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2019 Projects
Project Name Day(s) Date(s)
Trails: Young Gulch Backcountry I Saturday - Sunday May 11, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Restoration Jam: Red Rocks Saturday May 18, 2019

Trails: Beaver Brook Saturday Jun 01, 2019

Trails: Young Gulch Backcountry II Saturday - Sunday Jun 01, 2019 - Jun 02, 2019

Restoration: Denver Foothills - Daniels Park Saturday Jun 08, 2019

Trails: Young Gulch Backcountry III Saturday - Sunday Jun 22, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019

Trails: Young Gulch Frontcountry III Saturday
Sunday
Jun 22, 2019
Jun 23, 2019

Trails: Young Gulch Make-Up Day Sunday Jun 30, 2019

Find Your 14er: Grays & Torreys I Saturday - Sunday Jul 13, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019

Trails: South Park Trail & Boardwalk PREP DAYS - Beaver Creek Thursday
Friday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Jul 18, 2019
Jul 19, 2019
Jul 22, 2019
Jul 23, 2019
Jul 24, 2019

Find Your 14er: Mt. Elbert Saturday - Sunday Jul 27, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019

Alpine Restoration: Summit Lake Saturday - Sunday Aug 03, 2019 - Aug 04, 2019

Trails: Young Gulch Bridge Material Staging Day Tuesday Aug 06, 2019

Find Your 14er: Grays & Torreys II Saturday - Sunday Aug 10, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019

Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry I Saturday - Monday Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 19, 2019

Trails: South Park Trail & Boardwalk - Beaver Creek Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Aug 16, 2019
Aug 17, 2019
Aug 18, 2019

Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry II Friday - Sunday Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019

Trails: Hippo I Saturday
Sunday
Aug 24, 2019
Aug 25, 2019

Trails: South Park Trail & Boardwalk - Beaver Creek FOLLOWUP Thursday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Aug 22, 2019
Aug 26, 2019
Aug 27, 2019
Aug 28, 2019

Trails: Young Gulch Backcountry IV Saturday - Sunday Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 01, 2019

Trails: Indian Peaks III Saturday Sep 07, 2019

Trails: Masontown Finale - Women's Project Saturday - Sunday Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019

Trails: Mount Margaret Molly Lake I - CANCELLED Saturday Sep 14, 2019

Trails: Young Gulch Frontcountry IV Saturday
Sunday
Sep 14, 2019
Sep 15, 2019

Trails: Hippo II Saturday
Sunday
Sep 21, 2019
Sep 22, 2019

Trails: Mount Margaret Molly Lake I Saturday
Sunday
Oct 05, 2019
Oct 06, 2019


No experience is required. Meals are served in most cases.
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Trails: Young Gulch Backcountry I

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
REI - National Office
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday May 11, 2019 - Sunday May 12, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 30
The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 5 miles of trail leaving about 1/2 mile in the middle and some more technically difficult to finish this year. To accomplish this we'll be hiking or biking in Friday evening to our backcountry basecamp and staying closer to the work areas for the weekend. We have some gear to lend if needed.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.

Contact Nate nate@wlrv.org for any questions


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Restoration Jam: Red Rocks

COMPLETED
With Carolyn Hunter of the Heartstring Hunters and Daniel Rodriguez (former Elephant Revival)

Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 9 accompanied by adult (more info)
Sponsors
Elephant Revival
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Sound Bridge Music
Date(s):
Saturday May 18, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 100
Join us on Colorado Public Lands Day from 8:30am to 2:00pm for a WRV tradition bringing together music and land stewardship! This event was started with the band Elephant Revival back in 2017, and we are passing the torch on to Carolyn Hunter from the Heartstring Hunters and Daniel Rodriguez (former Elephant Revival). This is the most fun you'll have at Red Rocks all summer! Come join us for a wonderful morning of trail restoration followed by a private acoustic set by Carolyn Hunter. She will be out there alongside you playing in the dirt then switch gears at lunch to share her music and stories. This project will be a continuation of the work we did on Trading Post Trail last year. Families are welcome. This trail restoration will include laying down crusher fine, seeding, and mulching. It is an awesome introduction to both trails AND restoration -- and it's just a short drive from Denver! Special Thanks to Sound Bridge Music and Avery Brewing for their support!


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Trails: Beaver Brook

COMPLETED
Come celebrate National Trails Day!

