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October 2018

Lake Boedecker – crusher fines distribution

October 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm MDT
Lake Boedecker CO United States + Google Map

Before you have a cow - this is easy work as the crusher fines are already positioned in piles along the path and all we have to do is rake the fines into a nice neat 3 foot wide construct.…

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November 2018

Willow Bend NA

November 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm MDT
CO United States + Google Map

New venue - late in the season - but rewarding. Six foot grassland trail to construct here in Loveland again with new property. DIRECTIONS: 1st St - east of Denver St to Boys/Girls School on right, first hard right just…

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Willow Bend NA

November 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm MST
Willow Bend NA, 2538 E 1st St
Loveland, CO 80537 United States
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Same as last week if we were there. Otherwise follow directions listed - 1st St east of Denver St, past Boys/Girls School, hard right after school building - to gate.  Same scenario and more push on trail. Lets see what…

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Willow Bend NA Loveland

November 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST
Loveland – east Loveland, CO 80538 United States + Google Map

Hopefully we worked last week and pushed ahead. Otherwise, we are playing games with the weather and sometimes she wins. Remember, snow on the ground, snowing in progress, or temps below 44F or so is just too hard on our…

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Willow Bend NA Loveland

November 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST
Loveland – east Loveland, CO 80538 United States + Google Map

WEDNESDAY CHANGE UP due to Thanksgiving. Hey there, we are still working out there on this fabulous new park. Stay the course! Keep on whacking trail (weather permitting). Attire yourself properly too - this is the season for inserts (gloves…

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Willow Bend NA – Loveland – Grand Finale for 2018

November 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm MST
Loveland – east Loveland, CO 80538 United States + Google Map

New stuff - we are going to make this a big blow out!  Starting early in the day and work up to 4 pm. Too cold after that. Those that cannot make it to the worksite - join us over…

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December 2018

CATS Holiday/Appreciation Diner

December 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm MST
Lake Vista Apartments Clubhouse, 2235 Rocky Mountain Ave
Loveland, CO 80538 United States
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We would like to Invite everyone who assisted us on the trail this year to join us at our yearly holiday/appreciation diner. Time: 5:30pm to 10:00pm (note you can stay as long are you want until 10pm) Diner: The main…

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Lory Toolfest – at the maintenance garage

December 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm MST
Lory State Park, 708 N Co Road 25G
Bellvue, CO 80512 United States
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Yes - it is sad and predictable - but it is time to put away the tools for the year and wait till next season. We are going to clean up, sharpen, repair, paint and then oil most tools for…

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March 2019

WRV Fort Collins Wildlands University

March 30 @ 7:00 am - March 31 @ 4:00 pm MDT
CO United States + Google Map

Interested in taking the next step by becoming a leader on WRV projects? New for 2019, new and existing WRV leaders will come together for two fun and informative weekends to learn leadership and technical skills and build our growing…

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April 2019

First official whack of the season 2019 – Willow Bend

April 4 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
Willow Bend NA, 2538 E 1st St
Loveland, CO 80537 United States
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That's right folks - back at the pond/grassland trail to finish up. We may be surprised that the City has cut in the trail with a Bobcat and we just may need to do finish work. We will be out…

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Trails Crew Leader Training Course

April 6 @ 8:00 am - April 7 @ 4:30 pm MDT
Chilson Senior Center, 700 E 4th St, Loveland
Loveland, CO 80537 United States
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Attention! This is our 3rd year teaching crew leader skills to the public and other trail based organizations - hosted by the NOCO Trailbuilders Coalition (OMBC/WRV/CATS). All CATS members are encouraged to attend the two day class of instruction if…

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Willow Bend – Loveland

April 11 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
Willow Bend NA, 2538 E 1st St
Loveland, CO 80537 United States
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I almost forgot - but if you need directions to any CATS project - you need to contact me via email: bob@trailcats.org and we will fix you up. Back here to do finish work and perhaps laying down crusher fines…

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Willow Bend – crusher fines delivery

April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
Willow Bend NA, 2538 E 1st St
Loveland, CO 80537 United States
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Need a workout? Come out and thrown down some crusher fines so we can finish this trail and move on. The area out here is nice and seemingly quite for its location. There are a few birds in the area…

