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 Trail Care Success

In 2016 … 618 CTF VOLUNTEERS contributed 21,527 hours preserving The Colorado Trail, an astounding $552,813 worth of labor! Adopt-A-Trail VOLUNTEERS • 293 Adopters & Helpers • 2,860 hours: Maintained the 567-mile CT (as they do annually) 92 volunteer Adopters plus their helpers Multiple excursions each summer Cleared the Trail, sawing and removing numerous fallen trees Cleaned hundreds of […]

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2016 Trail Crew Accomplishments

18 Trail Crews, 10 week-longs and 8 one-to-four day crews 367 volunteers (including crew leaders, cooks, trail workers, Operations Manager…) 9,357 volunteer hours contributed 400 water drains constructed 50 lineal feet of turnpike constructed 3 bridge approaches rebuilt 1.25 miles of new trail constructed Two-Day Crew 0116 – Morrison Creek May 21 – 22, 2016 […]

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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 Trail Crew Accomplishments

14 Trail Crews, 90 total crew days 248 volunteers 8,510 volunteer hours contributed 1,500 lineal feet of tread rebuilt 350 lineal feet of turnpike constructed 2,700 lineal feet of new trail constructed CT cabin cleaned up and readied for sale One-Day Crew 0115 – Gudy Gaskill Bridge June 13, 2015 Crew Leader: Loren Woods Total […]

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2015 Trail Care Success

In 2015 … 618 CTF VOLUNTEERS contributed 20,069 hours preserving The Colorado Trail, an astounding $515,371 worth of labor! Adopt-A-Trail VOLUNTEERS • 234 Adopters & Helpers • 2,681 hours: Maintained the 567-mile CT (as they do annually) 93 volunteer Adopters plus their helpers Multiple excursions each summer Cleared the Trail, sawing and removing numerous fallen trees Cleaned hundreds of […]

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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 Trail Crew Reports

12 Trail Crews, 9 week-longs and 3 weekends 219 volunteers (including crew leaders, cooks, trail workers, Operations Manager…) 58,206 feet of trail improved (over 11 miles: rebuilt tread, rehabbed, widened, boggy sections raised, overgrowth removed…) 403 water drains built and rebuilt (rolling dips, check steps, knicks…) 19 switchbacks improved (smoothed, widened, drainage rebuilt…) 14 creek […]

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2014 Trail Care Success

In 2014 alone … 663 VOLUNTEERS contributed 11,281 hours preserving The Colorado Trail, an astounding $283,153 worth of labor! (1) Adopt-A-Trail VOLUNTEERS • 240 Adopters & Helpers • 2,388 hours: Maintained The Colorado Trail (all 567 miles, as they do annually) 79 volunteer Adopters plus their helpers Multiple excursions each summer Cleared the Trail, sawing and removing numerous […]

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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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