May 22 starts Intemann work season

       The Intemann Trail Committee (ITC) will host its first scheduled '04 workday Saturday, May 22.
        Wetter weather this spring has brought back the flow to an intermittent waterfall in 
Section 16. The site is about 1.2 miles from the Section 16 Trailhead at Gold Camp Road. From there, take the Palmer Trail to 
the Intemann Trail to the Waterfall Loop turnoff. Volunteers are welcome and asked to meet at Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave., at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration is not necessary. Volunteers need to bring a lunch, water and gloves. Work will last until 2 to 3 p.m. A potluck supper will follow, to which all volunteers are invited.
       Tentative workday plans call for improvements to the Intemann Trail between the Manitou Springs Tot Lot and Crystal Valley Cemetery, including lopping, signage, trail widening, water bar installation and cactus/yucca removal.
        The ITC, entering its 18th year, has overseen the construction of the 5-mile Intemann Trail, the 1-mile Red Mountain Trail and two short loop links in Section 16.
       Other planned workday dates this year are June 13, July 24, Aug. 29, Sept. 18 and Oct. 9.
        In a special workday May 8, ITC volunteers (including Boy Scouts) joined El Paso County Parks employees to revegetate a section of unauthorized trail that had been illegally built off the Intemann Trail. The county is still trying to apprehend the builder, whose first name is believed to be “Carlos” with a last name beginning with “J.”
        For more information about the May 22 workday, call 473-4143.

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