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Help needed for weekend trail project

Staff report

Volunteers are needed to help repair, reconstruct and restore damaged sections of the Thomas Lakes/Mount Sopris Trail on Friday through Sunday.

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is partnering with Wilderness Workshop, the U.S. Forest Service and Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council on the project. Volunteers are encouraged to camp Friday and Saturday nights since it's a 3-mile hike into the camping and work sites just below Thomas Lakes.

A horse-and-mule team will carry all of the food, cooking gear and most of the tools, making those backpacks lighter than usual.

Food for volunteers will be provided from Friday night through Sunday lunch.

Volunteers can sign up to camp for the whole weekend, or they also can choose to hike in Saturday and/or Sunday for a day of trail work. The project is free and open to all but RSVP is needed to receive details about the project and to make sure sufficient tools and food are available. To learn more or to volunteer for the Thomas Lakes/Mount Sopris project, contact Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (970-927-8241, http://www.rfov.org) or Wilderness Workshop (970-963-6977, http://www.wildernessworkshop.org).