Thanksgiving weekend is literally hours away and there is lots to be thankful for here in the Los Padres. It might not seem like it at times with wildfires, closures, drought, etc but you gotta look past that and focus on the positives. Positives like ocean fog through redwoods, finding new trails, freezing mornings sipping coffee, that final cut with the crosscut saw or driving to the trailhead. We’re not going to get too sappy but wanted to thank you all for your support and help over the years. Be sure to take some time this weekend in between eating, football, family and cooking to think about what you are thankful for and try to do something to show your gratitude. Sounds easy enough but sometimes time gets in the way. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Now go eat, be merry and spend time with loved ones…….
And if you’d like to pre-order a 2017 calendar, you can order online here. Thanks everyone, looking forward to seeing your photos and I’m already looking forward to National Lemon Meringue Pie Day – which of course is August 15, 2017!
Anyway, the LPFA tried hard to get on board and lead an Opt Outside Black Friday event this year but for one reason or another we just couldn’t get it to work. BUT, instead of Friday, we’ll be leading a Sunday 11/27 one-day trail maintenance project working to remove fallen trees along the Lower Manzana Trail downstream from NIRA Campground. Curt Cragg will be the trail leader and has reported over 25 downed trees of varying complexity and size. If you’re looking for an excuse to get out and work off that tryptophan, this is a great trip for you! For more information check out the link here and we hope to see you on Sunday 11/27 along the Lower Manzana. And maybe you’ll even get a photo to contribute to the calendar…….!!??!!