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Red_Chili
05-22-2006, 06:53 AM
http://www.longmontfyi.com/Local-Story.asp?id=7779

Uncle Ben
05-22-2006, 08:22 AM
http://www.longmontfyi.com/Local-Story.asp?id=7779

What a shame! We knew it was coming but that doesn't make it any easier to accept! :bawl:

Kipper
05-22-2006, 08:30 AM
:bawl: :rant:

AxleIke
05-22-2006, 09:12 AM
yeah, that is sad...i was sorely disapointed when i got up there and found it graded smooth a couple of months ago...i called up the FS and found out all the info in that article. That's really no fun.

nakman
05-22-2006, 09:39 AM
Shoot... major bummer.. :bawl: :rant:

the article says the gate is going up "in the next week.." anyone know if it's up yet? Do we need to call an emergency night run?

Crash
05-22-2006, 08:12 PM
Yes, it is sad, but perfectly understandable. Bullet holes in $30,000 compressors would piss me off too. As Ige stated in Mike's mailbox post, "People suck!" and I agree. What is the mentality of someone with a gun deciding that something needs holes in it? Seriously, I'd like to hear some of the knowledgeable gun owners here on the list discuss it some. I couldn't believe my eyes when we stopped at Newspaper Rock on the last Saturday of Cruise Moab this year. There were numerous new bullet holes in the rock and it was obvious people were shooting at the deer and water symbols that look like bullseyes. Totally idiotic and comparing this year's pictures with those we took in 2003 it was clear they were all new in the last three years. Creating trail closures by wheeling irresponsibly is one thing but shooting holes in history is unfathomable to me.

nakman
05-23-2006, 08:28 AM
If anyone wants to hear more about it, go to the Boulder Ranger district meeting this Thursday. From Adam Mehlberg...
All,
The May meeting will be Thursday the 25th at 5:00pm at the
Boulder Ranger District Office, 2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, 303-541-2500.
Below is the agenda for the meeting.
------------------------
Mission/Direction:
To coordinate and implement volunteer projects on the Boulder Ranger
District related to the maintenance of OHV recreation.
Education - Restoration - Information
Test for projects: is it signing? erosion control? restoration?
keeping the public on the route? education? re-establishing closures
of previous decisions?
------------------------
Agenda:
1) Schedule Next Meeting - All

2) 2005 grants
319 Grant for Lefthand, update (Colleen)
Rainbow Lakes campground grant, update (Patty)

3) 4WD Road Signing project - Adam
Adopt-A-Road agreement for Miller Rock, status.
Gordon Gulch signing project, materials planning.
Four Mile Creek and Mount Alto signing proposal, status.
Jumbo Mountain access, status (JD)

4) Motorized Trail Signing project - JD
Possible projects status.

5) Lefthand Travel Planning update - Brian/Cat
Update on Lefthand Travel EA final, out in May?

6) Yankee Doodle Lake - Bill/Roz/Valerie
Progress on mud bog project preparations.
Contact Rollins Pass Restoration group - Valerie

7) Gillespie Gulch - Colleen/Greg/John
Status of private property gate, Black Rose mine.

8) National Forest Funding - Roz
Status of COHVCO, CMC, funding for recreation in Colorado.

9) Status of Overland Fire Closure - ?
Plan field trip to area in early June.

10) Lefthand Cleanup - Adam
Lefthand Cleanup review.

11) Urban Front Country EA- ?
Status on public meetings.

12) Middle St. Vrain - Greg/Adam
Projects are reduction of signage at Coney entrance, repair of gate
(welding).

Any new issues or concerns to work on, or Forest Service projects
related to Boulder Ranger District motorized recreation. - All

Boulder Ranger District projects list are online at
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/arnf/projects/
---------------------------------------------
On Hold 2006:
1) Restoration Projects on Park Creek, Bald Mountain description of
work for Categorical Exclusion.
2) BRD Transportation Inventory Grant
3) Sugarloaf Single Track
4) Adopt-A-Road agreement for Lefthand.
---------------------------------------------
Last Meeting:
3) 4WD Road Signing project - Adam
Adopt-A-Road agreement for Miller Rock, investigating easement at
entrance.
Gordon, Fairwell, and Bear Gulch, July 1 signing project planned.
Four Mile Creek and Mnt Alto spurs are being investigated for next
signing project.

