Playground/Crags to the Summit
trail that climbs to the summit of Pikes Peak from the northwest,
starting near the Crags campground and going through the
Devil's Playground, is a popular route. Friends of the Peak has two Saturday
projects planned for this trail, on August 2 and 23.
We'll focus on a steep section where water is flowing
down the trail, eroding it, and people are walking off
trail. The area is about a one mile hike in from
the Devil's Playground parking lot, and is at about
12,500 feet elevation. You can come help improve
drainage and stabilize the trail. Volunteers will
carpool up Pikes Peak Highway
for these projects.
of the Peak also has two Saturday projects remaining for
Barr Trail. On August 9 we'll focus on removing
slip and trip hazards for runners, and might work on
some other basic trail improvements as well.
September 6 is our annual project with our friends from
AdAmAn, but they love company,
so feel free to join in.
joining with Incline Friends for a Saturday project on
September 13. This project should be during the
time when the Incline is closed for repairs. We'll
coordinate with CS Parks and Rec to help as
alternate Thursday projects have been working on Seven
Bridges, but for August and September will shift over to
Saint Mary's Falls Trail. The meeting location
remains the same. If you have one of the Thursdays
free, 7:45 a.m. to around 2 p.m., you can help improve
this popular trail.