U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Mountain bikers come to SRSJM National Monument
The Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument hosted the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew last month, for meetings and working on trails. The International Mountain Biking Association's Trail Care Crew of Chris and Leslie Kehmeier came well prepared to facilitate workshops. The workshop meetings were held in Palm Springs and Palm Desert to engage local trail supporters in advocacy discussions. Some very important local issues were tabled to determine how best to revitalize user support groups. (text continues below)
Volunteers work on a trail in the Palm Springs area.
But before the outdoor work, work indoors -- at a meeting to discuss mountain biking issues...
...and a workshop and orientation.
More instruction on-site
The Mayor of Palm Springs sat in briefly at one of the workshops. His comments focused on supporting positive and productive projects. Other weekend workshop participants echoed IMBA’s encouragement to work with local agencies towards sustainable trail use. IMBA combined informative and educational materials with fun and productive outings to create a successful atmosphere supporting the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountain National Monument’s 10th anniversary. The meetings and trail work took place from Feb. 24-27, 2011.
Surveying a problem area along a trail
Practicing with a clinometer
Taking some time to enjoy the trails
More information and photos at the IMBA blog
- Steven D. Harris, outdoor recreation planner, Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, 3/8/11
|Last updated: 03-16-2011|