Monday, September 14, 2009

Kingston Canyon Trailhead Project

Friends of Nevada Wilderness volunteers in partnership with the Great Basin Institute and the Austin/Tonopah Ranger District worked together on the Kingston Canyon Trailhead project in the Toiyabe Range. The work spanned from 7-31—8-2-2009. The three groups accomplished the following:

July 31 Crew drove to Kingston Guard Station. 3 crew members hiked South on TCT 3 Miles and 3 members hiked 5.2 miles. .8 Mile lopped on high stretch of trail and 1.2 Mile lopped on lower stretch as crew worked their way back to the trailhead. (Light lopping). Crew set up camp at Guard Station. Crew scouted and planned work at the equestrian and hiking parking lots and trailheads.
August 1 2 TCT signs placed at Equestrian Trailhead. 1 TCT post placed near Hiker Trailhead. 2 TCT signs hiked in South 4 miles on TCT and placed along crest. 1.25 Miles of corridor cleared from Trailheads towards meadows below beginning of switch backs up TCT. 600 feet of tread shaped.
August 2 Corridor cleared through meadows approximately 1.25 Mile. Tread defined through meadows approximately .5 Mile. 500 feet of tread shaped.

Totals: 9 volunteers
4.5 miles of trail cleared
3 directional markers placed
.75 miles of tread shaped and defined

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