Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Last Year’s Achievements The 2.5 mile Columbine Trail was SMT’s first major accomplishment with our US Forest Service partner and our first connector trail leading from the Rainbow Trail to the Bear Creek section of the trail. This trail is also the first singletrack trail one can ride up to the Rainbow Trail from the […]

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April ShinDig, Saturday 4/12/14, 9:00am

The weather looks good enough to schedule an April ShinDig this Saturday, 4/12.  We will be working on an Upper Lost Trail re-route that has been in the works for several years.  The top unsustainably steep section will be re-routed into a fun flowing descent that’s also climbable.  Meet at 9:00 am at the Burmac Parking […]

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VOC Crew Leadership Training

SMT is recruiting new crew leaders to help with volunteers at our monthly ShinDigs.  We are looking for people who have at least some experience at trail building and who would be available for most of our ShinDigs. An opportunity to receive quality training has arisen.  VOC will be hosting a Crew Leadership Training workshop on […]

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Trail Restoration Project

GARNA and their partners have a worthy trail restoration project coming up on March 29th. Learning to identify noxious weeds and native plants, as well as how to restore the landscape, will make our area trails even better! Find out more about here on the GARNA website here: http://garna.org/events/salida-trail-restoration-training/

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March ShinDig ReDirected

SMT is replacing the March ShinDig with a request for volunteers for the annual Run Through Time running event.  The Chaffee County Running Club is recruiting volunteers for the Run Through Time, the club’s flagship marathon, half marathon and 2-mile race. The event, held on March 15, 2014 in Salida, is in its ninth year […]

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February ShinDig A Go

Saturday, February 8, 2014, 10:00am.  Weather permitting, SMT will host the first ShinDig work day of 2014.  We need to perform maintenance on Frontside, Li’l Rattler, and Burn Pile trails.  Meet at 10:00am at the end of F Street to get tools and walk up to the trail.  If the weather is too bad for […]

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January, 2014, ShinDig Cancelled

We rarely cancel twice in a row, but we need to again cancel our monthly trail work day.  This month’s ShinDig trail work day scheduled for Jan 11 is cancelled due to the snowy frozen trail conditions. The conditions aren’t bad enough to preclude other outdoor activity, so stay warm on your bike and your skis, […]

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Thanks for 2013!

Thanks for a great year! Thanks to all of our volunteers who have contributed to our trail building efforts this past year. We’ve had great support from the community, amazing turnouts for our monthly ShingDig trail work days, and only a couple of weather cancellations throughout the whole year. The big highlight for this year […]

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