Location: Snowmass, CO
Challenging. 3 mile backpack with 500′ gain
Backpacking with no pack support
This is a high-elevation project: 9,500-10,300 ft.
Join this project in Colorado’s surreal Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness! This project will involve the maintenance and construction of stabilization and drainage features on the Capitol Creek and Capitol Ditch trails.
Project Sponsor: In loving memory and honor of Norman Goree Kittrell III, who loved hiking, Colorado, and “giving back”.
Service Project Details
Join this project in Colorado’s surreal Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness! This project will involve the maintenance and construction of stabilization and drainage features on the Capitol Creek and Capitol Ditch trails. The project scope may also include the revegetation of braided trails and trail hardening where there are creek crossings.
Low-clearance vehicles are not advised on the road to the trailhead. Low-clearance vehicles will be parked at another more accessible trailhead (1 mile away) and folks will be shuttled to the Capitol Ditch trailhead.
Because this project is not pack-supported, to volunteer crew will be expected to meet the day before the project to assist in the hike-in of food, the commissary kit, etc. Your project leaders will inform you of these details.
Project Leaders: Carter Bland and Karen Zietlow
This is a high-elevation project: 9,500-10,300 ft. We strongly encourage all participants in this project to get to the area a few days ahead of time to properly acclimate.
Check out the unreal landscape that is the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness: previous projects.
Saturday, July 22nd. The Volunteer group meets at midday at a time/place TBD. The group will go through check-in, introductions, orientation, and hike in the food, commissary kit, etc for the week ahead.
Sunday, July 23rd. The crew will hike in and help set up basecamp in preparation for the work week ahead.
Monday, July 24th. Workday.
Tuesday, July 25th. Workday.
Wednesday, July 26th. Day off.
Thursday, July 27th. Workday.
Friday, Jul 28th Workday.
Saturday, July 29th. Break down camp, hike out, goodbyes, and depart.
Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) – ~21 miles away
Glenwood Springs Airport (ASE) – ~38 miles away
Gunnison–Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) – ~164 miles away
Denver International Airport (DEN) – ~216 miles away
Grand Junction Regional Airport (GUC) – ~173 miles away
Free Time Details
Hike, view wildlife, view wildflowers, relax, photograph, etc.
Backpacking with no pack support.
Challenging. 3-mile backpack with 500' gain
Bending, cutting, hauling, swinging, digging, throwing, pushing, lifting, kneeling, crouching, sloped terrain, etc.
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