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 01, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 60
Come celebrate National Trails Day at this well-loved front range trail! The historic and very popular Beaver Brook Trail begins just north of Genesee and winds northeast to Lookout Mountain, near Golden. Volunteers will be addressing erosion problems on the trail by adding water bars and steps. Volunteers will be closing braided trails and helping to define the trail tread to reduce future erosion. Maintenance of the trail tread will help ensure proper drainage and function of this popular trail.

While its location is conveniently located near the Denver-metro area, the trail offers hikers a remote backcountry feel. In fact, this year's project site requires a three mile hike in!


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Trails: Young Gulch Backcountry II

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
REI - National Office
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 01, 2019 - Sunday Jun 02, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Spend National Trails Day on a classic WRV trail project! The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 5 miles of trail leaving about 1/2 mile in the middle and some more technically difficult to finish this year.

To accomplish this we'll have two different groups:

This one will be hiking or biking in Friday evening to our back country basecamp and staying closer to the work areas for the weekend. We have some gear to lend if needed.

The Front Country crews (sign up HERE) will be based out of the trailhead and hike in about 1.5 miles to some sections that need some finishing.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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Restoration: Denver Foothills - Daniels Park

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Minimum Age: 12 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 08, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 34
Join us at one of Denver Mountain Parks most iconic parks, just south of Denver, with conveniently located panoramic views of the mountains along the Front Range. Despite the fantastic natural beauty, the area is being heavily damaged by the sheer number of people who visit the area every day. The mess of unsanctioned trails that braids across the landscape is the root cause of this damage. Volunteers will reverse this trend by closing and restoring damaged areas.

The project may include revegetation, rock work to stabilize steep eroding slopes, or fencing to keep visitors on the trails. It is suitable for beginners and experienced volunteers alike. We will have trained crew leaders to make sure you have a great project and learn something new! This project is being completed in conjunction with new sustainable trails and amenities being added to the park.


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Trails: Young Gulch Backcountry III

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
REI - National Office
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 22, 2019 - Sunday Jun 23, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 5 miles of trail leaving about 1/2 mile in the middle and some more technically difficult to finish this year. To accomplish this we'll be hiking or biking in Friday evening to our back country basecamp and staying closer to the work areas for the weekend. We have some gear to lend if needed.

The Front Country crews (sign up HERE) will be based out of the trailhead and hike in about 1.5 miles to some sections that need some finishing.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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Trails: Young Gulch Frontcountry III

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
REI - National Office
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jun 22, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 10
Sunday Jun 23, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 10
The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 5 miles of trail leaving about 1/2 mile in the middle and some more technically difficult to finish this year.
To accomplish this we'll have two different groups:
This one will be based out of the trailhead and hike in about 1.5 miles to some sections that need some finishing.

The Back Country crews (sign up HERE) will be hiking or biking in Friday evening to our back country basecamp and staying closer to the work areas for the weekend.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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Trails: Young Gulch Make-Up Day

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
REI - National Office
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Sunday Jun 30, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
We got washed out last weekend and had to cancel one work day, and we want to finish this trail! So join us for this added one-day project working on a section of trail near the trailhead. We'll be meeting at the trailhead at 8am, and please bring your own lunch. Great for newcomers and veterans alike!

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 5 miles of trail leaving about 1/2 mile in the middle and some more technically difficult to finish this year.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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Find Your 14er: Grays & Torreys I

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 14 (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 13, 2019 - Sunday Jul 14, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Colorado's magnificent 14ers attract heavy use. Grays and Torreys Peak is too popular! Because usage well exceeds the capacity of the current trail, the primary summit route has been degraded to the point where visitors walk off trail and destroy the sensitive alpine. This project will restore and maintain the ecological and recreational value of the extremely high use route leading up. Aside from stunning views and great company you can expect to have some fun building/closing social trails, creating rock check dams, constructing plank retaining walls, adding soil fill, transplanting local vegetation, and maybe even doing a little alpine seeding.


Note: These alpine projects are some of WRV's most amazing projects but are also very strenuous, often requiring a hike in to the work site and sometimes carrying materials and personal gear. We will be camping above 9,000 ft. and hiking to the worksite each morning.

Please be considerate and only sign up if you are willing and able to commit to the full project. Last minute cancellations are extremely detrimental to getting all the work done and our ability to hold projects like this in the future.


