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Sespe Wilderness, Los Padres NF Gene Marshall Trail – Trip #2 Report
Gene Marshall Trail - Trip #2 Report

Gene Marshall Trail – Trip #2 Report

hiker4evr . Posted in Enviromental Stewardship, Trail Crew, Volunteering 787

On April 23 & 24, 2016 four Wilderness Corps volunteers attended the second trip to clear the brush off the Gene Marshall Trail in the Sespe Wilderness. On both days we hiked in from the Trail head to above Upper Reyes Camp where we cleared 1.5 miles of brush/wild rose vines from the trail. We cleared the trail of brush to allow stock to access Bear Trap Camp. We accomplished our goals for this trip which were to remove the two sections of brush and to repair the ruts that have formed on the trail due to water damage.

 

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Section 1 – Above Upper Reyes Camp, before photo (Photo credit: John Karwoski)

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Section 1 – After we cleared the brush (Photo credit: John Karwoski)

 

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Section 2 – Wayne and Tim working to get this section complete (Photo credit: John Karwoski)

 

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Section 2 – Completed

 

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Section 3, Area 2 – Slough removal from the trail bench completed by Todd and John (Photo credit: John Karwoski)

 

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Section 3, Area 1 – Slough removal from the trail bench (Photo credit: John Karwoski)

 

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Section 3, Area 10 – Filling in the ruts on the trail caused by water Volunteers John and Tim

Wilderness Corps volunteers donated 48 hours of time to getting this project completed.

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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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