Trail Notes

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Trail Notes: A community’s love for wilderness

    By Calen Vickers
    Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

    With increased funding opportunities brought about by the Great American Outdoors Act of 2020, many nonprofit organizations have been able to grow and expand their reach. 

    For the first time, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) was able to hire… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Trail Notes: Know what you like

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
    Special to The Sopris Sun

     Nature Note: Finding the new in the familiar
    Even in a place as beautiful and varied as the Roaring Fork Valley, even in the height of summer, it’s easy toread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Trail Notes: Alpine dreamin’

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    Too many people? 

    Now that the snow’s gone from everywhere but the highest peaks, everyone’s getting out to see spectacular alpine vistas and wildflowers. With many more people visiting the outdoorsread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Trail Notes: It's spring, why not plant trees?

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
    Special to The Sopris Sun

     It’s always fun to put something into the ground and watch it grow, but Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) only plants trees occasionally…join us at Lazy Glen on June 21 to plantread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Trail Notes: It's stewardship season

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    Nature Note: Creative destruction
    Two weeks ago, while Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and U.S. Forest Service staff were scouting Glenwood Canyon’s Grizzly Creek Trail to scope out landslide damage and necessary repairs to the trail,… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, News, Opinion Published

    Red Hill options grow with usage

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

    Red Hill — its trails and views — has become one the most popular spots around to enjoy a vista of Mount Sopris. Last year, the Red Hill Special Recreation Management Area, as the site is officially known, counted approximately 65,000 visitors. As use increases,… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Trail Notes: July 22, 2021

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV)

    Know-how… hitchhiking seeds

    Many types of plants have specially adapted their seeds to more easily attach to passing animals… humans included! These sneaky hitchhikers can find their way onto your shoes, socks, pants, pets or backpacks. And thenread more →

  • Locations: Columns, News Published

    Trail Notes - July 8, 2021

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

    Trail Knowhow

    Drones or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are fully prohibited from launching, landing or being operated within all designated wilderness areas within the United States. Beyond serving as a source of noise pollution that can disrupt the experiences of otherread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Trail Notes - June 24, 2021

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

    Trail Know-how

    Temperatures continue to rise, wind is persistent and precipitation is absent: Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin and Gunnison counties have instituted stage one fire restrictions for all state, federal, private, incorporated and unincorporated lands within their respective areas. Stage one fire restrictions… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    RFOV Trail Notes - June 10, 2021

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

    Special to The Sopris Sun

    Trail Know-how

    Ever walked along a trail and seen rocks lined-up leading right off the edge? Why are those pesky rocks there? Are they installed by mischievous trail crews just to tripread more →