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Meeting Time and Place: Volunteers will meet at 9am at the Gomez Peak Trailhead. Shuttle will depart from the Silver City Visitors Center Parking lot (201 N Hudson St) at 8am. Please make advance arrangements with CDTC to register for the shuttle.
Directions to Meeting Place: From Silver City, travel north on Little Walnut Creek Road for approximately 6 miles. When the road curves to the west there will be signs for the picnic and day use areas.
Managing Agency: USFS Gila National Forest-Silver City Ranger District
Project Contact: Volunteers contact the CDTC office at (303)996-2759 or firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the project. Limited cell phone reception may be available at the project site.
Vehicle Requirements: 2WD to meeting/project site
Elevation: Work Site Elevation is 6600”
Weather: Prepare for the extremes of cold and heat and the possibility of high wind and thunderstorms. Volunteers will be notified if inclement weather is expected to affect the project.
Hiking Distance: Easy. Hike 1-2 miles on uneven ground, less than 1000′ elevation gain or loss and carry up to 2 tools
Work Difficulty: Easy. There will be a variety of tools and tasks including establishing trail tread, restoration, sign installation and building trail structures
Nearest Town: Silver City, NM
What’s Provided: Tools, project materials, work site supervision, qualified 1st aid personnel, safety equipment and water. A reception with food and refreshments will follow.
Food and Water: Volunteers are responsible for lunch and snacks. CDTC will provide water as needed. You need to have capacity to carry 3-4 quarts water to worksite.
What to Bring: See Recommended Gear List for Day Projects (enclosed)
Local Emergency Contact: Silver City Police Department1011 N Hudson St (575) 538-3723
Silver City Tourism and Visitor Information Center: 201 N Hudson St (575) 538-5555
Hospital: Gila Regional Medical Center 1313 E 32nd St (575) 538-4000
Sunday April 17, 2016
9:00 am Meet at Trailhead. Brief overview of the project(s) and safety meeting.
9:30 am Hike to project site(s)
10:00 am-3:00 pm Trail Maintenance
3:30 pm Return to trailhead
4:00 pm Afternoon reception
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