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Trail Building

Description

A one-day course to teach Scouts trail construction and maintenance. Offered from September to May. Eagle Scout candidates can be trained in trail construction for projects that they develop off of BSA property.

These trail building sessions are taught as a joint effort of the High Adventure Team of the San Diego - Imperial Council of Boy Scouts and the Pacific Crest Trail Section of the SD Chapter of the Sierra Club.

Various patches/awards can be earned by doing trail work:

  • TRAILSAVER Series Awards--Cummulative hours not used elsewhere:
    • Silver Trail Saver Patch -- 6 hours of trail work.
    • Forest Conservation Patch -- 12 hours of trail work.
    • Gold Trail Saver Patch -- 18 hours of trail work.
    • Trail Blazing Patch -- 24 hours of trail work.
    • Trail Saver Ribbon/medal -- 30 hours of trail work.
  • Pacific Crest Trail Hiking Award -- Backpack 15 miles on PCT and Do 4 hours of work on PCT or PCT feeder trail within 6 months of hike.
  • Pacific Crest Trail Builder Award -- Do 6 hours of PCT trail work.
  • Pacific Crest Trail Footprint -- For an additional 15 miles of PCT hiking & 2 hours of trail construction or maintenance work on PCT.

See Trek Aids for details before starting work on any awards.

Particulars

Location: Various sites throughout the District
Contact: Rob Langsdorf (858)454-4777
mctrob (at) yahoo.com
or Raoul Ludwig (760)747-2871
raoul.ludwig (at) gmail.com

Be sure to contact Rob Langsdorf (858/454-4777, <mctrob at yahoo dot com>) to sign up and to check on meeting date & location (these are subject to change) if you plan to join us on any of these construction outings. If you can't reach Rob you can contact Raoul Ludwig (760/747-2871, <raoul.ludwig at gmail dot com>).

Each worker should bring:

  1. 4 liters of water
  2. Lunch
  3. Work gloves
  4. Weather protection
  5. Daypack to have hands free to carry tools

Schedule

Offered various weekends each month except during summer.

DATE TIME PROJECT
2016
Jan 9 9 AM MCT -- Meet at the junction of S-2 and S-22.
Jan 30 9 AM MCT -- Meet at the junction of S-2 and S-22.
Feb 27 9 AM MCT -- Meet in Mataguay. (HALTT)
Mar 19 9 AM MCT -- Meet at the junction of S-2 and S-22.
May 21 9 AM MCT -- Meet in Mataguay. (HALTT)
Sep 24 9 AM MCT -- Meet in Mataguay. (HALTT)
Oct 8 9 AM MCT -- Meet at the junction of S-2 and S-22.
Oct 22 9 AM MCT -- Meet in Mataguay.
Nov 12 9 AM MCT -- Meet in Mataguay.
Dec 3 9 AM MCT -- Meet in Mataguay.
2017
Jan 7 9 AM MCT -- Meet at the junction of S-2 and S-22.
Jan 28 9 AM MCT -- Meet at the junction of S-2 and S-22.
Mar 11 9 AM MCT -- Meet in Mataguay. (HALTT)
Apr 1 9 AM MCT -- Meet at the junction of S-2 and S-22.
May 20 9 AM MCT -- Meet in Mataguay. (HALTT)
Sep 23 9 AM MCT -- Meet in Mataguay. (HALTT)
Oct 7 9 AM MCT -- Meet at the junction of S-2 and S-22.
Oct 21 9 AM MCT -- Meet in Mataguay.
Nov 11 9 AM MCT -- Meet in Mataguay.
Dec 2 9 AM MCT -- Meet at the junction of S-2 and S-22.


REMINDER: Please do not just show up without contacting us first! If we lack advance sign-ups, we may cancel without notice. This is your only warning.


 Last updated: 18 November 2016
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