Monthly Archives: September 2012

REMINDER – Waldo Burn Area is CLOSED to access – $500.00 Fine!!

[Via Medicine Wheel]

We have been asked by the land management agencies to remind everyone that

the areas affected by the Waldo Canyon fire are completely CLOSED to any
public access. This includes Rampart Reservoir, Waldo Canyon, Shubarth
Trail, Williams Canyon, Stanley Canyon, etc. While the original closure
order was valid through October 1, 2012, we have been told that it will be
extended through at least May 1, 2013, at which time it will be reevaluated.

You can find a map of the closure area by clicking here

And a copy of the closure letter by clicking here

Anyone found violating the closure will be fined $500.00, so please respect
the closure. We understand the area is being actively patrolled.

While no decisions have been made about the future uses of the area, MWTA
has the issue on our radar and we’re offering to help the Forest Service
with any trail reconstruction or new trail building over the next few years.


Last Chance for 2012 – FOMP needs you!

Tuesday September 11 at 6:00 PM – Trail work.

FOMP is pleased to be holding a our final volunteer trail work and tree trimming work session of the 2012 season!


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 always leave a note at the trail head 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 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 6:00PM! (map:

Thanks and we hope to see you out there soon!