Area BFE, August 4, 2007

Jim and Jeff went out to BFE for a couple hours to test out new modifications & repairs on the sammi's. We ran Minor Threat (including the Gatekeeper to Helldorado), and Green Day, and messed around at the Test Area. Everything went well, and the trails are in good shape. However, it seems that the rock-stackers have been busy in the Gatekeeper, and Minor Threat dosen't seem to be as tight as it used to be. Also, we saw more trash on the trails than in the past... sounds like a clean-up and rock un-stacking day is in order. … [Read more...]

Ouray / Silverton (Colorado), July 27-29, 2007

A few club members made a trip to Ouray & Silverton, CO on the last weekend of July, where we ran Poughkeepsie Gulch and Imogene, as well as a trip up Yankee Boy Basin. On Friday afternoon, we had some major thunderstorms, which dumped a lot of rain. There was some minor flooding up around Yankee Boy, but no real damage. The obstacle near the top of Poughkeepsie was wet from the rain, and even the locked rigs needed the winch to climb it. We had planned on running Black Bear Pass, but unfortunately a major washout a few days earlier had closed the trail. Local opinions varied greatly on how long repairs would take, so anyone planning on running this trail should check on its status first. … [Read more...]