A glimpse into a MWBA trail work day!

Discussion in 'Trail Maintenance' started by Erik H - MWBA, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. Erik H - MWBA

    Erik H - MWBA Member

    Location:
    Altadena
    Name:
    Erik Hillard
  2. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Outstanding and much appreciated. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  3. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Was that @Luis? Eating again?
     
  4. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    That looks fun!

    Thanks for posting up the video montage, and for workin' the trails that I may ride one day. :thumbsup:

    (Who am I kidding...)
     
  5. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Thanks for the great work on the trail, Erik and all. Cool trailer trailer :cool:

    Way to send the buffet table, Luis :D
     
  6. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Free food and winning swag at the raffle. That’s how I roll :)

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  7. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    We did manage to do some work up there too! I heard mention that we restored one mile of sweet single track :thumbsup:

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    @burt showing a dead tree root who’s boss
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    The crew rock armoring and rebuilding the trail
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    @David Cho bench cutting
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    More rock armoring
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    Great shot of the rock armoring being done.
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    Me making sure us tall guys can clear all the low hanging dead branches
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    Photo credit: Carson
     
  8. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    I took some pictures as we hiked back to our bikes.
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    @Mikie Robin Mcguire is all smiles. The supervisor approves!
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  9. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Carson. Thats a name and a face I havent heard or seen in a spell.

    Oh, and nice hard hat! :thumbsup:
     
  10. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Hey @Luis, your work looks great!

    Just curious, how'd that trail get so bad in the first place? Was it abandoned or in a closed area or something?
     
  11. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Yea he’s recovering from a broken collarbone :confused: He’s about 90 percent...
    Can’t keep him away though o_O
     
  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    He's had a broken collar bone for what seems like 3 years now. :whistling:

    Looks like a true adventure ride once the ends are connected. :thumbsup:
     
  13. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    You guys more than earned those calories! TFPU the pix. Nice work!!! :thumbsup:
     
  14. Mikie Robin Mcguire

    Mikie Robin Mcguire Well-Known Member

    Name:
    mikie and robin
    Great & productive & a lot of love day.. Thank you! MWBA volunteers I Will need to bake some more cookies for the next trail work day.. Thank you ♡ANF

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  15. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Thanks @kioti and thanks to the dedicated crew from MWBA, CORBA and OTBmbc. We are so pumped to be able to contribute in bringing back this section of trail.
    It's been closed since the station fire in 2009 :cry:
    There are sections where the entire trail washed away from lack of vegetation, and then there are sections where all it needs is some brush trimming.
    A contractor is going to have to access a couple of chasms we encountered, where the missing section of trail will have to be filled in and brought up to the original level.
    When we are done, you will be able to ride the Gabrielino trail from Switzer's (or Red Box) and come out by JPL. Or if your last name is Lawson, then you ride from JPL and come out at Chantry flats :cool:;)
    @burt is already planning on riding up this section, doing the Strawberry loop and coming back down, lollipop style :cautious:
     
  16. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    The ride from Chantry to JPL is the better direction, IMHO.
     
  17. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Sounds like a plan señor Lawson :sneaky:
     
  18. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Awesome work MWBA gang. A mile of trail recovery in those parts is a huge accomplishment.Looks like some prime San Gabes sketchy & exposed singletrack.
     
  19. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    I was going to ask if it was closed because of fire, but the vegetation's so lush! Is it still closed? Why's it been closed so long? And is it still impassable because of those chasms, or can they be HAB'd?
     
  20. Erik H - MWBA

    Erik H - MWBA Member

    Location:
    Altadena
    Name:
    Erik Hillard
    Yes, its still closed from below Switzers to JPL. A lot of work to do before we can get USFS approval to re open the trail.
     
  21. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    @Erik H - MWBA
    imtbtrails is very proud to be a part of your MTB family. I had a blast the last time I came out and worked on the trails with you guys.
    I hope we can hit a day I can get out there again!
    Thanks for all that MWBA does and do!
    You guys rock!

    :thumbsup:Mikie
     
  22. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    More trail work today on the Gabrielino. The crew met at Switzers again and hiked/rode down to the work site. Still a lot of work to be done but we had a very productive day.
    Spent all day rock armoring a washed out section and bringing the trail back up to the original level.

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    Steve riding back up the groomed trail
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    At the beginning of the day some of us rode down to where the tool cache was kept. Then we hiked back and distributed the tools to the crew. At the end of the day I had to hike back to retrieve my bike. Made for a rather long day.
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    Back at Switzers we enjoyed lunch courtesy of MWBA and Team Dream bicycling.
     
  23. Erik H - MWBA

    Erik H - MWBA Member

    Location:
    Altadena
    Name:
    Erik Hillard

    That wall looks great! THANK YOU for all the hard work yesterday!
     
  24. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Build the wall! Build the wall!
    Oops! Wrong thread....


    Good job Everybody!
     
  25. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    Great work out there!
     
  26. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Heading out to El Prieto and Sunset ST tomorrow with MWBA. It's trail work sunday y'all :thumbsup:
     
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  27. yvettessherpa

    yvettessherpa Member

    Location:
    French Valley
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    YETI Baby!!!
    Are y'all just trimming trees? I would think it's way to dry for earth works...
     
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  28. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Yea some sections are really overgrown
     
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  29. yvettessherpa

    yvettessherpa Member

    Location:
    French Valley
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    YETI Baby!!!
    That's surprising with the lack of water.
     
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  30. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    It’s not like the shrubbery dies off from lack of water. Stuff keeps growing

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    The after shots on the lower section of sunset trail before the switchbacks with the steps
     
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