About the Stewardship Site:
The Lake Agnes Trail is a 2.3-mile heavily trafficked trail in the State Forest State Park near Walden, Colorado. The trail begins at the site of the abandoned Agnes Cabin in the shadows of Nokhu Crags, a peak reaching nearly 13,000 feet. The trail leads hikers through open meadows filled with wildflowers and wildlife, into dense spruce forests, along rocky outcroppings, and eventually to the shore of Lake Agnes.
About the Volunteer Experience:
The project will entail approximately 1/2 mile of trail restoration. Volunteers will replace and construct 4-6 boardwalk sections in a wetland area, as well as maintain existing trail with rock walls and steps, among other tasks. This project is at high altitude, and moderate physical fitness is recommended. Lake Agnes is known as the moose-watching capital of Colorado, so keep your eyes peeled for their antlers and silhouettes along the trail!
About the Overall Impact:
Lake Agnes Trail is becoming increasingly popular. During the busy summer and winter months, the parking lot is often overflowing with cars and people who utilize the trail for a range of outdoor adventures - hiking, snowshoeing, fishing and more. This project will help protect the Lake Agnes Trail against further damage from wear and tear.
NOTE: MINORS ON VOC PROJECTS
All youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on overnight projects.