Work Crew, Old Prospector Trail, Irish Hills

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11-11-2017 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Costco SLO
Address: 1540 Froom Ranch Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, USA

Saturday, Nov. 11th, 8:30 am to 11:30 am

Work Crew, Old Prospector Trail, Irish Hills

Meet in the Costco parking lot, adjacent to the Costco gas station, Los Osos Valley Road, SLO. From there, we will walk to the trail.

Join hikers who want to help keep trails in good shape. We will be using loppers to remove branches of Ceanothus and other chaparral plants out of the trail, then cache the cut pieces off the trail.

The upper half of the trail was completed in October, so work will focus on the lower half. Total distance will be 3 to 4 miles with a 500 ft. elevation gain. Use a small backpack to bring water, snacks, and sunscreen. Wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves, a hat, and layered clothing, as needed. Contact Bill Waycott, (805) 459-2103, bill.waycott@gmail.com.

Rain cancels.

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    Rain cancels.