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Tuesday: Altadena Crest Trail Restoration Working Group Meeting

Brown Mountain Road improvements and Cobb Estate entrance modifications are among the items on the attached agenda.

The Altadena Crest Trail Restoration Working Group will hold a meeting Tuesday at 7p.m. at Altadena Community Center.

The draft agenda (also attached) includes:

  • County / City / U.S. Government Announcements of any items not covered later on agenda. Sussy Nemer / Field Deputy for Supervisor Antonovich; Jan Takata or Ken Slu / Senior Manager Chief Executive Office; Lorrie Bradley / Park Planner, Special Trails Projects, County Parks & Recreation; Pasadena TBD; Dennis Merkel / Recreation Staff Officer USFS; others?
  • Any serious new trail conditions or problems requiring immediate attention (firsthand reports strongly preferred; photos much appreciated)?
  • Presentation by Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy re: plans for ACT connection through Rubio Gateway acquisition, and trail-relevant plans for Millard Canyon acquisition: John Howell, Executive Director AFC (15 –30 minutes) – *Delayed until further notice from John Howell (since February 2012)*
  • La Vina litigation resolved: update & resumption of trail planning 
  • Lack of maintenance and deterioration of the Brown Mt. Road (Truck Trail) providing fire truck / crew access and local evacuation routes: report on recent site inspection; + discussion of ACT segment (near Chaney Trail) connecting the ACT to Millard Canyon campground
  • Cobb Estate entrance improvement, Eagle Scout project. Protective boulders in place; native landscaping protection update? Volunteers needed for maintenance? Security issues.
  • Rubio Gap Update: County maps with proposed route(s), planning process & schedule?
  • Owen Brown Grave Monument found: Restoration of granite marker & landmark status of gravesite, Owen Brown Trail?
  • Bench for a scenic overlook on ACT (above Cobb Estate) project status update? There may be no update at this time.
  • Update on locked Pinecrest Gate
  • Rim of the Valley Corridor comments were due to Nattional Parks Service Jan. 7 http://www.nps.gov/pwro/rimofthevalley/

Which of these agenda items are you most concerned about? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Barbara Ellis January 09, 2013 at 05:57 PM
I know the Sunset trail isn't part of the ACT, but someone's been cutting back the vegetation to keep the trail wide, between the last cottage above the waterfall and Sierra Saddle (maybe even further, but I didn't hike all the way to the end). They also cut down a lot of yellow-flowering currant, which really doesn't get in the way or hurt anyone brushing by. Not good in a burnt area that's still in recovery after the fire, where the humming birds, bees and butterflies need all the nectar they can get.

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