Projects Reminder August 2015
We have lots of projects on Barr Trail in August,
with some interesting ways of reaching the trail.
Who wouldn't want to get jounced around
going up Longs Ranch Road
in one of the rugged vehicles that the
Pikes Peak Marathon folks use for race preparation?
We have other projects, too,
on the popular summit trail
on the west side of the Peak, from Crags,
but you don't have to hike from the bottom,
because we'll drive up the Pikes Peak Highway
to reach the work area.
For people who would rather not swing heavy tools,
we have a Severy Creek restoration project
with our friends from Rocky Mountain Field Institute.
Check out our projects and volunteer for one that fits your interest and schedule.
Trail projects are an excellent way to get outdoors
and spend time with some great people.
We'll work on various areas of Barr Trail, removing exposed roots,
improving drainage, and repairing erosion damage.
Thursday, August 6, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m:
Work on the lower part of Barr Trail, starting from the trail head.
Saturday and Sunday, August 8 - 9, 7:20 a.m. to 4 p.m:
Pikes Peak Marathon will take volunteers up Longs Ranch Road
to Barr Trail Saturday morning and back down Sunday afternoon.
 Volunteers can bring their back-country camping gear and food to spend the night
near the work area and help both Saturday and Sunday,
or hike down, about 3 miles, after work on Saturday,
and not have to carry tools!
Thursday, August 13, 7:20 am to 2 p.m:
Pikes Peak Marathon will take volunteers up and down Longs Ranch Road.
Thursday, August 27, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m:
The Pikes Peak Cog Railway has seats on the train for volunteers.  We'll get off at Mountain View, then hike the mile and a half to Barr Camp to improve the trail near there.  This project is currently full, but if you're interested, please sign up for the waiting list, in case someone cancels.
Saturday, August 22, 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m:
You can see this popular other trail to the summit of Pikes Peak
without having to hike from the trail head.
We'll meet to carpool up the Pikes Peak Highway.
The work area is a short hike from the highway.  We'll work to clarify the route, repair the trail, and prevent erosion damage.
Saturday, August 29, 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
If you'd rather not swing heavy tools but like to hike at altitude, this project is for you.  Rocky Mountain Field Institute has been working to restore damaged areas near Severy Creek and has invited Friends of the Peak to join them.  Volunteers will collect native seed and disperse it to help areas recover.  The group will carpool up the Pikes Peak Highway and hike in from there.  The hike in is about 2 miles (4 miles round trip),
starting from around 11,000 feet.
We have even more projects on Barr Trail, and we'll be back on Seven Bridges Trail.
For more information or to register for any of the projects,
go to the Projects page on our web site or email

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