Continental Divide Trail (CDT) Work Summer 2018

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The first project involved ten students from Colorado College (Colorado Springs, CO) which resulted in 240 accumulated volunteer hours with an appraised value of $5,793.60. The second project brought volunteers together representing the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) resulted in 728 accumulated volunteer hours with an appraised value of $17,573.92. These volunteers came from New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and even Iowa. Twenty-one volunteers, who contributed over the course of the project have returned annually to work with Jeff Mugleston, the Carson NF CDT Coordinator, for more than 15 years.

Grand totals for both projects:  968 accumulated volunteer hours with an appraised value of $23,367.52, and 5.5 miles of the CDT “Maintained to Standard (USFS highest trail specs).”  The value of volunteer and employee camaraderie, sense of accomplishment, and improved opportunity for all Forest visitors to deepen their connection with nature is unquantifiable.



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