Installing a fire ring



Sunday August 30, 2015:  The corrals are all painted!  Thanks to the efforts of (the usual suspects) Jerry Scribner, Jon Saunders, Pete Occhialini, and Kit and Janice Myers, all the galvanized corrals and their roofs were acid washed and painted inside and out to match the Powder River green corrals.  Our volunteers are AWESOME!

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June 20-21 was a busy weekend for GDETF volunteers.  On Saturday, GDETF volunteers Jon Saunders, Pete Occhialini, Jerry Scribner, and Gary Mcfall installed new Powder River horse corrals at campsites 19, 20, and 23.  Additionally Jerry Scribner painted one of the donated galvanized corrals (previously installed) USFS green.  Eventually all the galvanized corrals will be painted to match the Powder River corrals.

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On Sunday June 21, Jerry Scribner, Jon Saunders, Roger and Linda Glazier, and Helen Steenman assembled and installed 4 more picnic tables at two campsites and at the group picnic  area.  We still have some fire-rings to install later this summer.  Most of the campsites will now be fully furnished with tables and fire rings, and we will continue to add corrals where ever we can fit them in.

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May 2015 – GDETF volunteers completed the Balderson Staging Area improvements that were started late last year with the removal of the old corral.  Blackberry clearing and a little tree limb trimming has created a half dozen additional rig pullouts within the site.  Check it out!

Corrals, picnic tables, and fire rings have been delivered and are waiting to be installed at Dru Barner!  We will soon be scheduling work days to accomplish these tasks.  We need your help! – PS> Jerry Scribner is spearheading this, the plan is completion before July 4, 2015!

New signage on Trust for Public Land (TPL) trail easements!

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Over the past several years, Georgetown Divide Recreation District (GDRD) and GDETF (formerly EDETF) have partnered to develop and maintain equestrian/hiking trails on TPL trail easements located on four privately owned parcels in the vicinity of the Georgetown Airport.  Most recently, GDRD produced trail use regulation signage, which was placed on the trail easements by GDETF members Kit and Janice Myers and Tom and Nancy Sandy in early 2015.  These GDRD trail easements provide trail access for hikers and equestrians from Reservoir Road to Spanish Dry Diggins and the immediate area around the airport.

New Corrals at Dru Barner Campground!

December 2014 saw the installation of a new double corral purchased by GDETF, and 4 additional donated corral stalls.
Kudos to our hard working volunteer crew!

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Balderston Corral Staging Area Cleanup

In November 2014, GDETF had all the blackberries removed to create more trailer parking at the staging area.  In spring, we will lay gravel.  This will at least double the amount of parking!

Currently these areas are taped off so the ground can settle before experiencing vehicle impact.

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GDETF Work Day

Our most recent work day was on October 29, 2014.  GDETF members met at the Georgetown Ranger Station to assemble four
picnic tables purchased by the Foundation for use at Dru Barner Park.  We then loaded up the tables along with three fire rings that we had also purchased, and headed up to the Park.  We unloaded and positioned the tables and fire rings, and anchored them into the ground with concrete.

Assembling a picnic table

We are anticipating the arrival of a new double stall corral to add to Dru Barner.  It should be here any day, and when it arrives we will again head up to assemble and install this corral at the Park!

Finished tables at the park

The happy workers