Trip Reports

Oct 21, 2017 - Liberty Trail

Oct 14, 2017 - Chinaman's Gulch Night Run

Oct 1 2017 - Fall colors run

Sept 23, 2017 - Eagle Rock Night Run

Sept 2 2017 - Labor Day Weekend in Buena Vista

Aug 19 2017 - Blanca Peak

July 15 2017 - Veterans Home Show & Shine

June 3 2017 - Eagle Rock Scouting trip

May 19 2017 - Moab, day 4

May 18 2017 - Moab, day 3

May 17 2017 - Moab, day 2

May 16 2017 - Moab, day 1

May 6-2017 - Hackett Gulch

April 9 2017 - Chinaman's Gulch

Feb 25-2017 - Hackett Gulch

Dec 18, 2016 - Christmas Party 2016

Oct 12-15 2016 - Chile Challenge

Sept 10 2016 - Spring Creek

Sept 1-4 2016 - Dakota Territory Challenge 2016

July 2 2016 - Veteran's Home Show-n-Shine

June 18 2016 - Eagle Rock Work Trip

June 4 2016 - Eagle Rock Scouting trip

May 13 2016 - Moab: Top of The World , Day 4

May 12 2016 - Moab: Strike Ravine & Area BFE , Day 3

May 11 2016 - Moab: Metal Masher , Day 2

May 10 2016 - Moab: The Pickle , Day 1

May 10 2016 - Moab: Seven Mile Rim , Day 1

April 9 2016 - Chinaman's Gulch

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

Eagle Rock
Date: May 20th 2012
Trip Leader: Bob Novak
Members Present: Sue Fisher, Russ Rose, Dave Peaslee, Mike Borum, Jim Garn
Guests Present: Mike, Mike, Damon, Nick
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Description: Attendees (riders in parens)
Bob (Jerry) - Trip leader
Sue (Kathy)
Dave (Monte)
Jim Garn
Mike - guest - 88 Rover
Mike - guest - 06 Rubi
Damon (Tannis) - guest - Jim G's Son and Grandson - 05 Rubi
Nick - guest - 12 Rubi

Thought this was going to be a small group but turned out to be ten rigs.

I will need to post a thank you on CO4X4 because the trail was in the best shape I've ever seen it for this time of year, they did a good job, little trash compared to other years.

Once we eventually found Eagle Rock the trip went relatively smoothly. In spite of having two rigs open/open we made it through the trail with only normal delays. Our guests proved to be some pretty good drivers. The unexpected snow/mud made it an interesting trip. Mike (88Rover) made up for his lack of lockers with a heavy right foot and even though he had a few "souvenirs" on the body to remind him of the trip, he had a great time - I guess that he recently "accidentally" bought another Rover on EBay for $1000 had something to do with it!

Had lunch at the regular place and then the group split with most heading home and myself, Russ, Sue and Rover Mike electing to do Saran Wrap - which was where the fun started.

Russ took the lead and we started up the end of the trail where it starts near the wetlands that we fenced in a few years back. We missed the right turn that would lead us back down to the meadow and instead continued up the hill where the road got progressively worse - did I mention snow/mud?

It was pretty apparent to everyone but Russ that we needed to turn around. He eventually got the idea when he couldn't go any farther. When trying to turn around he got sideways off camber and started sliding sideways down the hill - no problem - until he lost a bead and the RR tire came pretty much off the rim. The camber was such that Rover Mike put a strap on his side to make sure he didn't start rolling sideways downhill while we figured out what to do. I got up to him (with a winch along the way) and we hooked up a snatch block from an uphill tree to his LR corner and got him straightened out. He then made it back down to the level to change the tire. I then had some adrenaline pumping while I tried to turn around and started the sideways sliding thing. With some good advice from my spotters I got it turned around and made it back down. We were hoping Russ would have had the tire changed by that time but since he only had a 33" spare he had to first put that on the front and then change the back one. A hi-lift along with a bottle jack got the job done. It helped that he only had a 33" spare to put on as it slid in nice, saved us from having to come up with a Plan B.

After that we headed home - a fun, exciting trip and we got to meet some new wheelers who we hope to see on some future trail runs.