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Date Saturday  8/24/2019
End Date Saturday  8/24/2019
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 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy B
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 800
Driving Distance 160

Location

The meeting location for this hike/trail repair will be at the Woolly Mammoth parking lot just NW of the I-70 and Morrison Road intersection. Due to the fact that there are many sections within the parking lot, the group will need to meet in Section HH of the lot.



For more info Contact

For additional information regarding the hike/trail repair, the leader can be contacted at: 303-237-3726 or by emailing me. NO calls please after 8:00 PM. Thanks.



Details

Before I discuss the work involved, let me tell you a little about myself 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 trail system by becoming a trail adopter. My section of adopted trail is between the Copper Mountain boundary and Searle Pass, approximately 5.5 miles. As might be expected, there's always more work then one person 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 what we'll be doing along this section of trail. After a short hike along the Colorado Trail to the work site, the group will be repairing some sections of deeply eroded trail by removing berms, adding fill material, cleaning out existing water drains as well as adding additional drains (if necessary), removing loose rocks and trimming willows to open the trail corridor.This section of trail has become deeply eroded primarily due to the work of water, but also due to the amount of use it receives on a daily basis in the summer by hikers, backpackers and bikes. It's my hope that with your help, this trail section can be restored back to its original state!




Notes

Note: 1) All tools will be supplied by the Colorado Trail Foundation and the leader. 2) Before any work is performed, there will be a brief safety discussion as to how to use the different tools we'll be using on the project. 3) This day should be treated as any other day hiking where a day pack will be needed with all of the essentials...a lunch, extra water, rain gear, boots, etc. 4) Long pants, sunglasses or eye pretection and work gloves are required! 5) Everyone should plan to be out (at the work site) until approximately 3:00 PM followed by a short hike back to the vehicles. 6) After the work day is over and once the group has hiked back to the vehicles, I'll have 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 Colorado Trail.