Reconstruct approximately 800’ of the Rubicon Trail; install two (2) new interpretative panels, two (2) new benches, install symbolic fencing, and directional signage; remove redundant trails and trail features; and thin trees and vegetation to improve access to the shore of Emerald Bay, protect vegetation and water resources, clarify paths of travel for easier visitor use, and improve day-use facilities near the Vikingsholm Castle located at Emerald Bay State Park. Work will:
• Remove approximately 800’ existing dilapidated log turnpike on the Rubicon Trail and replace it with an ADA compliant 4” x 6” redwood turnpike (provide alternate access routes during construction).
• Reroute approximately 100’ of trail to achieve a suitable grade and restore the old trail alignment.
• Remove and replace a 24’ long boardwalk with a new ADA compliant boardwalk in the same location (use no excavation required diamond pier supports for the boardwalk foundation).
• Remove and restore to natural conditions at one (1) redundant beach access trail through a stream environment zone in addition to approximately 650’ of volunteer/duplicate way trails.
• Install two (2) new interpretive panels (36” x 24”): excavate four (4) holes 1’ wide x 2’ deep for a total eight (8) cubic feet of excavation, place posts in holes, and backfill with excavated soil and imported 3/4” crush rock.
• Place two (2) new accessible redwood benches next to the two (2) new interpretative panels.
• Remove four (4) existing dilapidated picnic tables and replace with four (4) new picnic tables.
• Use hand tools to selectively brush approximately 400’ of vegetation adjacent to the day-use area (remove ~30 trees).
• Install ~700’ of split rail fencing with directional signage to control visitor access to designated routes: excavate approximately 90 holds, 1’ wide by 1.5’ deep for a total of 135 cubic feet of excavation.