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CFI's 2011 Adopt-a-Peak Crew
United States Colorado
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Our Adopt-a-Peak crew will be on the move this season hitting a total of 17 peaks, completing over 14 miles of maintenance and restoration work, and racking up a projected 735 volunteer days. Among some of the major projects will be Mt. Massive, Quandary Peak, Uncompahgre Peak, Mt. Evans, and Grays and Torreys. On Mt. Massive, the Adopt Crew and volunteers will be re-vegetating sections of the old ascent trail which was rerouted in recent years, and preventing soil erosion on the current ascent trail. Our trail maintenance work on Quandary Peak marks CFI’s first partnership project with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and will play an integral role in protecting sensitive alpine tundra from impact from high use. On Uncompahgre Peak we will be working with our partners at Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, conducting maintenance work on the Nellie Creek ascent trail to protect the alpine valley leading up to the peak which is habitat for the endemic Uncompahgre fritillary butterfly. One of our more ambitious projects will be at the heavily-used Grays and Torreys route where the first 600 ft. of trail are already heavily eroded causing sediment to be washed into Stevens Creek. Our Adopt crews, in conjunction with Bold Earth Team Summer Camps, Kaiser Permanente, and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado will be completing reconstruction work, implementing lumber check steps, landscape fabric, and crushed rock reinforcement.