This project is going to be rescheduled for a later date.
The Trail Tamers will return to Candlelight Ranch on Lake Travis October 16th 2021 to maintain existing trails. Candlelight Ranch provides therapeutic and educational nature-based experiences to enrich the lives of at-risk youth, children with disabilities and their families. We will be working on Tamer Trail, named for us because we built it way back in ~1993. Over the years, the trail has served many deserving children and their families and it is now showing its age. It is time to renew it so it can serve the next generation.
The work on Saturday the 16th will largely consist of heavy tread improvements and brushing and removing limbs. Over the years the trail has narrowed in many spots and it needs to be widened to meet the current needs of the camp. The re-route of the trail at end of the trail needs to have steps built and we will do some planning for that job and maybe start the build. There are drains that need to be rebuilt and armored. We will assemble at 9 am to discuss safety, tool usage, the nature of the work, and to break into teams. Bring a lunch, work gloves, and long pants.
The work day will conclude around 4 pm. For those that would like to stay through Sunday, you are welcome to camp on this beautiful property. Bring a dinner and breakfast for the following morning.
Candlelight Ranch is located 18 miles east of Marble Falls and 9 miles west of Lago Vista off of Highway 1431. Turn onto Muleshoe Bend Trail (private road) and follow it to the left, down the hill until the road forks. Take the left fork to the first gate on your right.
With regard to COVID-19, only participants who are fully vaccinated may attend our projects. Due to increased risks for spreading the disease and becoming seriously ill during or after an event where people work in close proximity with each other, only people who show proof of current vaccination may attend. Because it is possible to transmit the disease even when immunized, participants will also need to obtain a negative Covid-19 antigen test immediately prior to the event.
Trail Tamers need to be symptom free immediately before and throughout any project.
Symptom free means none of the following symptoms (from any cause) for two weeks:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
Registration: The fee for this project is $5 and will be used to cover basic Trail Tamer expenses. Registration is open only to members of the Central Texas Trail Tamers.
- Participants will be required to sign a waiver and provide documentation.
- Participants will need to provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test and a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.
- Participants must bring their own PPE (gloves, mask, safety glasses, hard-hats)
- Participants are encouraged to bring their own hand tools (loppers, hand saws, etc.). However, CTTT will have supply all tools needed to complete the job.
- CTTT tools will be cleaned before and after the project.
- The project will not have an indoor communal base camp or kitchen gear. Each volunteer (or volunteers from the same household unit) will provide, store, and prepare food and drinks including water for themselves.
- Practice physical distancing by keeping six feet or more away from others—best practice being 10 to 15 feet apart when physically exerting one’s self and/or downwind of other people. The project leader may ask you to wear a mask when working within close proximity of others. Participants may always choose to wear masks and they may choose not to work with participants who are not wearing masks.
- CTTT will provide hand-washing stations or alcohol wipes at each work-site.
Scott Newsom is the crew leader for the project.