Event Details: Join us for a purpose-powered challenge to rebuild some of America’s greatest Trails. Popular Mechanics’ "Geared: Trail Edition" is hosting a National Trails Day® event, Saturday, June 3 at Crystal Lake in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. This event is in partnership with the National Forest Foundation, American Hiking Society, GO Rving, STIHL, the US Forest Service, and REI Co-Op. Trail volunteers will be provided with the tools, gear, and instruction needed, before setting out for 2-4 hours of trail maintenance. Lunch will be provided to pre-registered volunteers at noon, followed by a series of demos and activities, with free product provided by event sponsors.
This activity is open to all volunteers. Those who are volunteering for trail work for the first time, please identify yourself to the registrar at the meeting site so we can arrange for a Trail Boss to provide instruction and proper tools. For those volunteers that pre-register, lunch and snacks will be provided.
Additional National Trail Day® activities will take place from 10am – 4pm for everyone to enjoy.
VOLUNTEER CHECK IN: Sign-in between 8:00 and 9:00am, volunteer trail event scheduled from 9:00am – 1pm.
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT TO WEAR WHILE WORKING: Long sleeve shirt, long pants, gloves, and boots are required. ANYONE NOT WEARING REQUIRED CLOTHING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO WORK (Anyone wearing shorts will not be allowed to participate.) Sun protection hat, hard-hat (if available – can be provided if needed), Ten Essentials (include a personal First Aid kit), water (2 Quarts), snacks, etc. Be prepared to hike about a mile and work until noon.
DIRECTIONS: From the 210 Freeway in Azusa, go north on Azusa Avenue CA Hwy 39 to Crystal Lake Recreation Area (25 miles). Allow 50 minutes driving time from the 210 Freeway. Please carpool if possible.For Additional Information, Contact:
Edward Belden, National Forest Foundation
firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-258-2500