Posted by Scott Crellin on Saturday, June 1, 2013
For our last Saturday outing of the season, we assembled a fabulous crew consisting of Morgan Goff and his teenage son, Gavin, Anne Fleming, Mitch Reese, Ken McIntyre and your truly. Eager to beat the heat, we shuttled a couple of cars over to the Cuyamaca School Camp and started work on the Dyar Spring trail.
I ran The Obliterator and sprayed cut stumps of ceanothus as well as a few patched of poison oak. I had to run The Obliterator to the max as the crew was right on my heels the whole time stashing brush and cutting stuff I could not reach with the brush cutter. We cleared about .5 mile of trail, and it looks marvelous. See the attached photos. Thanks to Anne for being our photographer.
But yes, summer is coming and by 11:00 it was already about 90 degrees. We'd hit some poison oak near the trail so it seemed like a good point to wrap things up and hike out. Lunch was at a shady picnic table back at Paso Picacho, washed down by a growler of Rustic Horizons ale from Manzanita Brewing. We had to chase off a few squirrels looking for a free meal. All in all, a lovely end to trail work season until the fall.
I'll be sending out a detail recap of the season as soon as I compile some data. Stay tuned for more on our terrific accomplishments!