Thank you for signing up to volunteer through the National Forest Foundation Find Your Fourteener campaign. The NFF and partners are working collaboratively to increase the pace and scale of trail improvements and ecological restoration. Our vision is to work together, with you, to build and maintain a sustainable trails network, ensuring these peaks remain healthy and inviting for decades to come. With help from skilled, passionate volunteers like you, we can complete even more on-the-ground work on Colorado’s Fourteeners. Every volunteer in the Fourteener community is important in this long-term effort, and we are grateful for your help!
When you volunteer on Quandary Peak on August 11th, you can expect to get your hands dirty with staff and volunteers from Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, White River National Forest, and National Forest Foundation.
On behalf of all of the organizations involved in the Find Your Fourteener campaign, thanks again for your interest in this project!
DATE: Saturday, August 11, 2018
LOCATION: Quandary Peak Trailhead, White River National Forest
SCHEDULE: Please arrive in time to check in at 7:00 AM. (Plan to spend about 10 minutes parking and walking to the trailhead. Parking may be challenging because Saturdays in August can be very busy!). From here, we'll hike in to the different worksites. We'll break for lunch, and will hike out by 3:00 PM unless weather pushes us out earlier.
- 7:00 AM – Check in at Quandary Peak Trailhead (look for staff/signs)
- Sign forms as needed, distribute tools and personal protective equipment (work gloves, hard hats, glasses)
- Hike in 0.5 to 1.5 miles
- Divide into teams to work on timber structures, walls, check steps, and ecological restoration
- Break for lunch and as needed
- 3:00 PM – Hike out
DIRECTIONS: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge, and travel south on HWY 9 approximately 10 miles to the town of Breckenridge. Continue through Breckenridge on HWY 9 (Main Street). You will pass the Town of Blue River, travel 4 miles and then turn right onto Blue Lakes Road (FDR 850). There is a small sign on Colorado Hwy 9 indicating the turnoff to FDR 850 for Quandary Peak. Drive a few hundred yards and turn right on the 851 (McCullough Gulch) Road. Drive 0.1 mile to the signed trailhead and small parking area. If the small trailhead lot is full, cars should park down at the start of the FDR 850. PLEASE DO NOT park on the side of the road in front of homes.
ITEMS TO BRING AND WEAR: Our mountain weather can change from warm and dry to cold and wet in a hurry. Please be prepared with the following:
- Sturdy shoes (NO sandals)
- Work gloves (if you have them)
- Work clothes (something you don't mind getting dirty)
- Water bottle(s) (totaling AT LEAST 2 liters per person)
- Lunch (NFF will provide some snacks but please make sure to bring any special items, especially if you have dietary restrictions)
- Hat, rain gear, sunglasses and WARM layers that you can put on
- Sunscreen, insect repellent, personal items, medications, etc.
- Backpack (day pack)
- NO PETS ALLOWED
REMINDERS: Drink plenty of fluids before, during and after the project. Smoking on any project is prohibited.
For more information: For additional information please contact Emily Olsen at 720-219-0682 or firstname.lastname@example.org