Trailwork on Wood Canyon Visa (Backbone) Trail in Sycamore Canyon to repair it after the Springs Fire, on June 8, 2013

Volunteers from CORBA, SMMTC, Calabasas Day Hikers and others installed 84 drains over the 1.8-mile long trail.
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Contour map of the Wood Canyon Vista Trail. Red X's show where we added, expanded or cleaned out drainage nicks. There were 84 total.
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Google Earth view of the Wood Canyon Vista Trail, looking due west. Flags show where we added or repaired drainage nicks.
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Some of the volunteers heading for the trail, tools in hand.
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A troop of boy scouts was working on blocking off a steep shortcut that scars the hillside.
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Some of the boy scouts
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Heading up the trail to find sections that need work
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People who arrived earlier are far ahead of us
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Digging out a drainage "nick" that will divert water off the trail, but not impede trail users
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The locations of nicks had previously been outlined in red chalk so the volunteers knew where to put them. For many people, this was their first time helping with trailwork.
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The trail is very visible now that there is no brush to hide it
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