|Signs of a WV project, Weminuche 2012, photo by Eric Hill|
Our project will focus on a section of the Continental Divide Trail north of Wolf Creek Pass in the San Juan Mountains. We will work to ensure the trail is passable with general trail maintenance and proper erosion controls. Our base camp will be at 11,400' after a several mile backpack, affording a great launching point for the work as well as free time adventures.WV project leader Jeff Moorehead had the following to say about the project:
Talk about the Spur-Throated Grasshopper
with Jeff, photo by diverdewan15
|WV participants take a break for a look around on a free day in the Weminuche Wilderness, WV 2012, photo by Eric Hill|
North American Divides by pfly
There are many large hydrological divides in the world (the line that separates neighboring drainage basins). None, however, can match that grandeur and prominence of the Continental Divide of the Americas or simply the Great Divide. Determining whether water flows into the Atlantic of Pacific Ocean, the Great Divide stretches from northern Alaska down to southern Patagonia, mostly following the highest peaks of the impressive ranges of the Rockies and the Andes.
|The scenic San Juan Mountains in the Weminuche Wilderness, WV 2012, photo by Eric Hill|