Saturday, July 6, 2019

July 3rd Parade

Hello everyone, hope that you are enjoying this beautiful 4th of July. Want to thank everyone who participated in yesterday’s parade. You help to make it a huge success.
        Thanks again   Wayne






Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Stony Pass/Silverton Ride



We unloaded just east of the Rio Grande Reservoir.



And started off for Stony Pass.



Took a break at the pass.




We were in a hurry to get to Silverton for lunch.



Beautiful flowers along the way.

We had a combination of ATV’s, Side by Sides and a Jeep on the ride. Thanks to Harry and Connie for planning a terrific ride today.

Barbara


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Miners Creek Hike

We had to walk through the creek a couple of times, it would have been easier than this crossing.






Monday, June 18, 2018

Trail 341B Hike


We hiked just under 5 miles round trip. There were a lot of downed trees, but the trail was wide and we got around them with no problems. Thanks, Wayne and Linda for a great hike.

Wednesday there is another hike that will be led by Dennis.
Friday we are going to finish clearing the Lake Fork Trail, which our club maintains.
We would like to see everyone at both hikes.





























Thursday, June 14, 2018

Lake Fork Trail Cleanup



We started at the top of the Tie Hill/Lake Fork trail, 5 of us going down the trail with a chainsaw and loppers.  Linda M. and Barbara took the vehicles down to the bottom of the trail and started up to meet us.

Wayne's saw wouldn't run so my saw was the tool of choice.  I had installed a new carburetor, fuel lines and primer bulb last week to correct a fuel supply problem.  It refused to run at the higher altitude until making adjustments to the carburetor, then it ran OK. FOR ABOUT AN HOUR!  After that it was a pain in the neck.  We were able to clear about 2.5 miles of the trail before giving up and headed for the truck.  



WANTED! A NEW LIGHTWEIGHT 16 TO 20 INCH GAS CHAINSAW, CONTACT WAYNE OR DENNIS!!



We ran onto the campers 3 miles down the trail, they had come up from the bottom and were very appreciative of our clearing the lower part of the trail.



Thanks a million to Wayne & Linda M., Ryan, Lloyd & Barbara and Linda C. for their help on a hot day.  It was very warm and dirty work. I didn't take any pictures of the deadfalls, after you've seen a couple they all look alike.  And I was tired.........



Come Monday and join us for a NON WORKDAY HIKE, enjoy the opportunity while you can.

Dennis

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Lake Fork Trail Cleanup 6-6-18



Five of us cleaned up the trail for 2.5 miles, up to the washout on the trail.  Wayne and I cleared the trees, Linda C., Dennis M. and Linda M. cut the brush back out of the way.  Wayne and I also moved some larger rocks and one boulder? off the trail.



The deadfalls are getting larger, the smaller ones having already fallen.  The positive side of all this?  There are a lot fewer trees still standing to fall now..........



It was a  lot of work, we saw one user RUNNING up and down the trail while we were working: disgustingly young!



We will be hiking again on Monday, come and join us for a great time in the outdoors.



Dennis





Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Inspiration Point Hike

Wayne and Linda lead us on a hike to inspiration point above Creede. When I say above, it was 2053 feet above Creede! The round trip mileage was 4.27 miles. I’ll leave it to the reader to calculate the average slope. All along the trail were spectacular views of Creede and the surrounding mountains and valley.




The dark spot in the center of the photo is the Creede Fire department.

3 Linda’s (Cooper, Moulds and Treibly) Wayne, Lloyd and Barbara made the trek to Inspiration Point. It was a narrow space with drop offs on both sides.

Bachelor Loop Road



Looking down on Creede.
On Monday we hiked Embargo Creek, there were 14 hikers.