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Volunteer @ Harry Gates Hut and get FREE nights this winter

You MUST sign up with the 10th Mountain Division, [masked], to be part of this effort.  Work during the day, ride your mountain bike and hike in the afternoon and evening, get a free night for every day you volunteer, you may do 1, 2, or 3 days.  You can drive a SUV or high clearance vehicle to Harry Gates.

Work includes: processing 8 cords of wood (chain-sawing, splitting and stacking), painting, refurbishing stoves, cleaning, re-vegetation, trail work, etc.

You will need to bring a pair of work gloves, a sleeping bag if you are staying overnight, and meals for the length of your stay. 10th Mountain provides light snacks and soft drinks. After work, roughly 4-5pm, we generally go for hikes or enjoy a post work mountain bike ride, so bring your bike if you like riding. As on regular hut trips, dogs are not permitted.

We encourage as many people as possible to hike or bike up to the huts for the work weekends. If you do drive, a high clearance, four wheel drive vehicle is strongly recommended.  Harry Gates, Estin, and Eiseman huts can usually be reached without a four wheel drive vehicle, unless the roads are wet, in which case the roads can be extremely slippery and four wheel drive and chains may be required.

Volunteers are welcome to work for as many or as few days as they like. For each day worked, 10th Mountain will reward each volunteer with a free hut night (valid for 1 year). We ask you to use these free nights Sunday through Thursday.

Please sign up only if you are committed to working. Our volunteer coordinators will contact you a few days before the weekend you have signed up for, to get an idea about when you will be arriving and to answer any last minute questions.


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  • Dave M.

    Can do, I am doing this next hut work on Sept 13-14 Sat, Sun Uncle Bud's. Uncle Bud's is on a Forest Road that takes off from the road around Turquoise lake outside Leadville. If interested contact the 10th Mountain Division. There is a lake nearby and trails in the area. I will be posting as a meetup soon.

    July 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My husband and I would love to do something like this on a weekend. If there is another opportunity we may do it later.

    July 23, 2014

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