Rock and Roll Party

Cut & Paste does transfer well in to this program. But here is a portion of the outline of the project that moved 70+ cubic yards of rock to the “Mud Hole”.


Rock & Roll Party
June 9th, 2007, Rubicon Trail
Blackwood Canyon, Lake Tahoe

Goal: Prevent further water retention and erosion at THE mud hole

Objectives: Fill holes along trail to the mud hole as needed, Place rocks in hole, Repair Water Bars (Rolling Dips) as needed

Elements: Front loader at rocks to load trailers, Rocks to mud hole a half yard at a time, Rebuild Water Bars

Plans: Decide what holes before the mud hole need filling, Do we try to move boulders?

Logistics: 100 yards of rock one mile from intersection

  • Two miles of total distance rocks need to move
  • 50 yards of Grapefruit size
  • 50 yards of small boulders
  • 45 – 60 trips
  • 12 – 15 trailers and vehicles to tow them
  • 3 – 5 trips per rig
  • 1 – 1.5 hours round trip
  • 3 – 7.5 hours
  • 40+ people to feed
  • Sign-in at Blackwood Canyon
  • 15 Trailers and tow rigs
  • Signage and locations



  • Loader arrives at rocks
  • Move some rock to prep trail
  • Show up to claim tent space


  • Show up to claim tent space
  • Send off early crew to start on trail work
  • Sign in and briefing at Blackwood
  • Work begins
  • Rock moving
  • Water Bars
  • Lunch break
  • Work is finished up
  • Dinner and camaraderie


  • Move more rock if needed
  • Wrap up any loose ends


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