June 11, 2016
Please join the
Rifle Ranger District,
West Elk Multi-Use Club
Trail Maintenance Day
We need your help maintaining the Mansfield Trail.
Work includes but is not limited to; constructing drainage features, limbing, brush cutting, sign installation, and invasive weed eradication.
Meet at the cattleguard just past Mansfield Trail at the Forest Service Boundary at 9:00 a.m.
(park at Forest Service Boundary on CR 245)
Please come prepared to work outside, dress appropriately for weather conditions; wear long pants & sleeves, bring gloves, hat, sunglasses, sun block, water and snacks. Bring your own hand tools such as shovel, limb loppers, pick, etc.
This event is open to all ages; children under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian present.
For additional information and registration please contact the Rifle Ranger District at (970) 625-2371 or
Tod Tibbetts with WEMUC at 970-876-2196
Support your local trails!
End of Grooming for the Season
We did one more groom on Hwy 819, Zeus’ Cutoff and Kay’s Loop as the grooming crew pulled stakes today. More snow this last week on top of a very firm base. The temps today were in the low 40’s so the snow softens in the afternoon. Lots of snow in the shadows, but the snow in the sun is quickly disappearing.
Have a great Spring ski for those that still have their skis out. See you next season!
Trails are in great shape
Last week the trails got around 4-6 inches of high moisture, windblown snow. Hwy 819, Kay’s Loop and Zeus’s Cutoff were groomed today. The surface will be hard in the morning but soften as the day gets warmer.
Eric’s Loop was snowmobile packed as the trail has gotten too narrow in spots for the groomer to be used. This loop is still a great ski.
We will be pulling stakes off the trails on Saturday, 4/2 starting around noon. Any skiers that want to help, pull a few stakes and put them in a pile at the side of the trail for the sled to pick up. The end of the grooming season is not the end of skiing or snowshoeing, with the base snow totally firm, going almost anywhere in the woods is possible.
Enjoy the Spring conditions!