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Long Canyon Trail Clean up - 9/10/16

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Long Canyon Trail Clean up - 9/10/16

Time: September 10, 2016 from 9am to 7pm
Location: Kyburz, CA
Event Type: trail, run
Organized By: DWH
Latest Activity: Sep 7, 2016

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Event Description

I am shooting for Saturday, 9/10. This will be subject to change depending on turnout. I would like to get as many rigs as we can, up to about 10 or so, to show our continued support of the trail. There will be trash pick up and maybe some tree clearing.

Please RSVP if you want to join in.

Here is my standard stuff regarding the trail.

NorCal FJs has adopted the Long Canyon Trail in the El Dorado National Forest and it is time to do another clean up run.
We will meet at the In-n-Out Burger in Placerville off of the Forni Road exit at 9:00 AM. I plan on leaving the parking lot by 9:15.


In the past, some people choose to camp nearby the night before. There are two campgrounds near the trail (China Flat and Silver Fork) and numerous places to set up dispersed camping. Just meet us at the trailhead at 10am.


You will need to fill out and turn in a Volunteer form before you will be allowed to participate. The form can be found at: http://norcalfjs.com/forum/topics/adoptatrail-longcanyon

If you have filled one out previously, you do not need to fill out another one.
See also: http://norcalfjs.com/forum/topics/trail-cleanup-and-clearing

Trail information is below.

The trail is not hard. I have taken numerous first timers in stock FJs with no major consequences. Rock rails are required for the second obstacle and third obstacle if you have no lift. There are a total of three obstacles. The first two have bypasses, the third does not. There are also a couple of fairly steep climbs and an area with many 6” to 10” rocks to navigate. Again, nothing a stock FJ cannot handle.

A map of the area can be downloaded here: MAP
Placerville Ranger District Map - Side 2
Trail head coordinates are approximately:
38 45 N 120 15 W

If you are running late and miss us, getting to the trail is easy.
Continue up Hwy 50 toward Tahoe, just past Kyburz (about 30 min. from Placerville) take a right on Silverfork Road
A few miles up Silverfork Road, take a left on Long Canyon trail (dirt road)

Communications
CB on Ch 31
FRS on 7/31
HAM Frequency is 146.460 no tone. Please turn your radios to 5 watts or less once on the trail.
See Comms Info for standard group communications.

Bring a lunch, plenty of water and gloves.
Mobile phones do not work well in the trail area, except at the top.
Be prepared for changeable weather, but it will likely be warm.

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Comment by DWH on September 7, 2016 at 10:09am

Since Cathy Bounds no longer works at the FS. Please just bring your filled out forms to the trail run and I will turn them in.

Comment by DWH on August 27, 2016 at 9:32pm
Thanks for the update. I will have to figure out who to send the forms to.
Comment by Pwn_FJ on August 27, 2016 at 11:51am

I emailed my form to Cathy but it looks like she has moved on so I also faxed it :/

"

Thank You for your message.  I am off to Coos Bay Oregon to start my new job with BLM.  Please call 530-644-2324 so you can be assited. Best wishes to all!!!  Sincerely,  Cathy"

Comment by Steve Hope on August 25, 2016 at 7:46pm

I will attend along with my son Conor.

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