Trailwork on the Los Robles West Trail (Space Mountain) in Thousand Oaks on February 23, 2014

You can read a description of the work that was done on CORBA's blog.
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View of the Space Mountain trail, courtesy of Google Earth, looking west. The trail is light blue and the locations where we did work are shown by the white markers.
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Taking a break at the top of Space Mountain, after hiking up 2.2 miles from the parking area.
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COSCA staffer Heather is working on slough removal
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Volunteer workers removing slough and thereby widening the trail.
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We haven't had much rain for a long long time, so this work is a little dusty.
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Here you can see how the slough (junk that has fallen on the trail from above) covers about 2/3 of the usable width of the trail. With a wider trail, it's easier to pick a line, pass oncoming people, and avoid riding too close to the soft edge and risk a tumble.
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After fixing the worst of the slough problem, we headed back to the cars, building drainage nicks as we went. This was the first one.
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Working on another drainage nick. The pupose of the nick is to capture the water that runs down the trail and funnel it off. This keeps water from eroding deeper ruts in the middle of the trail.
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Volunteers work in pairs when building drainage nicks. While one works, the other rests. Then they switch.
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There was a stump here that took a huge amount of effort to remove.
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Trying to dig a deep-rooted stump out. In the end. we cut the top off and covered the remnants with dirt.
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A finished drainage nick.
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We had time for a little more slough removal.
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Chopping out a stump that has appeared in the middle of the trail
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This stump was close enough to the trail that it was taken out
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Cleaning the silt out of drainage nick that had been built two or three years ago.
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Removing a couple of very tenatious stumps near the bottom of the Space Mountain Singletrack.
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Cleaning out an old drainage
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At the bottom of the Space Mountain singletrack trail
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After trailwork, CORBA treatst he volunteers to lunch. This time we went to Baja Fresh.