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    We the people ... like to dig and/or tell others what to do? learn to build sustainable trail (FREE)

    don't tell the kids, but there's no such thing as trail fairies...

    in order for groups like COMBA, BMA, and others to either build new trail or work on existing trail, we need trained crew leaders. doesn't do much good if you've got a dozen motivated volunteers willing to swing a pulaski if nobody (w/ appropriate knowledge) is in charge. i can't speak for BMA, but it's been the same folks leading the COMBA crews time & time again, and besides the obvious time commitment, we don't want to burn anybody out.

    that said, our stewardship lead has arranged for some free training, to be offered by an experienced trail guru from the USFS (see below). no way around it, it requires a full weekend of your time, but the hope is to train some other folks who might just step up this season and "pay it forward" so-to-speak. space is limited. open to all, though we certainly hope anyone who partakes will consider volunteering to lead a COMBA crew or two throughout the coming years.

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    Friday, May 2, 2008
    Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Location: REI, Lakewood‐Colorado
    Topics to Be Discussed:
    • What is Trail Maintenance?
    • Trail Terminology
    • Tools Used
    • Wetlands & Water Crossings
    • Re‐routes
    • Safety Equipment

    Saturday & Sunday, May 3/4, 2008
    Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 AM
    Location: To Be Determined (on site, South Platte Ranger District)
    Topics to Be Discussed:
    • Identifying Trail Problems
    • Drainages
    • Tread Work
    • Brushing, Limbing, Logging
    • Switch Backs
    • Rock Work
    •Trail Design


    pass it on.
    Last edited by gotdirt; 03-18-2008 at 01:56 PM.

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    Hey t - does this meet the JCOS crew leader requirement or must you go through OSI training?

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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    Hey t - does this meet the JCOS crew leader requirement or must you go through OSI training?
    good question... i raised it myself at the last board meeting.

    we're working on it. obviously we'd like to see "X" formal training recognized by "Y", whether that means USFS, BLM, jeffco, city of lakewood, etc.

    hopefully common sense will prevail.
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    Well as per our little discussion in the DR parking lot - I'm still registered for OSI. Post up if you hear anything; saving a little bit of cash would be nice.

    Okay, it wouldn't be saving money, just redistributing it to the beer and bike fund.

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    Email sent!

    Super interested!
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    It's gonna take me a few weeks to decide for sure, but at the moment I'm really interested, we'll see if the enthusiasm lasts. I'll also pass this along I know one or two guys that like to give back like this.
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    Anyone in Boulder county attending this class and want to carpool? I'm in Lafayette.

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    ok, I'll send you a pm w/ my email...
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    Strava: turn off your dork logger when you're not on sanctioned trails.

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! bump

    LAST CALL

    don't let this FREE opportunity pass if you're at all interested in learning how to properly build trail and potentially lead crews.

    you must RSVP directly w/ the USFS:
    Glen Ryan -- gryan@fs.fed.us

    (davec113, i don't see your name on the list)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    LAST CALL

    don't let this FREE opportunity pass if you're at all interested in learning how to properly build trail and potentially lead crews.

    you must RSVP directly w/ the USFS:
    Glen Ryan -- gryan@fs.fed.us

    (davec113, i don't see your name on the list)

    Yeah, I think BMA dropped the ball ... I'll rsvp right now.
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    Strava: turn off your dork logger when you're not on sanctioned trails.

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    Is there still room? I just sent my RSVP.

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