May 2017 Trail Night!

Final Reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, May 17th will be the first trail work night of the season!

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

New for 2017 we will have 2 start times!
Wednesday, May 17 at 5:00 PM
 / 6:00 PM

New details below! (we fixed a few spelling mistakes too!)

FOMP is pleased to be holding our first monthly volunteer trail work session for 2017!

We are going to try a dual start time format for this season. One group will meet early at 5:00 PM and the other at 6:00 PM. If you are late for either one you are encouraged to join us out on the trail.  Keep reading for the details!

For our first work session, we will be working to complete a re-route in an area affectionately called “4 Corners” or “Watertank Corner” by many. You can see it on Google Maps here: and you can also the erosion on the existing trail in the picture below. We’ve been contemplating the best way to route around this section for a couple of seasons and started the project with a National Honor Society volunteer day in late March. We’d like to get it finished and to do that we need your help!

If you join us late please proceed to the gate at the corner of Schilling and Lindbergh, grab tools out of Chris’ bright blue Toyota Tacoma and walk in approximately 400 yards to the first trail on your right and follow that up to “4 Corners” where we will be working. The 5:00PM group will be led by Chris Tirpak and the 6:00PM group will be led by our new FOMP President, Bill Normile! Meet at the usual parking lot spot at the main trailhead at the corner of Mt. Herman Rd. and Nursery R. Google Maps:

If you are joining us late, here is an overview map of where we will be – follow the orange track (well, you can skip that crazy start just walk straight down the service road towards Memorial Grove and after about 400 yards take the first right (orange) or second right (green) to arrive at the work site.

FOMP "4 Corners" project site

FOMP “4 Corners” project site

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 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 you can call Chris Tirpak (719.439.8865) to get any last minute information or if you are having trouble finding us.

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.

Thanks, and we hope to see you out there!



4 orners rutted mess!

4 corners rutted mess!