March Normalcy

Good Morning Everyone,

It seems each year we leave February praying for a repeat March Miracle and yet once again March came and went with whatever the opposite of a miracle would be, lets call it normalcy.  Most of the forest had zero rain after that first storm on March 1.  Is it too late to ask for an April Sensation?  It does look like most of the Los Padres will be getting some rain throughout today and into tomorrow.  Initial estimates are in the 1/2″ – 3/4″ range, depending on geographic locations.  They are also calling it a ‘winter weather event’ with snow levels as low as 4,000ft.  This might be our last blast of winter weather for a while, enjoy it while you can!

Back to upcoming events:

April 10-13: Alamar Hill Trail Project, Dick Smith Wilderness
April 11: Wheeler Gorge Open House, Ojai
April 11: Lion Canyon (Sespe) Trail Project, Ojai
April 11: State Trails Day, West Fork Cold Spring, Santa Barbara

April 17-26: Working Vacation Upper Sisquoc
May 2: Stony Creek Celebration
May 15-17: Mono Campground Trail Weekend

April 11: Lion Canyon (Sespe) Trail Project, Ojai
An All-Star crew of trail volunteers will be leading a project this Saturday to work the Lion Canyon Trail above the Sespe River.  The focus will be brushing the West Fork spur trail.  Total hiking distance is 4.6miles.  The project will start at 8:30 and return to cell range by 3:30pm.  Perhaps they’ll even make it to the end of the Wheeler Gorge Open House.  If interested contact Ranger Heidi:

April 11: State Trails Day, West Fork Cold Spring, Santa Barbara
In recognition of State Trails Day, come on out this Saturday and give back by spending a day working the West Fork Cold Spring Trail above Montecito.  We’ll be meeting at Skofield Park at 9am and the work will continue until 3pm.  Lunch will be provided after the event for all trail workers.  You can learn more by checking out the attached PDF.  Also, there will be a Trails and Ales event on Friday night from 5-7pm at SoHo to help kick off State Trails Day and make sure the workers are fired up for Saturday morning.  Hope to see you wither Friday, Saturday or both.

Take care, enjoy the weather………

West Fork Lion Canyon Waterfall, photo H. Anderson