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Friday, September 02, 2011

Scenic Cleanups Coming Up

Two cleanup parties are scheduled at Scenic Hot Springs in the near future:

  • Wednesday, Sept 7th, 2011 hosted by Rick and,
  • Saturday,  Sept 10th, 2011 hosted by Matt
Wednesday, Sept 7th, 2011 at 11am
This coming Wednesday promises to finally bring some really nice, warm weather . . . something we've missed on the last two cleanups.  This cleanup will start at 11am with sign-in at the gate.  The object of Wednesday's cleanup is moving old, rolled up tarps and Styrofoam blocks from the upper bench to a staging area lower on the trail.  We will also be moving some of the treated lumber all the way down near the trailhead for eventual use for a Welcome sign.

Saturday, Sept 10th, 2011 at 11am
Saturday we have the ambitious project of brush clearing the logging spur that goes off to the right just below Rock Alley.  This logging spur road presents an alternative and potentially easier route past some of the worst of the upper trail . . . especially in winter.  The far end of this spur is also a great location for eventually staging debris for proper disposal.  We need as many people to participate in this event as possible because there is a lot of overgrown brush and fallen trees to clear.

Matt will start this cleanup party again by 11am at the gate.  What is needed is:
    • Lot's of energetic and willing hands
    • Brush-clearing tools
      • Gas powered weed-whacker with a brush-clearing attachment
      • Loppers and tree saws
      • A chain saw
Due to the large amount of brush we will probably get a burn permit.  Gloves and good footing is a necessity here.


Both these events count toward obtaining an Annual Pass . . . your participation is very much appreciated.  If there is interest we can set up a BBQ . . . everybody bring something to share.  And the hot springs are available to sooth overused muscles after the cleanup.  Water will be available for those who forget or run out.

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