Help Pagosa Area Trails Council Make a Difference
PagosaTrails.org – where you go for Pagosa trails
Pagosa Springs, CO – We live in a community that is surrounded by 1.8-million acres of national forest, our wild land backyard. And, most of us, moved here or have stayed here because we enjoy and appreciate the outdoors and the lifestyle it affords us.
In 1997 a gentleman by the name of John Applegate wanted to be a greater influence on the trails in our community and formed a small group of like-minded individuals. The Pagosa Area Trails Council (PATC) serves with the purpose of volunteering time to trail maintenance needs and projects on any of the 102-trails or 687-miles of trails to be found in the Pagosa Ranger District.
PagosaTrails.org – August Trail Projects
Pagosa Springs, CO – Visit the Pagosa Area Trail Council website – PagosaTrails.org – for up-to-date information on volunteer projects.
August has the dubious distinction of being the only month of the year without a major holiday to celebrate. The Pagosa Area Trails Council (PATC) suggests taking August under your wing and donating a little of your time to public land stewardship.
The PATC has scheduled a couple of volunteer work projects for which we could use your help. PATC functions as one of the coordinating organizations to assist with the care and maintenance of a few of the approximately 687 miles of trails that need maintenance in the Pagosa Ranger District.
Trail work is for nearly everyone. Most projects have an array of needs, from lopping to digging to building to sawing. There is a job for every volunteer – we promise.
August 6, 2017; from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wolf Creek Wheel Club 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 – [email protected]
August 8, 2017; from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Pagosa Area Trails Council monthly TUESDAY project
Meeting Location: Camino Real Pagosa next to City Market
Project Summary: Each month our project start/finish locations will be different. Our overall goal is to cut out our more widely used trails. Because our focus is on cutting downed trees, our first few projects dates will be faster paced with sawyers and swampers tag-teaming the work. We want to focus on finishing these tasks earlier in the season to have a greater opportunity to work on more dirt in the fingernail projects later in the season. These are important project dates and lots of hands are appreciated.
Projects are low to moderate difficulty – early season is mostly moving limbs and logs. No experience is necessary – we will gladly introduce you to trail maintenance and proper use of tools. The hike/project distance is approximately three to six miles.
You Need to Know: We will carpool to the trailhead. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; a long-sleeved shirt is suggested. Dress for the weather. Bring work gloves, eye protection, lunch, snacks and water.
But, as you already know, with 102-trails and can’t do all of the heavy lifting alone. This summer, when you are traveling your favorite hike, bike route, horseback ride or atv road write a short summary and take a few pictures. Then send us that information for the website.
Together, we can make Pagosa Trails.org the place to go for trails in our community.
Got questions or want to volunteer? Contact Stacy at 970.946.5001 or send an email to [email protected].
About Pagosa Area Trails Council (PATC)
The Pagosa Area Trails Council (PATC) is a volunteer run 501(c)(3) organization which functions as the clearinghouse of organization and coordination for all of the trail user groups in Pagosa Springs. This is the place where all trail users are respected and come together, work together and work to meet the goal of keeping our trails open and valuable to the entire community.For more information, please visit https://pagosatrails.org/about/.
To learn more about the Pagosa Area Trails Council, please contact:
Stacy Boone, President
Office: (970) 946-5001 [email protected]