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    With the latest storms lots of question on trails closures or damaged. Please check conditions of parks by calling or going to their website:Here are the phone numbers and links to park status:

    Aliso-Wood Canyons Wilderness Park and Laguna Beach Greenbelt

    28241 La Paz Road
    Laguna Niguel, CA 92667
    (949)923-2200 http://www.ocparks.com/alisoandwoodcanyons/

    Arroyo Trabuco(Part of O'Neil)
    30892 Trabuco Cyn. Rd.
    Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678
    (949)923-2260 or (949)923-2256 http://www.ocparks.com/Arroyotrabuco/

    Crystal Cove State Park
    8471 PCH
    Laguna Beach CA 92651
    (949) 494-3539 or (949) 492-0802 http://www.crystalcovestatepark.com/

    Caspers Wilderness Park
    33401 Ortega Highway
    P.O. Box 395
    San Jaun Capistrano, CA 92675
    (949)923-2210 http://www.ocparks.com/caspers/

    Chino Hills State Park
    4721 Sapphire Road
    Chino Hills, CA 91709
    (951) 780-6222
    Trail conditions number: 951-780-6222 ext 19
    www.chinohillsstatepark.org
    [email protected]

    Carbon Canyon Regional Park
    4442 Carbon Canyon Road
    Brea, CA 92823
    (714)973-3160 or (714)973-3162

    Irvine Regional Park

    1 Irvine Park Road
    Orange, CA 92862
    (714)973-6835 or (714)973-3173 http://www.ocparks.com/irvinepark/

    Irvine Open Space Reserve
    The Irvine Open Space Reserve South (Bommer & Shady Canyon) is open to mountain bikes via docent-led tours. All programs are free, but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, visit http://www.irvineranchwildlands.org/ or call 714-508-4757.

    Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
    18751 Laguna Canyon Road
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    (949)923-2235 or (949)923-3702

    The southern portion of the park (south of the 73 – San Joaquin HIlls toll road) is open daily: 7 AM to Sunset. Parking lot hours: 8 AM to 4 PM.; parking $3. -Information at Laguna Coast Wilderness [website] and at the Laguna Canyon Foundation [website].

    Limestone Canyon Park
    – Under the supervision of the Irvine Ranch Land Reserve Trust
    320 Commerce
    Irvine, CA 92602
    (714) 508-4757

    O’Neill Regional Park
    30892 Trabuco Canyon Road
    Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678
    (949)923-2260 or (949)923-2256 http://www.ocparks.com/oneillpark/

    Peters Canyon Regional Park

    8548 E. Canyon View Ave.
    Orange, CA 92869
    (714)973-6611 or (714)973-6612 http://www.ocparks.com/peterscanyon/

    Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park
    30952 Oso Parkway
    Coto De Caza, CA 92679
    (949)923-2265 or (949)923-2266 http://www.ocparks.com/rileypark/

    Santiago Oaks

    2145 N. Windes Drive
    Orange, CA 92869
    (714)973-6620 or (714)973-6622 http://www.ocparks.com/santiagooaks/

    Wagon Wheel Wilderness Park
    33401 Ortega HighwayP.O. Box 395San Jaun Capistrano, CA 92675714-728-0235
    (949)923-2265

    Whiting Ranch Wildnerness Park
    P.O. Box 156
    Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678
    (949)923-2245 http://www.ocparks.com/whitingranch/
     
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    OC Parks is sending this out to adopt the park volunteers.

    Storm Clean Up Volunteers at O’Neill Regional Park
    (Open to General Volunteers):

    O’Neill Regional Park is looking for Adopt-A-Park volunteers to assist in the cleanup efforts after the recent storm. O’Neill Park sustained significant damage during last weeks storms and remains closed to the public at this time. Volunteers are needed to help repair the park so that it may be reopened to the public as soon as possible!

    Volunteer are needed to assist in shoveling mud as well as removed debris from around the Nature Center and Playground. Volunteers should wear weather appropriate clothing including shoes and clothing that they do not mind getting muddy. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves.

    Interested volunteers should contact Robert Beckley (Tuesday – Friday) at (949) 505-3160 or Scott Fegley (Friday – Monday) at (714) 973-3199 to sign up for a date / time. Clean up efforts at O’Neill Park will start as early as Saturday, Jan 1, 2011, or as soon as the current round of storms subside.

