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2015 Volunteer Trail Crew Schedule

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Crew Terms

Backpack-in: Crew camp has no road access and volunteers backpack in. Pack animals are sometimes used to carry in group equipment and food. Backpack crews will sometimes move camp each day so they can work different portions of the trail.

Drive-in: Base camp is accessible by conventional auto.

High-Clearance: Base camp is accessible by high-clearance vehicle; 4wd is not needed.

Jeep-in: Base camp is accessible only by 4wd vehicle, high-clearance and low range gearing may be necessary.

Self-Supported: No group camp equipment is available and volunteers provide their own food and carry a tool to use.

Crew #
Crew Name
Fee
Dates
Leader
Phone
Description of Work and Base Camp including Elevation and Colorado Trail Segment Number
Crew 0115
Gudy Gaskill Bridge
$15
June 13
(1-day)

Loren Woods
720-940-8082
Drive-in: This one-day crew will work on the Trail just east of the bridge. A picnic lunch will be provided in the afternoon. Elevation 6,200 feet, Segment 1.
FULL
Crew 0215
Jefferson Creek
$30
June 26 – 28
(3-day)

Scott Smith and Laura Brieser-Smith
303-410-0355
Drive-in: Camp will be in the Jefferson Creek area near the South Park town of Jefferson on Highway 285 near Kenosha Pass. This crew will build raised tread across a boggy area. Elevation 10,000 feet, Segment 6.
Crew 0315
Women-Only
Turquoise Lake
$45
June 25 – 28
(4-day)

Cindy Johnson
303-507-7762
Drive-in: This crew will camp near the May Queen Campground on beautiful Turquoise Lake near Leadville. Work will focus on diverting a spring that pops up on the CT and runs down the Trail for several hundred feet. Elevation 10,000 feet, Segment 9.
Crew 0415
Turquoise Lake
$60
June 28 – July 4
(7-day)

Glenn Kepler
303-278-7795
Drive-in:Same campsite as for Crew 0315. This crew will build raised tread in two boggy areas along the Trail. Elevation 10,000 feet, Segment 10.
FULL
Crew 0515
CTF Cabin
$60
June 27 – July 4
(8-day)

George Miller
719-641-8968
Jeep-in:This crew will camp and work on the cabin property belonging to The Colorado Trail Foundation near Lake City. Work will include cleaning up the grounds and cabin, located in the beautiful American Basin at the foot of Sunshine, Red Cloud and Handies peaks, and hauling out unneeded items. Elevation 11,000 feet.
Crew 0615
Wheeler Trail
$60
July 11 – 18
(8-day)

Cindy Johnson
303-507-7762
Drive-in:While camping just east of Copper Mountain Resort, this crew will work on the CT heading toward the Ten Mile Range ridge, which overlooks the ski area and spectacular Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. The goal is to build armored water diversions and rehab some steep sections of the Trail. Elevation 11,000 feet, Segment 7.
Crew 0715
Searle Pass to Kokomo Pass
$30
July 11 – 18
(8-day)

Paul Smith
719-964-7488
Self-supported backpack: This crew will hike to Kokomo Pass from the Camp Hale area north of Leadville and work in the beautiful high tundra between Kokomo and Searle passes. The Trail in this area is in need of serious upgrading and rut repair. Elevation 12,000 feet, Segment 8.
Crew 0815
Middle Fork of the South Fork Arkansas River
$60
July 18 – 25
(8-day)

Scott Smith and Laura Brieser-Smith
303-410-0355
Jeep-in:This crew will build new trail on a Collegiate West section of the combined CT-Continental Divide National Scenic Trail near Garfield on the Monarch Pass Highway. Camp will be near the worksite. Elevation 10,500 feet, Segment CW05.
Crew 0915
Gold Hill
$60
July 25 – Aug. 1
(8-day)

Betsy and John Sylvester
303-548-9727
Drive-in: Camp will be on the North Fork of the Swan River with a drive to the worksite. This crew will reconstruct trail in an area heavily damaged by the logging of trees killed by the Mountain pine beetle south of the Gold Hill Trailhead. Elevation 9,200 feet, Segment 7.
Crew 1015
Hancock Trailhead
$60
August 8 – 15
(8-day)

Loren Woods
720-940-8082
Drive-in (high-clearance): Access will be from Mt. Princeton Hot Springs and camp will be near the old ghost town of Hancock and Hancock Lake. This crew will build new trail on the ridge above this location, which is part of the new Collegiate West route. Elevation 12,000 feet, Segment CW04.
Crew 1115
Hancock Trailhead
$60
August 22 – 29
(8-day)

Bill Carpenter
303-444-2024
Drive-in (high-clearance): Same description as for Crew 1015.
Crew 1215
WIndy Peak
$60
August 22 – 29
(8-day)

Steve Stadler
719-641-0618
Jeep-in: Camp is reached via a logging road that leaves Marshall Pass Road on the Millswitch corner West of the top of the pass. Trail work will be to improve a steep, rocky section of the CT between Windy Peak and Tank Seven. Elevation 10,900 feet, Segment 16.
Crew 1315
South Fooses Creek Reroute
$60
Sept. 5 – 11
(7-day)

Glenn Kepler
303-278-7795
Drive-in (high-clearance): This will be the first crew to work on the long-awaited South Fooses Creek Reroute. New trail will be built along the creek just south of Highway 50 near Salida. Camp will be at the trailhead about 3 miles in from the highway. Elevation 9,500 feet, Segment 15.
FULL
Crew 1415
Janet's Cabin/
Searle Pass
$45
Sept. 8 – 11
(4-day)
Dave Callais
303-237-3726
Backpack: This late-season crew will hike to and stay in the comfort of Janet's Cabin above Copper Mountain Resort. The three-night, four-day crew will work on drainage management and trail repair near the cabin toward Searle Pass. Elevation 12,000 feet, Segment 8.

 

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