Shelter Checklist

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This checklist was adapted from the now defunct shelter adopter program and is intended to be used by CnT leaders and volunteers when visiting a shelter site.


The club should each shelter at least twice a year, typically once in the spring and once in the late summer or fall. More is better. Bring a smartphone or other digital camera and photograph everything.

  • Bring out new brooms and logbooks as necessary.
  • Note any problems with spur trails and signage.
  • Note condition of physical structure (roofing, flooring, walls).
  • Note condition of fire pits.
  • Note any hazard trees (heavy leans, dead or dying, widowmakers)
  • Investigate privy - refill mulch bucket as necessary (replace bucket as necessary), note condition of structure and monitor level of compost in mouldering crib. Consider signage to educate hikers ("add a handful of mulch from bucket") - we have a laminator in the OPO office. Note, we do not supply any consumable supplies, such as toilet paper.
  • Remove any trash. (Be sure to bring trash bags)
  • Check on springs/water sources, firetowers and any other auxiliary structures or resources.

When you've done a visit, be sure to report what you found to Rory and the Trails Chairs so we can add it to the Trails database and keep a good record.

Work with the trails chair and the club advisor to determine what actions need to be taken.