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National Trails Day celebration Saturday

May 31, 2002

PINE VALLEY — The Cleveland National Forest invites the public to celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday.

The Descanso ranger district, the Laguna Mountain Volunteer Association and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association are participating in the National Trails Day event, which starts at 8:30 a.m.

Anyone interested in working on trail improvement is invited to join. Nobel Canyon Trail is the location of the trail project the group will undertake. The meeting place will be at Noble Canyon trailhead north of Pine Valley on Pine Creek Road.

To reach the trailhead, exit Interstate 8 at the Pine Valley exit. At the Old Highway 80 intersection, turn left. Continue west on Old 80 for about a mile. Immediately after crossing the Pine Creek Bridge, take a hard right onto Pine Creek Road. The sign for the trailhead is 1.25 miles north on Pine Creek Road.

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Volunteers are reminded to wear hiking boots, protective clothing, work gloves and a hat. The event will last until about 2 p.m., so bring plenty of water, a sack lunch and sunscreen. Volunteers under age 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For further information contact Dorrie Immendhuh, volunteer liaison at (619) 445-6235, ext. 3440.

The Cleveland National Forest has 67 designated trails totaling 356 miles, with varying degrees of length and difficulty.

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