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Continental Divide Trail seeks volunteers

Brief by Central Staff

Outdoors – April 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine

If your idea of a good time is doing heavy work at high altitudes, then you might want to get in touch with the Continental Divide Trail Association.

The trail, still under construction, will extend from Mexico to Canada in the general area of the Divide. Along much of Central Colorado, it follows the same route as the Colorado Trail.

The Association has scheduled about 50 projects for this summer, and as you might have guessed, some of those projects are in our neck of the woods:

— Aug. 3-4, rebuild cairns and improve the trail, Bald Mountain, San Isabel National Forest, 12,000-12,500 feet.

— June 15-22, maintenance of Continental Divide and Colorado trails near Twin Lakes and Mt. Elbert, 10,400 feet.

— July 13-20, rehabilitation of joint trail in Carson Saddle, Rio Grande National Forest, 12,500-13,000 feet.

— Dates flexible, signs in the Conejos Peak Ranger District of Rio Grande National Forest, and signs between Kokomo Pass and Tennessee Pass in the Leadville area.

Volunteers need to bring their own personal and camping gear; tools will be provided, and food varies with the job. To enlist or to get more information, write to CDTA, P.O. Box 628, Pine CO 80470; call 888-909-2382; email .