Come Ride With Us In The Beautiful San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado

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Welcome to the San Juan Back Country Horsemen

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SJBCH - What We Do

WILDERNESS TRAIL PROJECTS, KEEPING TRAILS OPEN IN THE BACK COUNTRY

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​EXAMPLE:   

Williams Creek Gravel Hauling Project -2016
In 2015, members of San Juan Back Country Horsemen and personnel from the Pagosa Ranger District began discussing the need for an extensive trail rebuild through a bog about three miles into the Weminuche Wilderness Area on the Williams Creek Trail. On Friday, August 19th, 2016, SJBCH and the Pagosa Ranger District completed a week long project that solved the problem. The initial concept discussed by the SJBCH Board envisioned the chapter purchasing the aggregate material required and utilizing volunteer packers to haul the material to the worksite. The board also discussed applying for a grant to help offset the costs.  Pagosa District Trail Foreman Tyler Albers and Wilderness Program Manager Ros Wu had discussed with John Nelson, SJBCH Trails and Projects Committee Chair (and FS liaison) the construction by the FS Trail Crew of a raised causeway through the problem area. 

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EDUCATION

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EAMPLES: 


2016 - Crosscut Saw Class Field Test

SJBCH members L-R:  Cathy Roberts, Donna Fait, Lisa Nelson and Kristie Hefling - Having fun learning with the ladies about proper cross cut saw techniques, safety do's and don'ts, while being tested north of Bayfield, CO.


CPR & 1st AID CLASS:  

SATURDAY MARCH 30th

Archuleta County Fair Grounds/Extention office  9am - 4pm

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JOINT VENTURES WITH OTHER TRAIL GROUPS and the FOREST SERVICE

2015 - Anderson Trail project day on June 30

EXAMPLE:


2015 Anderson Trail 

On hand for the Anderson Trail project day 

on June 30 were (on horseback, from left) Nancy Seay and Donna Fait; (middle row, from left) Tyler Albers, Pagosa Ranger District trails foreman, Kat "Pickles" Nelson, Lisa Nelson, Christina Souri and Gunilla Westlund; (front row, from left) Ros Wu, Pagosa Ranger District Wilderness program manager, Bob Volger, John Nelson and Vern Jahnke. Not pictured, Bev Warburton who had to leave early.
Photo by friendly hiker2015 Anderson Trail 

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San Juan Back Country Horsemen

San Juan Back Country Horsemen, PO Box 682, Pagosa Springs, CO. 81147 US