Here is our trail work plan for tomorrow...
On Monday, July 5, we will do repair work on the Old Twin Peaks trail
immediately west of Ouray. Even though it is within the town limits, there
is only limited parking at the Twin Peaks trail head and we must load into
only a few vehicles. Therefore we will meet at 8:00 am again, this time at
the "powder house", which is the old state highway department explosive
magazine and which is now used by the Ouray Trails Group as their storehouse
for the trail working tools. The powder house is located at the basal
swithback of the Camp Bird road, a few hundred yards off of US 550. To get
there from Ouray, head out of town south towards Silverton, turn right at
the Camp Bird/Box Canyon road junction immediately past the first switchback
out of town (approximately 0.25 miles out of Ouray), then after about 100
yards bear left (avoiding entering Box Canyon park). The powder house is
immediately in front (left side) as the dirt road switchbacks right and
begins to climb steeply. We will load tools and regroup there for the short
drive to the Twin Peaks trail head.
We need as many bodies as possible, we are carrying 17 foot and 14 foot
posts up the trail about a half mile. The more we have, the less work each
of us will have to do and we'll get done sooner!
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