4) Motorized Trail Signing project - JD
Trail list from INFRA database handed out.

5) Lefthand Travel Planning update - Brian/Cat
May be out in May.

6) Yankee Doodle Lake - Bill/Roz/Valerie
Forest Service ID team to review area and complete reports in summer.
Post and cable install Aug 18th. Restoration work Sept 2-3 will need
volunteers.

7) Gillespie Gulch - Colleen/Greg/John
Posts for gate have been set up. Private property owners have no
interest in an easement. Forest Service is blocked from fuels
treatment work.

8) National Forest Funding - Roz
Proposal to increase Colorado recreation funding for forests, $2.5
million. Delegations in Colorado House and Senate have signed.
Continuing work. BRC has posted alerts about recreation funding reduction.

9) Overland Fire Closure -
Field trip to area in early June, maybe a Friday afternoon.

10) Lefthand Cleanup - Adam
To be May 7th, 9:00am. Volunteer agreement complete. After Cleanup TRR
will weld map dispensers to kiosks. Need to follow safe practice for
welding and dry fuels in area.

11) Urban Front Country EA -
District wide regulation of shooting and camping. Scoping meetings are
May 6, 11, 17. Location being firmed up.

12) Middle St. Vrain - Greg/Adam
Projects may be reduction of signs at Coney entrance, repair gate at
Coney entrance, remove second duplicate route on Coney Flats.
Replacement signs on hold until end of summer.



Adam Mehlberg 3jeeps@cohvco.org 3jeeps@frii.com
Trailridge Runners 4WD Club
Secretary

wesintl
05-23-2006, 09:24 AM
Shoot... major bummer.. :bawl: :rant:

the article says the gate is going up "in the next week.." anyone know if it's up yet? Do we need to call an emergency night run?

or a sat, sunday, monday run? I could use some wheelin this weekend..

nakman
05-23-2006, 09:58 AM
How about Friday night? If it's gated we could just go down and mess around on Castle.

Uncle Ben
05-23-2006, 10:38 AM
How about Friday night? If it's gated we could just go down and mess around on Castle.

I'm up for it if :Princess: is OK with me skipping out....got a lot going on right now.... :rolleyes:

wesintl
05-23-2006, 10:59 AM
Can't do friday night nor sat now. :(

Crash
05-23-2006, 11:14 AM
I'm in. Too many great and fun runs there to not go for one last time!

nakman
05-23-2006, 12:21 PM
Cool, I'm in too. How about Gateway Park at 19:00?

and this run is exclusive to only those who take the time to read the land use area.. :)

Seldom Seen
05-23-2006, 12:32 PM
O.K. we're in. Which night, and where is Gateway Park?

Crash
05-23-2006, 12:34 PM
I should amend my "in" to being dependent upon having my truck back from Oleg's Beauty Parlor.
NO RUSH OLEG!!!!

Uncle Ben
05-23-2006, 12:46 PM
O.K. we're in. Which night, and where is Gateway Park?


How about a go-cart race for those who show up on time? http://www.netshrine.com/vbulletin2/images/smilies/naughty.gif

Gateway Park (http://www.gatewayfunpark.com/GPboulder/map.htm)

Seldom Seen
05-23-2006, 12:57 PM
Doh!:homer: Searched the POI locator for City/County/State Parks and not Amusement Parks

nakman
05-23-2006, 02:21 PM
Friday. and better directions are "across the highway from the Bustop."

Kipper
05-23-2006, 07:01 PM
Crap, I'll be in Texas. Seems like everytime there's a Gillespie run, I'm in another country.

Uncle Ben
05-23-2006, 08:39 PM
Crap, I'll be in Texas. Seems like everytime there's a Gillespie run, I'm in another country.

