Basalt-area trail project needs volunteers | AspenTimes.com

Basalt-area trail project needs volunteers

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

BASALT – Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is seeking help with a Sept. 13 project to improve and maintain the Arbaney-Kittle Trail near Basalt.

The work day will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The cross-country trail, popular with hikers and mountain bikers, extends from Lenado to Basalt and traverses the divide between the lower Fryingpan and Roaring Fork rivers. The area encompasses a variety of vegetation from Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir forest, Douglas fir, aspen stands, and Gambel oak and sagebrush on the steep hillsides.

Crews will be focusing on a remote section of the trail about five miles from the Holland Hills trailhead, upvalley of Basalt. Volunteers will work to delineate and improve the trail in some steep terrain where it is difficult to follow and some trail users are getting lost.

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, the U.S. Forest Service, Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association, National Forest Foundation Ski Conservation Fund, and other project partners will provide the tools, materials, leadership and dinner at the end of the day.

RFOV is a nonprofit that promotes stewardship of public lands by creating volunteer opportunities for trail work and conservation projects.

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To volunteer, call 927-8241, email rfov@sopris.net, or log on to http://www.rfov.org.

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