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C.A.T.S is a non-profit, non-political trail organization created to provide quality work, training, exercise, socialization, adventure, and FUN!

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

Yet another project for CATS - adding a fun set of turns to a steep downhill section of a trail at Meadowbrook Natural Area in Loveland (Thank you COL for giving volunteers the opportunity to work in these trying times !!)

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

Happy National Trails Day. The CATS celebrated #NationalTrailsDay with the City of Loveland, hosting a public day at Sunset Vista building a new 0.9 mile trail around the wetlands. With some great volunteers,cool weather and amazing views we were able to make some beautiful trail. It's good to be back on the trail. Special thanks to @bigthompsonbrewery for hosting us after the project as we celebrated another successful day on the trail. Mas Fotos: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rAGXNLbPIBpIrmV-KkWBxTJVLXPfGyt8?usp=sharing

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

Just another day of beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery and absolutely amazing friends. CATS headed back to Lake Bohedecker to cut some trail and spread crush. Looking forward to another great trail season. More photos: drive.google.com/open?id=1aQIlozhqFV4uFK4n3dCkXuf7Oys5GFK4

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

CATS are back ! First whack of the season: a "warmup" back at the Boedecker Lake Trail spreading crusher fines and constructing a short re-route. Still, with 600' of resurfaced and 100' of new trail not a bad first event.

We are excited to announce that the revised 2020 CATS Schedule (May to July) has been updated and posted online. Below is a quick look at the projects we have in spec for the next few months along with a few temporary safety protocols as we moved out of Safer at Home regulations. Please note Young Gulch has been moved to June due to USFS volunteer shutdown. Project List - May to July (sign up- trailcats.or/volunteer) Thursday May 21st (3pm-7pm) – Boedecker lake (trail reroute and crusher) Saturday May 23rd (9am-1pm) - Boedecker lake (trail reroute and crusher) Thursday May…

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

The trail director crew spent the afternoon flagging and checking alignment for a new trail at sunset vista. With beautiful views and a calming wetlands the trail will be a perfect place for an evening stroll. Keep an eye out for our trail calendar coming this week as we plan to publish the next few months worth of projects.

The Prairie Ridge Natural Area trail system is now open in the city of Loveland and welcoming those that are seeking a nice stroll or ride along the foot hills. Check out the new trail below and see if there is anyone you might recognize in the video 😊. Though CATS was not involved in the build we will be involved in helping to maintain and improve on it into the future. youtu.be/R80p1pdFOeU

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

With fluids topped, a nice wash, and a few new tools added (including a new TU_17 griphoist), the CATS Van is ready to start the new trail season. Keep an eye out for updates in the following week to the trail project calendar, including a few steps we will be taking to help keep you safe at our builds. Look forward to seeing you on the trail.

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

Protect our trails, instead of spending the beautiful weekend sloshing through mudd, check out one of the many paved trails throughout the city or head further west to the snow packed trails. www.facebook.com/129233517102017/posts/3859376944087637/?sfnsn=mo

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

It was great meeting so many awesome people at the Front Range Community College fair on Friday. Can't wait for trail season to start so we can see them on the trail.

If your heading out to one the amazing winter trails in the area this weekend, be sure that you are prepared. Here are a few tips and hints to help you stay safe as you explore the snow covered wonderland. northcountrytrail.org/6-tips-for-winter-hiking-and-safety/

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

Happy New Year.... And thank you for your continued support of CATS. I hope to see you or partner with you on the trail this coming trail season. Be sure to check www.trailcats.org/volunteer now for the 2020 weekend projects schedule and again in late February/early March for the weekday projects.

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

Young Gulch is now officially open (for real this time !) Ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday at the trailhead was cold and windy but we warmed up at the Mish later for some well appreciated food and suds

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

With the season coming to an end the CATS had an action packed weekend with the Young Gulch ribbon cutting and CATS appreciation dinner on Friday, and the Toolfest today. It was awesome to see alot of our amazing volunteers and many of our major partners and agencies together to celebrate another great year of trailwork. Can't wait to see what trails are in store for the CATS in 2020.

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

We are excited to see the Young Gulch trail reopened after multiple years of hard work from various organizations and members from the Northern Colorado community. If you are free please join us and the other organizations at the ribbon cutting on Dec 13th. If you can't make it be sure to plan a trip out to the trail in the future. www.facebook.com/434007310075552/posts/1560367160772889/

Back to Shoreline Yesterday CATS teamed up with park staff to finish up the year doing some maintenance on our old favorite Shoreline trail at Lory State park. more photos:drive.google.com/open?id=1KEFFqEwKq6UwY5MB3xYs6nwOXUA37bhU

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

Last project of the year ? We were at Mehaffey park in Loveland the last couple of Thursdays closing down a number of renegade trails and building what will hopefully prove to be a more sustainable set of access points between features in the park

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

Members from CAT, WRV and OMBA pulled togeather one more last minute young gulch project, taking advantage of the beautiful weather, to complete crossing one. With the highline running at full speed and the crew working in harmony we were able to cap off the approaches completing crossing 1. Getting us closer to reopening young gulch.

Members from CATS crew teamed up with members from OMBA and WRV for the second weekend in a row to work at Young Gulch. One crew focused on filling an estimated 15 thousand pounds of rock into crossing ones gabion, while the second crew focused on finishing the approaches on crossing 2. Check out the video below of how the rocks were transferred from the top of the hill to the bridge. more photos: drive.google.com/open?id=11zWA6KDHUQvoba_mu8anJnxIX5gM2NsJ drive.google.com/open?id=1N_1IAZQIIQoYZYj30CZEm1njkXRd97gA

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

The CATS hosted a joint event this today with members from WRV and OMBA Young Gulch. Past the 4 miles mark the crew worked on establishing a supportive platform to hold the tread in a rocky outcropping, moving rocks larger than refrigerators into place with some fun rigging equipment. Though there was a lot of scrambling due to the multiple inches of snow still on the ground, the crew made great progress on one of the last parts of the trail that still had not been touched. more photos and a short rock-moving video: drive.google.com/open?id=1Lp7rpQrJibjTm5Si_gPmsYQhpFOcwZWY