Trail Work Day--Green Mountain/Lakewood

This group has about 200 after work hikes since it started four years ago, so we should be happy to have the opportunity to help maintain the trails that we use and appreciate so much. This group hikes on Green Mountain (a City of Lakewood park) more than any other single location, mostly because we can hike there during the winter. Therefore, I've scheduled a Trail Work Day to help build or maintain trails on Green Mountain. We meet at 7:00am and expect to finish around noon.

We're meeting at 7:00am at the Rooney Road Lot--see directions below. We'll finish building a new section of the Rooney Valley Trail.

After the trail work, those interested will go to lunch at The Homestead Grill Restaurant (click on link, click on right for menu) in nearby Bear Creek Lake Park. We'll sit outdoors next to the golf course and enjoy great views of Green Mountain, Mt. Morrison, and the rest of the area.

Please note, that as discussed in Policy on Registering for Hikes, your odds of being advanced from the wait list on a hike are significantly improved if you participate in this group's trail work days.

Please Bring:

· Your own water—bring plenty—it may be hot.

· Sunscreen and maybe a hat.

· Sturdy shoes—no sandals or flip-flops—preferably hiking boots.

· Clothes for getting dirty in, and be sure to check the weather forecast and dress appropriately for the temperature.

· Work gloves.

NO DOGS! It would not be safe or appropriate to have dogs around while we are doing trail work.

If you join this event, you are agreeing to this waiver for the Meetup, and this waiver for the City of Lakewood (you don't need to bring the waivers—you'll sign them on a sign-in sheets when you arrive).

Directions: We're meeting at the Rooney Road trailhead on the west side of Green Mountain (don't go to the trailheads on the east side on Alameda Pkwy). Click here for a Google map with directions. From C470 on the west side of Denver, exit Alameda Pkwy. At the exit, turn left, go west over C470, go past the Dinosaur Ridge sign on the right, and then continue on the road where it turns right/north into Rooney Road. After you turn north, you can see the parking lot for the trailhead on the right about a mile up the road. Driving north or south on Rooney Road, you’ll pass a yellow sign for hikers crossing the road, and then a second one—the entrance to the parking lot is just after the second sign, on the east side, south of an electrical transmission station with several large electrical towers.

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  • Wes B.

    Trails look great. Good comaraderie

    July 29, 2013

  • Jerry

    I live in the Green Mountain area and use it quite a bit. It feels great to give back to it. It's amazing what was accomplished in a relatively short time. Perfect weather and as always a great group of people to be around.

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Kelli

    How Rewarding - just finishing up creating a new trail as hikers and bikers are thanking us! You ARE welcome! And lunch was Awesome!

    July 28, 2013

  • Scarlet S.

    Yay, I made it into the list for Tuesday evening hike

    July 28, 2013

    • Deanne

      Let's go on a bug hunt!

      1 · July 28, 2013

    • Scarlet S.

      LOL, as long as we don't come across a rattle snake :)

      1 · July 28, 2013

  • Scarlet S.

    This was the best work day, I enjoyed the hard work and enjoyed meeting everyone. It is great to give back to the trails we enjoy so much in Colorado! Thank you so much Ed!!

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Deanne

    Such gratitude from the trail riders!! It felt great!

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Julie M.

    It was great to be a part of this! I learned a lot about hard work involved in maintaining the trails. Looking forward to next trail work day!

    July 28, 2013

  • Ed W.

    Fantastic! We finished building a major section of new trail, and OPENed it! We also closed the old trail and built damns along it. Great work, everyone! We'll be hiking on the new trail soon. Couldn't ask for better weather, too. Fun crew today, and nice lunch at Homestead afterward.

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • S

    Although it seemed like a slow-moving 5 hours of pushing dirt around, I appreciate what we gave back...the city of lakewood folks seemed genuinely appreciative of our effort. Thanks to my group, keeping me entertained with 70/80 tunage and for tolerating my betty white-esque versions.

    July 27, 2013

  • Deb

    Fun and productive way to spend a Saturday morning. Great, hard-working group. Thanks, as always, for organizing, Ed. We did good work!

    July 27, 2013

  • Sean

    We did some really nice trail work today. When I viewed it from the lense of a trail runner and mountain biker, I was very impressed. Thanks for organizing Ed and great job everyone!

    July 27, 2013

  • Elaine

    Thank you. Very satisfying work!

    July 27, 2013

  • Sheryl N.

    I love this group...thanks again, Ed, for making this happen. What a worthwhile way to spend a Saturday morning.

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great day! Sorry I could not stay for lunch.

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of fun! I met some really nice people, worked hard, and had a blast. Thanks

    July 27, 2013

  • S

    Just fabulous! : )

    July 27, 2013

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