Progress Report from the Mother Lode Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of California.
The trailhead consists of 15-20 trailer parking spaces located 10 miles South of Kyburz CA off Hwy 50 on Silver Fork Road.
It is an equestrian community project funded by donations and developed by local volunteer labor.
The planning and construction of this site resulted from an extended partnership between the Elegant Ears Mule Association, the Mother Lode Unit of BCHC and the US Forest Service.
PHASE I – Project Manager. Jere Schaeffer
2011-2012: study & approval processes
2013: survey, grading & trail extension to new trailhead
2014: gravel 12 spaces & bridge repair
The trailhead opened in June 2014 after $20,000 was raised to pay for grading & partial gravel & signage & bridge repair. All funds were donated and used to purchase materials. In-kind donations of heavy equipment usage totaled another $4665. A total of 1284 hours of volunteer labor was contributed.
PHASE II: Current efforts are seeking an additional $15,000 funds for completion of the gravel, developing a water source and other improvements to the trailhead.
Individuals or organizations wishing to contribute funds or join in the work projects can contact the Phase II Project Manager: Lucy Badenhoop at 916-216-7040 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All contributions will be acknowledged with a letter citing the amount and our nonprofit tax ID number. Checks should be made out to BCHC-MLU and mailed c/o Lucy Badenhoop, PO Box 258, North Highlands, CA 95660.
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Directions to the Trailhead: (elevation 6000 ft)
1. Hwy 50 to Kyburz CA
2. South on Silver Fork Road; go 9 miles
3. Cross Fitch Rantz Bridge; go .2 mile
4. Right on dirt road 10N94; go .3 mile
5. Gravel marks the completed parking area
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