National Public Lands Day on the Colorado Trail – Saturday, September 26, 2015
COMBA is the official adopter of the first section of the Colorado Trail. In fact, the section that we steward is the longest such segment in the Colorado Trail Foundation’s Adopt-A-Trail program – almost 17 miles! It’s up to COMBA to make sure that the trail is well maintained and a showcase of the entire CT for thousands of users every year. It has been a couple of years since we’ve been out there for some TLC. What better time than National Public Lands Day? All work is done by hand involving using simple hand tools. There’s no experience needed. We provide the tools and guidance so come join us and help us build better trails.
The meeting place for this event will be the Waterton Canyon trailhead parking lot. The address is 11300 Waterton Road, Littleton, CO 80125. From the C-470 and Wadsworth Blvd interchange, head south on S. Wadsworth Blvd for approximately 4.5 miles to the intersection with Waterton Rd. Turn left on Waterton Rd. and then take the 2nd left turn into the Waterton Canyon parking lot. Look for the COMBA tents once in the parking lot.
We will have coffee and light breakfast available in the morning. After a quick meeting at 8:30 AM, we will pile into vehicles and drive up the canyon to the start of the singletrack. From there, we will hike into the work site. Plan to hike at least a couple of miles on the day. We’ll work until around 2:00 PM and then you’re free to go for a ride, hike or just relax. We’ll fire up the grill for our post work, afternoon BBQ so please register so we can plan accordingly and contact you if things should change. If you bring your bike for post-work recreation, you will need to make sure that it is secured. We will not be taking bikes up the trail.
Dress in sturdy work clothes including boots, long pants (recommended), work gloves, hat and sunglasses. Remember to bring water, a lunch, sunscreen and a pack to carry them in. A hydration pack works great for this purpose. There will be water available at the staging area.
So come on out and help us continue our stewardship of the Colorado Trail. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Patrick Bull at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll see you on September 26th!