Calling all volunteers!
2020 DUST2 Wheel Club Dig Where You Ride Forest Service Partnership Project: Installing critical switchbacks
*Our goal is to have 40 volutneers (10/day) sign up by Monday, July 27*
WHAT: Whether you hike, bike or ride a horse, please join DUST2 for a four day trail building/restoration partnership project led byTyler Albers, Trails and Wilderness, San Juan National Forest, Pagosa Ranger District, and his trail crew, that will focus on installing critical switchback on the upper portion of the non-motorized Treasure Trail Connector. This is a 0.75 mile long section of trail connecting the continental divide trail (CDT) to FS 725 and onto the Treasure trail. This trial which was established last year allows riders to simply pull off the highway and park at Wolf Creek Pass, ride the CDT up to the Bonanza Lift, then drop down onto the Treasure Trail and provides mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders access to the Treasure Mountain Trail from FS Road 725, avoiding a 3 mile dirt road drive or ride to the trail head.
This years project will focus on the installation of critical switchbacks on the upper portion of the connector trail.
Volunteers can expect to hike a mile to the work site each day. Though you can anticipate some pretty arduous work days, the DUST2 wheel club will do it’s best to make if super fun and rewarding!
WHEN: Saturday, August 1-Wednesday, August 4, from 7:30am-5:30pm every day.
WHERE: Camp/staging area will be set up at the end of FS Road 725, work will done on the section of trail indicated in the bright yellow circle on the attached map file. You do not have to camp to join trail work days.
WHY: The Treasure Trail is the crown jewel of our area mountain bike trails. Seemingly endless miles of sweeping single-track descending 2000 vertical feet from Wolf Creek Pass down to the East Fork road.
LOGISTICS: The DUST2 Wheel Club has accepted the challenge of providing 10 volunteers a day to join Tyler and his trail crew for this four day project. While it is our goal to have 10 people camp for all four days, HOWEVER, we realize that this may not be realistic, so we have broken the four work days into 40 volunteer slots to fulfill the same goal.
Trailforks launched Trail Karma Month on July 1st, a campaign to raise awareness and increase funding for trail associations and builders around the world. We wanted to reach out to all our associations and give a quick update.
WHAT IS TRAIL KARMA MONTH
We believe in the principle of cause and effect; that by supporting trail builders and associations we invest in the future of maintaining and growing the trails. In 2019 alone, Trail Karma raised over US$80,000 for organizations around the world. It provides a direct way for users to put 100% of their donation into trail associations and builders developing trail systems, and Trail Karma Month is our month long celebration where users can give back. We’ve partnered with some great brands who share our initiative, and are offering up a chance to win some cool prizes along the way.
WHEN – JULY 1-31. 2020
We are encouraging everyone to support DUST2 trails by donating via Trail Karma in July. Whether you mountain bike, hike, trail run, ride horses or even use something with a motor, users can donate to DUST2 between July 1st – 31st 2020 for a chance to win.
A minimum donation of $5 will be required.
Trail Karma points will be awarded to a donor via Trailforks; each point will equal one entry. On August 1st. 2020, we will host a random draw for prizing.
This year DUST2 is raising funds for a NEPA analysis for our Jackson Mountain Trail System proposal. Our goal is to have raised $35,000.00 before March 2021 to be used toward a match for a NEPA analysis.
2020 has been a tough fund raising year, and DUST2 could use your help to meet our financial goals. Please consider supporting our trail building efforts!