Category Archives: Trails

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

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

 

Reminder: Board of Directors Meeting

(temporary location! La Casa Fiesta!)

BOD Meeting Time:
Wednesday November 16, 2016 at 7:00PM  

This month we will hold the BOD Meeting at La Casa Fiesta in downtown Monument because we temporarily do not have access to the Fire Center Classroom building.

Remember meetings are open to all members and the public, we want to hear from you!

Agenda:
  • Summer season 2016 wrap up
  • Finance update
  • Open forum for any discussion
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

Bonus volunteer work session!

Bonus volunteer work session!
Wednesday, August 31 at 6:00 PM 

Bonus volunteer trail work session!!!

We are holding an extra session on the very last day of August because our trails need some extra special love before fall (… winter)  sets in! If you’ve been meaning to get out and help now is the time!

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 we try to leave a note at the trailhead parking lot or you can call Jon Nordby (719.640.1347) or Chris Tirpak (719.439.8865) to find out where in the Preserve we are working.

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.

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)

Thanks and we hope to see you out there!

September 2015 Trails Night

FOMP needs you for this work session!
Tuesday September 8 at 6:00 PM

Last Call! Probably the last chance of the 2015!

FOMP is pleased to be holding our last trail work and tree trimming/seedling release work session of 2015!

As is customary for summer we will also hold our monthly BOD meeting in the parking lot prior to the start of activities or on the trails while we work.

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 we try to leave a note at the trail head parking lot or you can call Jon Nordby (719.640.1347) to find out where in the Preserve we are working that evening.

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.

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)

Thanks and we hope to see you out there!

February 2015 BOD Meeting Reminder

Tuesday February 10, 2015 at 7:00PM
BOD Meetings are held in the Fire Center Classroom. For those of you unfamiliar with the classroom building make your first left into the Fire Center after Mt. Herman Rd. turns to dirt, follow the road 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!

Agenda:
  • Summer season 2015
  • Mt. Herman Rd re-opened – 715 Trail Damage
  • Nevins Canyon 40 land deal to finally happen!
  • Shooting restrictions on MHR
  • Newsletter
  • Finance update
  • March BOD Elections
  • Open forum for any discussion
Thanks and we hope to see you there!

January 2015 Board Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting Time:

Tuesday January 13, 2015 at 7:00PM  
BOD Meetings are held in the Fire Center Classroom. For those of you unfamiliar with the classroom building make your first left into the Fire Center after Mt. Herman Rd. turns to dirt, follow the road 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!

Agenda:
  • Summer season 2015 review
  • Mt. Herman Rd repair/closure discussion
  • Finance update
  • March BOD Elections
  • Open forum for any discussion
Thanks and we hope to see you there!
FOMP

November 2014 Board Meeting Minutes

November 2014 BOD Meeting Minutes (requires MS Word)

Also a letter from the Town of Palmer Lake to the CMC requesting that CMC repair the trail to accomodate mountain bikes as well as hikers as was originally represented by CMC. Dated June 30, 2014 and referenced in the November 2014 BOD Meeting minutes during a discussion with CMC.

Letter from Town of Palmer Lake to Colorado Mountain Club (requires Adobe PDF reader)

Postponed: November 2014 BOD Meeting

Postponed: Board of Directors Meeting Reminder

New BOD Meeting Time:
Tuesday November 18, 2014 at 7:00PM  

BOD Meetings are held in the Fire Center Classroom. For those of you unfamiliar with the classroom building make your first left into the Fire Center after Mt. Herman Rd. turns to dirt, follow the road 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!

Agenda:
  • Summer season 2014 review
  • Summer season 2015 review
  • Shooting restrictions discussion
  • Mt. Herman Rd repair/closure discussion
  • Finance update
  • Open forum for any discussion
Thanks and we hope to see you there!
FOMP

August Trail Night

FOMP needs you for this work session!
Tuesday August 12 at 6:00 PM 

FOMP is pleased to be holding a volunteer trail work and tree trimming/seedling release work session!

Note: We really need volunteers to come out even if it is only once per year. We need new faces to help us maintain our trails – have you been out enjoying the trails this year? Please consider spending one evening per year giving back so we can keep the trails open! — Thanks!]

We will be working on trails that desperately need some TLC after a long and busy spring and heavy summer rains – as well as some neglect while we have been working to clean up Mt. Herman Rd after the recent recreational shooting ban. We will also be performing seedling release – this involves cutting back scrub oak growth and removing any remaining root balls that are sticking up that could injure people, horses, or bikes.

We will also hold our monthly BOD meeting in the parking lot prior to the start of activities.

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 we try to leave a note at the trail head parking lot or you can call Chris Tirpak (719.439.8865) to find out where in the Preserve we are working that evening.

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.

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)

Thanks and we hope to see you out there!