Adopt-A-Trail

Taken on July 29th above Cottonwood Pass alongside the Trail in CW03. Photo thanks to Mal Sillars.

CT Conditions 2019 July 30

Tuesday Blog Post – CONDITIONS 2019 – July 30. Closure info at the bottom; avalanche too; read this top to bottom. SNOWPACK Substantially melted but there’s still some remaining snow. It’s improving quickly, but this is the latest melt-out (by 2-3 weeks) in the history of The Colorado Trail. Informed guesswork continues below, thanks to […]

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volunteers prepare to move a fallen tree using ropes

2018 Adopt-A-Trail Accomplishments

In 2018, CTF Field Operations Manager Brent Adams continued managing the Adopt-A-Trail program. Adams lead three training sessions for Adopters. During his three years of leadership, 49% of current Adopters have attended a training session. Trainings focused on maintaining and improving drainage, idenfiying problems, and reporting to the CTF office. Adopters do important work in […]

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2017 Adopt-A-Trail Accomplishments

In 2017, CTF Field Operations Manager Brent Adams continued managing the Adopt-A-Trail program. Adams lead two training sessions for Adopters, and over his two years of leadership, 38% of Adopters have attended a training session. Tread maintenance, drainage maintenance and improvement, problem identification, and the importance of reporting were all emphasized. Adopters do important work […]

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2016 Adopt-A-Trail Accomplishments

In 2016, oversight of the Adopt-A-Trail program was passed from long-time volunteer Janet Farrar to CTF Field Operations Manager Brent Adams. A new handbook was issued to all adopters, and three well-attended training sessions were held. Tread maintenance, drainage maintenance and improvement, problem identification, and the importance of reporting were all emphasized. Adopters do important […]

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2015 Adopt-a-Trail Accomplishments

Adopters are the front line volunteers caring for The Colorado Trail. They ‘take on’ the responsibility of their section and do the annual maintenance on it. Some do the work themselves and some assemble a group for the outing. Visiting as soon as they can after the snow melts in late Spring, they cut and […]

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2014 Adopt-a-Trail Accomplishments

Adopters are the front line volunteers caring for The Colorado Trail. They ‘take on’ the responsibility of their section and do the annual maintenance on it. Some do the work themselves and some assemble a group for the outing. Visiting as soon as they can after the snow melts in late Spring, they cut and […]

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2013 Adopt-A-Trail Accomplishments

As The Colorado Trail grows, so does the Trail Foundation’s Adopt-A-Trail program. With the addition of the Collegiate West 80, the number of Adopter sections increased by 12, bringing the total to 76 (in February, 2004, the roster stood at 58 Adopter sections). That’s a lot of individuals and groups who serve as the CTF’s […]

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team positioning log

2012 Adopt-A-Trail Accomplishments

Snapshot: Adopters 2012 64 Adopter sections 63 Adopters (1 has 2 sections) 161 Adopter Helpers Section lengths vary from 1.6 miles to 16.8 miles Over 3,315 hours spent on trail work this year alone Accomplishments Maintained the entire 486 miles of the CT Made multiple excursions each summer Cleared the Trail, sawing and removing over […]

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2011 Adopt-A-Trail Program

Snapshot: Adopters 2011 64 Adopter sections 63 Adopters (1 has 2 sections) 150 Adopter Helpers Section lengths vary from 1.6 miles to 16.8 miles Over 2,432 hours spent on trail work this year alone Accomplishments Maintained the entire 486 miles of the CT Made multiple excursions each summer Cleared the Trail, sawing and removing over […]

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2010 Adopt-A-Trail Accomplishments

The Adopter Program is so diverse! We have Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, mountain bike groups, horseback rider groups, church groups, all women groups, co-workers, friends, families (one has eight children who work!), couples, other trail maintenance groups, Copper Mountain Ski area employees, and the owners of the Trailhead store in Buena Vista. But they all […]

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