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In 2019, Trails for All;
  • cleared 46 miles of trail  
  • installed 19 water bars
  • invested 586 hours of volunteer time on the trails

A Big Thank You!

To the 26 volunteers donating nearly 600 hours of time to help with trail maintenance, and the many other volunteers who invested more than 500 additional hours supporting the organization in a variety of ways, including resource development, planning, outreach and research, thank you!  We simply could not have accomplished what we did without your dedication to our cause.  We look forward to seeing you all again in 2020, whether it is out on the trail or at one of the many events Trails for All will be participating in.

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”
John Muir

The Need Continues

In the Sangre de Cristos, the beetles have taken a toll.  Trees will continue to fall, which means our organization has work to do for many years to come!  So, as you get together with friends and family this holiday season, spread the word about who we are, and what we do.  We help keep the trails clear for you!  We need to continue to build our volunteer ranks, not just for the work we do in the mountains, but for all of the other things we do like building our digital presence, surveying needs, and volunteer outreach.

Hang Out with TfA

Trails for All monthly board meetings are open to the public. They are held the second Tuesday of each month at the San Isabel Land Protection Trust conference room in the Wet Mountain Trading Building, lower level at;  
59000 Hwy 69 North
Westcliffe, CO 81252


Our next board meeting is January 14th, 2020, at 5:30PM.  We also are in the process of planning additional events for late winter/early spring where we will be introducing detailed plans for the year.  Look for those dates to be announced soon!

"After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value."
G.M. Trevelyan
Sunset Over South Colony
A "Sign" of More Work to Come?
Later in 2019 we started surveying signage repair needs in our area.  As you might imagine, keeping on top of all of the signs out there, which help outdoor enthusiasts navigate the 300+ miles of trails in the San Carlos district, is a pretty daunting task for the Forest Service.  So, Cathy Griffin and Suzanne Beck spearheaded the task of collecting data that will help the Forest Service prioritize their signage maintenance needs.  So far we have documented signage at nine trail heads, including Comanche/Venable, East Bear Gulch, Grape Creek/Music Pass, Lion Canyon, North Colony, Stultz, and Tanner.  If you are aware of signage damage or deficiencies, please let us know via email (trailsforallinfo@gmail.com), or post the info on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/wmvTrailsForAll/).  Please provide as much detail as possible, including pictures and specific location, if possible.

Updates

Don't Forget Trails for All When Donating to the Spirit Campaign!
You've seen the announcements - it's that time of year again!  The Wet Mountain Valley is very fortunate to have such a giving population.  There are many nonprofit organizations in the valley that do great things for valley residents - we hope you find Trails for All worthy of a few of your donation dollars.  Thank You!

Shop for TfA!
This is working for us!  As a tax exempt nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, Trails for All is eligible for donations from Amazon Smile. This is a great (and painless!) way to help support Trails for All's efforts to care for and maintain trails and to promote safe and healthy trail use. Just start your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com, choose Trails For All as your charity, make your purchases as you usually would, and Amazon does the rest.  This does not affect your purchase price - all donated money is paid by Amazon!

Trail Summaries in the Tribune
The Wet Mountain Tribune will again be supporting Trails for All in 2020 by publishing the Trail Summaries our volunteers write.  Look for the first summaries to be in the paper near the beginning of April!  We still need help writing more. If you'd like to write up a description of a favorite local trail, contact our summary editor, Herb Kober at hkober57@gmail.com.

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