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Old 05-16-2013, 12:56 PM   #1
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Headwaters Trail Alliance first work day

Headwaters Trail Alliance is a new group; an alliance of multiple trail users (mountain bikers, hikers, equestrian, motorized) dedicated to cooperating on multi-use trail issues. They're hosting their first work day, bringing together mountain bikers and motorcyclist to work on a beautiful section of singletrack outside of Salida, CO. Some of you may be familiar with Green's Creek trail; a local gem of technical singletrack.



If interested, they are asking you to RSVP via their facebook page or call the number listed above.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:41 PM   #2
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work day is Saturday; that leaves all day Sunday to ride the epic singletrack in the area.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:29 PM   #3
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work day is Saturday; that leaves all day Sunday to ride the epic singletrack in the area.
Yeah Green's Creek! One of my favorites.

Funny that they picked the same name as the HTA in granby, or is it the same organization?
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:01 PM   #4
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Yeah Green's Creek! One of my favorites.

Funny that they picked the same name as the HTA in granby, or is it the same organization?
Not the same, as far as I know.

You going to be there? I may do the campout the night before, up on the divide.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:39 PM   #5
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If they end up short volunteers I would like to get some Colorado trail work under my belt.
It might be fun to bring the LC4 up, to spend the weekend riding and working.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:42 PM   #6
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Not the same, as far as I know.

You going to be there? I may do the campout the night before, up on the divide.
I'm gonna try, summer weekends are tough work-wise but I bet I can swing it. Campout the night before sounds fun.
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I'm gonna try, summer weekends are tough work-wise but I bet I can swing it.
Same here. I'm going to start trying to work it out now... lots of time.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:55 PM   #8
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If they end up short volunteers I would like to get some Colorado trail work under my belt.
It might be fun to bring the LC4 up, to spend the weekend riding and working.
It would be great to have a good showing of motorized users.

If you have a smaller bike, though, I'd bring that.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:41 PM   #9
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It would be great to have a good showing of motorized users.
Very interested!! Pretty sure i have that whole weekend off so would be in for working, camping, riding, whatever..........will keep tabs on this as it develops.



Edit..... Out of town that weekend

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Old 06-13-2013, 11:18 AM   #10
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Bump!

Coming up quick! Check the Facebook page for pics of the work site and the problems that need to be repaired. Looks like there will be quite a few mountain bikers volunteering their time. What about moto riders?
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Coming up!

From the HTA FB page:

"Why is the Greenís Creek Motorcycle and Mountain Bike Trail Project Important?
A short perspective from Derrick Nehrenberg (an admitted mountain biker)

Locals may or may not know that Greenís Creek is quietly gaining a reputation as the premier Monarch Crest Area Trail, especially for the enduro mountain bike sect. In just under 7 miles, Greenís Creek drops over 3,000 feet along the most technical stretch of trail off the Monarch Crest Trail. The terrain calls for a technical trail and Greenís Creek delivers the goods.

Riders I have spoken to in Fruita and Crested Butte who ride the trail are a little terrified that Greenís Creek will lose its character through a multi-year Southwest Conservation Core (SCC) remodelling process coordinated with the Forest Service. This was also my first reaction. However, I have ridden the SCCís revamped section in the lower ~3 miles, and I have to say that overall, I have been really impressed with the changes. It has become a much more sure-footed and faster trail. There are some great changes and many of the good ones are not too far from great.

My Grandma has long advised that ďthe difference between good and great is a little more effort.Ē In my few years of experience building trails, I have learned a very simple lesson regarding the difference between a good trail and a great trail: it boils down to whether or not riders were involved in the effort. I am certain the same rule applies for motorcyclist.

Without a doubt, motorcycle trails are critical to mountain bikersí well-being. Motorcycle trails top the list of mountain bikersí favorite trails all around. Do I really even need to name them? OK, Monarch Crest, Rainbow, Canyon Creek, Reno-Flag-Bear-Deadmanís (Crested Butte), Slickrock (Moab), Butterknife (Grand Junction). That list alone begins to obligate mountain bikers to the task of caring for some motorcycle trails. Moreover, it also means motorcycle and mountain bikers should naturally be good collaborators, and together could create a stronger, positive voice for singletrack trails.

Greenís Creek is in the middle of a multiyear SCC and Forest Service revamp. Now is the time for motorcyclists and mountain bikers to give a little more effort to enhance the rideability of Greenís Creek by doing everything in their power to help maximize riding pleasure out of the planned changes. If itís done right, I firmly believe Greenís Creek will top the list of favorite motorcycle and mountain bike multi-use trails in Colorado. Greenís Creek can become both a more sustainable and more pleasurable trail to ride with just a little more effort.

The Greenís Creek Project will be held Saturday, June 29th, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at the top of Greenís Creek. Friday night camping at the top of Marshall Pass is optional. Michael McGovern of Monumental Adventures is catering all the food. The aim of the project is fix a creeky corner in a way that turns a big trail problem into a memorable, pleasure-inducing trail feature. And, there is much interest from the Forest Service and mountain bike and motorcycle trail user groups in gauging the projectís success.

RSVP here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jGQ...miqe0/viewform

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A little info about the project. Some things have changed though: We will be camping at the Crest Trail Trailhead at the top of Marshall pass... so you could even trailer to there. Food provided! We need a good showing of moto riders here, if just for input on how to keep the trail fun and interesting to ride!

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Old 06-19-2013, 12:23 PM   #13
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Wow. These guys have an enlightened point of view regarding why bicyclists and motorcyclists should get along and cooperate. The more common ideology seeks to drive a wedge between the "mechanized" group of users.

I hope you get a good turn out of riders!

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Old 06-19-2013, 05:35 PM   #14
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Hayduke, this sounds cool...

...but unfortunately Fifinella and I are already booked for a party on Saturday afternoon, and I doubt that I could ride down, party, camp...

...get up, work, then ride home to be cleaned up by 4:00 to party more?!

Cheers and have a great time!
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:40 AM   #15
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Can't make it for the trail work day because of Brecktrek, but I'm really glad to see mountain bikers and motorcyclists working together. Seems there's a lot of us who do both. I first "discovered" Green's Creek about ten years ago and have enjoyed it many times via mountain bike. Can't imagine riding it on a moto.
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