2017 Trail Crew Schedule

by Jack Busher (co.jbusher@gmail.com)

We are looking forward to this upcoming 2017 season and hope to see some of the “Old Guard,” as well as a whole crop of eager new volunteers. This will be the thirteenth year for this program, and we truly believe it is essential to the health and well-being of our trail system.
For some of us, we’ve got an exciting new challenge to which we can look forward. That is the opportunity to expand from our typical maintenance of existing trails and continue the cutting of new trail as we expand the Dixon Trail to the top of Cheyenne Mountain, as well as continuing the installation of bridges and timber stairs where appropriate.

Dixon Trail News: The Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado will bring upwards of 50 volunteers from around Colorado to assist us with the Dixon Trail Build the weekend of June 3-4. If you plan to attend that project, you will need to register with VOC. Email them at voc@voc.org or call 303-715-1010.

You will also note several dates when RMFI will be working on the Dixon Trail. Their work is from the top of the mountain downward. If you would like to volunteer with RMFI, please contact Molly Mazel, Volunteer Coordinator, 719-471-7736 ext. 4#  molly@rmfi.org

Trail Crews primarily perform routine maintenance on the 20 miles of our existing trail system. Anything from pruning overhanging greenery to cleaning and re-building erosion control devices.

We meet at the Visitors Center. Trail Day start times vary from 7:30AM to 10:00AM, depending on time of year and weather. End times are generally between 1:00 to 3:00PM. Trail Evening times are 5:30 till dark. Check the online calendar for current dates and times. Currently, the calendar for March and November will be published week-to-week because of weather fluctuations. Once you are on our crew list, you will also be contacted weekly by one of our trail crew coordinators.
If you are interested in helping on a trail crew, and haven’t already registered, contact Darcy Mount at darcy.mount@state.co.usOur crews are lead by experienced crew leaders.

On work days, please wear long pants, sturdy work shoes, and work gloves, and bring rain gear, sun-screen, insect repellant, eye-protection, and plenty of water. Also lunch or a snack on work days.
Trail Crew Coordinators:
Jack Busher (co.jbusher@gmail.com) or 719-331-5931and Warren Pierce (warrenlpierce@msn.com)

Cheyenne Mountain State Park 2017- Trail Maintenance Dates

April:
Wed. Apr 5 ?? am-2:00 -(E-mails will state exact start times)
Sat. Apr 15 ?? am-2:00

      Tues. Apr 18 5:30-Dark

      Fri. Apr 21 ?? am-2:00

      Tues.Apr 25 ?? am-2:00

May:

       Sat. May 6 ?? am-2:00-REI

       Wed. May 10 5:30-Dark

       Tues. May 16  ?? am-2:00

       Wed. May 20 ??am-2:00-Bechtel Corp.

       Mon. May 22 ??am-2:00

       Thur.May 24 5:30-Dark

       Tues. May 30 ??am-2:00

June:

       Thur. June 1 8:00-2:00 (See e-mails to confirm start time)

       Sat. June 3 VOC

       Sun. June 4 VOC

       Wed. June 14 8:00-2:00

       Sat. June 17 8:00-2:00

       Wed June 21 8:00-2:00

       Fri. June 23 8:00-2:00

       Tues. June 24 8:00-2:00

July:

       Thur. July 6 8:00-2:00

       Sat. July 8 7:30-2:00

       Mon. July 18 8:00-2:00

       Wed. July 25 5:00-dark

       Sat. July 28 8:00-2:00

       Mon. July 31, RMFI Vol Vacation

August:

       Tues. Aug. 1 RMFI Vol Vacation

       Wed. Aug. 9 5:30-dark

       Fri. Aug 11 7:30-2:00

       Tues. Aug 15 7:30-2:00

       Tues. Aug 22 5:30-dark

       Sat. Aug 26 7:30-2:00

       Mon Aug 28 7:30-2:00
Wed Aug 30 7:30-2:00

September:

       Wed. Sept 6 7:30-2:00

       Sat. Sept 9 7:30-2:00

      Tues.Sept 12 5:30-Dark

       Tues. Sept 19 7:30-2:00

       Wed. Sept. 27 7:30-2:30

October:

       Thur. Oct 12 8:30-2:00

       Tues. Oct 16 8:30-2:00

Legend:  Black=Day;  Red=evening;  Green=Dixon Trail Days

 ***Changes to this schedule are possible due to weather, priorities and needs