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Tina Batt Trail Day

Help clean and blaze open space trails this Saturday with Muir Heritage Land Trust

Courtesy of Muir Heritage Land Trust

The East Bay’s got it going on—and not just in the fine dining and culture scenes. Those picturesque hills that make the region so charming and memorable aesthetically speaking also jack up Diabloland’s fun value; because they are positively littered with trails for running, biking, walking your dog, or just taking a break to enjoy some incredible scenery.
But good trials don’t just materialize out of thin air; and even after they have been created they sure as heck don’t maintain themselves. Think about all the traffic you or people you know cause on the ol’ trail on a given day; then multiply that times a bazillion, and try to conceptualize the kind of wear-and-tear your favorite single-track gets on an annual basis.
On Saturday, April 4th, from 9:00 am until 1:00 p.m, the Muir Heritage Land Trust volunteers will be revamping the two-mile scenic Tina Batt Trail in Sky Ranch; and you are cordially invited to join them. Take this opportunity  to combat trail deterioration by giving one East Bay trail a little bit of TLC—think of it as a spa day for the trial. Weed out pesky and obtrusive rocks, re-sculpt saggy water bars, wield a pick mattock or Mcleod, and learn what mineral soil is. You don’t even have to know jack-diddely about trail maintenance, because though it is a day of work, Saturday will also be a day of learning and some rock-solid fun! (no pun intended…) While you work, enjoy scenic views of Carquinez Strait and Mount Diablo. You wash your car and clean your house, so why not tidy up your own recreational space a little bit?

To RSVP email ellen@muirheritagelandtrust.org, or call Ellen Visser at (925) 288-7152. If you just can’t get it together until the last minute, fear not drop-ins are welcome. Meet at the trailhead by the stables on Dutra rd. Just bring some sturdy, closed-toe shoes, work gloves, a sack lunch, plenty of h2o, and a desire to give back to the great outdoors. Be ready for a mile-and-a-half hilly hike to the work site.

Directions to Sky Ranch here.