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Willow Bend Day

April 20
Willow Bend NA, 2538 E 1st St
Loveland, CO 80537 United States
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CATS is partnering with the City of Loveland to assist with the delivery of crusher fines at Willow Bend. We are working there already and this public joint effort will help accelerate our closure of this wonderful trail and move…

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Round Mountain – Loveland CO

April 25 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT
Round Mountain Trail, Rt 34, 4 miles west of Dam Store
Loveland, CO 80538 United States
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CATS first time here in an exclusive work project in the Big Thompson Canyon and across the road from Viestenz- Smith Mtn Park  - see location below. NOTE:  DON'T RELY ON GOOGLE MAPS FROM THIS SITE...GOOGLE YOUR OWN MAPS BASED…

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May 2019

Round Mountain – again

May 2 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT
Round Mountain Trail, Rt 34, 4 miles west of Dam Store
Loveland, CO 80538 United States
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CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER     Not sure if we would have finished everything up there, so we are back if needed. Same as the first week with all the details. We should finish tonight unless there is some lingering…

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Round Mountain 3

May 9 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT
Round Mountain Trail, Rt 34, 4 miles west of Dam Store
Loveland, CO 80538 United States
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CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER     We should be thinking about installing stone steps with this evenings work. Some members can park at Viestenz-Smith Mtn Park as the work is that close. Others will be in the mountain trail still…

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NO Barriers – Trail redesign – Switchbacks – Rock Skills class – weekend

May 11 @ 7:30 am - May 12 @ 4:30 pm MDT
No Barriers Field Campus, PGGR+R8 Glacier View Meadows
Livermore, CO 80536 United States
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CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW.     Title does not say it all. We are partnering up with a new group https://www.nobarriersusa.org/ out in Red Feather Lakes area on their beautiful property to redesign and build a safe trail to the…

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Round Mountain – make up event

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm MDT
Round Mountain Trail, Rt 34, 4 miles west of Dam Store
Loveland, CO 80538 United States
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Short Notice - No Barriers event cancelled due to snow. But - Round Mountain should be good to go. Young Gulch is on same weekend but may have snow back in there also. Those CATS that are closer in to…

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Round Mountain 2

May 16 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT
Round Mountain Trail, Rt 34, 4 miles west of Dam Store
Loveland, CO 80538 United States
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Back at Round Mountain with a two week vacation behind us, we should be able to do some trail work without weather issues. Center focus on the the middle trail with fixing backslope, dirting in tread, and realigning/fixing existing rough…

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Round Mountain 3 – CANCELLED – Weather

May 23 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT
Round Mountain Trail, Rt 34, 4 miles west of Dam Store
Loveland, CO 80538 United States
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We should be finishing up the rough in mono-wall area and starting new trail. There will be some rock hounds to start on new stone staircase at Viestenz-Smith Mtn park and across the road opposite with a staircase. Therefore, we…

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Round Mountain ? – staircase and new trail

May 30 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
Round Mountain Trail, Rt 34, 4 miles west of Dam Store
Loveland, CO 80538 United States
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Due to multiple cancellations we are behind with this project - but no worries...We work hard and finish with good quality product. We should be on to new trail, stairs and some talus trail work that will be different for…

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June 2019

TA (Technical Advisor) OSI Class

June 1 @ 7:00 am - June 2 @ 4:00 pm MDT
Lory State Park, 708 N Co Road 25G
Bellvue, CO 80512 United States
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For those CATS members that want to advance their skill sets into trail design and study should sign up for this class (special VOC link forthcoming). You can sign up here for me to remind you, but you will need…

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Young Gulch Back Country or Hike in

June 1 @ 7:30 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm MDT
Young Gulch CO United States + Google Map

This is the second Young Gulch event this season. May 11-12 most of CATS will have missed that one. Some CATS will miss this one too as there is an excellent TA class being taught out at LSP. So for…

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Round Mountain – Trail and staircases

June 6 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
Round Mountain Trail, Rt 34, 4 miles west of Dam Store
Loveland, CO 80538 United States
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We should be able to finish up with this weekly whack, though it is hard to predict sometimes. Some can start parking in the VS Mtn Park parking area closer to the RT 34 as the work will be there…

