Jeepers Jamboree works Cadillac HillPosted: October 16, 2014 Filed under: Maintenance | Tags: maintenance, Placer, Rubicon Leave a comment
Last weekend, Jeepers Jamboree folks organized, staffed and completed a maintenance effort at the Hairpin Turn on Cadillac Hill. Just after the apex of the turn, there is a climb that has a granite slab that slopes down from left to right but on the right side there is a rock that sticks up.
Over the years, the approach to this obstacle has eroded away deepening the channel down the middle of the trail and more so on the right side. The last time I was on the trail, prior to the fix, the right side was under-cut to the point my 35″ tire wouldn’t climb it. I had to back off and throw a few rocks in the hole in order to make it up that section.
Well all has changed. I don’t know how many bags of concrete were used but the channel and the hole were filled in with concrete and rock. Over this winter and after a few dozen rigs, it will get dirty and most travelers won’t even know it’s there. Points to Placer County and the OHV grant for supplying the concrete.
This is one of many spots on Cadillac Hill that is being held together with concrete. There is concrete at V-Rock, the Notch, Morris Rock and many point in between. It is needed to maintain the trail and to keep the trail safe for travelers.
Thank you Jeepers jamboree for a job well done!