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60wag
08-19-2012, 07:38 AM
We had a great day up on Jenny Creek. Five of the volunteers spent Friday night up there. We had the lower campsite to ourselves until one other group wandered in during the evening. The site is so big that it could easily accommodate a lot more people. We spent the evening discussing the Saturday plan while focusing on emptying an assortment of beverage containers.

Saturday morning the Forest Service, as well as the rest of our crew showed up around 9a and we got to work. There were about 15 RS members and mybe 5 FS employees. We started with a buck 'n rail fence on Rolllins Pass road to close off a steep hill climb that drops into the road leading down to the stream crossing on the Jenny Creek trail. I didn't get any pictures with the crew building the fence but it turned out really nice. It's amazing how fast you can construct something when there are a lot of hands available.

After the fence, we headed up to Yank Doodle Lake and ran the trail from the top down taking care of minor issues as we found them. The post and cable is holding up well and the closed areas behind the cable looks great. We added more rocks, logs and a few carsonites to close off illegal route spurs leading off of the main trail. We shoveled a bit of dirt to help the one big puddle on the trail drain better. There was a bit of trash in some of the campsites to pickup, but overall the area looks good.

We took a late lunchbreak and chowed on the Qdoba taco bar that Scott Y brought up. Yum. Some folkes had to take off after lunch. Kevin took Maibeth, one of the Rangers, back to the lower part of the trail to finish signing some of the lesser used roads.

A big thanks to all who turned out to help. We got a lot done and had fun doing it. The trail looks great. If you haven't made it up there lately, make the effort. I think it's one of the best front range trails available - not too easy but not too tough.

Also, it was great to see Jeff Zepps latest project, a sweet FJ60. Unfortunately a stump and rock conspired to grab a rear quarted panel and mar the otherwise perfect body. Well, at least color matching the paint shouldn't be hard.

Jacket
08-19-2012, 08:06 AM
I was amazed at how quickly 15 people could construct 40 feet of fence. That was a lot of fun. Thanks to Bruce and Kevin for their organization, and to Scott for zipping up Rollins Pass on his low-riding Zuki to deliver some tasty tacos.

Uncle Ben
08-19-2012, 11:04 AM
Awesome to see a good turn out of RS'ers ready to get-r-done! Thank you!!

I meant to take a lot of picture but Maribeth worked my arse! :lmao: I was tired last night when I got home! :whiteflag::offtobed::thumb::thumb:

Here is the only one I took all day. This was the crew hard at it assembling the 60' of buck rail fence....
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This is a loaded Wildrice trying to act like it's big brother Ricecake and hauling everything out in one load...
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bh4rnnr
08-19-2012, 11:12 AM
Awesome work guys!

:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::thumb:

:cheers:

euroford
08-19-2012, 01:26 PM
A Great day! Thanks a bunch for letting a heep tag along, I greatly enjoyed the chance to pitch-in on the work, meet a great group of people and run the trail! The taco's were a huge hit, I was -starving- by the time i made it back!

a quick phone pick:

http://i46.tinypic.com/11gqd8l.jpg

the little flatty did pretty good, her biggest day out so far, she suffered a bit of carnage though. I had a rear corner panel get snagged as well, exposing some of the previous owners shotty body work. The shocks were on my list of things to be replaced, and though i tested the suspension as well as i could in the driveway, dropping down into the creek flexed it more than i ever could, resulting in three out of four shocks being broken. note to self: shocks don't make very good limit straps.

no problem driving home though, turns out those shocks (as suspected) were not doing much in the first place.

wooo hooo! new project to keep me busy with in the garage! :thumb:

subzali
08-19-2012, 01:52 PM
Thank you so much guys! :bowdown:

:risingsun:

I am so bummed I couldn't partake on this one, so I really appreciate Bruce, Kevin, Scott and others stepping up to make it happen! You guys are really great!

JadeRunner
08-19-2012, 07:03 PM
A big thanks for Kevin, Bruce and others for stepping up to make this happen. It seemed like we had plenty of manpower for the work that was needed so that made the work pretty easy for most of us.

60wag
08-19-2012, 08:18 PM
Here is a shot of the finished fence.