Thats how we plan these things!

El Flaco
05-24-2006, 12:17 AM
This is a total bummer. unbelievable what a few bad apples can do...with slugs and a suitcase of cheap beer. Guess Ill just have to go up there one last time with the crew for old times sake. Ill be there any night at any time this weekend. Was looking to get a run in this weekend anyway.

Uncle Ben
05-24-2006, 05:32 PM
Wanna make some brownie points with the Jamestown area?

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Greetings,

Would you like to help revitalize a natural area devastated by wildfire, while
protecting Jamestown from mud slides? Join Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
for a special mid-week project to stabilize acres of bare slopes above Jamestown
by applying straw mulch. This is a great opportunity for corporate groups, students
and anyone interested in taking a break from the office.

***We still need 10 volunteers to make this project a success! Please share
this message with others that might be interested in restoration.***

OVERVIEW
Date: Tuesday, June 6
Description: In October, 2003, nearly 4000 acres of foothills land burned in
a fast moving high intensity fire. Portions of the burn area have been restored
by a wide range of partners, including the US Forest Service, WRV, and the James
Creek Watershed Initiative (JCWI). However, a torrent of mud and debris has
flooded down from a gulch above Jamestown during major summer storms the past
two years. In 2006, WRV will collaborate with JCWI once again, and with Fire
Break Tree Services. Volunteers will spread straw mulch on acres of hillside
above town to stabilize slopes and promote water absorption into the soil. WRV
has been working with JCWI for six years, completing nearly ten projects to restore
the James Creek watershed. Number of Volunteers: 50. Min. Age: 12 with an
adult.

TO SIGN-UP OR GET MORE INFO
Please visit our website at www.wlrv.org, and click on "Projects." You can also
send email to info@wlrv.org or call 303-543-1411.

SPREAD THE WORD!
We find most of our volunteers through word of mouth, so please spread the word
and invite friends, family, and colleagues.

We hope to see you in Jamestown on June 6th!

WRV Staff


Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
2515 E. Sterling Circle, Suite 201
Boulder, CO 80301
303.543.1411
www.wlrv.org

Convert
05-25-2006, 08:34 PM
I think I'm in if the :Princess: is up for it. We have done that trail many times in the evening and cooked dinner on top and enjoyed the night time view.:thumb:

Red_Chili
05-26-2006, 07:43 AM
On the WRV post (Thanks, Kevin!): they still need trucks to haul straw as of last night at least.

nakman
05-26-2006, 02:17 PM
Dan, cool! Look forward to seeing you this evening, as well as the rest of y'all. Anyone else who's interested come on up!

Seldom Seen
05-26-2006, 04:57 PM
Dan, cool! Look forward to seeing you this evening, as well as the rest of y'all. Anyone else who's interested come on up!

We'll be there with Ric too....

Convert
05-26-2006, 07:09 PM
Things are not working out not going to make it. maybe next time:blah: :blah:

nakman
05-27-2006, 09:39 AM
Well, t'was a swell run. No gate as of 5/26/06, you can see where the gate is going to be, way at the bottom near the wooden fence, but there was no gate present at all. Had a good group, 5 trucks: Myself, Uncle Ben, Seldon Seen, El Flaco, & Ric. 60wag drove my truck the whole way up, I drove back. Road was a lot like last fall, not much has happened up there.. the big rock in the middle of the last obstacle before the overlook has been pushed down a little more, someone created a fire pit in the saddle area where Nugget hill intersects, that's about it. In fact, we couldn't see any activity at all in any of the mine sites either. Guess the gate comes first...

Seldom Seen
05-29-2006, 12:03 AM
Best I could do for pic's

Uncle Ben
05-29-2006, 08:14 AM
Here is a few that I took....

Uncle Ben
05-29-2006, 08:19 AM
some more...

Ric
05-29-2006, 01:46 PM
that was fun trial, Id really like to Thank you for the invite.
I wish it wasnt closing, Id like to run that again.