2021 Dig Where You Ride Forest Service Partnership Project: Windy Pass

August 13th

WHAT: Whether you hike, bike or ride a horse, please join DUST2 for a four day trail building/restoration partnership project led by Tyler Albers, Trails and Wilderness, San Juan National Forest, Pagosa Ranger District, and his trail crew, that will focus on the mid portion of the motorized Treasure Trail, Windy Pass. This is a 0.75 mile long section of trail located in the middle of the motorized portion of the Treasure Trail. This year’s project will focus on much needed restoration at Windy Pass. Volunteers can expect to hike 3 miles to the work site. Though you can anticipate some pretty arduous work days, the trail crew and DUST2 wheel club will do it’s best to make it super fun and rewarding!
WHEN: Friday, August 13-Monday, August 16, from 7:30am-5:00pm every day.
WHERE: Camp/staging area will be set up at the Windy Pass meadow, 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.
The purpose of this project is to restore and re-route the portion of the trail that goes through Windy Pass, thereby allowing for better and more aesthetic flow and continuity to the Treasure Mountain Trail.
Not only will this project increase ride-ability to this iconic trail, but it will be another important step toward solidifying a valuable trail-planning partnership with our local USFS district.
It is critical that the members of the Pagosa mountain bike community step up and show support for trail construction and expansion.
Please Join us!
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. This year we are looking for individuals to back pack into Windy Pass and stay one or three nights. The trail crew will provide meals and water for a daily fee of $10.00 per person to those who request them during sign up. 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.
Click the Facebook Event with more information.
Camping volunteers are expected to be self sufficient for as many days as you camp. You can camp for as many nights as you would like. We have provided a list of suggested items/tools below for those who are camping. The trail crew will proved a tent and tables and kitchen to serve as a gathering area for eating meals and hanging out in the evening.
Day volunteers will need to arrive in time to join the 7:00am briefing and stay as long as they are able. We have provided a list of items you will want to have if you join us for trail work days.
All volunteers will be expected to have work gloves, long work pants, sturdy, close-toed shoes, eye protection, sunscreen and water.
Day pack
Long sleeve shirt
Long work pants
Sturdy, closed toe shoes
Sunglasses/eye protection
Work gloves
First aid kit
Tent with a rain tarp
Sleeping bag
Water for however many days you plan on camping
Stove/cooking source
Gas source for stove
Kitchen utensils/cooking supplies
Biodegradable soap
Water bottle/bladder
Day pack
Extra socks, clothing
First aid kit
Camp towel
Lunch items that you can take with you on the trail
Breakfast/lunch/dinner for the number of days you are camping
Toilet paper
Trash bag/s
Long sleeve shirt
Long work pants
Sturdy, close-toed shoes
Eye protection/sunglasses
Camp lights/headlamp

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