Projects

No additional projects are scheduled for the 2017.
Check back in the spring for our 2018 project list.

PAST 2017 TRAIL PROJECTS

May 27 Project - SmallMay 27, 2017; from 0730 to 1600
Piedra Stock Driveway Project
Meeting Location:  
City Market Parking Lot
Project Summary:  An early season project, we will work on the middle section of the stock driveway near Sally’s Overlook.  Our focus is cutting out the trail and cleaning out any water drainage features.  Project is low to moderate in difficulty.  Expect our project hike to be approximately four to six miles.
Contact: Stacy Boone – info@stepoutdoorscolorado.com

8th Grade Project - SmallJune 1, 2017; from 0900 to 1400
8th Grade Service Project
Meeting Location:
Turkey Springs
Project Summary: Supervisors needed!  Game plan is to build another reroute to move the trail out of the meadows where trail braiding and erosion are occurring.  Project priority is keeping the kids safe with their tools. Expect our project hike to be approximately three miles.
Contact: Tyler Albers- talbers@fs.fed.us

WCWC - Project Picture - SmallJune 7, 2017; from 1800 to 2030
WCWC Cloman Park Project
Meeting Location: 
Cloman Park
Project Summary:  First WCWC project of the season.  We will be brushing trail, including removing slick pine needles and sticks that are a danger to bike riders and cutting out overgrowth. Project is low difficulty. Expect our project hike to be approximately three miles.
Contact: Janine Emmets – janine@pagosamountainsports.com

June 24 Project - SmallJune 24, 2017; from 0730 to 1500
Coal Creek Trail Project
Meeting Location:  
Archuleta County Fairgrounds
Project Summary:  We spent two Saturday’s on this trail in 2016 but have yet to reach the ridge.  Project is moderate due to elevation gain.  We will hike approximately four miles to the ridge and work our way down brushing and cutting out the trail as needed leaving any remaining tasks for a follow-up crew.
Contact: Stacy Boone – info@stepoutdoorscolorado.com

WCWC - Project Picture - SmallJune 25, 2017; from 800 to 1400
WCWC Treasure Mountain Project
Meeting Location:
Pagosa Mountain Sports
Project Summary: We will be working on the lower portion of the trail accessible via East Fork. Our focus is brushing the trail and working on tread that has been washed away over the winter season. Project is moderate difficulty. Expect our project hike to be approximately five miles.
Contact: Janine Emmets – janine@pagosamountainsports.com

Little Blanco Project Day - 2017 - SmallJune 28, 2017; from 0730 to 1500
Blanco Trail Project Day
Meeting Location: Space reservation required
Project Summary: Lunch and snacks provided. This one-day project is focused on clearing and constructing water mitigation features, including rock water bars, on the Little Blanco Trail. Our goal is to reach tree line, approximately three miles (one way) but the lower switchbacks are the priority.
Contact: Stacy Boone – info@stepoutdoorscolorado.com

WCWC - Project Picture - SmallJuly 10, 2017; from 1800 to 2030
WCWC Cloman Park Project
Meeting Location:
Cloman Park
Project Summary: We will continue brushing trail unfinished from our earlier project and in preparation for the upcoming trail bike race.   Many hands make fast work on this project night.  Project is low difficulty. Expect our project hike to be approximately three miles.
Contact: Janine Emmets – janine@pagosamountainsports.com

WCWC - Project Picture - SmallJuly 16, 2017; from 800 to 1400
WCWC Treasure Mountain Project
Meeting Location:
Pagosa Mountain Sports
Project Summary: We will be working on the upper and middle sections of the trail. Working from the FS725 access, we will be benching trail and focus is brushing seasonal growth. Project is moderate difficulty – bikes welcome to reach our work faster. Expect our project to be approximately five miles.
Contact: Janine Emmets – janine@pagosamountainsports.com

July 22 Project - SmallJuly 22, 2017; from 0730 to 1500
Silver Creek Trail Project
Meeting Location:  
Archuleta County Fairgrounds
Project Summary:  This project will work on a trail that sees little use, is accessed after a long drive and quickly gains elevation.  We will likely be focused only on cutting out the trail with extra hands working on brushing and cleaning any existing water features.  Project is moderate.
Contact: Stacy Boone – info@stepoutdoorscolorado.com

Little Blanco - SmallJuly 23-28, 2017
Blanco Trail Project – $
Meeting Location: Space reservation required
Project Summary: Grab your hard hat, a set of leather gloves, good hiking boots and prepare yourself for six days of trail work. This five night work-trip is above tree line in the picturesque San Juan National Forest. Focus is mitigating braid trails and creating water mitigation features.
Contact: Stacy Boone – info@stepoutdoorscolorado.com

WCWC - Project Picture - SmallAugust 6, 2017; from 800 to 1400
WCWC Treasure Mountain Project
Meeting Location:
Pagosa Mountain Sports
Project Summary: We will be working on the trail from FS725 up and if we have sufficient number of volunteers we will also send a crew to the Divide Trail. Much of the trail in this area is in poor condition – we will be doing a lot of tread work. Project is moderate difficulty. Expect our project to be approximately five miles.
Contact: Janine Emmets – janine@pagosamountainsports.com

weminuche-project-smallAugust 20-25, 2017
Weminuche Trail Project – $
Meeting Location: Space reservation required
Project Summary: A spectacular time of the year to be in the high country. This five night work-trip provides quick access to the Continental Divide Trail on the Weminuche Trail.  A regularly used trail in need of maintenance, we have multiple tasks that provide diversity to the project.
Contact: Stacy Boone – info@stepoutdoorscolorado.com

