Category Archives: Trails

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

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