Alberta Parks Projects - 2024 - High Rockies Trail

Friends of Kananaskis Country

TRAIL CARE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! 

 

HIGH ROCKIES TRAIL - GENERAL MAINTENANCE

This project will work on several sections of the High Rockies trail over multiple dates. Types of work will vary depending on the section and could include:

  • general trail condition assessment & trail sweeps
  • small to medium-sized tread repairs to fix drainage issues and overall tread condition
  • brushing work to improve sightlines    
  • clearing bridge decks
  • removal of deadfall
  • removing rocks/boulders from trail surface 
  • inventory and/or installation of trail signage
NOTE: some projects may require access by E-mountain bike. For these 'Bike' project dates, volunteers must be competent in riding an E-mountain bike while carrying a pack on off-road terrain including dirt roads and trails. FKC has a limited number of bikes available for volunteer use; if you have your own e-mountain bike that you wish to use, please contact our program coordinator tim@kananaskis.org.
 
Dates:
June 4, 5, 11, 12, 24, 25
July 3, 22, 23
 

Meeting time:9:30am (work day: 9:30am-3:30pm) 

 

Meeting location: will be confirmed in trail day reminder sent the day prior. Volunteers must be willing to leave vehicle(s) at either end of trail work segments for end-of-day carpooling back to start location.

 

What to expect:The level of effort will range from light to moderate and mainly include using hoes, rakes and Pulaskis to dig/till or otherwise remove ruts in seasonal wet/muddy sections, boot-packing and raking smooth finished tread on damaged tread sections, brushing and limbing hazard trees/bushes, and rock work to move and adjust rocks on various sections of trail.

 
 
 

REMINDER: a Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle at provincial park and public lands sites in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.  

 

Volunteer Agreement Form: You will need to fill out this volunteer agreement waiver prior to working on a trail care event. Please visit the link above to fill out this form ASAP prior to the trail day. 

 

HOW TO SIGN UP 

  • If you are an existing volunteer, login to your profile (top right of this page); once you're signed in, scroll down to the bottom of this page and look for the SIGN UP button for the activity and date you'd like to volunteer for.
  • If you're new to volunteering with FKC, you'll first need to fill out a volunteer application.
  • Sign up closes at noon the day prior to the event. Confirmed sign-ups will receive a reminder email with additional information on what to bring and meeting time/place.
WHAT'S A TRAIL DAY LIKE, ANYWAY?

New to Friends of Kananaskis? Curious about volunteering on a trail day but not sure what to expect? Check out this post on our website to learn about what we do on various types of trail days and what the work is like. What Are Trail Days Like? Our focus is on providing fun, safe and meaningful opportunities for our volunteers to give back to Kananaskis. If you have any questions, send us an email!

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule


Date Start Time End Time
Monday, July 22, 2024 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 9:00 AM 3:00 PM