Sky Mountain Park in Snowmass Sunday, July 8th 8:30am- 4:00pm Help us remove old barbed wire fencing to allow animals to move freely across important elk and deer habitat in Sky Mountain Park. Vestiges of decades-old grazing operations, these disused fence lines now deteriorate and fragment wildlife habitat. We'll meet in the parking lot at the base of the Buttermilk Ski Area. Please bring your own lunch, water, sun protection, close-toed shoes, and long pants and long sleeved shirts. We'll provide all the tools including gloves, but if you have a pair of heavy duty wire cutters feel free to bring [...]
Linkins Lake Trail Sat. July 21 Help us reconfigure braided, wet and rutted sections of the spectacular Linkin Lakes trail with incredible views of the upper Roaring Fork Valley. This is one of the most popular trails on Independence Pass. It’s steep but short, making it suitable for families. Work up a sweat and jump in an alpine lake to cool off at the end of the day!
Hay Park/Thomas Lakes Trail Restoration Fri.-Sun., Aug. 17-19 Join us for two days of trail and restoration work on the Thomas Lakes Trail to Mount Sopris at the edge of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. The trail used to be a road and is too wide and not conducive to foot traffic in parts. About 2.5 miles from the trailhead, we'll be building some steps to prevent erosion and keep water off the trail. We'll be camping in a beautiful meadow with an Aspen grove and views of Mount Sopris about 1/8th of a mile off the trail. We’ll provide all the [...]
Crooked Creek Wetlands Project Fri.-Sun., Sept. 7-9 Crooked Creek Pass – Back by popular demand! The Forest Service has removed a series of dams to restore a former high elevation wetland; our crew will car camp (optional) and re-vegetate the area with willows and other native species. This is the third year of this important and well-liked project. We’re partnering on this project with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV), the Forest Service and the Roaring Fork Conservancy. Sign Up Here >>