Category Archives: Trails

August Trail Work Session

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

Tuesday, August 13th at 6:00 PM

FOMP is pleased to be holding our fifth monthly volunteer trail work session for 2019!

Please meet at the main parking lot at Mt Herman and Nursery https://goo.gl/maps/rdJuhbbQWEx

Check the website too! http://www.fomp.org

The rest of the info you need: FOMP and USFS provide all the necessary tools. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for performing outdoor landscaping type of work. Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy shoes, and bring leather gloves, a hat, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area.

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.

Be aware all participants will need to sign a wavier before than can begin any trail work.

Thanks, and we hope to see you out there!

FOMP

This is the upcoming list of FOMP events through the end of the year. Please come out for our trail work nights and help maintain the trails that we all use and love.  

September 10, 2019

  • FOMP Trail Night
    • Starts: 6:00 PM
    • Ends: 9:00 PM or until dark
    • Location: Mt Herman Trailhead Parking lot – Corner of Mt Herman/Nursery

October 8, 2019

  • FOMP Trail Night
    • Starts: 6:00 PM
    • Ends: 9:00 PM or until dark
    • Location: Mt Herman Trailhead Parking lot – Corner of Mt Herman/Nursery

November 12, 2019

  • Board Meeting
    • Starts: 7:00 PM
    • Ends: 8:00 PM
    • Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 17750 Knollwood, Monument

April Trail Work Session

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

Tuesday, April 9th at 6:00 PM

FOMP is pleased to be holding our first monthly volunteer trail work session for 2019!

Please meet at the main parking lot at Mt Herman and Nursery https://goo.gl/maps/rdJuhbbQWEx

Check the website too! http://www.fomp.org

The rest of the info you need: FOMP and USFS provide all the necessary tools. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for performing outdoor landscaping type of work. Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy shoes, and bring leather gloves, a hat, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area.

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.

Be aware all participants will need to sign a wavier before than can begin any trail work.

Thanks, and we hope to see you out there!

FOMP

Friends of Monument Preserve Presents: Trail Skills College 2019

Friends of Monument Preserve Presents: Trail Skills College 2019

Come and learn the fundamental skills of trail design and maintenance. Please register for the event on our Facebook page @fomp.org or send email to info@fomp.org

April 20th 9 AM – 2 PM

The class is free and open to all new as well as experienced volunteers. If you are interested in learning more about FOMP and volunteering with us this would be a great chance to learn some new skills and see why we are passionate about taking care of our regional trails. After class participants will receive a free FOMP volunteer T-shirt.

The class will consist of an overview of trail design and maintenance followed by two alternating breakout sessions covering drainage design techniques and standard bench construction. After lunch, we will have a brief overview of other topics such as switchback construction and technique for restoring closed trails. Class participants will have a chance to learn the very best current techniques for taking care of the trails we all use and enjoy.

Participants are asked to bring a camp chair, lunch, water, sunscreen, gloves, clothes for working outside in and ones you won’t mind getting dirty in. FOMP will provide coffee, snacks, handouts and our collectible T-Shirt for participants.

Course material is from the Pacific Crest Trail Association – Trail Skills College; The United States Forest Service – Trail manuals and The International Mountain Biking Association.

Announcing Pikes Peak Regional Crew Leader Training 2019

Pikes Peak Regional Crew Leader Training

Friday – Sunday, April 26th – 28th
Starsmore Discovery Center
2120 S Cheyenne Cañon Rd

Take your volunteering to the next level with Crew Leader Training! The training will kick off with a weekend-long course that empowers local trail volunteers with the skills to help lead safe and effective trail and restoration projects. The Trails and Open Space Coalition is proud to continue to partner with RMFI and others to offer the 8th Annual Pikes Peak Regional Crew Leader Training. Applicants MUST be able to attend the full 2.5-day weekend training course and commit to completing 2 certification workdays under the supervision of Rocky Mountain Field Institute or Friends of the Peak within the 2019 field season.

