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Emerald Canyon Train in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park – Open

Thank You Irvine Ranch Conservancy and OC Parks

Emerald Canyon “Trail to Nowhere” has been re-opened

With the help of non-profit organizations, members of the public and community groups, OC Parks has re-opened the Emerald Canyon Trail. The trail was closed due to extensive damage sustained after heavy rains in 2010. The trail reconstruction included constructing a 60-foot bridge over a landslide area.

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New 60′ Bridge

The project was a partnership between OC Parks, as the land owner, and Irvine Ranch Conservancy and Laguna Canyon Foundation, as non-profit support groups focused on the protection and preservation of the open space. Working together with community groups such as SHARE Mountain Bike Club and other volunteers from the public, the challenging project made constant progress over a six-month period.

Initial restoration work began on Emerald Canyon back in January. The most challenging step prior to opening the trail was to complete the construction of an additional bridge over a deep gully created by the storm damage. More than 1,500 bridge components were either hand-carried along the single-track trail or hauled by a powered wheelbarrow approximately ¾ mile to the bridge location.

Once at the work-site, the components had to be partially assembled and then hoisted across the gully on a suspended cable system. The final assembled bridge weighs in at just over 10,000 pounds, and is capable of handling equestrians and light maintenance equipment loads of up to 4,000 pounds.

Vegetation along the closed trail was overgrown and needed to be heavily trimmed, to create a final width of 36 inches. Crews also elevated the trail in sections that needed a natural drain to channel runoff away from the trail surface. A wooden bridge was constructed over a large section of trail that had eroded away.

This Emerald Canyon trail follows the bottom of Emerald Canyon in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and is one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in Orange County. SHARE highly recommends this trail.

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Emerald Falls (BVD) trail leading into Emerald Canyon

 

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park Trail Work – Saturday March 30th @ 8 am

2013 OC Trail Work Season in Full Swing

The weather is perfect and Spring wild flowers are starting to bloom. Please join OC Parks and IMBA/SHARE Mountain Bike Club for Trail Work in Orange County. We will be completing much needed trail work in our local Orange County parks.

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Laguna  Coast Wilderness Park – Saturday – March 30

Join us on Saturday, March 9th for some much needed trail work in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. We will be working on Old Emerald and Old Emerald Falls (BVD) doing some brushing and tread work. We will be meeting at 8:00 am at the Big Bend Parking Area (parking free for volunteers) on Laguna Canyon Road (see link below).

Bring: Sturdy shoes, hat and water, we will supply the tools. We will hike or ride up to the trail work location.
We should be done by 12:00 noon in time for you to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
We do need you to RSVP so we know make sure we have enough tools and equipment for everyone, so please let us know if you are coming.

Summary

  • Trail Work Day: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
  • What: Old Emerald and Old Emerald Falls (BVD)
  • Date: Saturday March 30
  • Time: 8:00 am to noon(ish)
  • Location: Big Bend Parking Area (parking free for volunteers) on Laguna Canyon Road (see link above)
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Please RSVP: SHAREMTB@gmail.com

Special Benefit for Being a Trail Work Volunteer

Don’t  forget our volunteers get this special offer for helping out.

At DirtBaggies, they understand great trails don’t maintain  themselves. Please come and invest some sweat equity in the land. DirtBaggies will reward your involvement by offering a 20% discount ($50 value) on their wonderfully comfortable, hyper-ventilated, made in SoCal, made for SoCal, baggy-bib MTB shorts.

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SHARE Trail Work Opportunities – February 9

2013 OC Trail Work Season in Full Swing

Please join OC Parks and IMBA/SHARE Mountain Bike Club for Trail Work in Orange County. We will be completing much needed trail work in our local Orange County parks.

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Santiago Oaks Regional Park – Saturday – February 9

Join SHARE mtb and IMBA on Saturday, February 9th for some much needed trail work in Santiago Oaks Regional Park (SORP) . We will be working on the Chutes Ridgeline and will be meeting at 8:30 am at the SORP Ranger Station where parking is free for volunteers. The parks are beautiful right now and the soil is perfect for maintaining our trails.

Summary

  • Trail Work Day: Santiago Oaks Regional Park
  • What: Chutes Ridgeline
  • Date: Saturday February 9
  • Time: 8:30 am to noon(ish)
  • Location: SORP Ranger Station (parking free)

Please RSVP: SHAREMTB@gmail.com

Special Benefit for Being a Trail Work Volunteer

Don’t forget our volunteers get this special offer for helping out.

At DirtBaggies, they understand great trails don’t maintain themselves. Please come and invest some sweat equity in the land. DirtBaggies will reward your involvement by offering a 20% discount ($50 value) on their wonderfully comfortable, hyper-ventilated, made in SoCal, made for SoCal, baggy-bib MTB shorts.

Dirtbaggies Info

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