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News.bytes Extra, issue 480

Volunteers help maintain section of Pacific Crest Trail

people maintain a trail that winds around huge rocks overlooking a valley

An Earth Day event on the Pacific Crest Trail began at 7:30 A.M. Saturday April 23 with a tailgate safety briefing at the entrance to Snow Creek Village. About a dozen people from the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Pacific Crest Trail Association, and volunteers from the Desert Trails Coalition and Snow Creek Residents participated in maintenance on about a one-mile section of the PCT just outside the Village in the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, by clearing brush overgrowth and tread work.

Patrolling for spots along the trail that need maintenance
people with hand tools patrol a section of trail
pausing for a moment amid trail work
Clouds sweep over the mountain ridge above the staging area
white clouds sweep over a mountain ridge
whisps of clouds sweep over a ridge under a midday moon

More work along the trail
a worker whacks weeds overhanging the trail
a woman looks up and smiled while raking a section of trail overlooking a valley
volunteers scrape weeds and rocks from a section of trail overlooking a rocky wash

- Steven D. Harris, outdoor recreation planner, Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, BLM Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, 5/3/11

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Last updated: 05-13-2011