Monthly Archives: May 2015

May Trail Night for May 19 is Cancelled!

May Trail Night for May 19 is Cancelled!

Due to severe flooding in the area and road and trail damage we are cancelling our May 2015 Trail Night. We will not reschedule this – please join us on June 9 for our June Trail Night – and be ready to work – these heavy rains are doing sever damage to our trails. In the meantime please use common sense and stay off of flooded and muddy trails on horse, bike, and foot! The damage done by using trails during these extreme conditions and immediately following is enormous and often irreparable.
See you in June!

May 2015 Trail Work Session

FOMP needs you for this work session!
Tuesday May 19 at 6:00 PM

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

[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 and in great shape! — Thanks!]

We will be working on trails that desperately need some TLC after our recent spring snow and rain (ok, monsoon) 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 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:

Thanks and we hope to see you out there!

May 2015 Work Session Postponed

The work session scheduled for tomorrow night, Tuesday May 12 will now be held on Tuesday May 19th at 6:00 PM

We’re delaying a week for the season opener! We will send out another reminder over the upcoming weekend!

Thanks and we hope to see you out there!