August 26 Project - SmallAugust 26 and 27, 2017; from 0730 to 1500
Quartz Ridge Trail Project (SINGLE DAY ONLY as of 7/1/17)
Meeting Location:  
Archuleta County Fairgrounds
Project Summary:  This is now a SINGLE DAY project in a similar location.  We will be working on the Coal Creek Trail, East Fork access, finishing the tasks we began earlier in the season.  It is our goal to complete the cut-out of this trail from end-to-end.  Contact Stacy for details.
Contact: Stacy Boone – info@stepoutdoorscolorado.com

Cimmarona Overnight Project - SmallSeptember 17-19, 2017; overnight project
Cimmarona Trail Overnight Project

Meeting Location: to be provided
Project Summary: We will hike to the end of the trail, approximately eight miles and work our way back. This is a 3 day/2 night backpack. Focus will be on trimming plants and trees that are encroaching the trail. You are responsible for your own backpacking gear and food – dress in hunter orange.
Contact: Susan Milford – susanmilford@gmail.com or Steve Earle – steve.hgs@gmailcom

Cut It Out - SmallOctober 7-8, 2017; overnight project
Cut It Out Project

Meeting Location: Archuleta County Fairgrounds
Project Summary: We have 100 trees down on the Quartz Meadow Trail and this will be the focus of our efforts. We will be using cross cut saws. This is an overnight project. Dinner and breakfast will be provided. Camp will be located approximately 1.5-miles from the trailhead.
Contact: Stacy Boone – info@stepoutdoorscolorado.com

Tuesday Projects - SmallOctober 10, 2017; from 0730 to 1400
Tuesday Project Dates

Meeting Location: City Market Parking Lot
Project Summary: Last Tuesday project date of the season. Our focus is on brushing tread on our more widely used trails. Location to be determined as the date draws closer and the weather dictates where we might go. We will not be beginning any new sites, instead finishing outstanding project needs.
Contact: Stacy Boone – info@stepoutdoorscolorado.com

October Project - SmallOctober 28; from 0730 to 1600
Surprise Trail Project
Meeting Location: Archuleta County Fairgrounds
Project Summary: It is a late time of year. Is the snow flying or not yet flying? This project date could be at any number of trailheads. Might consist of any type of needed project work. Will probably require a heavier jacket and will most definitely include cake and tasty treats provided by the Crew Leader.
Contact: Gregory Boone – 970.946.5290

Tool 2017November 7; from 0900 to 1200
Tool Tune Up
Meeting Location: Storage Unit (directions to be provided)
Project Summary: The project season has drawn to a close but we need to tune up our tools and store them away for the winter season. Each tool will be inspected and cleaned. A replacement list will be generated. This is an important task to ensure our tools will last longer.
Contact: Stacy Boone – info@stepoutdoorscolorado.com

PAST 2017 TRAINING WORKSHOPS

No additional Training Workshops are scheduled for the 2017 summer season.

first-aid-in-the-backcountry-smallFebruary 9, 2017; from 1700 to 2100
First Aid in the Backcountry
Meeting Location: Pagosa Springs Visitor Center Conference Room
Workshop Summary: In the backcountry what you do in the first five minutes matters. A lot. In fact, it could be the difference between life and death. This workshop will give you an overview of what to do when mishap happens and the Golden Hour of care rests solely on your shoulders.
Reserve Your Space: $15pp – reservation link

planning-and-implementing-smallMarch 9, 2017; from 1700 to 2100
Planning and Implementing a Trail Work Project
Meeting Location: Pagosa Springs Visitor Center Conference Room
Workshop Summary: Trail work experience should be a good experience. This workshop will give you an overview of what to do before you offer a project to the general public and what you can do to assure you will Crew Lead a second time and that your volunteers will return time and time again.
Reserve Your Space: $15pp – reservation link

lnt-awareness-workshop-smallApril 13, 2017; from 1700 to 2000
LNT Awareness Workshop – trail project emphasis
Meeting Location: Pagosa Springs Visitor Center Conference Room
Workshop Summary: Awareness workshops are informative, practical, hands-on and fun. This workshop is a practical introduction to inspire responsible outdoor recreation through the knowledge of the seven principles of Leave No Trace and will emphasize trail project practices.
Reserve Your Space: $20pp – reservation link

field-practice-smallMay 6, 2017; from 0800 to 1300
Sustainable Trail Maintenance = Brushing Trail Corridors, Cleaning Drainage Structures Field Practice
Meeting Location:
TBD
Field Practice Summary: This is field practice and review. We will learning and implementing the standards for basic trail maintenance, discuss efficiency to and how good trail maintenance ensures a sustainable trail for the long term.
Reserve Your Space: $10pp – reservation link </a