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Trails: South Park Trail & Boardwalk PREP DAYS - Beaver Creek

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 or over (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Thursday Jul 18, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Friday Jul 19, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Monday Jul 22, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Tuesday Jul 23, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 8
Wednesday Jul 24, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 8
We have a planned Boardwalk installation project the weekend of August 17th and in order to be ready for volunteers to build we have a lot of site preparation including the installation of the posts/ pilings. Our technical lead (Paul Liscom) will be overseeing this site prep and we need volunteers to help out for a day, two or more who can work hard. Prep work will involved heavy lifting, moving lumber and staging rock and well as placing pilings.

This is not a traditional WRV event, we will not have staff on site and no food will be provided. Tools and gloves will be available.

PLEASE NOTE: All project details will be included in the auto-response email you get when you register. Please read that email for details on where to go and when.


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Find Your 14er: Mt. Elbert

COMPLETED

Very Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 With an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Jul 27, 2019 - Sunday Jul 28, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 15
Colorado's magnificent 14ers attract heavy use. Mt Elbert has some of the worst conditions with an estimated 1.5 million cubic feet of sediment already lost due to erosion. The current trail passes through habitat for local and globally sensitive species, as noted by the USFS. Because usage well exceeds the capacity of the current trail, the primary summit route has been degraded to the point where visitors walk off trail and destroy the sensitive alpine species.
Team up with WRV and Colorado Fourteeners Initiative to give back to Colorado's highest peak! This project will restore and maintain the ecological and recreational value of the extremely high use route on Mt Elbert's East Ridge. Aside from stunning views and great company you can expect to have some fun transplanting native vegetation, hauling/decompacting soil, installing wattles for soil stabilization, installing check dams, and constructing retaining walls.

Note: This difficult back-country project will require a 2.5 mile hike to basecamp, with nearly 1,500 ft elevation gain. We will set up camp near 11,700 ft and hike a short but strenuous distance (up to 1 mile) from base-camp to the project site to help restore a closed section of trail on Mt. Elbert's East Ridge.

Please be considerate and only sign up if you are willing and able to commit to the full project. Last minute cancellations are extremely detrimental to getting all the work done and our ability to hold projects like this in the future.


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Alpine Restoration: Summit Lake

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
City of Denver -- Natural Resources Division, Mountain Parks & Park & Rec Div.
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 03, 2019 - Sunday Aug 04, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Echo Lake and Summit Lake Parks are the beginning and end of a spectacular trail through Chicago Basin toward Mt. Evans. Due to the popularity of this area, these parks are heavily impacted. WRV has been working on these popular and majestic areas for several years with amazing results.

This year, volunteers will be camping at Echo Lake and driving up to Summit Lake each day to plant small alpine plants and use other techniques to restore the native tundra. Both lakes offer breathtaking views in a stunning alpine environment.

Please note: Friday night arrival is encouraged to set up camp and acclimatize.


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Trails: Young Gulch Bridge Material Staging Day

COMPLETED

Very Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
REI - National Office
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Date(s):
Tuesday Aug 06, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 5
We're helping the USFS and Poudre Wilderness with our motorized wheelbarrow to get bridge components in to the construction site. We're not yet exactly sure how or if it will work so there will likely be numerous problem solving sessions before we get the process down. We'll need a few volunteers to manage some stabilization ropes and place wedges in uneven or narrow parts of the trail as we're slowly working our way in. If all goes well it will be a very uneventful day and bridge one will be one step closer to completion.

Contact Nate nate@wlrv.org or 970-389-5746 if you're interested in helping.

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 5 miles of trail at Young Gulch and we're back for some final touches!

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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Find Your 14er: Grays & Torreys II

COMPLETED

Very Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 With Adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Jax Mercantile
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 10, 2019 - Sunday Aug 11, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Colorado's magnificent 14ers attract heavy use. Grays and Torreys Peak is too popular! Because usage well exceeds the capacity of the current trail, the primary summit route has been degraded to the point where visitors walk off trail and destroy the sensitive alpine. This project will restore and maintain the ecological and recreational value of the extremely high use route leading up. Aside from stunning views and great company you can expect to have some fun building/closing social trails, creating rock check dams, constructing plank retaining walls, adding soil fill, transplanting local vegetation, and maybe even doing a little alpine seeding.


Note: These alpine projects are some of WRV's most amazing projects but are also very strenuous, often requiring a hike in to the work site and sometimes carrying materials and personal gear. We will be camping above 9,000 ft. and hiking to the worksite each morning.

