Trip Reports

April 13, 2014 - Chinaman gulch

May 28th 2012 - Chinamen

May 20th 2012 - Eagle Rock

April 27th 2012 - Martinez Cabin and Canyon Trail

April 26th 2012 - Woodpecker Mine / Ajax Mine

April, 24th 2012 - New River Trail

Apr 23rd 2012 - Crown King - AZ

Mar 24th 2012 - Independence Trails

Aug 28th 2011 - Redcone

Aug 21st 2011 - Mosquito/Weston Pass

Jul 22nd, 2011 - Holy Cross

Jul 19th, 2011 - Spring Creek

Jun 19th, 2011 - Twin Cone Peaks

Jun 5th & 12th, 2011 - Scouting/Work trip to Eagle Rock

May 22nd, 2011 - Chinaman Gulch

May 15th, 2011 - Slaugterhouse Gulch

Jan 30th, 2011 - Hotel Gulch

Trip Reports

Scouting/Work trip to Eagle Rock
Date: Jun 5th & 12th, 2011
Trip Leader: Matt Dodds
Members Present: Dave P, Mike B, Glen M, Matt D, Rob K, Bob N, Keith V, and Matt T
Guests Present: Sunny B, and Brian P, Mike M, Lan B, Aj, Ben T, Tyrell M, Eric T, and William B
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Description: 5 Jun 11, Scouting trip to Eagle Rock

A beautiful day for 4 wheeling, we met at Starbucks in Red Rocks Plaza. Matt D, Mike B, Bob N, (with guest) and Fred H. We drove to the trail head with no problems and when we arrived the pond at the beginning of 370C was flooded all the way across the trail, at least two feet deep.

We drove through the trail looking for areas that needed improvement. It was a great day with no problems and no drama.

As a group we came up with a plan to pass on to Ranger Rick for next weeks work trip.

12 Jun 11, Eagle Rock work trip, with the kids from the Nevada boys home.

Another beautiful day for 4 wheeling. We met at the Nevada Boys home and picked up 7 Kids and 2 Counselors. Drivers included Dave P, Mike B, Glen M, Matt D, Rob K, Bob N, Keith V, and Matt T. The Kids (Young Men) included Mike M, Lan B, Aj, Ben T, Tyrell M, Eric T, and William B. Counselors included Sunny B, and Brian P.

We got an early start, and it was a good thing we did, because driving up Gold Camp Road Matt's Sami started to overheat. We stopped for a short time, added water and hit the road. We later determined a bad exhaust fitting was generating too much heating the engine compartment.

We arrived at 370C just after 9 am, and found the forest service was there waiting for us. The first thing we noticed was that the water from the week before was gone, the difference a week makes. We got our safety briefing and reminded the kids to stay together in groups of two (that's important for later). Then we decided to break into three groups. Group one, led by Rob, stayed in the main area and worked on trash pickup, Group two, led by Mike, went with the forest service to another trail location to winch an abandoned vehicle onto the forest service trailer. Group three, led by Matt, headed up the trail to put up some fencing. All groups did trash pickup and everything went smooth and around noon we alll met in the meadow for lunch.

The forest service decided they would stay at the beginning of 370C and use the tractor to block off restricted areas and would not need our assistance. They thanked us for the help and we thanked them for their support.

We headed down the trail stopping at the top of the mogul hill to repair the water bar in that area. After heading down the trail rob started having fuel problems. They worked on the jeep for a while, and decided it would be best for him and Mike to head back down the trail.

During this short delay we were able to fix Matt's Sami exhaust leak and then continued down the trail, stopping to pick up trash when needed. At the end of the trail we stopped and used downed trees to block off restricted areas and cleaned the area.

It was a great day and we are getting ready to head off the trail to meet Mike at the exit when one of the boys from the Nevada house disappears. It seems that he did not want to ride in the back seat (LJ with the top down), so he turned around and walked back down the trail. He didn't tell anyone what he was doing or where he was going. After looking around at the top of the trail for him, we came to the conclusion that he might have headed back down the trail. Matt and Bob started driving down the trail looking for him while everyone else stayed at the top looking for him. We got Mike on the CB and had him go to the trail head and look for him. Mike found him at the trail head. Matt and Bob turned around, gathered up everyone that was looking for him and headed down road 379.

On our way down we found a Jeep Cherokee rolled off the side of the road. We stopped and investigated, took some pictures and headed to meet Mike. We meet up at Gold Camp Road and drove back to the Nevada House.

It was a great day (with the exception of one kid). Most of the kids had fun and we got a lot of work done. I sent a photo of the rolled Jeep Cherokee (with license plate number) to Ranger Rick, I got a call the next day from the Forest Service Law enforcement to get the location of the Vehicle, with thanks for the help the Club provides.