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GARCIA POTRERO TRAIL, CONDOR TRAIL

 Please join us Saturday May 2 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 at Biddle Park on Lopez Drive seven miles east of Arroyo Grande, CA. We will celebrate the adoption of the Garcia Potrero Trail (formerly titled the Stony Creek Bypass Trail) by the Wilderness Society as one of their 50 trails for the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The trail is a critical component of the 400 mile long Condor Trail  and will  be built on National Forest Land bypassing private ranchlands. The celebration will also highlight the Condor Trail which will run from Lake Piru in Ventura, CA to Monterey, CA mostly within the Los Padres National Forest, home to the Condor. The trail is part of a bill introduced into Congress by Congresswoman Lois Capps, upon the Presidentís signature the Condor trail will be a National Recreational Trail.

The Celebration will include, music, barbecue, beer and wine tasting, booths and tables with trail stakeholders including the Condor Trail Committee, the US Forest Service, The Wilderness Society, Backcountry Horsemen of California, Los Padres Forest Association, Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers. San Luis Obispo County Open Space and Trails Foundation, San Luis Obispo County Parks, Sierra Club

The following day, Sunday, May 3 there will be a guided hike of the proposed Garcia Potrero Trail this hike will be limited to 30 people.

Updated:  2/24/2015

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