COSCA Spring Trailwork Day in Newbury Park, March 26, 2011

Completing the Potrero Ridge Trail for the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency
Photos of the North Ranch Mountain Bikers of Ventura County. Click on an image to see it full size.

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Gathering in the parking area, waiting for everyone to arrive.
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Signing in
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One and a half COSCA voluteers
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Two Meetup hiker volunteers
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Two CORBA volunteers sign in
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Heading up the hill towards the gathering area near the water tank
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The gathering area
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The tools are gathered, too
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Two more Meetup hiker volunteers
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All the comforts of home!
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A pile of pick-mattocks
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Matt Kouba, Conejo Recreation and Parks Superintendent
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Matt explains the safe carrying and use of tools
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The volunteers watch Matt (with his back to the camera)
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The start of the new trail. The brush has been cut back, but it's narrow and steep here
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This section had some work done on it a few months ago. The trail has already been cut out of the slope for about 100'
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Most of the new trail looks like this...
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... or worse ...
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... or with a steep cross-slope
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It's easy to see where the brush has been cut down along the line of the new trail
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A crew leader explains the work to be done
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Demonstrating how to use the tools
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Getting started on the real work!
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