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The Grand Mesa Jeep Club's Annual Rock Junction Event is coming up on June 3-5, 2015. Please visit GMJC for additional information.

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COA4WDCI is more than just a way to bring Clubs from

around the State of Colorado together.  We are also about

participating in public events to help inform the general public

about responsible OHV recreation

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So I had a chance to sit down and read the newest “Crawl” magazine (51st Edition) last night. Kurt Schneider shared some comments about the 2015 King of the Hammer in his Land Use editorial that were made by my friend Steve Egbert who is the President 

Come see your

Colorado Mammoth vs. Edmonton Rush

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Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, and help support the Colorado Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs, Inc.

Game starts at 7 pm with tailgating and “Show & Shine” event prior to the game.

 

"Ticket Prices and more details to come"

2015 Loveland Fire & Ice Festival

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On February 13th and 14th 2015 the COA4WDCi attended the Loveland Fire & Ice Festival

to help promote and support responsible OHV use.  There was a good showing from the Northern

District Clubs, with many rigs in attendance (18 in Total).


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we even had a unique snow monster

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We are hoping that this will be the first of many times we are able to bring clubs together

out in public to help promote responsible 4x4 use.

COA4WDCi 

at the Loveland Fire & Ice Festival

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To see more pictures click here

Fun in the Snow 

With

"The Mountaineers"

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December 21, 2014 started out looking like it was going to be a good day with fair weather when the Mountaineers and guests began to meet at the regular meeting location.  With two members already on their way up the Canton the other 11 left from North Fort Collins to begin our days adventure to Crown Point Road in hopes of making it all the way through and even making our nemesis “Black Hollow”, as it seems we can never make it any further than the entrance of Black Hollow.

            As the convoy started up Poudre Canyon there was not much activity, but could see signs of small amounts of snow around as we gained elevation.  As we drove past the entrance to Kelly Flats we seen Jake Thoen and the Trust Orange Bronco unloading to join us in the adventure.  As we turned off of Poudre Canyon onto Pingree Park Road we began to see more signs of snow and the wind began to pick up.  We had reached the turn off for Crown Point to find our other member Kyle Eddy unloading his almost trusty Scout from its trailer.

            After a quick stop to let everyone air down and lock in the hubs, we started up Crown Point being led by our Club President Jim.   For the first couple miles we were beginning to wonder if we would be able to find any challenge in the days trip, as there was minimal snow with the occasional 4-6 inch deep drift.

            As we passed Salt Cabin Trail the snow began to get deeper and deeper.  We had the advantage of having one member along with us that was just up there 2 weeks prior (don Maresh), that informed us that there was definitely more snow then there was on his last trip.  Once we started to get closer to Black Hollow and the snow was getting even deeper our Trail Leader was having to make his way through the original 12 inches of snow as well as the fresh 6-8 inches that had fallen.

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            As we approached Black Hollow and rounded the corner it was realized we most likely would not be making it any further yet again.  The drifts at Black Hollow and beyond we already reaching 3-5 feet in depth and went for as far as one could see.  After playing in the deep drifts for about an hour with not much forward progress to be spoke of, it was decided that half of the group would start making their way back down and heading to Sevenmile to check the conditions there, while the ones with the bigger tires stayed to try their luck a little longer.

            For the ones that remained at Crown Point the fun was just beginning, as it became a winch and tug fest fro the next 2-3 hours. By the end of the debacle on Crown Point Don had managed to back into the trust Orange Bronco denting his tail gate and breaking a tail light, Scott Rilley managed to get stock in a 5 foot drift that was flowing into the bed of his rig, and then there was Kyle Eddy that some how managed to snap the tail cone off of his transfer case in the Not so Trusty Scout!  Lets just say he was glad he had his trailer parked as close as he did.1501175_10203410985337735_8514002243895723912_o

(To be Continued with the Sevenmile Trip)

The Rest of the Story

            When the back of the pack got up the Black Hollow intersection, all we could do was to park our vehicles and watch the carnage going on in the snow drifts above us.  After about an hour of watching and waiting, it was very evident that we would never even come close to getting a couple of vehicles through the drifts, let alone all twelve of us.  Five “back of the packers” still wanted to do some wheeling and with the blessing of the trip leader the five headed to Seven Mile. 

            As soon as we got to a lower elevation we left behind the blizzard conditions and the winds were calm.  On Seven Mile, all we had was packed snow and the creek wasn’t completely frozen over.  The trip to the upper meadow was mostly a drive through.  We went to see if the gate on Stump Hill was open, it was.  There was about 6 to 8 inches of fresh snow on the trail.  He who can resist anything but temptation (Jim B.) was the first to break trail and made it to the top. A guest (Tim) and Craig also made the trip to the top. 

            All in all, it was another fun day of wheeling for the Mountaineers!

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