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ginericLC
04-08-2006, 08:10 AM
I just read this. http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=461175

I was wondering if we as Cruise Moab Attendees might do the same thing? I always have trash bags in my rig, but other than picking up beer cans on Fins and Things a few years back I haven't done much of a cleanup.

I know you all are really super busy. If you would like I could call this Sara lady and get some more info.

Eric V.

Uncle Ben
04-08-2006, 09:55 AM
I just read this. http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=461175

I was wondering if we as Cruise Moab Attendees might do the same thing? I always have trash bags in my rig, but other than picking up beer cans on Fins and Things a few years back I haven't done much of a cleanup.

I know you all are really super busy. If you would like I could call this Sara lady and get some more info.

Eric V.

WOW! That was a great cross post Eric! We should check in with Sara and find out how we can contribute too! :cheers:

sleeoffroad
04-09-2006, 08:56 AM
Just a FYI, Slee Off-Road in conjunction with King Kampers will be giving a re-usable trash bag to all registered vehicles at Cruise Moab. The bag can be used in the camp or in the vehicle. It is intended to be used with black bag liners. The bag stops the problem of the black bags breaking and rubbing through on the trail.

This is the Australian site, but we will have the US Site up before CM.

http://www.kleankampsite.com/overview/overview.html

Uncle Ben
04-09-2006, 10:42 AM
Just a FYI, Slee Off-Road in conjunction with King Kampers will be giving a re-usable trash bag to all registered vehicles at Cruise Moab. The bag can be used in the camp or in the vehicle. It is intended to be used with black bag liners. The bag stops the problem of the black bags breaking and rubbing through on the trail.

This is the Australian site, but we will have the US Site up before CM.

http://www.kleankampsite.com/overview/overview.html

That is WAY cool Christo! Thank you! :thumb:

wesintl
04-09-2006, 11:07 AM
Just a FYI, Slee Off-Road in conjunction with King Kampers will be giving a re-usable trash bag to all registered vehicles at Cruise Moab. The bag can be used in the camp or in the vehicle. It is intended to be used with black bag liners. The bag stops the problem of the black bags breaking and rubbing through on the trail.

This is the Australian site, but we will have the US Site up before CM.

http://www.kleankampsite.com/overview/overview.html

Awesome Christo, That's a great idea. Thank you :thumb:

:cheers:

nakman
04-09-2006, 02:41 PM
right on! :thumb:

Uncle Ben
04-09-2006, 03:14 PM
Christo,
I really want one of these bags but I won't get to Moab till Friday of the event. Can you make sure I get one? :thumb: :bowdown:

bh4rnnr
04-09-2006, 03:44 PM
Christo,
I really want one of these bags but I won't get to Moab till Friday of the event. Can you make sure I get one? :thumb: :bowdown:

No Bag for you :hill: .


Cool idea Christo. When Dan and myself lead Kane Creek a few years back, we made a game to see who could pic up the most trash by the end of the trail. Who ever had the most would win the prize( it was a :beer: , since we thought of the game on the trail and didnt have time to get something). Everybody was getting into it. One guy came back with a fender :eek: .

Uncle Ben
04-09-2006, 04:37 PM
No Bag for you :hill: .


Cool idea Christo. When Dan and myself lead Kane Creek a few years back, we made a game to see who could pic up the most trash by the end of the trail. Who ever had the most would win the prize( it was a :beer: , since we thought of the game on the trail and didnt have time to get something). Everybody was getting into it. One guy came back with a fender :eek: .

Back off Photoboy! :photo: If I want any crud from you I'll scrape it off your shudder! :lmao:
I really like the concept Perry! That not only cleans up everything on the trail but it gets the concept out there for the others on the trail! Keep the ideas coming folks!

Red_Chili
04-10-2006, 04:08 PM
Christo,
I really want one of these bags but I won't get to Moab till Friday of the event. Can you make sure I get one? :thumb: :bowdown:
[warning, shameless hijack]Hey, Kevin, looks like that will be my schedule too. Wanna go together? Like, late Thursday?

