We just helped finish up a four year project in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Field Institute, the Access Fund’s Conservation Team and the American Alpine Club in Indian Creek. On Sunday, March 22 we finished the complete reroute of the Pistol Whipped Trail and the closing and restoration of the old trail. Besides the organizations listed we worked with a host of volunteers. Below are some photos.
BCC funds were a big part of finishing this trail (as well as AF and ACC over the years). Between last fall and this spring we have dedicated eleven days of work to the project. The new trail has created a solid and sustainable access to the crag where the original trail was loose, severely eroded and poorly aligned.
Data from the program is as follows: (all work completed just in the last week, not totals for the whole trail work over the four years)
- 111 steps constructed
- 51 cairns constructed
- 480 ft2 of retaining structure built
- 450 linear feet of trail cut
The new parking area and trail are open and ready for use. To find the new trailhead continue past the original parking area for Pistol Whipped approximately 1/4 mile and park at a dirt parking area on the right hand side. A large cairn marks the trail head across the road.