Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New Mountain Bikes

Gary Lee accepts delivery of six new mountain bikes for Camp Three Falls from  James Stanley, store manager, US Bike Company. The staff at US Bike have gone out of their way (literally)  to help us procure these bicycles, along with helmets, water bottles, and repair parts and equipment. James personally drove from the US Bike Company store in Camarillo to Three Falls to deliver and set up the bikes.

This purchase was funded by a grant from the Channel Islands Bicycle Club. We now have 15 mountain bikes in various sizes. This summer we'll be using them for several new activities that we'll be adding to the camp program, taking advantage of the great riding trails in the Los Padres National Forest around the Lockwood Valley and Mount Pinos area.

January 2013 update: The Channel Islands Bicycle Club has supplemented their original grant to Camp Three Falls with an additional $2,000, which will enable us to purchase additional cycling equipment to further improve our program. A big thanks once again to the Channel Islands Bicycle Club!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bear Ridge Trailwork

Our Ventura County Council Jamboree Troops had a training campout at Three Falls last weekend and spent part of the time doing service projects, including some needed brush clearance around Staff Canyon and trailwork on the new Bear Ridge Trail.

The new trail takes off from the North Fork Canyon fire road about a mile from camp, runs past an old borax mine site (you can still see the tailings pile and some wreckage of an old cabin), past a small seasonal spring, and then up to the top of the ridge. Great views along the way of North Fork Canyon, Mount Pinos, and the Lockwood Valley. Gary Lee sent a few pictures of the weekend's work.