Uncle Ben
08-19-2012, 08:33 PM
A big thanks for Kevin, Bruce and others for stepping up to make this happen. It seemed like we had plenty of manpower for the work that was needed so that made the work pretty easy for most of us.

It was a team effort but we are all just followers of the great Marco! Without Marco's diligence and direct communication with BRD we would flounder! :bowdown::bowdown::weld:

Rzeppa
08-19-2012, 10:26 PM
I got a couple of pictures. Here is Uncle Ben pulling a tree with Wild Rice with Bruce Lawson grinning and supervising. We will use the tree to pick the qdoba salad greens from between our teeth later in the day.

Rzeppa
08-19-2012, 10:30 PM
Next, Mike Davidson steps on an ant while his father Ken checks to see if there is a magnifying glass in the Makita case.

Rzeppa
08-19-2012, 10:32 PM
The magnifying glass was left at home, but at least we have milk delivery up here.

Rzeppa
08-19-2012, 10:34 PM
If we pretend we're working we might get lunch.

Rzeppa
08-19-2012, 10:36 PM
If we sharpen the tops of those logs, maybe we'll prevent KTM dirt bikers from trying to jump over them?

Rzeppa
08-19-2012, 10:38 PM
Uncle Ben checks to see if the DeWalt has the optional fracking attachment.

Rzeppa
08-19-2012, 10:41 PM
Add some long beards and handlebar mustaches and it is the 21st century equivalent of group photos of 1870s miners with their funny hats.

Rzeppa
08-19-2012, 10:45 PM
Matt checks under Wild Rice to see if that's where the squirrel ran.

Rzeppa
08-19-2012, 10:46 PM
That'll buff out! :eek:

Uncle Ben
08-20-2012, 12:18 AM
That'll buff out! :eek:

:(

FJBRADY
08-20-2012, 08:42 AM
Nice work fellah's.:thumb:

rover67
08-20-2012, 08:45 AM
Bummer on the Rigs Tim and Jeff!

Thanks everybody for taking your weekends to go work on Jenny Creek/Rollins Pass. The work you guys did is amazing! I appreciate that you guys were able to take it all on and make sure it still happened! It makes me happy to see the group up there having fun and making it a better more sustainable trail.

You guys rock!

Caribou Sandstorm
08-20-2012, 09:48 AM
Bummer on the Rigs Jeff and Jeff!

Thanks everybody for taking your weekends to go work on Jenny Creek/Rollins Pass. The work you guys did is amazing! I appreciate that you guys were able to take it all on and make sure it still happened! It makes me happy to see the group up there having fun and making it a better more sustainable trail.

You guys rock!

x2.

Great work guys!

rover67
08-20-2012, 10:43 AM
Jeff and Tim?

OOPS! meant Tim, your right!

Fixed!

euroford
08-20-2012, 11:54 AM
haha! Its all good, no way am i going to remember everybody's name on the first shot!

and no bummer about it at all, i'm going to head out and get some more metal and start making some new shock mounts as soon as i figure out which shocks i plan to buy.

Uncle Ben
08-20-2012, 12:17 PM
haha! Its all good, no way am i going to remember everybody's name on the first shot!

and no bummer about it at all, i'm going to head out and get some more metal and start making some new shock mounts as soon as i figure out which shocks i plan to buy.

Thank you again Tim for coming up and helping! You put some serious effort in! It was also great to see your flatty in it's intended element! Sweet rig!

simps80
08-27-2012, 08:51 AM
I lost my pictures
I like pictures
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Thanks Bruce, Kevin, Mike, Ken for a good camp out Friday night,
Thanks UB for the ...experience... in WR friday as well :eek::bowdown:

And to everyone who worked so hard on Saturday, it was neat to see how much can be accomplished in a relatively short period of time!! It was cool!

..and man what a good attitude on that flatty and its driver Tim awesome :cheers: :thumb:

euroford
08-28-2012, 01:37 PM
thanks for the compliments guys, i had a blast!

the flatfender hopes she can get reassembled soon, she says she wants to head back out and run the trail uphill after her fancy new shocks. good progress so far!

http://i45.tinypic.com/30aupa9.jpg

60wag
08-28-2012, 08:17 PM
That looks like a huge improvement over the old shock mount.