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RFOV trail projects set in Aspen, the valley

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

BASALT – The Basalt-based Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers group is seeking help with 12 projects this summer, including four in the Aspen area.

A work day typically runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes dinner unless otherwise noted. Volunteers are needed to help with each project – go to http://www.rfov.org or call 927-8241 to sign up.

The schedule:

May 8 – Scout and Forest trails, Glenwood Springs. Maintenance work, fixing erosion problems, trimming vegetation and re-establishing trail width.

June 3, 10, 17, 24 – New upper loop of the Wulfsohn Trail, Glenwood Springs. Work takes place Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. until dusk. Help build a new single-track trail. Sign-up requested but not required.

June 5 – National Trails Day projects include the New Elk Creek Trail near New Castle and Highline Trail in Snowmass Village. Construct a new trail along lower Elk Creek or work on a popular single-track trail in Snowmass. The Highline project includes lunch.

July 8, 15, 22, 29 – Ajax Mountain Trail, Aspen. Help out on Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to dusk. Trim back vegetation, repair the surface and improve drainage. Sign-up requested but not required.

July 10 – Basalt Mountain Trail, Basalt. Stabilize and improve drainage on a 1.5-mile section that’s rutted and overgrown.

July 24 – Smuggler Mountain trails, phase II, Aspen. Continue building new trail segments on Smuggler Open Space.

Aug. 7 – American Lake Trail, Aspen. Improve drainage on the popular trail and define backcountry campsites near the lake.

Aug. 28 – Smuggler restoration and trails, phase II, Aspen. Continue restoration and trails work begun last year, turning sections of road into single-track trail, plus the planting and seeding of trees and shrubs.

Sept. 11 – Raspberry Creek Loop Trail, Marble. Build drainage improvements and short reroutes on the east leg of this scenic loop.

Sept. 18 and 19 – Hanging Lake Trail, Glenwood Springs. Rebuild rock walls and install steps and drainage structures on this heavily used trail.

Oct. 2 – Tamarisk removal, phase II, Glenwood Springs. Continue work to eradicate invasive tamarisk and Russian olive along the Colorado River, plus some restoration planting at Riverside Park.

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