Archive for March, 2008

Update for March 2008

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Meeting day and location: The first Thursday of each month at Coco’s restaurant,1324 E. Main Street El Cajon (near Main and 2nd/Jamacha). The meetings start at 7 p.m.. Come at 6:00 and have dinner beforehand and visit. The next meeting will be March 6, 2008. Questions or directions: Linda Eskin 619 368-4333 (cell) or

Park News

  • Green Valley Falls - CEA participated in the cleanup at Green Valley Falls campground. Portitions of the campground should be opening later this month.
  • Firewood is available (cut but not split – you load) for $20 a pickup truck. Obtain a permit at Park Headquarters near Paso Picacho.
  • Trail conditions – Most trails are open and clear thanks to the tremendous work of volunteer trail crews. The park in greening up and water is flowing. Ride and enjoy the park. Please refrain from riding after rains until trails firm up to reduce trail damage.
  • Fages Ride – original ride was April 17-20th, 1782. CRSPIA, with CEA’s support, is planning an historical celebration ride the weekend of September 26-28, 2008. Ride will be staged at Los Vaqueros Group Camp. Volunteers are needed for planning.
  • Proposed Merigan’s horse camp – Ernie Smith spoke again with project manager Suzie Lahitte. Additional results of surveys continue to affect proposed designs. If you pass by the field across from McClintock’s saddlery, you’ll see what appears to be silt fences. They are actually Arroyo toad capture fencing for the project’s environmental study. The Equestrian Advisory Group is seeking input to the design of the camp.
  • Adopt a work party - Encourage your club membership to volunteer for a work party date in 2008. Information on the CEA website Great time of year to work on trails! And you can get free day use passes for your efforts!

Los Caballos Historic Site nomination – please help

The CEA nomination committee continues to work on the draft of the nomination. The larger historical context and the traditional cultural activities of equestrians are the focus of our work. Although CEA has been very active in gathering information at the San Diego Historical Society, libraries, archeological organizations and other institutions, we still could use help to “fill in” details of the history of Los Caballos and the cultural significance to equestrians. The history of riding clubs and equestrian groups is being gathered.