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This backcountry project will focus on establishing a trail corridor on the 6-mile Knight Ridge, from the Roaring Fork Campground at Arapaho Bay to the Rocky Mountain National Park boundary near Twin Creek. This segment was cleared of over 800 downed trees in 2015. Volunteers will rebuild trail tread, maintain existing trail and install signage.
Meeting Time and Place: Volunteers will meet at 9am July 16 at the parking lot of the Roaring Fork Campground and walk to the Knights Ridge Trailhead at the North East corner of the
Directions to Meeting Place Approx 6.6 Miles North of the town of Granby on Hwy 34, turn east on Co Rd 6. (Signs for Arapaho Bay) Continue on Co Rd 6 for 8.8 miles Turn Left on to Co Hwy 637 and follow for .8 miles into Arapaho Bay Roaring Fork Campground. The Knights Ridge Trailhead is at the North East corner of the
Campground info: Camping may be available Wednesday evening in Arapaho-Roosevelt NF. Please contact CDTC with any questions.
Map: Maps: USGS 7.5 Quadrangles: Shadow Mountain
Managing Agency: USFS Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest, Sulphur Ranger District
Project Contact: Volunteers contact the CDTC office at (303)996-2759 or email@example.com prior to the project. Limited cell phone reception may be available at the project site.
Vehicle Requirements: 2WD to meeting site
Elevation: Work Site Elevation is >8000”
Weather: Prepare for the extremes of cold and heat and the possibility of high wind and thunderstorms.
Hiking Distance: Moderate. Hike up to 6 miles daily on uneven ground, more than 1000′ elevation gain or loss and carry up to 2 tools
Work Difficulty: Moderate. There will be a variety of tools and tasks including establishing trail tread, restoration, sign installation and corridor clearing. There will be hiking daily and working in a remote backcountry base camp.
Nearest Town: Granby, CO
What’s Provided: Tools, project materials, work site supervision, qualified 1st aid personnel, safety equipment meals and water.
Food and Water: CDTC will provide food and equipment for all meals. Volunteers will also need to have capacity to carry 3-4 quarts water to worksite daily. CDTC will provide water treatment for the group.
What to Bring: See Recommended Gear List for Back Country Projects (enclosed)
Local Emergency Contact: Granby Sheriffs Office (970) 725-3343
Chamber of Commerce: Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce (970) 627-3372
Hospital: Granby Medical Center (970) 887-2117
Saturday July 16-Sunday July 17, 2016
7-8am Breakfast (Sunday Only)
8-8:15 Work Objectives / Safety Talk
8:15-12pm Work on the Trail
1-4pm Work on the Trail
4-5pm Return to Camp
6-7pm Dinner (Saturday Only)
Project scope and work may change due to land agency planning and funding.
Schedules are flexible and dependant on the condition and energy level of the volunteers. Frequent breaks are encouraged. CDTC encourages volunteers to work within their limitations and take care of themselves during the project. Please check the weather in your project area prior to leaving for the project and pack accordingly