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August 11, 2014
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Tenderfoot Mountain Trail Restoration (Dillon)

The Colorado Mountain Club is partnering with the White River National Forest to complete volunteer projects on Tenderfoot Mountain this summer and fall. Discover new places, meet new people, learn new skills and give back to the places you love to play! Tenderfoot Mountain, nestled between Dillon and Keystone, is an exceptional recreation destination for a multitude of users but as the area has grown in popularity, the negative environmental impacts from user-created trails has increased as well. Currently, the mountain is crisscrossed with unsustainable routes that are causing erosion, damaging local vegetation and disrupting watershed quality. Colorado Mountain College is working with the U.S. Forest Service to help implement their new travel management plan by coordinating volunteer projects to address these critical resource concerns. Crews will install natural barriers and signage to close non-system routes and then rehabilitate damaged areas by installing erosion control structures and transplanting native species. Volunteers will enjoy a weekend of hiking, camping and restoration work in this beautiful area while CMC delivers the perks — food, group gear, project leadership and training are all provided! Meet new people, learn new skills, and give back to the places you love to play. No stewardship experience is necessary although participants should be prepared to hike two miles of steep terrain to the worksite each day. The project is free and open to the public but space is limited so be sure to register online soon at This project takes place on Aug. 23 and 24.

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