Henry Coe State Park
California State Parks, Pine Ridge Association
May 10-12, 2013
Photos courtesy of crew leader George Rogers
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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.
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.
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.
6:15pm - 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.
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.