BLM Trail Volunteers 5/24/17

Volunteers Needed for Trail Improvement Project

SUSANVILLE, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking volunteers to repair winter trail damage and build a new trail, in a National Trails Day project, Saturday, June 3, at the new Bald Mountain trail network east of Susanville.

Volunteers will clear rocks from trails and repair gullies caused by winter storm runoff. They will also improve surfaces and drainage on existing trails, and work on a new trail overlooking the Honey Lake Valley. Work will require hiking, digging and moving rocks.

Anyone interested should meet at 8:30 a.m. at the fire station near the junction of Lassen County Road A-3 and Sunnyside Road near Standish. Volunteers should dress for working in the field, with long-sleeved shirts, long pants, sturdy footwear, sunscreen and gloves. They should bring lunch and plenty of water. The BLM will provide tools.

The project concludes at 4:30 p.m., but the BLM welcomes volunteers who can spend only part of the day. Those who arrive late can follow signs to the trailhead and hike to meet the work parties.

Horseback riders, hikers, trail runners and mountain bike riders use single-track routes in the Bald Mountain Trail network. Trail building began last year, with three volunteer workdays and work by Antelope
Conservation Camp crews.

“This year we are counting on volunteers to help us build two new trail loops to the summit of Bald Mountain,” said Stan Bales, an outdoor recreation planner with the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office. “These loops will provide trail users with dramatic 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside.”

For more information, telephone Bales at (530) 252-5311.