Downieville Trail Project September 8th

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by pizzaforbreakfast, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. pizzaforbreakfast

    pizzaforbreakfast Adventurer

    Jul 29, 2013
    Come out and help create some new single track in California!

    This is a cross post from
    Word is food and beer will be provided.

    Meet in Downieville. 9:00 am First parking lot on the right when you come into town on Hwy. 49, from the west. You will sign in, (volunteer agreement) and the USFS will conduct a short safety meeting.

    From Reno/Truckee. Hwy 89 North to Hwy. 49 west. Turn right, north at Bassetts on the Gold Lake Hwy. About a mile up the grade look for the signs to Packer Lake/Packer Saddle. Turn left and cross the bridge. Take the first right, up to Packer Saddle. Take the 93-3 road to the Butcher Ranch Trail Head. You will see the trucks parked on the road at the Trail Head. If you arrive at 10:00 am, the volunteers from town should be arriving shortly after 10:00 am. You can sign the volunteer agreement when Joe Chavez arrives.

    Bring your bike to ride to/from the work project site. You will ride the completed trail section in/out. The group will ride up Third Divide and Butcher Ranch Trails to the project site.

    If your without a bike you can hitch a ride with a shuttle and they will drive you up/back. Yuba Expediations, Downieville Outfitters or SBTS will drive you around, if needed. Be sure to let Joe Chavez know when you RSVP that you will need a ride. Tahoe NF and/or SBTS will furnish tools. They are on site and no need to pack tools in/out on your bike. Bring safety glasses, gloves, work boots, water and a snack. Yesterdays project food, drinks and beer provided. Some rode up in work clothes, others suited up and worked in riding gear.

    RSVP with Tahoe NF Trails Manager, Joe Chavez. Need a headcount to make sure enough tools are on hand and for the food.

    We had one Adventure bike attend yesterday. Many Epic adventure routes to/from Downieville.

    Flakes need not RSVP, we all know you will come up with an excuse! lol Thanks to all the riders who volunteer. This is a hand cut single track trail.

    I hope you will notice the difference between single track and bulldozer, trail tractor Quad Crap routes. It is a shame that our managed OHV areas, no longer provide single track trails. The pressure this puts on the few areas that have trails is enormous.