Posted by Scott Crellin on Sunday, May 22, 2016
Memo to self: schedule trail work for cold, windy mornings as it apparently makes the volunteers work harder! OK, I'm just kidding around. But today's crew of Kurt Erlandson, Ed "The Jester" Ettinghausen, Rich Arriaga, Rafael Covarrubias, Martin Santos, Jeff Coon and Matt Eyre seemed to find extra inspiration from the cool weather. Or, maybe it was the promise of cookies and beer once we finished clearing the trail? Gosh, even The Obliterator seemed eager to demolish more ceanothus.
We worked on the Black Oak East trail and finished up that project. The trail is now as pretty as the proverbial picture. Thanks to Kurt and Matt for using their vehicles to get up Middle Peak Fire Road. Extra thanks also to Jeff Coon for hauling The Obliterator back to the truck for me. At least by lunchtime, the sun came out so we had a nice picnic and yes, we did enjoy a nice cold beer.
See attached photo. I've also got a short video of the crew clearing the brush that I'll post separately to the SURF Facebook page. Thanks to everyone on the crew today. See you at the pre-race meeting!