Events / Schedule updated 5/20/13
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO VOLUNTEERED YOUR
TIME & HAVE MADE STEWARDS OF THE SEQUOIA TRAIL APPRECIATION DAYS SUCH A SUCCESS
Stewards have now performed maintenance on almost 2000 miles of
trails since 2004
We continue to be the largest on the ground volunteer group in
the Sequoia National Forest since our beginning work in 2004
STEWARDS OF THE SEQUOIA 2013
TRAIL APPRECIATION DAYS AND EVENTS CALENDAR
LOCATIONS SOMETIMES ARE CHANGED AT THE LAST MINUTE, SO PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the days you plan to volunteer,
or to be added to the list of volunteers so we can notify you
regarding future events, or in case of location change and to
determine how many volunteers will be helping. For
location to be determined days we will contact those who
register with the staging information. On rare occasions we must
cancel the day and we can only contact those who register.
APPRECIATION DAYS 2013
5/25/13 Location to be determined based on soil conditions and weather
6/1/13 Location to be determined based on soil conditions and weather
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
To see more about Stewards volunteer
to Stewards Volunteer Hour Meter
Want to find out more about what Stewards volunteers do to help the trails. Read about one project on the Whiskey Flat Trail
The majority of our trail work is in the remote
backcountry that Forest trail crews find it harder to
access. We use trail bikes to access these remote trails &
perform work to keep these trails open to everyone. If you
are interested in working on trails and do not own a trail
bike please contact us and we will assign you to a project
that can be walked to. For all other projects please bring your dirt bike (geared down for technical
riding) and riding gear to access the trail, as well as water,
work gloves, backpack, hat and sunglasses. Bring a large back pack too if you have one.
Bring any portable tools you might have-folding saw, clippers. Forest Service will supply additional tools. Lunch will be provided by Sierra Gateway Market to those who confirm one week prior to each event.
All trail days will include some good intermediate or
advanced intermediate technical riding getting to & from the
work area. Do not fill up your gas tank especially if you
have a large tank, as this will be extra weight that will
tire you out. We rarely go more than 30-40 miles in a day.
Please register so we can contact you
if we have to cancel a work day
Camping & lodging info
Where to camp in the area with showers, full hookups,
swimming pool, cabins for rent or free dispersed camping
Thousand Mile Miracle Tire- What if I told you there is
a miracle tire out that sticks to loose soil, roots & rocks
unlike any knobby you have ever owned?
Would you be interested?
IMPORTANT ISSUES & WHY WE
VOLUNTEER ON TRAILS
The Forest Service
has been quite responsive to Stewards of the Sequoia
efforts during the trail planning process and have
been able to stop the proposed closure of about 25% of single track trails
and 30% of the forest roads in
the Greenhorn District.
One of the best ways to
help keep trails open and prevent closures is to
help out on Stewards of the Sequoia Trail
Appreciation Days where we perform trail
maintenance. Most of that work involves reducing
erosion by stopping water from running down the
trail which can create deep ruts and a loss of top
Please be sure and become an official
so we can keep you informed on action items to keep
your trails open.
trail crew can only work on about 60 miles of trail a year.
Stewards of the Sequoia performs maintenance on about 200 miles
of single track trails each year. We have a choice to volunteer
to keep trails open or let them degrade and be closed. Stewards have
adopted nine trails and have been doing work
on others as well.
We need your help.
If you like to ride and want to help keep your trails open,
then please do one or two days of trail volunteering each year.
We know everyone is busy, but a handful of dedicated folks
cannot do all the trail maintenance alone.
Do not feel like you have to do everything, but please do
Bob Frenes, who rides and is in charge of the
South Sequoia Trail maintenance crew for the US Forest
Service, will be helping us
We hope to see you out enjoying your trails
and helping to
keep them open.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service prohibits
discrimination in all its programs & activities on the basis
of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age,
disability, political beliefs,
sexual orientation & marital of family status (not all
prohibited bases apply to all programs) Persons with
disabilities who require alternative means for communication
of program information
(Braille, large print, audio tape, etc) should contact
center (202) 720-2600 (voice & TDD)
To file a complaint of discrimination write: USDA, Director,
Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th &
independence SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (202)
710-5964 (voice & TDD) USDA Forest Service is an equal
opportunity provider & employer