Peak & Prairie

Rocky Mountain Chapter's
Online Newsletter
June / July 1999

VOLUNTEERING:
a labor of love

 

Want to find a new way to enjoy the mountains and expand your personal horizons doing wilderness hiking?  The Sierra Club “Adopt” a trail program of seasonal trail maintenance programs is expanding this year. Most people receiving Peak & Prairie have not experienced the joy of returning to a trail where they have built waterbars, installed stone steps, or did rock work that will last for years.

The “Adopt” program invites you on a free hike with newly sponsored social hour after each day long trail crew - Fun - Food - Drink!  Please review your summer schedule and commit to choosing one day to give something back to the wilderness before your time is filled with other activities.  Help your club meet its obligation to repair and preserve the public land you use.

The United States Forest Service has very limited resources for normal maintenance projects and is relying on user fees to keep some facilities serviced, including rest rooms and trails.  The Sierra Club can make a public statement of support for this agency by increasing its conservation impact through volunteer activity.  Pick a project that matches your interest or area of use.  Tools and training provided for all levels of physical ability.

We are asking for four crew leaders for the trips scheduled for this summer.  The Forest Service in Idaho Springs will provide training on either Saturday or Sunday June 5 or 6 for those interested in leading.

The Civilian Conservation Corp. (CCC) built many projects and trails during the depression era of the 1930s that we use today.  Can you imagine the thrill of having your children or grandchildren look at a photo of you in the wilderness and then using the trail or steps that you constructed in 1999?  Your labor of love will survive for many decades.

 

Commit! Call!  Come!  Get in the picture! Bring a friend!  Call Jan Oen or Don Thompson to reserve your spot. -303-320-4895

1999 trips include -

June 12
Cub Creek trail south of Evergreen

July 18  
Herman Gulch off of I-70 (joint project with Colorado Mtn.Club)

Aug 14
Fourteener Initiative, Mt. Bierstadt turnpike project

Sept 11
Jeffco Open Space, Evergreen area

 

 

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