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Date Saturday  6/29/2013
End Date Monday  7/1/2013
Group Denver
Event Title Trail Work (along the Colorado Trail near Searle Pass) Dave Callais (Colorado Trail Adopter, Segment 8.2) Topo needed: Copper Mountain
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Dave Callais
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 8
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Difficult B
Trail Mileage 10
Elevation Gain 1500
Driving Distance 150


The location of the trail work to be done is along the Colorado Trail between Copper Mountain and Searle Pass with emphasis on the area near Janet's Cabin.

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For additional information about the trail work to be done or anything else in particular, feel free to contact me at: or 303-237-3726. NO calls please after 9:00 PM!


    The section of the Colorado Trail needing the most work presently is an area just above timberline (near Janet's Cabin) to Searle Pass. The trail needs to be sloped by adding out-slopes and removing the burms along its edges preventing water run-off. Water dips or water bars also need to be installed in the trail as well as clearing away some of the overgrown willows. Once I've scouted the trail (a week earlier), I'll have a much better idea as to any additional work needing our attention on the way up to Janet's Cabin. This additional work might consist of removing any down timber, adding a few more water drainage dips or cleaning out clogged water drainage dips!

    The plan is to hike into the area on Saturday morning with all of the necessary gear and spend the next two and a half days up there, until noon Monday. I do have confirmation that we will have access to Janet's Cabin (free of charge) to spend the two nights (Saturday and Sunday) to perform the needed trail work and details about the cabin will be sent out to all of the participants as we get closer to the leave date. With that being said, if you're interested in joining this two and a half day trail work trip, feel free to sign up for the trip. If you can't help out for the entire period of time planned, but would like to help out for only two days or less, please contact me at the information I provided so I know what your plans might be. If you've never done any trail work, please don't let that change you're opinions about trail work. You will be fully trained in the use of all of the tools available and there is always something for everyone to do! You can work as hard you want to or as little as you want to, but any help is appreciated. There will also be plenty of time available to go for a hike and explore your surroundings if you choose to do so. With that being said, if you've always wanted to give back to the trail system and didn't know if you could or didn't feel that you had what it takes to work on a trail, then maybe this trip is for you! Take a chance and try it; you might just like it!    


    Janet's Cabin (near timberline as well as near to the main work site) has been made available for our use "free of charge." PLEASE NOTE: What you'll need to carry with you is a pack large enough to hold additional food for two days (which will be cooked in the cabin), snacks and/or lunch for the days out doing trail work and a sleeping bag. I'll also send out to all of the participants additional information regarding what to bring as well as information about Janet's Cabin and waiver forms for the cabin as interested participants sign up!