GRAEAGLE “Trail Days” Biggest Ever!

GRAEAGLE, California was the site of the biggest trail building event in California on National Trails Day!  Last Saturday (June 5th) – over 206 volunteers showed up to celebrate, grab rakes and shovels and lend a helping hand (and strong back!)!  In addition to the tremendous number of local volunteers who participated, folks came from as far away as Seattle and Southern California.  Volunteers ranged in age from 5 years old to 87 years old, showing us all, that building trail is for EVERYONE!

Six separate projects were tackled during the event.  In the Plumas National Forest volunteers worked on Lake Davis Trail, Gray Eagle Creek Trail and Mills Peak Trail.  In addition, much work was done on Graeagle Land and Water property, initiating the new Graeagle Community Pathway, beginning from downtown Graeagle which paralells Highway 89 to the Gold Lake Highway.  Clean up along the Middle Fork of the Feather River was included in the days work as well.

The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship hosted the event in the Graeagle Park – and WOW!  Great Hosts!  The day included many festivities… including BBQ  (boxed lunches, pulled-pork sandwiches, salads and more!) AND great entertainment provided by the Rusty Evans Band.  Smokey the Bear was there — and a Bouncy Castle for the little people!

Greg Williams, master-mind, Graeagle Bike Shop owner and world-renowned bike rider-enthusiast says: ”Many thanks to all of the event sponsors, partners and volunteers”!

This event marks the start of the trail building season.  Volunteers for the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship are needed!  People of any age or ability are welcome to join us Mondays through Saturdays until the snow falls again.  For more information, please visit www.sierratrails.org. or call Greg at 530/836-1708

By:  Leah West