Here's another press release, that might prove a good match for an upcoming road trip...
Continental Divide Trail Alliance
Golden, Colorado (May 6, 2010) – Enjoy the majesty of the Collegiate Peaks near Leadville, Colorado and help complete the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT). On the Clear Creek and Winfield projects, you will construct new trail as part of a major 50 mile relocation to create a non-motorized route linking Mount Elbert to Monarch Pass.
Build trail with our professional crew leaders, have your meals prepared by our award-winning volunteer crew chefs, and enjoy the region's history, hiking, fishing and numerous other outdoor recreation opportunities.
We are recruiting for the following 2010 volunteer opportunities:
• Project #9 Clear Creek 1 – June 19 to 20
• Project #10 Winfield 1 – June 23 to 27
• Project #13 Clear Creek 2 – July 2 to 4
• Project #15 Winfield 2 – July 7 to 11
• Project #16 Winfield 3 – July 14 to 18
• Project #33 Clear Creek 3 – Sept. 11 to 12
• Project #37 Clear Creek 4 – Sept. 18 to 19
Each year CDTA coordinates more than 500 volunteers on projects from Mexico to Canada. No previous experience is required and tools and training are provided. For more information and to register online, please visit this site.
The Continental Divide Trail was established by Congress as a National Scenic Trail in 1978. When complete, the “King of Trails” will be the most significant trail system in the world. Stretching 3,100 miles along the backbone of America from Canada to Mexico, it accesses some of the most wild and scenic places left in the world while conserving the environment and promoting personal well being.
Since 1995, the Continental Divide Trail Alliance has played a central role toward the completion, management and protection of the Trail and it is the voice for unity in the diverse story of the Trail.