DUST2 Wheel Club Dig Where You Ride Forest Service Partnership Project
What: Whether you hike, bike or ride a horse, DUST2 invites you to join us for a four-day trail building/restoration partnership project led byTyler Albers, Trails and Wilderness, San Juan National Forest, Pagosa Ranger District, and his seasoned trail crew, that will open the upper non-motorized section of Treasure trail. This is a 0.75-mile long section of trail connecting the continental divide trail (CDT) to FS 725 and onto the Treasure trail. This will allow riders to simply pull off the highway and park at Wolf Creek Pass, ride the CDT up to the Bonanza Lift, then drop down onto the Treasure Trail. This section of trail will allow mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders to access the Treasure Mountain Trail from FS Road 725, avoiding a 3-mile dirt road drive or ride to the trailhead.
When: Monday, August 26-Thursday, August 29, from 7:00am-5:30pm every day.
Where: Camp/staging area will be set up at the end of FS Road 725, (Old Wolf Creek Road). Work will be done on the section of trail indicated in the bright yellow circle on the map.
DIRECTIONS TO CAMPSITE: From Pagosa Springs
Why: The Treasure Trail is the crown jewel of our area mountain bike trails. Seemingly endless miles of sweeping single-track descend 2000 vertical feet from Wolf Creek Pass down to the East Fork road providing unique access to the San Juan high country for all trail users.
The purpose of this project is to construct a trail connecting to the Continental Divide Trail thereby allowing for better and more aesthetic access to the Treasure Mountain Trail.
Not only will this project increase access to an iconic trail, but it will be a first and
an important step toward solidifying a much-needed trail-planning partnership with our local USFS district.
It is critical that the members of the Pagosa mountain bike community step up and show support for trail construction and expansion. Please Join us.
Logistics: The DUST2 Wheel Club has accepted the challenge of providing 10 volunteers a day to join Tyler and his trail crew for this four-day project. While it is our goal to have 10 people camp for all four days, we realize that this may not be realistic, so we have broken the four work days into 40 volunteer slots to fulfill the same goal.
Camping volunteers are expected to be self-sufficient for as many days as they camp. You can camp for as many nights as you would like. We have provided a list of suggested items/tools for those who are camping. DUST2 will provide a tent and tables to serve as a gathering area for eating meals and hanging out in the evening. This will not act as a kitchen, each individual camper is responsible for their own food prep area.
SUGGESTED ITEMS: CAMPING
Day volunteers will need to arrive in time to join the 7:00am briefing and stay as long as they are able. We have provided a list of suggested items you will want to have if you join us for trail work days.
SUGGESTED ITEMS: DAY WORK
All volunteers will be expected to have work gloves, long work pants, sturdy, close-toed shoes, eye protection, sunscreen, and water.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO CONTACT US:
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CALL OR TEXT: 970-398-1168