Attention All 2021 MTG Volunteers!
Did you volunteer for MTG in 2021? Did you adopt a segment of the Mancos Spur? Show up for one of our work days to help construct new trails in Mancos? Help us out in some other way? Well, now's the time for us to say THANK YOU!
We will be holding a fun volunteer appreciation get-together on Saturday, September 18 at Transfer Campground. We have the group site reserved and will have fun, food, and prizes. Bring your camping gear and spend the night! Note: due to our non-profit sponsorship, we are unable to provide alcohol so BYOB.
Here's the rough schedule of events:
3pm - Shindig begins! Meet at Transfer Campground group site (10 miles up Road 42 from the intersection with Hwy. 184)
5pm - Food! We will have a cookout - burgers and all the fixin's. Feel free to bring something to share if you'd like. BYOB.
6pm - Volunteer Thank Yous! To show our appreciation for the great work you've done this year, we have some great prizes from Osprey and some of other sponsors.
7pm-> ? - Hang out around the campfire! We'll have s'mores. Bring your camp chair and camping gear if you'd like to spend the night.
Sunday morning - Bring your own breakfast stuff, and plan for a fun day in the mountains!
Space is limited so please RSVP soon to email@example.com. We look forward to seeing everyone in a couple of weeks!
Next Trail Work Day: Saturday 9/11 at the Aqueduct
MTG is hosting another trail work day to build on the progress we've made on the new trail system at the Aqueduct area west of town. On previous workdays, we've put in about 1.5 miles of trail, let's add more! (for more info on the new trails at the Aqueduct, check out this post from May)
Brings friends and family! Many hands make for light work and a good time! And if you can’t donate time, please consider making a donation at MancosTrails.org.
Do you have experience with web design? We at MTG have maxed out our (minimal) web design abilities. If you would be willing to help us we'd love that. Specifically, we are looking for a volunteer to help us add a webstore which may require us to switch platforms. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to help!
We'd like to give a HUGE thank you to the Southwest Conservation Corps, Conservation Legacy and the Dolores Ranger District, who provided three youth conservation crews to help Mancos Trails Group over the past two weeks. All together, these amazing young people put in a week of work on the new Aqueduct trails and three weeks worth on the new Chicken Creek trails. The Aqueduct now has nearly 2 miles of trails complete (in two separate loops!) and the Lost Chicken Trail over at Chicken Creek is mostly brushed out. Thanks, SCC!
Attention all 2021 MTG volunteers! Did you adopt a segment of the Mancos Spur? Show up for one of our work days to help construct new trails in Mancos? Help us out in some other way? Well, now's the time for us to say THANK YOU!
Mark your calendars - we will be holding a fun volunteer appreciation get-together on Saturday, September 18 at Transfer Campground. We'll have the group site reserved and will have fun, food, and stories to share. Bring your camping gear and spend the night! Note: due to our non-profit sponsorship, we are unable to provide alcohol so BYOB.
Stay tuned for more details. We hope to see all of our great volunteers out there!
Next Trail Work Day: Saturday 8/14 at Chicken Creek
MTG is hosting another trail work day to build on the progress we've made on the new Blue Jay trail at Chicken Creek. (For more information on the new trails at Chicken Creek, check out this post).
August Social Hike: Not Just a Plein Air Affair
ATTENTION: This month's hike has been moved to August 13th!
Join us on Friday, August 13th for our first "Not Just a Plein Air Affair" event. You don't have to be a painter to enjoy doing art outdoors. Bring your knitting needles, crochet hooks, color pencils, crayons or whatever! This is a time to enjoy your favorite arts and crafts outdoors with a community of supportive friends.
Meet at Boyle Park at 5:30 pm to carpool OR at the Transfer trailhead at 6:00 pm. We will be walking the Big Al Trail to a scenic overlook deck.
Please bring any needed arts/crafts supplies and a camping chair. If you wish, you can also bring a beverage and a snack. Extra art supplies will be available for those who need them, so if you don't have any you can still join. Come let your artistic side be inspired by our beautiful trails and mountains!
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/190920289720885/
Mancos Trails Group has been busy! This month we have held three volunteer workdays where community volunteers cut new stretches of trail in two locations!
Our hard working crews added about half a mile of fresh trail at one of our newest trail projects, the Aqueduct Trail, a partnership project with the BLM with over 11 miles of planned trail. It may have been hard work, but we had a blast swinging pick axes, moving dirt, and making friends.
Volunteers also worked on adding new mileage to the Chicken Creek Trail! That's right, this local favorite is being expanded!
Be sure and join the fun next time! And keep your eye on this page as well as our Facebook and Instagram pages for more updates.
COME BUILD NEW TRAILS FOR MANCOS WITH MTG
The Chicken Creek trail expansion is underway!
Are you ready to build some new trail and enjoy some time with other trail enthusiasts?
Saturday July 10th we’ll break ground on the first mile of the Blue Jay Trail connecting the parking area with Upper and Lower Little Bauer Loops.
Here are the details for tomorrow's workday, which will be at the Aqueduct.
Beginning at 8:30 am we will have a safety briefing including a discussion around CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 and the mitigation measures the BLM is implementing to manage known risks associated with the planned project work.
For the trail work, we'll review tool safety and do 3-4 hours of brush clearing and tread work. If we have more than 10 people we will break into smaller groups and work on different sections of the trail.
We plan on being finished before 2pm so we can all gather at the Mancos Brewery after to celebrate a good day of trail work!
Come build new trails for Mancos with MTG!
Mancos Trails Group is excited to announce that our group trail work days have returned for 2021! This Saturday, June 12, we will be working on building new trail near Mancos. We will meet at 8:30 am at either the Aqueduct or Chicken Creek areas (exact location will be announced on Thursday). Work will involve everything from clearing brush to constructing new trail using pick-mattocks, hoes and other implements. We'll provide the tools.
We plan on being finished by 2pm so we can all gather at the Mancos Brewery after to celebrate a good day of trail work!
What to wear:
Wear long pants, closed-toe shoes or boots, sunglasses or safety glasses and work gloves.
What to bring:
Where will we be working?
Work will be on either the new trail system at the Aqueduct, two miles northwest of town off of Road 39 or in the Chicken Creek area north of town off of Road 40. Below is a quick summary of these two new trail expansions.
For more info on the two new trails areas, see our Projects page.