Our mild winter and our eager volunteers have given PWV Winter Patrols fantastic results! In Just 7 weeks, through March 14th, we have completed 56 patrols, contacted 725 people out of the 1269 seen, removed 100 down trees, 39 pounds of trash and destroyed 7 illegal fire rings!
The first spring beauty and pasque flowers have been seen -- very early! The north-facing trails, such as Lower Dadd Gulch and Round Mountain still have a snow on the trails, but the south-facing lower trails, such as Greyrock and Hewlett Gulch have little, if any, snow, and the mud has been drying up -- until the next snow fall. Higher trails such as Big South and Roaring Creek still don their white winter dress.
The week of March 15th, Spring Break for CSU and Poudre Schools, promises to bring lots more folks out on the trail and we hope PWVs are there to greet them! Just be sure to have your traction devices handy for those slippery sections! -- JC