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Old 08-19-2012, 07:38 AM
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Default Jenny Creek work day 2012

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.
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