Wednesday, May 20, 2015

North Fork Trail Closed this Summer; Volunteer Workdays Scheduled

The flood-damaged North Fork Trail, located near Glen Haven, will be closed June 1 through Aug. 24, 2015. Poudre Wilderness Volunteers are hosting workdays throughout the summer to help restore this very popular trail.

Although North Fork Trail is closed, the Dunraven Trailhead will remain open providing access to the Bulwark Ridge Trail. Note that work continues to take place on County Road 43 and there may be travel delays in this area.

Last year Poudre Wilderness Volunteers started work on the North Fork Trail, dedicating more than 4,000 volunteer hours of work. Major work, such as bridge replacements and rebuilding trail, has been started but more work is still needed. This great volunteer organization has planned seven public trail restoration volunteer weekends, with the first one this Memorial Day weekend. You can register here.

Volunteers of all skill levels can participate, but must be at least 18 years old or 16 years old if accompanied by a parent. No dogs are allowed. Work includes moving rocks and downed trees, reestablishing the trail and helping with drainage issues. Volunteers need to wear long sleeved shirts and pants (no shorts) and work boots. Be sure to bring water and rain gear. Hard hats, gloves and tools will be provided. Volunteers will also receive breakfast, snacks and lunch.

PWV is the key contact for the Canyon Lakes Ranger District for public work days. PWV works closely with the Forest Service for 20 years and are trained by the forest in trail restoration. The outpouring of support for recovery work has been greatly appreciated; however, this work has to be carefully coordinated.

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