Nearly 25 volunteers showed up to help the #ReGrowJO campaign to process some of the 30 pounds of big berry Manzanita seeds collected about two weeks ago. Thank you! Instructions from Forrester Forrester Brian Block demonstrates ways to remove the hard, outer shell from the tiny Manzanita seeds inside. And then the volunteers got to work, pinching the berries, or using a thumb nail to split open the berry and pop out the tiny seeds inside. Some of the seeds stayed together
This Wednesday, October 6, 2021 @ 5:00pm the public is invited to participate in a big berry Manzanita seed harvesting event. Come join us! What do you do with 30 pounds of big berry Manzanita seeds? Harvest them! The Forest Service will be hosting a seed processing event for any volunteers interested. Please see below for details: What: Processing Manzanita Seeds When: 5:00pm October 6th, 2021 Where: Kern River Ranger Station, 11380 Kernville Road, Kernville, CA 93238
Scouting for Big Berries We learned from our meeting at the Forest Service office that the time to harvest manzanita berries is right now, and we didn't want to miss out on this opportunity. Following a possible berry location lead, we were able to scout some outstanding groves that are about 20' tall! They are beautiful, and one is very similar to the Manzanita tunnel we know and love from the Just Outstanding Trail. Collecting Big Berry Manzanita Seeds With a fast moving
We are sad to announce that due to damage from the recent French Fire, we are no longer able to shuttle riders up to our iconic Just Outstanding (JO) trail. Also, the US Forest Service shut down access to Sherman Pass Road and the Cannell Trail yesterday, forcing us to close up our MTB shuttle shop for 2021. So sad. If you have a confirmed reservation, please check your options in our recent email. You Can Help!
We have seen a tremendous interest from mtb riders wishing to
Update 9/17/21: Go Fund Me account established to allow supporters to easily get involved. Thank you! Wow! The #FrenchFire started under suspicious conditions on August 18, 2021, and burned over 26,000 acres above the town of Wofford Heights, near Kernville, CA. Recreation enthusiasts including mountain bikers, hikers and off-roaders are still learning the sad news that our beloved Just Outstanding (JO) mtb trail, along with Unal Trail, Mud Hen and Sand Shed trails were a
We are excited to share that the forest closure has been lifted! Effective September 15, 2021 at 11:59pm the August 31, 2021 forest closure order closing many national forests in California has ended. Our public lands, trails and waterways are once again accessible to the recreating public in the Sequoia National Forest (SNF). Factors leading to this decision include: Anticipated increase of firefighting resource availability to California due to fire danger lessening in o