum!  Really good to see people getting out and gettin it done, thanks everyone!

 

Weather was great, nice and cool. I had a good time riding "Ranger Trail" on my ebike and chopping down the face slappers. Now I need to get out there on the moto!

 

Burger and beer at the end were just icing on the cake. Really appreciated the whole event. Thank you guys!

 

A new trail is a great gesture and a seriously good sign. :good: 

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On ‎10‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 6:51 PM, Oracle said:

A big thanks to all of you guys that were out there doing this. 

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21 hours ago, crfxer said:

 

Need some guidelines to scout out some possibilities.  I'd be up for that:thumbsup_anim:

If it happens, it would take awhile...they have to go thru the NEPA process for new trails.

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Sorry I missed the help day. But my own yard needed all day attention. I had my trail hack stuff ready in my MSR backpack to go. I will for sure test your work asap on the Ranger and carry the chesty cam, it is by far the BEST section of trail up there and you guys built it. I heard you say there may be more the same to come!! I need some more Tecate Enduro practice and testing, Ranger is a real litmus test section, short but sweet. we ended up with big conga line of rippers on the Fed land at McCain on Sunday. see yall on the trail-

some of our crew were out and about in the corral zone with KTM 1090s and some other beasts don't know it anyone saw them, they kinda push the ADV thing into Chris Birch territory so they may have been on some surprising trails for big bikes to be on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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