Posted on July 21, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Two-day project aims to re-route and restore Little Mountain trails
You can show your love for Summit County's lands and trails with some volunteer time this weekend in Breckenridge.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — A few more volunteers are needed to help give some of Breckenridge’s Little Mountain trail system some well-deserved TLC. A huge volunteer effort is set for July 23-24, when more than a hundred pairs of helping hands will re-route and restore eroded trail sections to ensure safe and sustainable routes for visitors. Additional volunteers are still needed.
The work runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day with check-in at the southeast end of the Stephen C West Ice Arena, along Boreas Pass Road. Volunteers can pre-register at www.voc.org or register on-site. The minimum age to participate is 14. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and bring water. Free camping and food are provided for volunteers, and Saturday evening will include a celebration with a local band. (more…)
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Posted on September 5, 2010 by Bob Berwyn
At the end of the Hanging Lake Trail is an emerald oasis. PHOTO VIA WIKIPEDIA AND THE CREATIVE COMMONS.
135 volunteers needed for Sept. 18-19 trail-building session
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY – The Hanging Lake Trail is a popular spot for travelers along the I-70 corridor. Once you’ve finished the short, steep climb and you’re resting beside the emerald pools or cooling off in the spray of a moss-draped waterfall, it’s hard to believe you’re within a couple of miles of a busy interstate highway.
But some 80,000 visitors per year have taken a toll on the trail, which has resulted in some serious erosion on the steep slopes in the spectacular canyon. The area is being restored, and to put some of the finishing touches on the trail, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado is looking for a huge grassroots effort on Sept. 18 and Sept. 19. (more…)
Filed under: forests, public lands, recreation, Summit County Colorado, US Forest Service, White River National Forest | Tagged: Hanging Lake Trail, public land stewardship, Summit County Colorado, Summit County News, volunteer trail work, Volunteers for Outdoors Colorado, White River National Forest | Leave a Comment »