San Marcos Trails Damaged In Cocos Fire Reopened | KPBS

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San Marcos Trails Damaged In Cocos Fire Reopened

The hills above San Marcos, showing the trails on the areas burned by last years’ Cocos fire, March 6 2015.

Over the weekend, San Marcos celebrated the reopening of eight miles of trails that were damaged during the Cocos fire last May.

Ron Vinluan, a San Marcos park ranger, said much of the damage to the trails in the hills between San Marcos and the community of San Elijo Hills was caused by bulldozers’ efforts to suppress the flames.

In the last few months, workers have laid down decomposed granite, replaced wooden fences burned by the fires and planted oak saplings where chaparral was destroyed. READ MORE via San Marcos Trails Damaged In Cocos Fire Reopened | KPBS.

*** The Ridgeline Trail portion of the repairs was performed by the San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) and CalFire, and the San Marcos Fire Department, saving the residents of San Elijo Hills Community Association over $100,000. The Ridgeline trail is maintained by The San Elijo Hills Community Association.

 

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