Just arrived home from a terrific mixer full of wonderful folks in Arnold, a small town near the trail in the Upper Mokelumne River Canyon segment. The topic was developing a ‘handshake’ with the local business community to help both sides thrive. Click on the picture to view the presentation. Thanks to everyone who welcomed the trail into the community!
All of this wintry, wet weather has us thinking about spring and wildflowers. We hope you enjoy these images from last year’s annual wildflower walk along the Longest Mile trail in the Camanche – Pardee segment, led by Steve Diers, Ranger & Naturalist with EBMUD.
Photos by Gary Hughes and Joel Metzger are available, we are waiting for link updates. Many thanks to Gary and Joel for taking these wildflower walk images.
This year’s Longest Mile Wildflower Walk is Saturday, April 9th. See calendar for details and learn how to make a reservation to be on this guided walk.
The Trail Council is proud to introduce the first of many brochure maps defining the MCCT as it passes through East Bay Regional parkland in our East Bay-Contra Costa County segment. The map below is courtesy of the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD).
About ten years ago EBRPD completed the important first step of dedicating the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail by “piggybacking” it on existing EBRPD trails. Next up is completing maps and trail decals on existing EBRPD posts. We are indebted to Davio Santos, Operations Unit Manager, for leading the way on these last two important steps, scheduled to be complete in May, 2011. Interpretive map panels at strategic locations will follow. We also recognize Jim Townsend, EBMUD Planning Manager, and Beverly Lane, EBMUD Board member & co-founder of the Iron Horse Trail, one of the great Rail-to-Trail success stories in the nation. Beverly is also a 2010 recipient of California’s Trail Advocacy Award, awarded at the 20th American Trails National Symposium.
We will make EBRPD maps available here for MCCT travelers as EBRPD makes them available.