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Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

1 week 4 days ago

We are happy to announce that the Ruby Jewel Re route has been completed and is now open. The CATS headed west to State Forest State Park over the weekend to repair the trail after the 2020 blow down and to finish the entrance and exits to the new reroute so that it could be opened to the public. The rocks, stumps and dirt yielded and formed some beautiful trail thanks to the amazing crew that we had on the trail. Special thanks to members from GNAR runners for jumping in to help us finish this trail.

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

3 weeks 5 days ago

Did you hear? Old St Luis Natural Area has reopened, including the newest natural Trail that the CATS helped to build. Be sure you stop by and check it out.

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

1 month 4 days ago

We were out again yesterday afternoon at Carter Lake building some fun rock structures on the popular Sundance trail. This was our 4th "whack" at this site and we're still not quite done so are considering a few more return trips (but maybe in the AM to avoid the summer heat !)

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

1 month 2 weeks ago

The CATS celebrated #nationaltrailsday with the City of Loveland staff, and multiple loveland community volunteers at the Old St Luis Natural Area. By building a brand new loop trail around the wetlands. With the sun out, and local egrets cheering us on the crew made some major progress building over 500ft of new crusher and rock trail. We hope that each of you have a chance to celebrate this gorgeous weekend on your favorite trail.

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

1 month 2 weeks ago

First the first time every the CATS hosted 2 seperate projects on one day... one crew jumped in to work on some trail maintenance (deberming, critical edge repair, closure of braids) on the foothills trail at Maxwell Natural Area, and the second crew worked on the Sundance trail at Carter Lake building some absolutely beautiful steps to one of the lake's coves. Both crews did an amazing job and though it was warm the crews had a great time being outside building some beautiful trail. Reminder: tomorrow is #NationalTrailsDay so be sure you either join us at old Saint Luis

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

1 month 3 weeks ago

Celebrate #NationalTrailsDay days with us this coming Saturday June 5th 9am to 12pm as we help to expand the trail at the Old St. Luis Natural area in collaboration with the city of Loveland. All are welcome no matter your trail experience. Hope to see you there. Sign up: timecounts.org/trailcat/events/33552

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

1 month 3 weeks ago

CATS began work on a new (for us} trail today at Carter Lake in Loveland, adding rock retaining walls, stairs etc. on some of the more over-used and eroded sections. Great to see some new faces as well as many of our veteran members. We're just getting started here so look for future "Sundance Trail" events on our sign-up page and come on out and give us a hand !

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

1 month 3 weeks ago

We have a number of projects coming up and could really use some help. With the weather improving, the demand to get out on the trail has increased and so has the need to repair and complete a number of trails in the area. So I'm calling in all those that can help, please jump on and join us on one of the many great projects we have lined up in the next few week. We can use as much help as we can get. 1. Sundance Trail (May 28): timecounts.org/trailcat/events/32843 2. New: Maxwell Natural Area (June 3): timecounts.org/trailcat/events/33914 3.

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

2 months 2 weeks ago

The CATS spent the day at Sunset Vista, knocking out another couple hundred feet of crusher fine trail, getting us closer to completion of the trail. It was a great time with multiple of our old and new CATS members joining us to get the trail built. With just a few piles left we hope to finish the 0.9 mile trail next Thursday. If you want to help us finish this large project be sure to sign up and join us next Thursday www.trailcats.org/volunteer. Event photos: drive.google.com/folderview?id=1vUhHEM4HN7BC8K3ApVYiEVGWi2vjtPYI

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

2 months 3 weeks ago

A small CATS crew worked at Young gulch Saturday, mostly doing trail maintenance (cleaning and building drains etc) Our original goal was to improve the up-stream access to bridge 3 but we had to scale that back due to lack of resources. On the other hand we did notice a considerable number of 8x8 " treated beams of varying lengths left over from the original bridge construction that gave us some ideas for a possible return trip ...

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

3 months 1 week ago

The CATS crew met up to get our tools and equipment in order. With some amazing weather and a steller crew we were able to reorganize and prep the van and storage facility for this upcoming trail season. We are so excited to get back 0n the trail agian, hope to see you there.

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

3 months 3 weeks ago

As the weather warms and we begin to return to the mountains many will run across the fire scars that were caused by the Cameron Peak fire since it consumed so much of the forest west of the front range. Though it is sad to see our favorite places change over night, the natural occurrence of fire will help provide a reset on the forest so that it can regrow and bounce back better than before. The CATS will be involved in mulitiple projects over the next few years to support our partners agencies and partner trail organization to help

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

4 months 1 week ago

With the summer fast approaching, the CATS crew headed to Carter lake yesterday to scout out some repair work we plan to start this spring. We are still working to lock down our full summer week day calendar (hope to launch first week of april), however if your already iching to sign up for some projects we have most of our weekend projects already posted online at trailcats.org/volunteer. Hope to see you on the trail this season.

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

8 months 12 hours ago

As we begin to close out the year we would like to spotlight one of our amazing volunteers Michalla, who worked as a wildland firefighter this season. Though she was not able to come out and build trail with us, she was blazing a different type of trail helping to keep fire under control. Thanks again to all of the firefighter who helped to protect the natural resources across the US.

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

9 months 4 days 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

10 months 4 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

10 months 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

10 months 3 weeks ago

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

Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society

11 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

1 year 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.