Time Machine Trail Build Day Video

Community Celebrates the Land

On a nice Saturday in April 2015, over 120 volunteers came together on the Three Sisters property to build trail and restore native vegetation.  Community… trail users, native vegetation experts, students, friends and family of Tim Sewell, Mesa Land Trust and COPMOBA supporters, and BLM staff. All ages, all sizes.

Mesa Land Trust and COPMOBA worked with Randy Miller and Mason Klebold of Vitality Films to create this short video about how collaboration achieves meaningful contributions to our way of life that is integrally tied to the land around us. We celebrated the land, collaborated to build trail, and remembered a loved community member.

Enjoy the film!

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After the tragedy of losing Tim Sewell, his family set up a trail building fund with COPMOBA to build a trail on the Three Sisters, in Tim’s memory. The trail, appropriately named the Time Machine, for his superior athletic stamina, like a machine, and the timelessness of remembering.This trail was three years in the making. COPMOBA, BLM staff, Mesa Land Trust staff, Hilltop, Great Old Broads for the Wilderness, and Westwater Engineering donated extensive time and manpower to generate a plan that ensured minimal disturbance of natural resources and ready-made projects for all the volunteers.

In the spirit of community, trail builders worked alongside restoration volunteers, removing plants from the trail line and transporting in white buckets to the restoration folks to transplant.

Hotimsky and Beth from Glenwood




COPMOBA President Scott Winans, welcomes the crowd

Morning Trail Build meeting

Mesa Land Trust’s Executive Director, Rob Bleiberg building trail

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