San Bruno Mountain
San Mateo County Parks
September 19-21, 2014
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Located in San Mateo County on the Peninsula, San Bruno Mountain State Park seems close to every city on the northern peninsula. Its views of Daly City, Brisbane, S San Francisco and the whole of San Francisco including the waterfront on both the Bay side and the ocean side, it is no wonder this park is a favorite of many Bay Area hikers and bikers. The V-O-Cal project will take many volunteers right to the top of the mountain while others will be working on switchbacks and bridges lower down the trail.
The trail work will mostly involve clearing brush on both sides of the trail, restoring it to full width and addressing drainage challenges. There is ample poison oak on the mountain, but the San Mateo Parks staff will have the densest stands cleared well before we arrive. We will exercise care of specific plants in several sections of the trail, transplanting some ferns, and making sure we don't disturb some sensitive plant species as we work to improve the trail.
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.
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.