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    Default Gabrielino Trail at Switzers Jan 14

    We're doing another day of work on the Gabrielino, Saturday Jan 14. We have to take advantage of this great weather and get as much done as we can before it gets snowed in.

    Details are on the STR calendar. PM or email me if you are coming out to join CORBA and MWBA and get this trail ready. We're pretty close to being done, and if we have enough people to split into two crews we can probably finish all the larger repairs on the trail tomorrow.

    Where: Switzers Day-Use Area, Angeles National Forest. The entrance is on the right, on Angeles Crest Highway about 1/2 mile past the intersection with Angeles Forest Highway.
    Carpoolers meet at 7:30 on the Angeles Crest Highway just north of the 210 freeway.

    What to bring: You MUST wear long pants, long sleeved shirt, sturdy shoes and gloves (if you have them). Bring water and snacks. We will supply hard hats and tools, along with instruction and supervision. To be sure we have enough tools. it is very important to join this event if you are coming, and keep status updated.

    RSVP by email or on the FB page at http://www.facebook.com/events/159311687505329/


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    How's the Poodle Dog Bush in the area we would be working?

    Dean
    If I'm not lost or getting bushwhacked, the trail was too easy.

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    Plentiful in several places, and even moreso on the upper 2 miles. But that will be the only obstacle after today, if things go as planned.
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    Me and PD do not have a very good relationship so I am passing on working this section. THX for your work Steve...are the Shuttle Run Folks pitching in to help ya?

    Dean
    If I'm not lost or getting bushwhacked, the trail was too easy.

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    Apparently several shuttlers stopped and helped Mark on the Sam Merril trail while he was brushing that trail today.

    We saw about three groups of 3 - 4 riders and about the same in hikers on the Gab today. Except for the waterfall section and one downed tree, It's all rideable now. (As long as you have your hazmat suit for the poodle dog.) Lots of puppies too, so spring will be interesting. But for the number of people who are riding/hiking right through the thick of it, we've heard almost no cases of poodle dog reported. I had it after our last Gab trailwork day, but I was hacking at it with loppers and the hedge trimmers, and probably breathed it in. Nobody else got it.

    We're pretty happy with what we accomplished today with 12 people for the trailwork. Then after it finished Mike McG and I went in and cut out about 60' of downed trees near switzers for another few hours until sundown.
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    Thanks Steve you rock buddy. What is poodle dog?
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    Thank You!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom the Bomb View Post
    What is poodle dog?
    Also known as fire weed. It comes back after a fire and has the same oils as poison oak. It is every where in the San Gab burns areas, most of the spring and summer has very pretty purple flowers. It gets its name because the leaves grow in cluster type balls of the stalk similar to a poodle cut. I have seen it grow up the shoulder high.
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    If I'm not lost or getting bushwhacked, the trail was too easy.

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