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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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.

PROJECT DETAILS ­  

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

campground.

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.
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 volunteer@continentaldividetrail.org 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)

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

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

 

DAILY SCHEDULE

 

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

12-1pm                         Lunch

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