Uncle Ben
04-10-2006, 07:34 PM
[warning, shameless hijack]Hey, Kevin, looks like that will be my schedule too. Wanna go together? Like, late Thursday? We will actually leave early Friday morning but then again maybe we could do a night drive Thurs....I'll talk to Jerry. What time are you thinking of hitting the blacktop?

ginericLC
04-11-2006, 10:10 PM
Those bags look pretty cool. When I attended Cruising the Woods they awarded a special prize to whoever collected the most trash on the poker run. Over course I was there in an 80 loaded to the gills and only room for a regular sized big trash bag. Mr. Twiddy was in front of me and they loaded his mini down. No bags, they just threw all kinds of crap in it. I can't recall what the prize was. I have an extra Garmin Topo Map Software CD brand new in the box. It retails for about $120 but you can find them cheaper http://www.garmin.com/cartography/mapSource/topo.jsp. I'll donate it for a special prize for trash collection. Would Friday be the appropriate day to do this? I figure one day collection would probably be the best and since the award would need to happen at the dinner it would make sense to do it Friday. However, I don't want to ruffle anyone's feathers about creating more work for CM volunteers. I've yet to hear back if I am one this year :)

bh4rnnr
04-11-2006, 10:26 PM
Those bags look pretty cool. When I attended Cruising the Woods they awarded a special prize to whoever collected the most trash on the poker run. Over course I was there in an 80 loaded to the gills and only room for a regular sized big trash bag. Mr. Twiddy was in front of me and they loaded his mini down. No bags, they just threw all kinds of crap in it. I can't recall what the prize was. I have an extra Garmin Topo Map Software CD brand new in the box. It retails for about $120 but you can find them cheaper http://www.garmin.com/cartography/mapSource/topo.jsp. I'll donate it for a special prize for trash collection. Would Friday be the appropriate day to do this? I figure one day collection would probably be the best and since the award would need to happen at the dinner it would make sense to do it Friday. However, I don't want to ruffle anyone's feathers about creating more work for CM volunteers. I've yet to hear back if I am one this year :)

I think that's a great idea :thumb: . Maybe we could anounce it some time thursday night :confused: . Plus everybody wins in the end :smokin:

Hulk
04-11-2006, 10:28 PM
I'll donate it for a special prize for trash collection. Would Friday be the appropriate day to do this? I figure one day collection would probably be the best and since the award would need to happen at the dinner it would make sense to do it Friday.

I think this is fine. However, I think we should do it Thursday, which is the first official day we run trails. Let's pick up all the trash on our first day out! We can award the prize at the slideshow that night, and mention it again on Friday night at the raffle dinner.

One caveat: you should be the judge!

I've yet to hear back if I am one this year

One what? A Cruise Moab participant? Dude, you're in. Trail assignments were just made over the weekend. They'll be in the mail soon.

Uncle Ben
04-11-2006, 11:32 PM
I think that's a great idea :thumb: . Maybe we could anounce it some time thursday night :confused: . Plus everybody wins in the end :smokin:

I think it best be anounced Friday by Trail leaders....that way no one can preload their bag at the campsite. OUTSTANDING IDEA! :thumb:

ginericLC
04-12-2006, 04:18 PM
I think announcing it Friday AM at the driver's meeting makes the most sense. I absolutely hate judging things but I will because this is my hairbrain idea I'll take responsibility. Actually, I'll probably sucker my co-pilot into helping me or being the head judge. I don't want to make more work for any of the Rising Sun members. You guys do enough to make this the greatest TLCA event. I will bring the Topo Map Software. I think that is a pretty good prize. I'd be happy if I won it. Also, really the point of the whole thing is not to have a contest, but help clean up the trails in a place that is dear to all of us. A couple of concerns I can see popping up, what if folks start to lollygag and hold up the group? I don't want it to be a problem for tailgunners or leaders. Hmmm! Wonder if we could solve this by anyone bringing a bag of trash to depot gets a special raffle ticket. I'll have to get with the BLM people. Maybe they would even help and they'd distribute tickets to folks who drop stuff off at their depot Friday? I'll check with them. The intent of this idea is good but I also don't want to create chaos or disruption within the event or campground or at the dinner.

Eric V.

ginericLC
04-18-2006, 10:57 PM
Well I finally got in touch with Chad at the BLM office in Moab. He said cleaning up on the trail runs is fine. It doesn't sound like how things operate with BLM in Idaho. Here we have to have BLM folks check us out etc... He asked if I wanted to do a project while I was in Moab. I asked him what he had in mind. So he is going to find some projects that he thinks might interest us. He said we didn't have to do any of them, but he would offer. He said the problem with cleaning up the trails is that there isn't much to clean up. He said the actual trails are in the best shape they have ever been after EJS. I didn't know this but the BLM gave EJS participants exclusive rights to run 7 trails. If you weren't registered you weren't allowed to go on that trail that day. He said this cut down on a lot of problems this year. Erosion out at Kane Creek is a problem he said. I told him I agreed that I had seen a lot of off trail traffic in that area in recent years. He echo'd the BLM up here and said, "club and organized events are not the problem, it is unaffiliated people who don't really care about anything but their fun for that moment"

Personally I'd like to volunteer to do a project while I'm down there. Maybe it means I skip a day of trail rides to do it? I don't want to take anything away from what Rising Sun does, because I know you guys work your tails off to provide a great event. I thought you would like an update.