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Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

5 days 8 hours ago

As the landscapes of some of our favorite trails and open spaces change due to the current wildfires, please remember that with destruction comes new life. Healthy forests require fire to help reset their ecosystems and in time even the worst burned areas will grow back into beautiful, lush forests. Special thanks to the brave women and men that are fighting the fires to help protect the structures in the fires path. Once the fires subside the CATS (along with many other non profits) will be ready to repair and rebuild the trails that have been affected by the fires

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

1 month 5 days ago

Back to Boise ! So we returned to one our old trail projects in Loveland today and one goal was to shore up some eroding edges along the banks of the Big Thompson river (which promised to be no small task as we pretty much cleaned the place out of big rocks when we were there the first time). On the other hand that 14' long 2' diameter creosoted log conveniently sitting just up the hill was looking interesting .... drive.google.com/drive/folders/11ifn8MVWjrjei8k35vXubH_pMa2Ekl4n?usp=sharing

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

1 month 2 weeks ago

A skilled Ninja team from the CATS slipped past the wildfires in the dead of night Friday to make it over to State Forest State Park to attack the last major turn of a new trail reroute on the Ruby Jewel trail. With the help of some of the state park samuri, the ninjas were able to infiltrate and finish the trail without the smoke or fire catching on. With the completion of the turnl and completion of the second stringer on the bridge, the trail is now fully navigatable from end to end so the park can open it

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

1 month 3 weeks ago

For all those that like to ponder how trails are routed or designed.

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

2 months 3 weeks ago

Project Update July 30:
An update on timing for today’s event at Round Mountain (just past Viestenz-Smith). It’s a cool day in store for us up in the canyon, and we will shift to a 4 pm start time, to probably allow rain and storm to clear out. Hope to see you there.

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

3 months 1 week ago

CATS hosted our first weekend project at state forest state park, building a few rock structure on the new Ruby Jewel reroute. The CATS also collaborated with the NOCO Sawyer group, assisting them in placing a bridge across the creek. Though it was a different experience with the new safety regulations that have been put in place, the crew worked hard and seemed to enjoy ever moment in the beautiful mountain terrain.

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

4 months 5 days ago

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

4 months 2 weeks ago

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

5 months 1 day ago

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

5 months 3 days ago

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.

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

5 months 1 week ago

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

5 months 2 weeks ago

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.

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

5 months 3 weeks ago

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.
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Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

5 months 4 weeks ago

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

7 months 3 weeks ago

POSTPONED due to COVID19. Rescheduling in progress.

Looking for an opportunity to learn what it takes to lead volunteers on restoration and trail projects? Join us at the WRV leadership University April 4-5. Once a again members from CATS will be there to support as teachers and support staff for the event. www.facebook.com/events/2363264283775741/?sfnsn=mo

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

7 months 3 weeks ago

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.

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Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

8 months 2 weeks ago

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.

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

8 months 2 weeks ago

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

9 months 3 weeks ago

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

10 months 1 week ago

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