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USDA Forest Service Los Angeles River Ranger District

California Trails Day 2008

DATE: April 19, 2008, meet at 8:00 a.m., registration: 8:00 to 8:30 am
LOCATION: Millard Canyon Trail System
(Come early to get a Parking spot.)
EVENT: The USDA Forest Service and associated LARRD volunteer organizations will celebrate California Trails Day on April 19, 2008. The celebration will include 4-6 hours of trail work on the Millard Canyon area trails and a barbecue lunch at the Campground. This event is organized by the volunteer groups of the Los Angeles River Ranger District. Lunch will be held at the Millard Campground and will include a short ceremony about California Trails Day. Lunch will be served at 1:00 PM. Activities will end at 3:30 PM.

This activity is open to all volunteers, including sponsored groups. Those who are volunteering for trail work for the first time, please identify yourself to the registrar, so we can arrange for a Trail Boss to provide instruction and proper tools. Please bring personal equipment listed below.

Personal Equipment to Wear while working:
Work gloves, work shoes, work clothes (long sleeve shirts and long pants), sun protection hat, hard-hat (if available), Ten Essentials (include personal First Aid kit), Water (2 Qt's.), snacks. Be prepared to hike about a mile and work until 12:30. Lunch will be provided at the Millard Campground.

DIRECTIONS: From 210 Fwy in La Canada, go east on Fwy 210 and exit at Lincoln. Turn left (north) onto Lincoln Avenue, and proceed to Loma Alta. Right on Loma Alta to flashing yellow light, (Chaney Trail). Left on Chaney Trail to Millard Canyon Parking Lot. Allow 25 minutes driving time from the 210 Fwy. We will meet at the Millard Campground parking lot.. Carpool if possible.

For Additional Information, contact one of the following:
USDA Forest Service, LA River Ranger District, Little Tujunga Ranger Station
(M-F, 8am – 4pm): Howard Okamoto
Recreation Officer
(818) 899-1900 X229
(M-F, 9am-6pm): Kathie Reilly
JPL Trail Builders
(818) 354-8321
(Evenings): John Horton David Ledford
Vol. Leader, Training Vol. Leader, Training (310) 375-5032 (310) 373-2111

Additional training opportunities are scheduled for:
May 10, 2008, Advanced Leader Training (Front Country)
June 7, 2008, National Trails Day (basic techniques), Red Box Trails System
September 6, 2008, Advanced Leader Training (High Country).
California Trails Day and National Trails Day training activities are open to all volunteers, including sponsored groups.