Chitty Blog

Trail work opportunities in 2016. There is a new trail under construction in Calero County Park that is
going around the lake. There are a number of bridges to build, so it is an ambitious project. The
Sweiko (a trail machine) will do the hard work. The county is looking for volunteers to do finish work
on this trail. As of now, the scheduled dates are January 16, February 20 and March 19. This is fairly
easy work and you can get a lot done in a day. This is a great opportunity to get outside and get
some exercise, earn double tickets for the year end SMHA drawing AND get credit for SMHA special
event fees. In 2015 the cost of a permit for our poker rides and other events is $320. The last few
years, we have had enough volunteer hours that we have not had to pay the fees. On some of our
events, if we had to come up with the cash, we would lose money. So it is important for as many of
us as possible to come out and do some work. The county credits us at $10 per hour.
There are also 3 trail work days scheduled in Coe State Park: January 23, February 13, and March
12. Because it is trail work, you get double tickets for helping out here too.
Watch the newsletter or an e-mail blast for updates as to where and when to meet.
Hope to see you on the trail- both on your horse and on the ground working on trails.

Contact Chere 408-683-2247 or Kitty 408-842-6215 for more information on any of the below events: (Please note: the above events are NOT SMHA sponsored events.)

  • January:
    • 16th Calero Trail Work Day¬†
    • 23rd: Henry Coe Trail Work Day
  • February:
    • 13th : Henry Coe Trail Work Day
    • 20th : Calero Trail Work Day