CATS Finish work at Duncan Ridge ! After four consecutive Thursday afternoon hits we finally built our way to the top of the Duncan Ridge climbing access trail yesterday, having installed or repaired around 60 stone steps (3 times the number that were there originally). At the end of the day we also had a little celebration at the summit (thanks Bob, Connie and Andy for bringing in the food and hot cider !) ... See MoreSee Less
CATS back again at Young Gulch with WRV Many thanks to the CATS members (Nick, Catherine, Bob V, Mick, Dean) who braved the rainy weather forecast and put in two solid days of trail-work this weekend. CATS led crews nailed in around 100 feet of highly technical multi-level rock wall in two critical sections and Mick's back-country crew added 1500 feet of a new trail in the center part of the canyon
Duncan Ridge Access Trail- Part 2 we were back at Duncan building steps again last Thursday (20 more this time), but there are still a number of flags left up there (I think Joel added a few more after he dropped the tools off for us !). No worries - we will be happy to return at least once more before the season ends ... See MoreSee Less
Multiple members from the CATS teamed up with Voluteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) this weekend at Lory State Park to help repair the Timber trail. With the sun at our backs and the cool fall breeze sweeping through the vistas the crews worked tirelessly to build some amazing rock features and to help repair the trail so that it can be enjoyed by future generations.
More photos:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10AXacNzXNEPdXO-FBJSCzxskSDSUQZqm?usp=sharing ... See MoreSee Less
Pineridge Reservoir - Fort Collins Yesterday, we spent an enjoyable afternoon (cool for a change !) completing the work we started last month on a short overlook trail at Pineridge reservoir. (OK, for Bob, who was away this week: 9 new steps, 3 new drains, 2 previous drains widened, additional corridor clearing) ... See MoreSee Less
Last Thursday we started work on a new project at Horsetooth Reservoir to build additional steps in the access trail to the popular climbing area at Duncan Ridge. Around 30 places on the trail were flagged for steps. In spite of a relatively small crew and somewhat shorter work day (we began at 4 vs 3 because of the 90+ heat) managed to complete 13. So if you weren't able to make it last time we will be back to finish the rest before the season ends ! ... See MoreSee Less
The CATS returned to Lory State Park over the weekend, making the 4th straight year of hosting a weekend project at the park. Teaming up with the amazing state park trails crew the CATS powered through multiple sections of the timber trail, reinforcing the critical edge with mono/rock walls and repairing a switchback which had taken a hit from the continual traffic on the trail. On top of the trailwork, on Saturday morning the CATS were able to cheer on the runners for the black squirrel half marathon race, even spotting a fellow trailbuilder who was making his way up the trail at amazing speed. Seeing the energy and excitement from the runners helped to get our crew excited to to get up and get some amazing trail build.
event photos:https://drive.google.com/open?id=107JTWYF2xuLSWE9EUkGQoMO-xo26TuPl ... See MoreSee Less
Back to SFSP ! We headed West after working at Young Gulch last Sunday, camping at a KOA near Gould. Monday it was back at the Lake Agnes trail to complete the work we started in July but got rained out before we could finish more photos:https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SLajPyw6FdC_eaGHLVERmgfm734rB9fu ... See MoreSee Less