Thursday, October 6, 2005
One of Emerald Mountains more popular singletrack trails is undergoing a facelift. Beginning this weekend, members of Routt County Riders and other volunteers will reroute sections of the Lupine Trail. Volunteers still are needed to help improve the trail.
"We need to close the trail and start building the new one," said Gretchen Sehler, an avid mountain biker and director of the Steamboat Springs Town Challenge mountain bike racing series. "Anyone who uses the trail system up there, we would like their help."
The work will begin on the Lupine Trail's fourth section and progress toward section five. Specifically, the work will target areas where two trails go to the same place or where trails are irreparably damaged.
"We are going to close part of (section) four. It's so nasty," Sehler said. "In places, it's two or three feet deep. Its time is past due."
The work will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. Volunteers are asked to meet at Blackmere Drive by the gate near the Emerald Mountain trailhead. Workers need to bring work gloves, water and lunch. Beverages will be provided after the workday is completed.
"This is ongoing on the weekends until we the get the trail finished," Sehler said.