Please be considerate and only sign up if you are willing and able to commit to the full project. Last minute cancellations are extremely detrimental to getting all the work done and our ability to hold projects like this in the future.


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Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry I

COMPLETED

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 17, 2019 - Monday Aug 19, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Join us in the spectacular Indian Peaks Wilderness, west of Brainard Lake. This area is one of the most popular wilderness areas in the country, which has caused a great deal of impact to the Mitchell Lake Trail. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance and reroute sections away from sensitive wetlands. Normally, this area is closed for camping, but WRV has special permission to camp in the backcountry near our work site.

Llamas will be used before the project to haul food and gear into the site. This is a three-day project, Saturday-Monday. Volunteers are encouraged to show up Friday afternoon/evening to set up their camp and acclimatize. Volunteers who can make all three days will be given preference. WRV has been working in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Brainard Lake area for over a decade. This will be one of the more adventurous projects of the season but also one of the most rewarding!


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Trails: South Park Trail & Boardwalk - Beaver Creek

COMPLETED

Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Wild Connections
Park County Land and Water Trust Fund
The Summit Foundation
Park County Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Friday Aug 16, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 60
Saturday Aug 17, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 60
Sunday Aug 18, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 60
Join us on this weekend in the beautiful open country along Beaver Creek, just minutes from the town of Fairplay. During this three-day project we will be building a single track trail with a boardwalk that will join into a larger network of existing trails, eventually connecting Fairplay to Breckenridge for non-motorized travelers.

WRV is pleased to be working with long-time partners, the Pike San Isabel National Forest, Wild Connections and Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative (MRHI).


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Trails: Indian Peaks Backcountry II

COMPLETED

Very Difficult    ●    Multi Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Friday Aug 23, 2019 - Sunday Aug 25, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Join us in the spectacular Indian Peaks Wilderness, west of Brainard Lake. This area is one of the most popular wilderness areas in the country, which has caused a great deal of impact to the Pawnee Pass trail. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance and reroute sections away from sensitive wetlands. Normally, this area is closed for camping, but WRV has special permission to camp in the backcountry near our work site.

Llamas will be used to haul food and gear into the site. This is a three-day project, Friday-Sunday. Volunteers are encouraged to show up Thursday afternoon/evening to set up their camp and acclimatize. Volunteers who can make all three days will be given preference. WRV has been working in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Brainard Lake area for over a decade. This will be one of the more adventurous projects of the season but also one of the most rewarding!


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Trails: Hippo I

COMPLETED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Climax Molybdenum, a Freeport-McMoRan Company
The Summit Foundation
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 24, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Sunday Aug 25, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 45
Join us on this overnight trail building project near beautiful Keystone! Hippo connects to the Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail, but was built in an unsustainable and unsanctioned location. In partnership with the US Forest Service, this is the start of a two-year effort to sustainably re-route Hippo trail--so get ready to put tools to dirt! We will be constructing new trail in a more sustainable location, before restoring the old trail in 2020.


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Trails: South Park Trail & Boardwalk - Beaver Creek FOLLOWUP

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 18 or over (more info)
Sponsors
Blue Federal Credit Union
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Date(s):
Thursday Aug 22, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 5
Monday Aug 26, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 5
Tuesday Aug 27, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 5
Wednesday Aug 28, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 5
We hosted about 30 volunteers for 3 days August 16-18 to begin work on about 300ft of boardwalk that we hope to complete this year. About 100 feet is completed and a further 80ft in progress but much still remains to be done! Paul Liscom our lead carpenter for the project will be hosting further work days at Beaver Creek and additional volunteer support would be so helpful!

Carpentry or construction experience is very helpful but not required.

This is not a traditional WRV event, we will not have staff on site and no food will be provided. Tools and gloves will be available.

PLEASE NOTE: All project details will be included in the auto-response email you get when you register. Please read that email for details on where to go and when to arrive as well as contact information for Paul is questions arise.


