Skyline Wilderness Park
October 22-24, 2010
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When the Moore Creek project originally on the schedule ran into some permitting challenges, the folks in Napa asked us to consider a different park -- and after a beautiful afternoon hike to look at the proposed project at Skyline Wilderness Park, it is a go! We will follow the theme of the fall and build two separate re-routes to improve safety and reduce erosion on a multi-use trail in the park. Alternating between creekside and vista points, this project has a lot to offer! With disk golf and archery ranges near camp, we are working on some challenges for those who have some energy left after the work day.
Level of Effort
Manual Labor: mixed
Camping is open to volunteers Friday and Saturday nights. Food is also provided for volunteers from breakfast Saturday through lunch Sunday. While camping is optional and participants are able to participate for one day, this will be a unique opportunity to relax after the work day and camp in a festive atmosphere with other volunteers.
We will be camping on the grassy expanse near the Social Hall. (If it is wet, we will eat inside.)
Carpooling, Public transportation and Parking
As always, we encourage participants to carpool. More information about carpool options will be posted soon. If you need a ride, or have space in your car, please try and carpool.
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5pm - Registration and camping opens
7:30am - Registration, light breakfast, and lunch prep begin.
8am - Morning greeting, announcements, stretching and safety talk. Project begins.
12:30pm - Break for lunch on trail.
3:30pm - Head back to camp.
4pm - Drinks, appetizers and socializing. Showers available.
5:30pm - Dinner and entertainment.
8am - Registration, hot breakfast, and lunch prep.
8:30am - Morning greeting, announcements, stretching and safety talk. Project begins.
11:30am - Break for lunch on trail.
1:30pm - Head back to camp to pack gear and truck.
2pm - Celebrate the work and say goodbyes.
V-O-Cal provides all meals for volunteers from breakfast Saturday through lunch Sunday. Vegetarian options are available for all meals.
HYDRATION/SUN EXPOSURE: The work sites for both days have mixed conditions - much in the shade but a couple of sections are exposed to full sun. Who knows what the weather will be like, so please come prepared for a variety of weather conditions.
POISON OAK: There are stands of poison oak scattered throughout the project, so you should definitely come prepared. As always, please let us know if you are particularly sensitive so we can assign you to an area with a lower exposure risk. Have your crew leader point some out to you if you don't know what it looks like. Clean with Tecnu after the workday and be cautious when handling your dirty clothes.
SNAKES: Snakes are present on the property! It may be cool enough by late October that we won't see them, but use caution when walking the trails and when picking items up off the ground.
TICKS: Ticks are always a hazard so it is important to check during and after the project.
SHARP TOOLS: Please listen to your crew leaders tool safety talk and observe proper tool use throughout the day.