Category Archives: FOMP

October 2017 Board of Directors Meeting

FOMP is pleased to announce our October 2017 Board Meeting

Meeting Time:
Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00PM

Location: 
This meeting will be held in the Monument Preserve / Fire Center Classroom. For those of you unfamiliar with the classroom building make the first left into the Fire Center after Mt. Herman Rd. turns to dirt, follow the road (slowly please!) all the way into the administrative area and the classroom building is the first building on your right.

Remember meetings are open to all members and the public, we want to hear from you! You do not need to be a FOMP member to attend, but we sure would appreciate you becoming a member!

Agenda:
  • Tool Shed/Trailer (again)
  • Trail etiquette/right of way discussion (again)
  • Sponsorship and funding
    • Time Watkins gift/donation recap and discussion
  • Membership drive review
  • Membership: Recruiting and retaining volunteers
  • Communications: Newsletters and advance notifications
  • Naming trails and maps and mapping apps
  • Sandy road discussion
  • Summer sessions review and recap
    • Tim Watkins Memorial Trail day recap
  • Homeless camp
  • Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates partnership discussion
  • Other
As a reminder, you can always see a schedule of FOMP’s planned activities on our website calendar page and you can also add our iOS or Google calendar feeds to your mobile calendar, never miss an event again!

http://fomp.org/eventcalendar/

Thanks and we hope to see you there!
FOMP

Tim Watkins Memorial Trail Building Day [updated 10/4/2017]

[EDIT: the correct date is Saturday 10/7/2017  Thanks!]

[EDIT: 10/3/2017  Moved gathering spot and tools request. Please see below.]

On Saturday 10/7/2017 from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM FOMP will hold a trail building day to honor Tim Watkins, our areas most prolific trail builder. We encourage you to join us for all or part of the day. When we are finished we will hold a moment of silence and rename the trail for Tim.

If we complete our project ahead of schedule, we will end early.

We are asking that you please sign up on either our Facebook page or on our Signup GFFenius page, but not on both! We’re trying to get a decent idea of turnout to make sure that we have enough tools and experienced crew leaders on hand.

[Note, location change!] FOMP will meet at the trailhead parking lot at the corner of Mt. Herman Rd. and Red Rocks Ranch Rd. on Saturday 10/7/2017 at  9:00 AM (Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/2HGyAyeABrT2).

FOMP has partnered with Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates for this event and both organizations will be bringing critical trail building tools. We request that volunteers please bring the following tools if available: Cutter/Pick Mattock, Shovel, Loppers, Rock/Pry bars (5/6 ft), and small handheld outdoor saws.

Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for performing outdoor landscaping type of work. Volunteers should bring leather gloves, a personal water and snack supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area. If you are joining us late, you can call Chris Tirpak (719.439.8865) or Jon Nordby (719) 640-1347 to get any last-minute information or if you are having trouble finding us.

Please let us know you are coming on our signupgenius page: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080F4AACA622A0FD0-timwatkins

– OR –

Like FOMP and sign up on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fomp.org

and remember to check back for details right here!

Thanks, we hope to see you all out there!

It is with tremendous sadness and heavy hearts that FOMP will bid farewell to Tim Watkins, a friend, as well as founding, beloved, and instrumental member of our organization and community.

Tim selflessly gave us all countless backbreaking hours building and maintaining area trails and smile after smile. As a result, we all enjoy many miles of the best biking, hiking, and equestrian trails anywhere in the world. We all owe Tim and his family our eternal thanks.

Details for Tim’s memorial service are outlined below. In the event that you can not see the image, it’s this Saturday, 9/23/2017 from 12:00-2:00 PM at the Palmer Lake Town Hall. The family has requested that you ‘dress like Tim’ #beliketim. Cyclists will be gathering (all skills and styles welcome) at 11:00 AM at the corner of Mt. Herman Rd. and Red Rocks Ranch Dr. and taking a casually paced ride over to the service.

FOMP will hold a trail building/maintenance day in Tim’s honor on October 7, 2017 (a Saturday). We will be renaming the section of trail we work on for Tim. We will announce the necessary details through our mailing list, website, and FaceBook page early next week. Please plan on joining us!

Timmay! From all of us, Rest and Ride in Peace. May all of the rides be long, downhill, and buff singletrack!

FOMP

 

September 2017 Trail Night

Last Chance for 2017!

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

Wednesday, Sept 13th at 6:00 PM

FOMP is pleased to be holding our last monthly volunteer trail work session for 2017!

Meet at the main trailhead parking lot at the corner of Mt. Herman Rd and Nursery Rd at 6:00PM! (map: http://bit.ly/FOMPMeetingSpot)

The rest of the info you need: FOMP and USFS provide all necessary tools. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for performing outdoor landscaping type of work. Volunteers should bring leather gloves, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area. In the event that you are joining us late, you can call Jon Nordby (719.640.1347) to get any last minute information or if you are having trouble finding us.

We make every effort to accommodate volunteer preferences and abilities at each event. Generally, we perform activities such as water bar building or renovation, trail renovation, maintenance, and trimming, etc. So, pretty much everything from trimming back scrub oak or digging lots of dirt to moving boulders. We assign duties based on interest and capabilities. Kids are welcome to join their parents; however, we do ask that you evaluate whether this is an appropriate activity for your child or not.

Thanks, and we hope to see you out there!

FOMP

August Trail Night

A reminder that Wednesday, August 9th will be the fourth trail work night of the season!

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

New for 2017 we will have 2 start times!
Wednesday, August 9th at 5:00 PM
 / 6:00 PM

FOMP is pleased to be holding our fourth monthly volunteer trail work session for 2017!

We are going to try a dual start time format for this season. One group will meet early at 5:00 PM and the other at 6:00 PM. If you are late for either one you are encouraged to join us out on the trail.

