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Wilderness Volunteers

Indian Peaks Wilderness, Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest, CO (Aug 11th - Aug 17th 2019)

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The 76,586 acre Indian Peaks Wilderness is part of the Front Range: a mountain range that runs from Casper, Wyoming and Pueblo, Colorado. The Indian Peaks area became part of the National Wilderness Preservation System in 1978. It is home to elk, mule deer, moose, mountain lions, black bears, coyotes, foxes, beavers, and marmots. The Wilderness is bordered on the north by Rocky Mountain National Park. Much of the Indian Peaks Wilderness is at high elevations with summits that peek through the clouds at over 13,000ft.

Our service project will begin with a ~ 4-mile hike from the Monarch Lake Trailhead to our base camp, with 1000' elevation gain. This project will be rebuilding two spans of the main bridge over Cascade Creek. The Cascade Creek Trail is the most popular route within the Indian Peaks Wilderness area in the Sulphur Ranger District. This project is in dire need of completion as the bridge suffered a failure in 2017 and had the problem section rebuilt. Currently, the bridge is showing failure symptoms of cracking and rotting. This project is sure to be the largest bridge/structural build offered in 2019.

This project is rated as a strenuous project.

Check out more photos from pastIndian Peaks projects in our photo gallery.

Dates

Aug 11th - Aug 17th 2019

Service Project

Bridge reconstruction.

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Free Days

Day hikes to nearby lakes & peaks, fishing, relaxing, photography

Accommodations

Backpack camping

Project Difficulty

Strenuous : ~4-mi. hike w/ 1000' elev. gain, hiking, bending, lifting, digging. Pack supported. High elevation.

Leaders

Benjamin Johnson
Gerald Norton

Equipment List

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