    General Volunteers: Please see:
    www.ocparks.com for on line General application. The last page of the on line application will direct volunteers to download and print out the Guidelines and Provisions. Please send this form to OC Parks Volunteer Services ( 1501 E. St. Andrew St. , Santa Ana , CA 92705 ). Please sign up for Program Orientation Meeting with OC Parks Volunteer Services Coordinator, [email protected]

    O'Neill Regional Park
    30892 Trabuco Canyon Road
    Trabuco Canyon , CA 92678
    (949)923-2260 or (949)923-2256

    Storm Clean Up Volunteers at Aliso and Woods Wilderness Park
    (Open to General Volunteers):

    Aliso and Woods is looking for Adopt-A-Park volunteers to assist in the cleanup efforts after the recent storm. Aliso and Woods Park sustained significant damage during last weeks storms and remains closed to the public at this time. Volunteers are needed to help repair the park so that it may be reopened to the
    public as soon as possible!

    Volunteer are needed to assist with cleaning branches and downed trees. Volunteer may also assist with trail repair including filling ruts and clearing slides. Volunteers should wear weather appropriate clothing including shoes and clothing that they do not mind getting muddy. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work cloves.


    Interested volunteers should contact Doug Condon at [email protected] to sign up for a date / time.

    General Volunteers: Please see:http://www.ocparks.com/ for on line General application. The last page of the on line application will direct volunteers to download and print out the Guidelines and Provisions. Please send this form to OC Parks Volunteer Services ( 1770 N Broadway St , 4th FL, Santa Ana , CA 92706 ). Please sign up for Program Orientation Meeting and Fingerprinting with OC Parks Volunteer Services Coordinator, [email protected]

    Aliso And Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
    28373 Alicia Parkway
    Laguna Niguel , CA 92677
    (949)923-2200
     
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    as found in OC register this am

    Link to article and pics -> http://www.ocregister.com/articles/storms-283508-area-least.html

    The storms that slammed into Orange County in recent weeks destroyed hundreds of trees, wiped out huge chunks of trails and left vast rocky riverbeds where wildlife once foraged for food.

    Debris is scattered through riverbeds in the backcountry. Most is natural. Some tangles are as big as an RV. But some is tiny, such as this toddler's shoe. There were no reports of toddlers in danger.
    The exact level of damage is nearly impossible to determine. But a visit to several backcountry areas indicates that such water-related havoc has not been seen since at least the great storms of 1983.
    Trabuco Creek in lower O'Neill Regional Park, for example, was about six inches deep and 15 yards wide before the storms hit in mid-December. Today, the riverbed is the width of a football field.
    Forests of bamboo, sycamore and live oak have disappeared along with many small meadows.
    In that single area, habitat that once was home to a small herd of about 10 deer, a dwindling pack of coyotes and at least one family of bobcats is gone.
    In its place are rocks, downed trees and massive tangles of debris, some the size of an RV.
    Steep hillsides that were sprinkled with chaparral are now pockmarked with mudslides.
    In the past week, the mighty flood that ripped through the area has receded. But at least from Live Oak Canyon Road on the northeast to Oso Parkway on the south, a swift stream in areas continues to run through the ravine.
    Most county parks remain closed for good reason. (For the latest, ocparks.com.) What happened in the Trabuco Creek ravine from Rancho Santa Margarita to Ladera Ranch is evident in other wilderness areas.
    With the dramatically altered landscapes, it's easy to get lost if you can make headway at all. Poison oak is scattered about. Fresh embankments are loose. And footing is treacherous with debris that can snare a leg and shifting rocks that can sprain an ankle or worse.
    To illustrate the transformation (and in hopes to satisfy lookyloos), I photographed the area on Dec. 19 and over the weekend.
    On the plus side, there's a good chance the wildlife survived. The water rose relatively slowly the first several days of the storms. There also was plenty of higher ground through the duration.
    And perhaps it's a good thing that invasive species such as bamboo were partly wiped out. As for the oaks, they should return – but not for many years.
    Call it the circle of life.
     
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    Looking at all the road damage in our local parks has me shaking my head, the damage was so avoidable. I worked for logging companies on the Mendocino County Coast for many years and when roads are built right it is just like trails that are built right, meaning that the withstand heavy rains and believe me Mendo Coast gets hugh rain storms (average winter rainfall on the ridge above Gualala is nearly 100 inches per year). Problem is that OC Fire blades our parks fireroads start of every fire season with one goal in mind and that is getting emergency vehicles in and out. I see what they do and little though or money is put into water diversion, as loggers if we left roads like that after we logged a area we would be facing huge fines from the state water resources and fish and game...t astounds me that the parks get away with with such poor land management and no fines.

    Dean
     
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    I agree....poorly built trails are now paying the price...yes, we got an unusually record amount of rain and the geology can't handle it very well, but...building trails in the creek bed or straight up the side of a hill without proper drainage or water bars is asking for the trails to be washed away/heavily rutted or destroyed.
     