Cost: There is a non-refundable $25 application fee to help cover the costs of materials for the weekend. 

More information and application available at rmfi.org.

Please email us at info@fomp.org if you’re interested in representing FOMP.org at this training.

Eagle Scout Project September 2018

Special Trail Day for an Eagle Scout Project

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

Saturday, September 15th at 9:00 AM

For this Eagle Scout Project, we will be working on an eroded trail near the Monument Rock. Please park at the main lot at Mt Herman/Nursery Road  https://goo.gl/maps/5J1yar6b81x or Red Rocks/Mt Herman lot at https://goo.gl/maps/vj6UyuH6sek and walk on the trails to the location, please do not walk on the road.

Check the website too! http://www.fomp.org

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 wear long pants and sturdy shoes, and bring leather gloves, a hat, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area.

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.

Be aware all participants will need to sign a wavier before than can begin any trail work.

Thanks, and we hope to see you out there!

FOMP

September Trail Work Session

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

Tuesday, September 11th at 6:00 PM

FOMP is pleased to be holding our last monthly volunteer trail work session for 2018!

Please meet at the main parking lot at Mt Herman and Nursery https://goo.gl/maps/rdJuhbbQWEx

Check the website too! http://www.fomp.org

The rest of the info you need: FOMP and USFS provide all the necessary tools. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for performing outdoor landscaping type of work. Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy shoes, and bring leather gloves, a hat, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area.

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.

Be aware all participants will need to sign a wavier before than can begin any trail work.

Thanks, and we hope to see you out there!

FOMP

Second August Trail Night

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

Tuesday, August 14th at 6:00 PM

FOMP is pleased to be holding our fourth monthly volunteer trail work session for 2018!

Please meet at the main parking lot at Mt Herman and Nursery https://goo.gl/maps/rdJuhbbQWEx

Check the website too! http://www.fomp.org

The rest of the info you need: FOMP and USFS provide all the necessary tools. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for performing outdoor landscaping type of work. Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy shoes, and bring leather gloves, a hat, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area.

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.

Be aware all participants will need to sign a wavier before than can begin any trail work.

Thanks, and we hope to see you out there!

FOMP

August Trail Night

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

Tuesday, August 7th at 6:00 PM

FOMP is pleased to be holding our fourth monthly volunteer trail work session for 2018!

Please meet at the main parking lot at Mt Herman and Nursery https://goo.gl/maps/rdJuhbbQWEx

Check the website too! http://www.fomp.org

The rest of the info you need: FOMP and USFS provide all the necessary tools. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for performing outdoor landscaping type of work. Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy shoes, and bring leather gloves, a hat, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area.

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.

Be aware all participants will need to sign a wavier before than can begin any trail work.

Thanks, and we hope to see you out there!

FOMP

June 2018 Trail Night

Second Chance for 2018!

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

Tuesday, June 12th at 6:00 PM

FOMP is pleased to be holding our second monthly volunteer trail work session for 2018!

For our first work session, we will be working on the 715 trail. Please meet at the Schilling Ave & Lindbergh Rd parking lot at https://goo.gl/maps/rdJuhbbQWEx

Check the website too! http://www.fomp.org

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 wear long pants and sturdy shoes, and bring leather gloves, a hat, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area.

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.

Be aware all participants will need to sign a wavier before than can begin any trail work.

Thanks, and we hope to see you out there!

FOMP

May 2018 Trail Night

First Chance for 2018!

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

Tuesday, May  8th at 6:00 PM

FOMP is pleased to be holding our first monthly volunteer trail work session for 2018!

For our first work session, we will be working on the 715 trail. Please meet at the main parking lot at https://goo.gl/maps/5J1yar6b81x

Check the website too! http://www.fomp.org

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 wear long pants and sturdy shoes, and bring leather gloves, a hat, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area.

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.

Be aware all participants will need to sign a wavier before than can begin any trail work.

Thanks, and we hope to see you out there!

FOMP