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Henry Coe State Park

California State Parks, Pine Ridge Association

May 10-12, 2013

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Photos courtesy of crew leader George Rogers

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V-O-Cal at Henry Coe

Project Background
Henry Coe State Park is one of those on the state closure list and it will be through the efforts of organizations like the Pine Ridge Association that it will remain open to the public. Join V-O-Cal in helping to improve the trails in this enormous park.

Trail Description

Level of Effort
Hiking: moderate
Manual Labor: mixed

Camp

Carpooling, Public transportation and Parking
We encourage participants to carpool. Transit isn't an option to get to "Coe", so start talking with your friends about carpooling!

Driving Directions

From US-101

Take the Masten Ave exit off US-Highway 101. From the North, go left on Masten Ave. From the South, go right.

From Masten, Turn RIGHT onto Center Avenue. Make the second LEFT onto Rucker Avenue.

Turn RIGHT onto New Avenue. Turn LEFT onto Roop Road. Bear LEFT to stay on Roop Road. Roop Road becomes Gilroy Hot Springs Road at the turn off to Coyote Lake. Continue on Gil- roy Hot Springs Road.

Pass CalFire station on your right. Hunting Hollow parking lot is a large lot on your right, approximately one half mile past the CalFire station. If you reach a green trestle bridge, you have gone 1.5 miles too far.

Park in parking lot and walk away from the road to get to Center Camp.

 

Preliminary Schedule
Friday
5pm - Registration and camping opens
Saturday
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.
6:15pm - Dinner and entertainment.
Sunday
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.

What to bring and wear
For your safety and protection from hazards, please be prepared with the following items:

  • Water, sun hat, and sunscreen. You will NOT be allowed on the trail without a water container.

  • Plates, utensils, coffee mug and a cup.
  • Work Gloves (if you do not have work gloves V-O-Cal can provide a pair to use).
  • Sturdy shoes or boots with tread. Working in sandals or open-toed shoes will not be permitted.
  • Day pack to carry water and lunch.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Insect repellent, allergy medicine, etc.
  • A change of clothes for each work day and for lounging at camp to minimize the spread of poison oak.
  • IF CAMPING: bring a tent, sleeping bag, folding chair, flashlight, and other camping gear. A coffee mug is also necessary. Also bring a change of clothes.
  • Meals
    V-O-Cal provides all meals for volunteers from breakfast Saturday through lunch Sunday. Vegetarian options are available for all meals.

  • Please bring your own reusable plates, coffee mug, cups and utensils. To minimize waste from our projects, we ask that you bring your own dishes. Hot water and soap are provided.
  • A continental breakfast is served Saturday morning.
  • Lunch is prepared before hitting the trails. You break for lunch on the trail around 12:30.
  • Please arrive at camp by 7:40am to register, eat breakfast and prepare your lunch.
  • Appetizers and beverages will be available at 4pm after the work day on Saturday. Dinner will follow at 6:15pm.
  • Hot breakfast is served Sunday.
  • Hazards
    HYDRATION/SUN EXPOSURE: The work site is exposed and it may be HOT. Wear a sun hat! Please drink plenty of water throughout the work day. If you feel tired or weak, let your crew leader know and take a break.
    POISON OAK: There is a risk of exposure to poison oak at at the work site. 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. 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.

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