Texas Trail Tamers

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 10, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, October 13, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • The Nature Conservancy Davis Mountains Preserve
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    This campout is primarily for the purpose of promoting the Central Texas Trail Tamers and Recruiting new members. It is open to established CTTT members, their families and friends. We will staff a table during the event where we can give out information about the Trail Tamers and recruit for upcoming projects and new members. All CTTT attendees will sign up for shifts at the table and during off hours, we will be able to enjoy the trails we have worked on over the past 15 or so years as well as each other's company.  We will not be doing any scheduled trail work during this event.

    We are allowed to set up our camps and prepare for the open weekend the day before the actual open weekend starts! We will need to set up our tents in the designated area around the McIvor Center. Save the back country spots for other visitors. The Davis Mountains Preserve is located approximately 25 miles northwest of Ft. Davis on Hwy. 118 (about 10 miles past McDonald Observatory and about one quarter of a mile past the Lawrence E. Wood Picnic Area). Guests will be required to sign in and out at the McIvor Conservation Center. Camping is only allowed in designated areas, and only on Open Weekends. 

    Please see The Nature Conservancy Davis Mountains Preserve website for open weekends and days. It has critical information about what you can and can't do on the preserve. https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/volunteer-and-attend-events/find-local-events-and-opportunities/davis-mountains-open-days/


    • Saturday, October 12, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Sunday, October 13, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • YMCA Roberts Ranch - 550 Roberts Ranch Rd, Comfort, Texas 78013
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    Trail Tamers are needed to help build a new trail for the YMCA camp in Comfort Tx during the weekend of October 12-13.  No experience is needed.  Participants will learn the fundamentals of flagging a new trail, clearing brush, and building water bars.

    The project is under the direction of the YMCA with the support of Texas Master Naturalists. Kevin Deiters will serve as the Trail Tamer's crew leader for the project.

    Participants are encouraged to camp on the Ranch and meals will be provided to volunteer who camp-out and pay the $20 fee. Trailtamers intending to campout can arrive after 4:00 pm after Friday October 11th.  

    In the late 1990’s Roberts Ranch was generously donated to the Y by the late Bob Roberts of Comfort. Mr. Roberts envisioned the ranch to be a place where families and children could gather to explore the outdoors in a beautiful Hill Country setting. The pristine habitat, native plants and wildlife make the ranch the perfect laboratory for learning about and exploring nature.

    For years, the property has served hundreds of children through an outdoor education program sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Now, the YMCA is hoping to greatly increase the number of children and families served at the ranch through new programming intended to fulfill Mr. Roberts’ vision.

    Potential programs that may be offered at the ranch include conservation and stewardship workshops, camping, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and wildlife study.


    • Friday, December 13, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sunday, December 15, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Love Creek Preserve, Medina TX
    • 8
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    The Trail Tamers will return to Love Creek for a long weekend in December.  This work weekend will be focused on finishing up the trail that was roughed in last time, from the Stewardship Center to the top of the canyon.  Some rock steps might be needed and definitely some tread work and brushing.

    Volunteers are welcome to camp either near the Stewardship Center or at the camping area at the top.  The Stewardship Center has bathrooms with showers as well as a kitchen we will be able to use, and a couple of bunks (and plenty of floor space for a cot or air mattress if needed).

    We are very lucky to have a volunteer cook and meals will be provided for the weekend.

    We will do a safety review and trail building training on Friday afternoon/evening.

    Angie Hardy will coordinate this trip. Any questions please contact texastrailtamers@gmail.com



Past events

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 CDTC - Lagunitas - Carson National Forest
Saturday, April 20, 2019 Intro to Trail Building Class Hosted by Wild Basin
Sunday, April 07, 2019 Nature Conservancy: Davis Mountains Preserve
Saturday, February 16, 2019 Nature Conservancy: Love Creek
Saturday, February 16, 2019 Trail Construction Clinic - YMCA Roberts Ranch
Saturday, February 09, 2019 Candlelight Ranch Trail Project
Monday, January 21, 2019 Colorado River Refuge - Bastrop
Sunday, October 28, 2018 Guadalupe Peak Trail Project
Friday, October 19, 2018 cancelled - Nature Conservancy: Love Creek - cancelled
Saturday, September 01, 2018 Continental Divide Canjilon Lakes Project NM
Saturday, July 21, 2018 Colorado River Refuge - Bastrop, TX (Trailhead Restoration)
Saturday, June 02, 2018 National Trails Day - Barton Creek Bike Diversion Project
Saturday, June 02, 2018 National Trails Day - Barton Creek Trail Maintenance
Friday, May 04, 2018 Balcones Canyonlands, Warbler Vista Trail Project
Friday, March 23, 2018 Introduction to Trail Maintenance
Saturday, February 17, 2018 Nature Conservancy: Love Creek
Saturday, February 03, 2018 Blanco State park
Saturday, January 20, 2018 Colorado River Refuge Trail Closures - Bastrop Tx
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 Nature Conservancy: Love Creek
Saturday, November 11, 2017 Ray Fore Celebration and Work Project
Friday, October 27, 2017 Memorial Park Conservancy: Introduction to Trail Maintenance Class
Sunday, October 15, 2017 Davis Mountains Preserve
Thursday, August 24, 2017 CDT: Martinez Canyon Relocation (Carson National Forest)
Saturday, June 03, 2017 National Trails Day 2017: Introduction to Trail Maintenance Class and Hike
Monday, May 15, 2017 Love Creek Trail Flagging
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Advanced Trail Building Skills Class Hosted By Wild Basin
Sunday, April 02, 2017 Davis Mountains Preserve - Wolf Den Trail
Saturday, March 18, 2017 Intro to Trail Building Class Hosted by Wild Basin
Saturday, March 11, 2017 BCP Doe Skin Ranch Creek Crossing
Saturday, February 18, 2017 Love Creek Work Weekend
Saturday, February 11, 2017 Intro to Trail Building Class Hosted By Wild Basin
Saturday, February 04, 2017 Trail Clinic: Working Safely with Chainsaws
Saturday, January 21, 2017 Old Baldy Bridge Project - McKinney Falls State Park

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