Trip Reports

Oct 25 2015 - Chinamans Gulch

Sept 23-26 2015 - Moab

Sept 4 2015 - Dakota Territory Challenge

August 22 2015 - Blanca Peak

Aug 8 2015 - Red Cone

July 25, 2015 - Holy Cross

June 28, 2015 - Eagle Rock Trail Cleanup

June 20 2015 - Twin Cone

June 13, 2015 - Metberry Bulch

May 16 2015 - Carnage BV

May 2, 2015 - Liberty

June 28, 2014 - Twin Cone

June 21, 2014 - Work Trip-Eagle Rock/Reynolds Wrap

May 17, 2014 - Rainbow Falls

May 4, 2014 - Independence Trails

April 27, 2014 - Chinaman Gulch

Trip Reports

Chinaman's Gulch
Date: April 9th 2016
Trip Leader: Alex James
Members Present: Donald, Sue, Tim, Cherie, Dawson, Lyall, Kim, Mike, Nathan
Guests Present:
Picture Link: Mike's photo's  Lyall's photos            
Description: The group met at the Red Rocks Safeway for a great day of wheeling. At 8:00 am, before heading out, an air line leak was detected (and a repair attempted) on Lyall's JK. About 8:30 we were on the road to Buena Vista. The ride there was uneventful, with staging, fueling, and safety briefs complete by 10:00am. The group headed out at 10:15am, but before everyone was lined up a call came on the CB that Lyall had a problem. Circling back, we discovered that his front driveshaft had completely separated from the front axle, with all four bolts missing. Upon further diagnosis, his rear shaft was beginning to separate as well. Luckily this was discovered early on and a quick trip to local automotive and hardware stores ensued. Lyall found the correct bolts and the repair was effected by 12:00 noon, with us then getting back on the trail. The trail ride itself was uneventful. The day was beautiful with a few wind gusts, no rain or snow, and the trail was relatively dry. No carnage was experienced by the participants. Sue did lose an air line to her rear locker, but no other failures were noted. The ride concluded around 5:00pm, with part of the group visiting the Coyote Cantina for dinner and others heading back to the Springs. As always, this was a great trail that can be enjoyed by all riders and rig build levels. Everyone had a great time!