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Date Saturday  8/10/2019
End Date Saturday  8/10/2019
Group Denver
Event Title Trail Repair (along the Colorado Trail) above Copper Mountain
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Dave Callais
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy B
Trail Mileage 5
Elevation Gain 700
Driving Distance 160

Location

The meeting location for this trail repair project will be in the Woolly Mammoth parking lot just NW of the intersection of I-70 and Morrison Road. Due to there being many sections within this parking lot, the group needs to meet in Section HH of the lot.



For more info Contact

For additional information regarding this trail repair project, the leader can be contacted by calling: 303-237-3726 or via email. NO calls please after 8:00 PM. Thanks!



Details

Before I discuss the work the group will be doing, I feel it necessary to talk a little about me first! Ever since I backpacked the entire Colorado Trail approximately 11 years ago, I decided to give back to the Colorado Trail Foundation and the entire trail system as a trail adopter. My section of adopted trail is between the Copper Mountain boundary and Searle Pass, some 5.5 miles. As might be expected, there's always more work then one can handle and that is why I hope that some of you will consider giving back a little of your own time to help maintain, repair or restore some of the Colorado Trail with me. So, if you always wanted to try your hand at some trail work, this is a great way of doing it. Besides giving back, think of how you'll feel afterwards knowing that you were able to make a difference in making a trail safer and better for all those who use it. Now for the description of the work we'll be doing. After a short hike along the Colorado Trail to the work site, the group will repair some sections of heavily eroded trail by removing berms, adding fill material, removing loose rock, trimming willows to open the trail corridor and cleaning out water drains as well as adding additional drains (if needed) to the trail. This section of trail has been deeply eroded primarily due to the work of water, but also due to the amount of use it receives on a daily basis throughout the summer by hikers, backpackers and bikes and it is my hope, with your help, it can be restored back to its original state.




Notes

Note: 1) All tools will be supplied by the leader and the Colorado Trail Foundation. 2) Before any work is performed, there will be a brief safety discussion as to how to use the different tools used on the project. 3) This day should be treated as any other hiking day where a day pack will be needed with all of the essentials...lunch, extra water, rain gear, hiking boots, etc. 4) Long pants, sunglasses or eye protection and work gloves are required! 5) Everyone should plan to be out at the work site until approximately 3:00 PM, after which we'll take the short hike back to the vehicles. 6) After the work day is over and once the group has gotten back to the vehicles, they'll be soft drinks, beer and chips for the entire group as just another way for me to thank all of you for your help in repairing, maintaining or restoring the trail.