Tread Lightly! Impact Report: Trail work with Rigged for Dirt and Dirtnation Offroad

Project: Trail work with Rigged for Dirt and Dirtnation Offroad
Location: California

Description: On Saturday, October 28, 2023, a group of ten volunteers gathered to do their part and leave the Lytle Creek Area of the San Bernardino National Forest better. Among those that turned up for their public lands were hosts of the Rigged for Dirt Podcast and the Dirtnation Offroad YouTube channel.

After a safety brief from the USFS, volunteers got to work reestablishing natural barriers and closing off user-created crossing through the sensitive Lytle Creek Wash, while helping highlight the approved crossing point. With Dirtnation on boulder winch duty, a small group broke off to survey several routes in Lytle Creek to help assess the state of trails ahead of what is forecasted to be an extremely wet winter. Volunteers also removed 50 pounds of trash from the area throughout the project day.

Thank you to the partners who made this possible:

“While the majority of work was moving boulders to protect the underground waterway, which is the Lytle creek wash, from motorists who don’t realize it’s not an actual recreation area, a lot of time was also spent on trail surveys. While we always do our part to help restore and protect, part of that is also helping the Forest Service with trail surveys to identify other potential areas for work. It’s the least we can do for our network of adopted trails in the lower Lytle Creek area and look forward to the next opportunity to help.” – Ali Sedaghat, Rigged For Dirt

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