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Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

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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

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

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

CATS complete river access trail at VSMP. Thanks to some great stones that were delivered to us by COL we were able to put the finishing touches on a new trail down to the Big Thompson river from the parking lot at Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park yesterday more photos: drive.google.com/open?id=1ZAtgfmiwdzbJfXtCwpiysmeq3128d1mM

The US Forest Service is just weeks from opening Young Gulch and we cant wait to see the community out and enjoying it. The CATS will be hosting a project October 12 & 13 to put the final touches on the upper portion of the trail so if you are free please sign up and join us as we work to finish up the trail. Sign up: trailcats.org/volunteer/ You can find more information on this trail in the video below, staring one of local heros Mick Syzek, who has been one of the driving factor of the new trail development.…

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

The CATS teamed up with Lory State Park this weekend to assist with repairing the Arthur's rock trail and to assist with building two climbers access trails. With the weather on our side and support from the Lory state park trail crew, we were able to repair the trail so it will last for centuries to come. Event album:drive.google.com/open?id=1--RLeWAG3TCz634tNx2MlhKk5m_sc5Wl

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

The CATS ventured up the big thompson river canyon once again today to work on a beautiful reroute trail at Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park. With some cooler weather and a load of rocks ready to go the crew made some great progress on the switchback wall and steps.

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

A lot has been going on since our last posting (I think that we've all just been too busy to write - sorry !) Here's a brief breakdown though: 1) Rotary Park - two more whacks there fixing steps and closing down "renegade" trails drive.google.com/open?id=1lQoyxVLoW3fCC-ldaNgM-uSDWWCBmCfd drive.google.com/open?id=1eWF_fC9pslFEqy6TQQofujGzjLhQ2pQ- 2) Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park - A new project in a beautiful park. We're building a new access trail from the parking lot down to the Big Thompson river drive.google.com/open?id=1BhuB1mbNoZ3J8vbXb9YmQaYJuG632M_W 2) young Gulch - teamed up with WRV last weekend in a last ditch effort to get this popular trail ready by opening day next…

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

Be sure to stop by the city of Loveland Farmers Market this Sunday August 25th to say hi, grab some fresh local foods and grab a beer from the beer garden. All proceeds from the beer garden will be donated to CATS to help us purchase new tools and food for our upcoming projects. Hope to see you there. More info: business.loveland.org/events/details/city-of-loveland-farmers-market-08-25-2019-18149

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

The CATS spent the evening overlooking the reservoir working to clean up the rotary park climber access trails. With the beautiful backdrop and a nice breeze the cats took it easy and were able to get the trail fixed up for the climbers to get to their favorite route.

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

The CATS had the pleasure of teaming up with an amazing non profit called NoBarriers this weekend to help them rebuild their trail to the top of a beautiful overlook rock, making the trail more accessible and navigatible for the kid, veterans and limited mobility campers that attend their red feathers camp. With close to 30 volunteers from both organizations in attendance, we were able to make amazing strides to making the trail more accessible, moving thousand pound rocks and building beautiful rock steps so that the campers could have a more enjoyable accent to the view point at the…

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

Bobcat Ridge - Act II We were back at Bobcat yesterday to finish up some work that was started last week and also to install a few more drainage structures and check-ramps. Got lucky again with the weather - cool and clear in spite of predictions of severe thunderstorms ! pictures:drive.google.com/open?id=1PWEFBw_V2DjztGUsGyU1lGqXgKKuqymc