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    Seems like recent event are a good reminder for everyone to program the parks' phone numbers into their phones so they can stay on top of conditions year-round.

    Contact info for all the Orange County parks is at http://ocparks.com/
     
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    It would be great to have a 'park info' tab up top with links to all the park numbers and Cleveland NF info.
     
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    Apparently, having parks' phone numbers in your phone does not help us stay on top of conditions. Because half the time, when I contact the parks, no one answers and the recorded message is not updated with the most current park information. Sometimes the message even says, "we have no info on park (or trail) closures/openings at this time." The website doesn't seem to always have the most recent information, either...

    Pardon me, I'm just bitching. :)
     
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    They seem to update their facebook more than anything else

    http://www.facebook.com/OrangeCountyParks
     
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    Everyone always seems in favor of cutting costs when it comes to government agencies but then no one seems to understand why they can't get all the services they expect from them. Hmm?
     
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    I just added all the numbers and info off of SHARE's and OC parks website. Just go to the first post:
    http://www.socaltrailriders.org/for...-moro-trail-conditions-merged.html#post803947

    Here's the link to the trails in the Santa Ana's:
    http://www.socaltrailriders.org/for...ons-trabuco-creek-rd-coal-canyon-updates.html

    All other trail conditions can be found here:
    http://www.socaltrailriders.org/forum/trail-conditions/55425-2010-2011-trail-condition-sticky.html which is a "sticky" in the Trail Condition Forum.
     
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    http://www.ocparks.com/newsroom/default.asp?Show=1002957&subshow=A



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    The day-use area at O'Neill Regional Park was covered in mud when the creek broke its banks. The park has now reopened.

    Laguna Coast, O’Neill Reopen

    The last remaining park closures are lifted; some trails remain closed.

    by Marisa O'Neil, Public Information Officer on 1/28/2011


    Two of the parks most badly damaged in December’s fierce storms reopened Friday, Jan. 28.

    O’Neill Regional Park and Laguna Coast Wilderness Park reopened Friday, Jan. 28. Both parks suffered severe damage, including landslides and trail failures, and have been closed since heavy rain and flooding hit Dec. 21.

    Hard work by park staff, heavy equipment operators and groups of volunteers helped make trails and parks safe and usable for the public.

    Some trail restrictions remain while trail work continues. Please respect trail closures for your own safety and the sustainability of park trails.

    O’Neill Regional Park

    All trails are now open with the exception of Edna Spalding Trail. The ongoing closure along Tijeras Creek Trail adjacent to Antonio Parkway continues.

    O’Neill suffered major damage in the storms. Trabuco Creek broke through its banks, covering the day-use area and some camping areas with a thick layer of mud and silt.

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    A park ranger demonstrates how deep erosion is on the Juaneno Trail at Caspers Wilderness Park.

    Caspers Wilderness Park
    Portions of the park reopened last weekend. Some trails remain closed, including Dick Loskorn, Pinhead Peak, Mesa Loop, Badger Pass, Cold Springs Trail and the Oso and San Juan Creek trails. Portions of the Juaneno Trail are also closed due to severe erosion.

    Limestone Canyon and Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
    The park reopened Jan. 23, with some restrictions remaining. The closed trails include: Borrego Trail, Mustard Road, Vista Lookout Road, Cattle Pond Loop, Red Rock Trail and Sleepy Hollow Trail.

    The Borrego parking lot and entrance are closed but parking and trail access are available at the Glenn Ranch parking lot located on Glenn Ranch Road between Portola Parkway and El Toro Road.

    Aliso and Wood Canyons and Laguna Coast wilderness parks are also open, though some trail closures may remain.

    Irvine Ranch Open Space

    Most programs will resume Feb. 1. Check <A class=”body” href="http://www.irlandmarks.org/Activities/">http://www.irlandmarks.org/ for details.

    All other parks are open.

    Check with individual parks for detailed information. Updates are also posted on the OC Parks website, Facebook and Twitter pages as available.

    Dozens of volunteers from Adopt-a-Park, OC Hiking Club, Laguna Canyon Foundation, Caspers Park Foundation,SHARE Mountain Bike Club and the Warrior’s Society have pitched in to help rehabilitate damaged parks and trails.

    Volunteers make a difference and more trail work opportunities will become available. Adopt-a-Park will post volunteer opportunities online as work crews make them available. The Irvine Ranch Conservancy will also have volunteer opportunities <A class=”body” href="http://www.irlandmarks.org/Activities/">http://www.irlandmarks.org/ for the recently donated 20,000-acre Irvine Ranch Open Space.
     
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