For our fourth work session, we will be working to complete a re-route in an area affectionately called “4 Corners” or “Watertank Corner” by many. You can see it on Google Maps here: https://goo.gl/maps/GJ9gRtG938y . You can see the erosion on the existing trail in the picture below. We’ve been contemplating the best way to route around this section and started the project with a National Honor Society volunteer day in late March. We’d like to get it finished and to do that we need your help!  We will be sending a last minute reminder early next week and will have more detailed information then. Check the website too! http://www.fomp.org

If you join us late please proceed to the gate at the corner of Schilling and Lindbergh, grab tools out of Chris’ bright blue Toyota Tacoma and walk in approximately 400 yards to the first trail on your right and follow that up to “4 Corners” where we will be working. The 5:00 PM group will be lead by Chris Tirpak and the 6:00 PM group will be led by our new FOMP President, Bill Normile! Meet at the gate at the corner of Schilling and Lindbergh (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/sDjLK1EBJbL2)

The rest of the info you need: FOMP and USFS provide all necessary tools. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for performing outdoor landscaping type of work. Volunteers should bring leather gloves, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area. In the event that you are joining us late, you can call Chris Tirpak (719.439.8865) to get any last minute information or if you are having trouble finding us. NOTE: Due to the current weather pattern of heavy rain and thunder storms lately, we’ll have to make a very last minute decision on things, but we’ll not be deterred by a little rain!

We make every effort to accommodate volunteer preferences and abilities at each event. Generally, we perform activities such as water bar building or renovation, trail renovation, maintenance, and trimming, etc. So, pretty much everything from trimming back scrub oak or digging lots of dirt to moving boulders. We assign duties based on interest and capabilities. Kids are welcome to join their parents; however, we do ask that you evaluate whether this is an appropriate activity for your child or not.

Thanks, and we hope to see you out there!

FOMP

FOMP "4 Corners" project site

FOMP “4 Corners” project site

The rest of the info you need: FOMP and USFS provide all necessary tools. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for performing outdoor landscaping type of work. Volunteers should bring leather gloves, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area. In the event that you are joining us late, you can call Chris Tirpak (719.439.8865) to get any last minute information or if you are having trouble finding us.

We make every effort to accommodate volunteer preferences and abilities at each event. Generally, we perform activities such as water bar building or renovation, trail renovation, maintenance, and trimming, etc. So, pretty much everything from trimming back scrub oak or digging lots of dirt to moving boulders. We assign duties based on interest and capabilities. Kids are welcome to join their parents; however, we do ask that you evaluate whether this is an appropriate activity for your child or not.

Thanks, and we hope to see you out there!

FOMP

4 orners rutted mess!

4 corners rutted mess!

July 2017 Trail Night!

A reminder that Wednesday, July 12th will be the third trail work night of the season!

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

New for 2017 we will have 2 start times!
Wednesday, July 12 at 5:00 PM
 / 6:00 PM

FOMP is pleased to be holding our second monthly volunteer trail work session for 2017!

We are going to try a dual start time format for this season. One group will meet early at 5:00 PM and the other at 6:00 PM. If you are late for either one you are encouraged to join us out on the trail.

For our second work session, we will be working to complete a re-route in an area affectionately called “4 Corners” or “Watertank Corner” by many. You can see it on Google Maps here: https://goo.gl/maps/GJ9gRtG938y . You can see the erosion on the existing trail in the picture below. We’ve been contemplating the best way to route around this section and started the project with a National Honor Society volunteer day in late March. We’d like to get it finished and to do that we need your help!  We will be sending a last minute reminder early next week and will have more detailed information then. Check the website too! http://www.fomp.org

If you join us late please proceed to the gate at the corner of Schilling and Lindbergh, grab tools out of Chris’ bright blue Toyota Tacoma and walk in approximately 400 yards to the first trail on your right and follow that up to “4 Corners” where we will be working. The 5:00 PM group will be lead by Chris Tirpak and the 6:00 PM group will be led by our new FOMP President, Bill Normile! Meet at the gate at the corner of Schilling and Lindbergh (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/sDjLK1EBJbL2)

The rest of the info you need: FOMP and USFS provide all necessary tools. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for performing outdoor landscaping type of work. Volunteers should bring leather gloves, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area. In the event that you are joining us late, you can call Chris Tirpak (719.439.8865) to get any last minute information or if you are having trouble finding us.

We make every effort to accommodate volunteer preferences and abilities at each event. Generally, we perform activities such as water bar building or renovation, trail renovation, maintenance, and trimming, etc. So, pretty much everything from trimming back scrub oak or digging lots of dirt to moving boulders. We assign duties based on interest and capabilities. Kids are welcome to join their parents; however, we do ask that you evaluate whether this is an appropriate activity for your child or not.

Thanks, and we hope to see you out there!

FOMP

FOMP "4 Corners" project site

FOMP “4 Corners” project site

The rest of the info you need: FOMP and USFS provide all necessary tools. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for performing outdoor landscaping type of work. Volunteers should bring leather gloves, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area. In the event that you are joining us late, you can call Chris Tirpak (719.439.8865) to get any last minute information or if you are having trouble finding us.

We make every effort to accommodate volunteer preferences and abilities at each event. Generally, we perform activities such as water bar building or renovation, trail renovation, maintenance, and trimming, etc. So, pretty much everything from trimming back scrub oak or digging lots of dirt to moving boulders. We assign duties based on interest and capabilities. Kids are welcome to join their parents; however, we do ask that you evaluate whether this is an appropriate activity for your child or not.

Thanks, and we hope to see you out there!

FOMP

4 orners rutted mess!

4 corners rutted mess!