August 19 – August 20:

Mount Elbert Collaborative Project – 

To register: email

Celebrate the opening of the new Mount Elbert East Ridge lower reroute! This two-day overnight project provides you with the opportunity to work as part of a collaborative effort hosted by the National Forest Foundation. Join the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, Colorado Mountain Club, and Wildlands Restoration Volunteers to perform valuable restoration work to help close and revegetate the old socially-created route.

Volunteers can either; meet Friday evening (after 4:00 pm) at the junction of County Road 24 and Forest Service Road 112 to organize a carpool/shuttle to basecamp, OR hike into the basecamp early Saturday morning with all of your gear for the 7:00 am start. See maps below for parking and camping locations.

Each day, volunteers will hike between 1-2 miles to the worksite where we will be installing log checks, transplanting vegetation, and recontouring the old trail corridor. Return to camp Saturday night to enjoy views of the San Isabel National Forest and the camaraderie of your crewmates. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided for you on Saturday (August 19th). Breakfast and lunch will be provided for you on Sunday (August 20th). If you are camping Friday evening (August 18th) you will need to bring your own food. Volunteers need to bring their own cutlery and dishes for food.

When: Saturday, August 19 through Sunday, August 20
Project type: Overnight camping at CFI’s trailhead basecamp. Trail restoration.
Food: Volunteer Jim Evans will generously provide all food from breakfast on Saturday through lunch on Sunday. Email with any dietary restrictions.
What to bring: You will need to bring your own backpacking gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, etc.), cutlery and dishes for food, any personal items/tolietries, and any additional food you may need.                                         What not to bring: CFI will provide all trail tools and safety equipment necessary for the project and all cooking/kitchen equipment. CFI will provide a 120 gallon water buffalo for drinking water. There will be two portable toilets available at basecamp for volunteers.

Email for more information or to register.