Annual Memberships are $20 per household
To Join or Renew:
Using a credit card click Enter a phone number and click on "Pay Now" (includes $1.00 online handling fee)
or click on Membership Form
and print it off. Fill out the application and mail it in with a check to:
We are a service organization and ask that each member participate in at least 4 one-day activities, such as those listed below.
While out hiking, members wear Forest Service Volunteer T-Shirts and Badges. When meeting other hikers they offer friendly greeting and, provide information, minor assistance, or a reminder concerning rules, if needed.
The group has adopted the trail from the Junco Lake Cabin to Columbine Lake. This generally involves two work days in early summer with tasks for every level of ambition.
The US Forest Service maintains two trail-head cabins in the county, at Monarch Lake and Junco Lake, both serving the Indian Peaks Wilderness. Members staff the Junco Lake Cabin on summer weekends, and the Monarch Lake Cabin two days a week. This involves learning the trails and area served, and the applicable rules and regulations. You also get to meet a lot of interesting people.
To provide the Forest Service with needed information on trail usage, the group builds, installs, and maintains registration boxes at critical trail-heads.
The Forest Services uses our volunteer hour data in grant requests and reports.
Other fun things include:
Group hikes and backpack trips.
Good company and delicious potlucks. The group's biannual meetings are treats for the palate and social instincts.