We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative to offer a unique volunteer opportunity this year. From July 8th – 11th we will be “adopting a peak” with a volunteer project on Maroon Peak. Yes, that beautiful mountain in the most-photographed range in Colorado!
We’d love for you to join us!
If you are interested, it will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. We can ONLY take 8 volunteers on this trip. If you are interested, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. Firm commitments will likely be necessary as the spots could fill up quickly.
Help us protect one of the most iconic and majestic peaks in Colorado!
Here are the basic details:
Maroon Peak Volunteer Trail Stewardship Project
- On day one we will meet up at the trailhead and backpack about 2-3 miles before setting up camp.
- On days two and three you’ll hike a short distance from basecamp to help build soil retention structures to help minimize erosion on the steep, loose slopes characteristic to the Elk Mountains.
- You will pack up camp and hike out on day four.
- Project type: Overnight backpacking, trail maintenance
- Food: Volunteers will need to bring their own food and cooking/kitchen equipment
- What to bring: CFI will provide a full packing list of necessary equipment, including your own backpacking gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, water filtration etc.).
- What not to bring: CFI will provide all trail tools necessary for the project. CFI will also provide bear canisters which are required when camping in the Maroon Bells Wilderness Area
We hope you can join us!