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Safety Tip

Watch for rattlesnakes! Although we have no way to measure the number of encounters with rattlesnakes in our part of the country, we’re hearing from a number of people that there seem to be more this year.  So, a heads up to everyone:  watch your feet, take the earpieces out of your ears, stay on the trail, get your horses vaccinated.  Above all, stay safe out there.

Trail Summaries

Trails For All is planning to supply more Trail Summaries for many of the primary trails in the Wet Mountains and the Sangre de Cristos. Would you be interested in writing a summary of your favorite trail?  Please contact Herb Kober at hkober57@gmail.com, to find out what trails still need to be written up and how to do it.

Hang Out with TfA

Be inspired by other people’s passion and care for the Wet Mountain Valley. Join us!
Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 8, 5:30 p.m. at 59000 Hwy 69 North, Westcliffe

Trail People

Meet TfA's geographer and Trail Boss, Chuck Ziehr.  Read More.
“What a joy it is to feel the soft, springy earth under my feet once more, to follow grassy roads that lead to ferny brooks where I can bathe my fingers in a cataract of rippling notes, or to clamber over a stone wall into green fields that tumble and roll and climb in riotous gladness!” -- Helen Keller

Updates

Buy a CORSAR card
We each one have an opportunity to support Search and Rescue (SAR) units all over the state of Colorado.  If one buys a CORSAR card, the money goes into a state fund which supports statewide SAR efforts.  This is not insurance, and whether one has a CORSAR card or not, SAR will attempt rescue. The rescued person is not billed.  However, if one has a CORSAR card, that person is considered Tier1, and the local SAR can bill the state fund immediately to cover their expenses. Thus, having a CORSAR card benefits the local SAR and does not charge costs to the rescued person.  However, helicopter costs are not considered local SAR expenses and the rescued person may be liable for those expenses.

So, buy a card, please!  One place locally that sells the cards is All The Range, on Main Street in Westcliffe.  It costs $3 for one year, and $12 for 5 years. Our contribution to the state SAR fund is an investment in the wellbeing of everyone who loves the out-of-doors.

Shop for TfA!
As a tax exempt non-profit 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.

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