Ramsour South Trail Construction @ Midland Hill: Mike O'Brien Memorial Project

Enjoy magnificent views as you build a new multi-use trail near Buena Vista.
Type of Work:
Trail Construction
Dates:
June 8, 2019 - June 9, 2019
Times:
8:00 am-4:00 pm
Physical Difficulty:
Easy, Moderate, Difficult
Minimum Age:
14
Region:
Northern & Central Mountains
State:
Colorado
City:
Buena Vista
County:
Chaffee
Camping:
Yes
Groups Allowed:
No
Payment Required:
No
Individual, Family, Friends Registration
You will be sent to a secure registration site.

Description

Where You'll Be:
Midland Hill refers to a two-mile ridgeline that overlooks the rural town of Buena Vista, a roughly two-hour drive from Denver or Colorado Springs. The area's trail system offers magnificent views of the Arkansas River Valley and the Sawatch Mountain Range for hikers, bikers, and equestrians alike.

What You'll Do:
Volunteers ages 14+ are invited to spend the weekend building a new 2.4-mile segment of the Ramsour South Trail. With a quarter-mile hike to the start of the work site, this project accommodates a variety of work levels and interests with tasks ranging from straightforward trail construction, perfect for beginners, to technical rock work for volunteers interested in a challenge. All volunteers will enjoy spectacular views and meals from our volunteer Crew Chefs.

Why It Matters:
Your efforts will go a long way in improving recreational opportunities for a variety of users. Not only will you help reroute the existing trail away from the road to provide a safer and more enjoyable experience, but you'll also help replace unsustainable, user-created "social trails" that damage the surrounding environment. In addition, the trail you build will connect an existing network to create exciting loop opportunities for hikers, bikers, and equestrians.

Need-to-Know Details:

  • Minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on single-day projects. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on overnight projects.
  • Volunteers are responsible for providing their own camping equipment. VOC will provide meals, tools, and work gloves.
  • This project takes place at high-altitude.
  • Cancellation: Our partners rely on VOC volunteers to accomplish critical stewardship needs, and our projects often have wait lists. If you need to cancel, please contact Emily Schaefer at 303-715-1010 ext. 116 as soon as possible so we can free your spot for another volunteer and have a full workforce.

About Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC)
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is the state's oldest, largest, and leading outdoor stewardship nonprofit organization. Founded in 1984 to motivate and enable people to become active stewards of Colorado's natural resources, VOC has engaged nearly 120,000 people in more than 1,000 volunteer projects for a donated labor value of $24 million. Through award-winning youth and volunteer programs, leadership training, capacity-building programs, and collaborative efforts with nonprofits and land management agencies, VOC is an invaluable resource in Colorado, especially as our outdoor stewardship needs are approaching near-crisis levels. For more information, visit www.voc.org or call 303-715-1010.