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Colorado Association of Trail Stewards

14 hours 47 minutes ago

Over the last two weekends we worked on the (final ?) re-route section of the Crag's trail at SFSP which included a timber wall switchback (something new for us). We've got one more event scheduled at this location in early August and after that the trail should be hike and bike friendly from the campground all the way up to Michigan ditch and from there tie into the American Lakes trail

Colorado Association of Trail Stewards

1 month 2 weeks ago

Another great CATS Thursday afternoon at Horsetooth Mountain park ! Our task for this one was to armor a wet area with large surface rocks overlaying a bed of crush so that the water will (hopefully) flow under instead of over the trail

Colorado Association of Trail Stewards

2 months 6 days ago

We worked with the Fort Collins trail crew the last couple of weeks fixing drainage issues on the Valley Loop trail at Bobcat Ridge and beefing up the rockwall supporting a climbing turn on the popular Maxwell trail. (more work will be needed in the future so keep checking our events page for new posted events 🙂)

Colorado Association of Trail Stewards

2 months 3 weeks ago

With deep regret we note the passing of our good friend and longtime CATS contributor Bob VanDop. R.I.P. Bob, you will be missed.😔

Colorado Association of Trail Stewards

3 months 5 days ago

We decided to get ahead of the bad weather forecast and moved our usual Thursday work day to Wednesday this week. With the permission (and thanks) to Lory State Park manager Cameron Landis we managed to finish a number of improvements to the lower Arthur's rock trail, including a strengthened stream crossing and a couple of badly needed stone steps.

Colorado Association of Trail Stewards

3 months 1 week ago

Well, we couldn't wait to get it on the calendar so a group of us decided to hijack Brandon's ranger training at the (gorgeous) Button Rock reservoir and get in some actual trail work (of course Brandon and the rangers joined in at the end and helped us complete some really nice rock retaining structures !)

more pictures and a short video clip: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1aFxW1yx_rqlNGoeVeT-eJEwEL5sLmcw6?usp=drive_link

Colorado Association of Trail Stewards

3 months 1 week ago

We had our annual kickoff meeting tonight at the Big Thompson Brewery in Loveland - Getting ready for 2024 and will post our new schedule shortly !

Colorado Association of Trail Stewards updated their cover photo.

7 months 4 weeks ago

Colorado Association of Trail Stewards

7 months 4 weeks ago

The CATS closed out the trail season 2 weeks ago finishing a multi month effort to complete the rebuild of a major switch back at button rock preserve. As we close out the season we are thankful for all of the volunteers and donors who have helped to keep the organization running for over 10 years in Northern Colorado. We look forward to 2024 and the awesome projects that we have in store.

Colorado Association of Trail Stewards

9 months 3 weeks ago

CATS were back at Horsetooth Mountain Park to fix a couple of drainage problems on the Stout-Nomad connector trail.

more photos:drive.google.com/drive/folders/1yEPu8Ljqr4STKHDaefX5yx8no2P-4d_7?usp=drive_link

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Colorado Association of Trail Stewards

11 months 2 days ago

American lakes Trail reroute (Part 2)
CATS spent last weekend at SFSP adding another link to the new trail connecting Craig's campground and the Michigan ditch access to the popular American Lakes trail. Still a ways to go though so we plan to be back again next year for more good times 🙂

more pictures:drive.google.com/drive/folders/1npX5izmNE3w82NskHtMzBYbrf0koUBO5?usp=drive_link

Colorado Association of Trail Stewards

1 year 1 week ago

After a number of disappointing cancellations due to weather and other reasons we were finally able to get in a full weekend of camping and trail work at SFSP. Many thanks to Terry Gimbel for providing us with some sweet campsites at the Craigs campground and the OMBA trail agents for prepping the corridor of a badly needed reroute of the American lakes trail.

More pictures: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1r5rcpFWa7TxDOGPcbbr8t7N-YilxwLie?usp=drive_link

Colorado Association of Trail Stewards

1 year 3 weeks ago

We need as much help as we can get the weekend of July 14-16 as we work on multiple trail segments at state Forest State Park. A beyond beautiful location with free camping and food for those willing to come out abd building trail. If you or any of your friends/family might be free please sign up. We will need a significant amount of help.

Colorado Association of Trail Stewards

1 year 1 month ago

The CATS are back (at Horsetooth Mtn. park). We returned to work on the Stout connector doing what we love best - wrangling big rocks ! This trail is going to be simply awesome when completed (currently scheduled for mid-summer 2023)

more media:drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JQnEhHOa-oAyIqwxmhmvtEJLkKBOkEJG?usp=drive_link

drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hGmwxxlV65Lb08mk2i2mGjSCAoHQ5ZVm?usp=drive_link

Colorado Association of Trail Stewards

1 year 2 months ago

We have a segnificant amount of work this year at Button Rock in the lyons/longmont area. If you or someone you know lives in the area, please encourage them to sign up and join us on any of our projects. We could use all of the hands that we can get. timecounts.org/trailcat/me

Colorado Association of Trail Stewards

1 year 3 months ago

I'm excited to announce that the CATS season officially kicked off last week with a great project at Mariana butte (one of our favorite trails).

We have a significant number of projects this year all over the northern Colorado area so be sure that you sign up and join us : trailcats.org/volunteer

Don't hesitate to bring friends or share the calendar as we could use all of the help that we can as we work to build and repair as much trail as we can.

See you on the trail.

Thanks,
Brandon Smith
President | Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

Colorado Association of Trail Stewards

1 year 3 months ago

Join us tomorrow at Odells.

Colorado Association of Trail Stewards

1 year 3 months ago

The CATS headed up to greyrock over the weekend to help the US Forest Service with some off-season rigging to help move a Boulder in the Poudre River which was causing water to whirl and undercut the bridge. After completing the move of the est 6 ton rockz the team focused on installing additional breakwater features to help reduce undercutting in the future.

Colorado Association of Trail Stewards

1 year 4 months ago

Thank you Gnar Runners for inviting us to lasts nights film festival and for helping to support the trailcats. Look forward to collaborating on multiple trail projects with you this season.

Colorado Association of Trail Stewards

1 year 5 months ago

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