Maintain Your Local Trails
“Know Your Trail-Use Impact” ( Save the Trails, May ’16), by Denise Y. O’Meara, points out a very real problem. Lots of people use trails, but very few are willing to give the time and effort to repair and maintain them.
Several equestrian groups here along Colorado’s Front Range spend thousands of hours each year doing trail repair and maintenance. The need increased after the historic flooding of 2013.
Our group, Northern Colorado Back Country Horsemen of America, has adopted two trails in the Comanche Peaks Wilderness. We conduct work weekends and reach out to nonequestrian groups to educate them, and forge positive interactions on and off the trail. Jay McDonald Nunn, Colorado