Badger Flat to Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Boundary

Badger Flat to Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Boundary

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On Saturday, October 28 & 29th, 2017 three Wilderness Corps Volunteers Backpacked into Weldons Camp and we made it about 1 mile beyond and removed a pile of trees, just outside the Wilderness Boundary. On our way in from

Wilderness Corps Trailwork

John is nipping the tops off these trees that fell close to the trail.

the Badger Flat Trailhead, we cleared two trees that were sticking out into the trail. We observed a serious snag on the way in that people have been going around. The trail is in good shape, in places but water damage is also significant in places too. The trail is heavily used by stock which is apparent because it is chewed up and sandy.

 

The route through the in-holders cabins is marked with orange flagging tape. Please don’t wander around on the Private Property. The only good water is in the creek just below the cabin.  We did not locate any water past Weldons to the Wilderness Boundary.

Snag caught up over the trail

The tree that we spent 6 plus hours cutting up could have been cut with a chainsaw because we were outside the Wilderness Boundary. However, we just did not have such a tool with us we had a Crosscut Saw, a D Handle and two small hand saws, axes and that was it. So we took care of it because if we had left it this tree would be there for us next year.

I want to touch on a point that I ask all the Volunteers, why do you keep coming back? I always am amazed when they say “its because it is so rewarding.” I really do find this to be true.

We donated 16 hours of volunteer time on this trip which will count towards next years Wilderness Hours.

Wilderness Corps Trailcrew

Trail Junction Sigh at Weldons Camp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Todd Brockman is one of the founders of Wilderness Corps. He came up with the idea while on Trail Crew in the Los Padres National Forest. He has been backpacking just about all his life. Todd Brockman was a Trail Crew Leader for the Ventnana Wilderness Alliance and was a Volunteer Wilderness Steward in the Los Padres National Forest for 2 years. Todd then volunteered as Weekend Wilderness Ranger for the 2013 season in the Sierra National Forrest. Todd’s is involved with many organizations that promote Wilderness Stewardship from Washington D.C. to the local level. Todd is an IT Professional however, Todd says the best job ever would be to part of the solitude of the Wilderness.

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