2017 Volunteer Opportunities

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Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest Knight Ridge July 14-16, 2017

Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest Knight Ridge July 14-16, 2017

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 2015, 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 (more details to come), 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.

Arapaho-Roosevelt NF-Junco Cabin August 18-20, 2017

Arapaho-Roosevelt NF-Junco Cabin August 18-20, 2017

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 a 50-80 ft elevated boardwalk that was installed over 15 years ago. It was installed improperly, and has since started to rot and break, it is not structurally sound and has become a Public Safety issue. Horses have punched through the wood and have had to bail off the boardwalk in a panic. 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 about six 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.

Brew Crew Adopter Project – Jones Pass #1 August 11-12 2017

Brew Crew Adopter Project – Jones Pass #1 August 11-12 2017

*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? Click here for more info: https://www.coloradonative.com/brew-crew/register/ *

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 evening for Dinner/Introductions and a campfire with CDTC, HTA and AC Golden Brewery (campfires will not be permitted during a burn ban). Optional camping will be available Saturday evening for participants who would like to stay on their own. Volunteers will arrive on the 11th to set up camp, there will be one work day for this project on the 12th (more details to come).

Brew Crew Adopter Project – Jones Pass #2 August 18-20 2017

Brew Crew Adopter Project – Jones Pass #2 August 18-20 2017

*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? Click here for more info: https://www.coloradonative.com/brew-crew/register/ *

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). Volunteers will arrive on the 11th to set up camp, there will be two work days for this project Saturday and Sunday the 19-20 (more details to come).

Carson National Forest August 24-29, 2017

Carson National Forest  August 24-29, 2017

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 installation of CDT reassurance markers and signs. Volunteers will arrive on the 24th to set up camp, workdays will be the 25-29.

Yellowstone National Park Summit Lake Trail September 12-14, 2017

Yellowstone National Park Summit Lake Trail September 12-14, 2017

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.

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