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Old 10-22-2017, 11:28 PM
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Big thanks to Travis Rogers (honeybadger) for hooking us up on this!

We had two main objectives, one was to haul materials up to a staging area for other volunteers to use them for erosion control, and the other was the most fun. Create a new trail for future projects of hauling material and personnel to previously inaccessible areas of the Hayman burn area.

Scott Yoder (jaderunner), Brian Wilson (beachboy) and Stephen Rudy (leines red) and I created a new trail up a hillside and over to another drainage that will allow ordinary 4x4 pickup trucks to haul personnel and materials to this other drainage. We moved hundreds of fallen trees and decided the route as we went. We were not allowed to use our own chain saws so we moved most of the fallen trees by hand. One of them we hooked to Scott's truck with a strap and moved it that way.

It was a beautiful cool day with bright blue skies and some breeze. I can't think of a much better way to spend such a beautiful day than with good friends helping to mitigate the effects of the worst wildfire in recorded history of Colorado. CUSP personnel were appreciative of our turnout and our help on this 4th work project with them. They will certainly be asking us to help them going forward.
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Old 10-23-2017, 02:56 PM
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Default What it is like route finding in the Hayman Burn Area

It was a real pleasure to get to wheel/volunteer with you guys on Saturday. Thank you!


HQ quality looks a little better. I though I had the aspect ratio changed, but you still get the idea.

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Old 10-23-2017, 05:55 PM
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A huge THANK YOU goes out to all of our people who came out to lend a hand with this project. Daine, Scott, Jeff, Brian, Steve. You guys rock.



We had a productive day. We built just over two miles of new trail to access remote areas. This will help CUSP out immensely in the future as they continue to work in the burn area doing re-seeding and erosion mitigation work in years to come.



We did have some carnage however.

I think the final tally was:

two flat tires. One smashed mirror. One broken cruise control lever. Minor scratches to various arms. One broken clock spring. And one severely jacked up steering system. (The curse of the Haymen Fire Love Letters is real, folks...😱 )



But no one got seriously hurt. And we all made it out in generaly one piece.



Again, thank you guys so much. I'm sure I'll be in contact with Jeff and Rachel from CUSP in the not too distant future. And I'll be sure to let you folks know if there is a need for more help in this area.

Here are the only pictures I got all day.



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Old 10-23-2017, 07:51 PM
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Looks like fun and a neat opportunity to take advantage of you all!! thanks for representing and I hope it was a good time. Building that bridge alone looks like a hoot.

Travis whats the rest of the story?!
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:35 PM
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Yea what's the story Travis? All I knew was that Zepp slashed a sidewall at the end of the day.

It was a good day and fun creating a trail all the way up that mountain, over the ridge and down a finger right where they wanted us go and open up a trail. Moving those dry old burnt logs was pretty easy.
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Old 10-24-2017, 10:09 PM
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What a great time. When do you get asked to blaze a new trail in National Forest land. Beautiful day and great friends.
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:55 PM
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Sorry it took so long to get these up. It was a different kind of day than we are used to. Had a lot of fun and were able to accomplish quite a bit. We did find some positive signs of pines making an attempt to grow back.

Looking forward to helping CUSP in the future. In the first pic that is Scott, Jeff, Stephen and Brian climbing up to the ridge line. Travis and I went the other direction to blaze trail over to another gulch.

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What a great time. When do you get asked to blaze a new trail in National Forest land. Beautiful day and great friends.
a trail that won't be open to the public
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What happened to the mirror? Some one use it as target practice?

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What happened to the mirror? Some one use it as target practice?
I believe a tree jumped out in front of him...
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