Hi Everyone – Hope you’re staying dry!
We’ve had some nice storms the past few days and a bunch more stacking up over the coming week thanks to the old Pineapple Express. We’ve been hearing estimated rain totals as high as 18inches up in Big Sur and well over 4inches for most of the forest. We’re certainly overdue for a larger scale rain event. Based on all the rain in the forecast, it’s probably a good time to stay out of the forest and most of the seasonal gate closures will be closed this coming weekend. But if you must get into the forest, if you get the LP itch (not poison oak), please be careful. Hwy 1 south of Big Sur has been closed for the past day or two due to slides and there have been warnings issued for Hwy 33 as well. Take it slow…..
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LOWER MANZANA TRAIL PROJECT
Long range forecasts are starting to show a break in the storms for the three-day Martin Luther King Day weekend, Jan 14-16. If the weather cooperates, we’re planning a 3 day trail project that weekend based at NIRA Campground and working downstream along the Manzana Trail. Our focus will be clearing the trail down to at least Coldwater Camp with most of the work being brushing and slough removal along the trail. Mike Smith will be the project leader and we’re still sorting out logistics but the LPFA will be providing at least dinner and breakfast for volunteers. We’re hoping people would like to participate all three days but if you can come for even one day that would be great! For more information or to sign up, email Mike Smith at TrailSmith@LPForest.org
. Hope to see you there……..
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Sunset Wave, Before the Storm, Mission Pine Basin