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2017 Adopter Training

Gila National Forest – Silver City, NM

Saturday May 20, 2017

Join CDTC and the Silver City Ranger District in a 1 day Trail Maintenance workshop for the CDT Segment Adopters and Maintainers. Participants will learn basic trail assessment, maintenance and construction techniques in a combined classroom and field setting. New and experienced volunteers are encouraged to attend, learn new skills and share ideas with other maintainers. This workshop is open to all current and prospective CDT Volunteers and is a required training for CDT Adopters in the Gila National Forest.

Meeting Location & Time:

9:00am-4:00pm

Western New Mexico University

Thomas B. McDonald Student Memorial Center 3rd floor Seminar Room (across from the small snack bar)

1000 W College Ave, Silver City, NM 88062

Group will caravan to Jack’s Peak Trailhead after lunch for the Trail Maintenance Demo, so make sure you have your own transportation.

 

 

Knight Ridge - Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest - Backcountry Project

Project Dates: July 14-16, 2017                                                                                                                   

Colorado                                                                                                                              

CDTC is partnering with Headwaters Trail Alliance to provide this project for Volunteers. 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 the past two years, but has received significant blow down since then. Volunteers will cut trees with hand saws, rebuild trail tread, maintain existing trail and install signage. Volunteers will be transported by boat to and from the site and will be backcountry camping during the project. Volunteers will arrive on the 14th to the boat ramp to be transported and to set up camp, workdays will be the 15-16, then will be transported back the afternoon of the 16th. Project will accommodate 10-15 Volunteers.

Elevation: 8200 ft

Hiking Distance: 1-2 miles

Jones Pass - Colorado Native Brew Crew Adopter Project #1

Project Dates: August 11-12 2017

Colorado

CDTC is partnering with Headwaters Trail Alliance (HTA) to provide this project for Volunteers. Volunteers will primarily assist with trail maintenance including clearing trail, widening tread and clearing or building drainage structures. There also may be opportunities to install signage or rock cairns. This Project will include moderate hiking at high elevation, and is open to ALL Brew Crew members, but may be suitable for individuals with some previous outdoor experience. Accommodations can be made to suit participants of any skill level. Please contact CDTC with any questions. Volunteers are asked to arrive Friday the 11th evening for Dinner/Introductions and a campfire with CDTC, HTA and AC Golden Brewery (campfires will not be permitted during a burn ban), then there will be one work day for this project on the 12th. Optional camping will be available Saturday evening for participants who would like to stay on their own. This project will accommodate 15-20 Volunteers.

Elevation: 12,454 ft

Hiking Distance: 1-4 miles

*This project is exclusively open to Colorado Native Brew Crew Members-the Official Adopters of the CDT from Herman Gulch to Berthoud Pass. Not a Brew Crew Member but interested in joining? Go online for more info: https://www.coloradonative.com/brew-crew/register/ *

Jones Pass - Colorado Native Brew Crew Adopter Project #2

Project Dates: August 18-20 2017

Colorado

CDTC is partnering with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) to provide this project for Volunteers. Volunteers will primarily assist with trail maintenance including clearing trail, widening tread and clearing or building drainage structures. There also may be opportunities to install signage or rock cairns. This Project will include moderate hiking at high elevation, and is open to ALL Brew Crew members, but may be suitable for individuals with some previous outdoor experience. Accommodations can be made to suit participants of any skill level. Please contact CDTC with any questions. Volunteers are asked to arrive Friday the 18th evening for Dinner/Introductions and a campfire with CDTC, VOC and AC Golden Brewery (campfires will not be permitted during a burn ban) then there will be two work days for this project Saturday and Sunday the 19-20.

Elevation: 12,454 ft

Hiking Distance: 1-4 miles

*This project is exclusively open to Colorado Native Brew Crew Members-the Official Adopters of the CDT from Herman Gulch to Berthoud Pass. Not a Brew Crew Member but interested in joining? Go online for more info: https://www.coloradonative.com/brew-crew/register/ *

Junco Cabin - Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest

Project Dates: August 18-20, 2017

Colorado

CDTC is partnering with Headwaters Trail Alliance to provide this project for Volunteers. The Junco Cabin Trailhead is one of the busiest Trailheads in the district. It is conveniently located, easily accessible by vehicle, and provides great scenic views of the Divide. The project is approximately a quarter of a mile walk from the Trailhead and Volunteers would be replacing an elevated boardwalk that was installed over 15 years ago that has since started to rot and break, and is no longer structurally sound. Volunteers would be needed to properly assemble and install a new elevated boardwalk to replace the old one. There is also a need to install CDT signs as reassurance markers on the Trail in the area around the boardwalk. If time allows, approximately a quarter mile further down the Trail there are several mud spots where the trail crosses a drainage edge of a meadow that would need turnpikes and possibly culverts installed at each location. Volunteers will arrive on the 18th to set up camp, workdays will be the 19-20. This project will accommodate 10-15 volunteers.

Elevation: 10,000 ft

Hiking Distance: 1-2 miles

Martinez Canyon - Carson National Forest

August 24-29, 2017

New Mexico

The Martinez Canyon Relocation project is the last of a two-year project to relocate the CDT off of highway 84 between the Chama River and Hopewell Lake. Volunteers will assist with trail maintenance and construction in the Martinez Canyon trail segment. Work will include reconstruction/maintenance of trail tread, clearing brush, minor trail reroutes and potential installation of CDT reassurance markers and signs. Volunteers will arrive on the 24th to set up camp, workdays will be the 25-29.

Summit Lake - Yellowstone National Park

Project Dates: September 12-14, 2017      **Project Full, still accepting Waitlist Sign-ups and Crew Chef applicants***

Wyoming

This year CDTC is excited to be partnering with Yellowstone National Park to host a volunteer project on the Summit Lake Trail near the Mystic Falls Trailhead.  Work will include refurbishing erosion control structures, installing water bars and retainers, and potential installation of CDT reassurance markers and signs on the Summit Lake Trail from the Little Fire Hole River to the Madison Plateau. Volunteers will arrive on the 11th to set up camp, workdays will be the 12-14. The campsite will be a 2 mile drive to the Trailhead. This project will accommodate 10-12 volunteers.

Elevation: 7,200 ft

Hiking Distance: 1-2 miles

**************   CREW CHEF NEEDED!   **************

CDTC is looking for an experienced Volunteer Crew Chef to cook for our wonderful Trail Maintenance Volunteers on this Project in Yellowstone. Please Register at the link below AND email us at volunteer@continentaldividetrail.org for more information and to provide us with your Crew Chef experience.

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