February 2, 2023
Dear Mt. Wilson Trail Racer and Supporters:
Our Trail Maintenance Crews Rock!
Thank you to all the great men and women who took their mornings on January 21 and 29 to help perform some amazing trail work after the big rains.
We had about 30 people coming out the first day and another 20 on the second. A bridge was built over a washed out section just up from the start of Charlie’s New Trail, and some walls installed above the hydrant. We even put together a new drain!
Along with the usual dirty suspects and volunteers, we were joined by members of Pasadena High School’s Garden Club, who were getting community hours and learning some valuable lessons from Bob, Russell and Jay.
Our next official work day is Sunday, February 26, but we will be scheduling some additional days along the way to get started on restoring the trail that once existed under the new bridge. Check your emails from time to time and see if you can jump in to help!
In the meantime, put February 26 on your calendar. We will meet at the storage bin above Lizzie’s Trail Inn at 7:00A. Bring gloves and your own water. We will knock off around 11:00A and have a cold beverage at Lizzie’s afterward. Please RSVP me with an email ([email protected]) so we will be prepared with all the tools and materials we will need.
Please Donate to the Fletcher Fund!
If you cannot help on the trail, please give whatever you can to the Fletcher Fund, which pays for our tools and materials used for the maintenance. The rains have been particularly harsh, and we need to spend more than normal on building supplies for new walls and bridges. Please send a check to the Sierra Madre Community Foundation, P.O. Box 716, Sierra Madre, CA 91025. And indicate on the line “Fletcher Fund” so the SMCF knows where to allocate the money. Or you can go to the SMCF website and donate through PayPal.