Oct 20

ECdM Use & Mgt Meeting 10/22/2005 – Parking and Steam Donkey

MROSD’s Use and Management Committee is holding a public meeting at El Corte de Madera Open Space Preserve at the top of Gordon Mill Fireroad (gate CM03) on Saturday, October 22, at 1:00pm. The agenda includes discussion of the development plan for a parking lot and staging area between gates CM03 and CM04.

Also, they will talk about the proposed ealignment of the Steam Donkey Trail. This would *probably* be a completely new trail from the top of “Voodoo” (where Steam Donkey meets Gordon Mill about 1.5 miles from the top of Gordon Mill), to create a mild-grade, 6 to 8 foot wide, “Blue Hair” type trail up to the new parking area, including closure of the existing trail alignment where it drops from the green gate (gate 4.5). It’s possible the proposal will include extending this trail over to gate CM05 on Bear Gulch Road (top of Springboard fireroad) – but note, I’m really not sure. According to the current Use and Management plan for the preserve, the realigned trail is intended to serve many users including hiking groups, and will probably be built with the Sweco trail dozer, like the Sierra Morena
trail. Map