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September 2023 Trail Workday
September 9 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm MST
WHAT: TRAIL WORKDAY
WHEN: 8:00AM SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH 2023
WHERE: PRESCOTT NATIONAL FOREST, YANKEE DOODLE TRAIL #284
Please check your e-mail or PTR Facebook posts on Saturday morning to ensure nothing has caused the cancellation of the workday!
DIRECTIONS TO STAGING LOCATION: 5-Corners (or 1 mile prior) Southwest of Walker. Start at Walker Rd & Hwy 69 where Costco or AM-PM gas station is. Follow paved Walker Road South ~6.8 miles, just after the bridge, and turn left onto Big Bug Mesa easy-graded gravel road. Then an additional ~5.2 or ~6.2 miles on Big Bug Mesa and you arrive at where the trailer will be parked. The Five Corners (GPS 34.419806, -112.385290) location was filled with equipment & hunters on Wednesday, our alternative location is right on the way to 5-Corners, so the PTR trailer will be easy to see whichever location we need to select.
8:00AM mandatory safety meeting at the PTR trailer.
You will then need any Jeep/RZR/quad/MC to travel together about 2.9 miles on 261/Poland Jct. Rd (re-graded just this week) to get to the intersection of 261 & 261A which is the graded road right up to the Mt. Union L.O. tower. This road is normally locked gate, but we have access this Saturday. Someone will haul our tools and PPE to this location with a Jeep/PU. We will then hike about 1/8 mile, carrying your own tools, to the work site. The Forest Service is now creating a reroute around some private land near the Mt. Union lookout tower, we will mostly be doing cleaning/buffing of the newly mini-excavator created trail. Forest personnel will be onsite providing direction in the work they want completed. Bring your own water and snacks onto the trail. You always need sturdy shoes, long pants, sleeves, gloves, eye protection, PTR hardhat or your bicycle helmet.
Sandwich lunch is provided by PTR back at the trailer about noontime.