If you love to hike, run or ride on dirt trails then I bet you’d find doing trail work surprisingly rewarding. Its not for everyone, but if you like to raise your heart rate while getting your hands dirty then I’d say your a likely candidate. Besides the reward you get from giving back to something you love you get to share the experience with others, and for some reason, working on trails seems to bring out good stories and laughter along the way.
If you’d like to join in the fun come out this Thursday evening, May 19, and help with maintenance work on Lane’s Trail in Adams Gulch. The long time adopter of the trail, The Elephant’s Perch, is holding its first trail work session of the season on the trail. Anyone interested in helping is welcome to attend. Meet at the Adams Gulch Trailhead at 6:15 p.m. The group plans to work until around 7:15 p.m. Tools and instruction provided.
Wear sturdy boots or shoes, gloves, long pants, and eye protection. Long sleeves are nice for reducing scratches to the arms when clearing brush. Bring some water to drink and perhaps a energy bar or other snack for a little fuel out on the trail. A rain coat and appropriate extra layers are always a good thing to have along. No dogs please as sharp tools and playful pups don’t mix. Minors must be accompanied by their parent or guardian so that they can be officially signed in as a volunteer.
Our local trails benefit greatly from the hard work of area businesses, groups, and individuals who take over the annual maintenance of a trail through the Adopt-A-Trail (AAT) program. Each adopting group needs to send one person from their group to a “Trail Crew Boss” training session. The training assists adopters in learning how to identify trail maintenance issues and how to safely address them. The next training is this Wednesday evening from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. meeting at the Greenhorn Trailhead. While the training is intended for AAT crew bosses, anyone interested in learning about trail maintenance is welcome and encouraged to attend. Wear appropriate clothing and come prepared for working on a nearby trail. Please see paragraph above about what to wear and bring to any volunteer work event.
For more info text/call me at: (2 zero 8) 720-77 one 3. Email me at: cleman @ bcrd . org