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Trails: Young Gulch Backcountry IV

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
REI - National Office
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Aug 31, 2019 - Sunday Sep 01, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 30
The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

We've constructed almost 5 miles of trail leaving about 1/2 mile in the middle and some more technically difficult to finish this year. To accomplish this we'll be hiking or biking in Friday evening to our back country basecamp and staying closer to the work areas for the weekend. We have some gear to lend if needed.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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Trails: Indian Peaks III

SCHEDULED

Very Difficult    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 07, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 20
Join us for a one-day project to wrap up this season's work in the spectacular Indian Peaks Wilderness, west of Brainard Lake. This area is one of the most popular wilderness areas in the country, which has caused a great deal of impact to the Mitchell Lake trail. Volunteers will be hiking into the work site for the day to perform trail maintenance and reroute sections away from sensitive wetlands.

WRV has been working in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Brainard Lake area for over a decade. This will be one of the more adventurous projects of the season but also one of the most rewarding!


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Trails: Masontown Finale - Women's Project

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 14 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
Climax Molybdenum, a Freeport-McMoRan Company
Town of Frisco
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 14, 2019 - Sunday Sep 15, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Female identifying stewards: This weekend is for you. Join us on a wildland women's weekend continuing last summer's work on a popular Summit County trail that has been loved to death. We're partnering with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and the Town of Frisco to give it a much needed transformation starting with the construction of bridges and boardwalks across the creek and sensitive riparian areas!

Whether you're looking to spend the weekend with others in a safe, empowering environment; hoping to connect with other women who are passionate about the outdoors; or just want to get outside and make an impact, we hope to see you on the trail!

This is an overnight trip with meals provided. For more information about the project, please contact jackie@wlrv.org.


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Trails: Mount Margaret Molly Lake I - CANCELLED

RESCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
USFS - ARNF & PNG - Canyon Lakes RD
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Overland Mountain Bike Club
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 14, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 32
Help us restore this large trail system in a gorgeous location! The Mount Margaret and Lady Moon trails system near Red Feather lakes need our help. With over 25 miles of interconnected multi- use trails it could be an ideal and sustainable outdoor destination. Unfortunately much of it is segmented by washed out creek crossings and cattle fences. By installing pedestrian gates, developing hardened fords and constructing a few short connector trails we can open it up and take the pressure off of the area's less sustainable options.




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Trails: Young Gulch Frontcountry IV

SCHEDULED

Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
Mishawaka Amphitheater
Odell Brewing Company
REI - National Office
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 14, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 30
Sunday Sep 15, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 30
We've come so far in the last four seasons and now we're in the last push to get this trail finished before the end of September. Much of the remaining work involves completing the tie-ins to the long-awaited bridges on the first three crossings. We'll also send a crew a little further in to finish the more technically complex work on the switchbacks just beyond crossing 7.

The Young Gulch trail was a very popular destination in the Poudre River Watershed. It was closed after the High Park Fire burned through in 2012, and remained closed due to flood damage that fall and again in 2013. Much of the original trail with all its creek crossings is washed away. Now we have the opportunity to build a new trail: more fun and resilient, with less disturbance to the creek and the Cache La Poudre downstream.

WRV is very pleased to work collaboration with the USFS, Overland Mountain Bike Club, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and CATS on this exciting multi-year effort.


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Trails: Hippo II

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Climax Molybdenum, a Freeport-McMoRan Company
The Summit Foundation
Date(s):
Saturday Sep 21, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Sunday Sep 22, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 40
Join us on this overnight trail building project near beautiful Keystone! Hippo connects to the Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail, but was built in an unsustainable and unsanctioned location. In partnership with the US Forest Service, this is the start of a two-year effort to sustainably re-route Hippo trail--so get ready to put tools to dirt! We will be constructing new trail in a more sustainable location, before restoring the old trail in 2020.


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Trails: Mount Margaret Molly Lake I

SCHEDULED

Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Minimum Age: 16 accompanied by an adult (more info)
Sponsors
USFS - ARNF & PNG - Canyon Lakes RD
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Recreational Trails Program (State Trails)
Overland Mountain Bike Club
Date(s):
Saturday Oct 05, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Sunday Oct 06, 2019 - Number of Volunteers: 25
Help us restore this large trail system in a gorgeous location! The Mount Margaret and Lady Moon trails system near Red Feather lakes need our help. With over 25 miles of interconnected multi- use trails it could be an ideal and sustainable outdoor destination. Unfortunately much of it is segmented by washed out creek crossings and cattle fences. By installing pedestrian gates, developing hardened fords and constructing a few short connector trails we can open it up and take the pressure off of the area's less sustainable options.

Come for a day or camp with us all weekend in this beautiful setting.




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