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Round Mountain – final push

June 13 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
Round Mountain Trail, Rt 34, 4 miles west of Dam Store
Loveland, CO 80538 United States
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We are on the other end of the trail and working new trail piece and two stone staircases. Parking is in Viestenz-Smith Mtn park. Orange vests for all working on the staircases. We hope to finish up this week as…

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CSU A Trail Work – RAINED OUT….DRATS..SEE NEXT WEEK

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT

We are working with FCNA and hosting some REI employees that evening for work on the big 'A' trail near Rotary Park - opposite side. The large white A in hillside is visible from S Overland Trail (road) where the…

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Young Gulch – Number 3 – CATS Rock Work

June 22 @ 8:00 am - June 23 @ 5:00 pm MDT
Young Gulch CO United States + Google Map
Free

New updates and things. This weekend is a dual event for CATers and others. Here is what is happening. You can go deep into the middle at the field camp and stay there all weekend with others or hike in…

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A Trail – FCNA

June 27 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT

Yes - we are back for sure. Rained out last week, we need to finish this work. REI folks were there last week and helped out a lot and we certainly encourage them to come out again - same place…

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Young Gulch – Crossing #3 finish work

June 30
Young Gulch CO United States + Google Map

Hey there CATS and JAX folks,   Good times last Sunday and we almost finished. We are hosting yet another whack out there at crossing #3 to finish the rock work and trail clean up. It will be an all…

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July 2019

Rotary Park – Wednesday – July 3 – in front of holiday

July 3 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT
Free

We are back in the north for all those FC folks and here is an opportunity to come out and work exclusively on stone steps. We are to install lots of stone steps to act as check steps in drainage…

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Rotary Park Climbing Area

July 11 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT
Rotary Park, HR9V+38
Fort Collins, CO United States
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Work was started last Wednesday (due to holiday) and we are now back on Thursdays. I understand some more needed steps can go in and some trail closures for the evening. Can be real hot here as the afternoon sun…

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SFSP – State Forest State Park – trail redesign – Yurt camping

July 13 @ 7:30 am - July 14 @ 4:30 pm MDT
State Forest State Park, 56750 Hwy 14
Walden, CO 80480 United States
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This is our second major camping event for the season - but we are in two yurts and it should be a load of fun. As usual, we will be going out Friday evening to set up and we are…

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Bobcat Ridge Natural Area – FT Collins CANCELED

July 18 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT
Bobcat Natural Area Masonville, CO 80541 United States + Google Map

Directions (from the Fort Collins Website):  From Fort Collins, take Harmony Road west, it turns into CR 38 E. Follow CR 38 E to Masonville. Go left (south) at the Masonville Mercantile onto CR 27. Follow CR 27 about 1…

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Bobcat Ridge NA – try again

July 25 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT
Bobcat Natural Area Masonville, CO 80541 United States + Google Map

Directions (from the Fort Collins Website):  From Fort Collins, take Harmony Road west, it turns into CR 38 E. Follow CR 38 E to Masonville. Go left (south) at the Masonville Mercantile onto CR 27. Follow CR 27 about 1…

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August 2019

Bobcat Ridge NA – 2nd Whack

August 1 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT
Bobcat Natural Area Masonville, CO 80541 United States + Google Map

We are anticipating being back again finish any left over work and/or pick up some new trail maintenance work. Everything is based on the heat. So please watch for cancellations. Directions are on last week sign up.

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No Barriers Campus – Rescheduled event

August 3 @ 8:00 am - August 4 @ 4:30 pm MDT
No Barriers Field Campus, PGGR+R8 Glacier View Meadows
Livermore, CO 80536 United States
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Free

Snow - can we get a break now? This was the event for 11-12 May and now we have a good weekend to get back at it. All the paperwork is the same and I suspect the menu will be…

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Rotary Park – Climbing Area Pt 3

August 8 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT
Rotary Park, HR9V+38
Fort Collins, CO United States
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Back by popular demand. This area in LC has so much work to do that we could be here all summer. For now, we have put in some amazing step improvements on a lower climbing trail and cleaned up some…

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Rotary Park Climbing Area

August 15 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT

Will assess where we are - most likely at Rotary or back in Loveland... I think so, and we can find work there

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Rotary Park – again – more work there

August 22 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT

We have some great work to do there still with putting in more stone steps, closing trail and more.

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