Down to Indian Creek, October 2015
Hello Everyone,Wow, did you get to see the thunderstorms yesterday? A good portion of the LP had some fantastic thunder and lightning yesterday afternoon. While the fireworks were impressive, most of the forest received just traces of actual rainfall. Outside of the Sierra Madre’s, which received nearly half an inch, most of the weather stations across the forest had totals under a tenth of an inch. More unstable weather is on tap for this afternoon but probably not like what we had yesterday. I keep thinking that our first freeze has to be coming soon but so far our weird summer of weather continues to throw curve balls. Probably has something to do with the irregular climate changes affecting the equatorial Pacific right now. 😉
––––LPFA USED GEAR SALE
NOVEMBER 7, 10am – 2pm
TUCKER’S GROVE, SITE 5
SANTA BARBARA / GOLETA
The LPFA is really excited to announce a used backpacking/camping gear sale on November 7 at Tucker’s Grove in Goleta / SB. This is a great opportunity to buy some great secondhand gear at reduced prices and also to donate or sell on-consignment some of your old gear. The sale will feature secondhand camping / backpacking gear including camp stoves, tents, backpacks, camping technology, cooking gear, hiking poles, etc….. If you’d like to participate or help, here’s how:
DONATE / SELL GEAR:
• If you can’t make it on November 7th but would like to donate some of your gear, we will be collecting gear starting Monday at the Forest Service Supervisors Office in Goleta. The collection hours are Monday through Friday 8am – 12:00pm, 1pm – 4:30pm. Ask for Jennifer Gray and she’ll have all the information you need for donating your gear or putting it on consignment. We’ll provide tax donation receipts for ALL gear donated!
• We’ll also be collecting used gear on November 7 starting at 8am at Site 5 Tucker’s Grove. We’re hoping to gather all the used gear by 10am when the sale starts. Bring it early, we’ll have a team of gear gurus on-hand to help price the gear and get it lined up for the public. Any questions, let us know: INFO@LPForest.org
GET SOME GEAR:
• If you want to check out the gear, show up on November 7 between 10 and 2pm at Site 5 Tucker’s Grove. We’ll have gear gurus available to talk about sizing or any other gear questions you might have. We’ll have maps, books and other LP-centric products available as well. We’ll also have some Dutch Oven cooking available for sampling compliments of Rich Scholl.
• If you are interested in helping with the sale, we certainly could use volunteers to help with the process. Email INFO@LPForest.org if interested in helping!
We’ll have fliers going out next week to further promote the event but this will be a great way for you to gear up for the upcoming backpacking season and also a fun way to give some of your used gear back to the trail community. Not to mention proceeds are going to the Adopt-A-Trail program which is launching later this fall. Hope to see all of you there.––––Bear Family Tracks, Mono Creek
October 8-28: ACE Trail Crew on Alamar Trail
October 16-18: LPFA Madulce Trail Crosscut Sawyer Project
October 17-18: VWA Big Sur Trail Project
October 17: Backpacking Made Easy, Santa Barbara, James Wapotich
October 17: Trails, Ales, and Photography benefit for Franklin Trail