The San Luis valley is located in Southern Colorado high up in the beautiful Rocky Mountains! Our club members are comprised of avid Outdoor Adventurers and Environmental Activists. We came together as a group to create an environment where we can enjoy our magnificent surroundings and work together to preserve and protect this incredible area.
Monday, July 5, 2021
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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
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.
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.
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.