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YJgirl
May 8th, 2006, 10:22 AM
WOW! We pulled a dumpster full of trash out of the shooting area, with still more to be removed but it would not fit in the dumpster! The great thing this year was that we had about 65 volunteers to help out!!! There were Trail Ridge Runners, NCTR people, RMEC people, Mile High Jeep Club was represented, a couple of people from the DU club were there, FS personnel, lots of volunteers from this board, and there was a guy with Oregon plates that showed up to help, and Cole (xtremejeepn) drove all the way from Ohio on Saturday to be there with "Merel" the clean up truck on Sunday! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Oddly enough, I didn't see a few certain individuals that said they'd show up.... :shrug: but we managed to get the job done regardless. Although it never helps to have a few extra hands.

The shooting area was atrocious this year. Shooters are trashy, hands down. There was a fridge, washing machine, TV's propane tanks :confused: , credit cards, paint cans with paint still in them, aresol cans, basically you name it, it was shot at. Here are some before shots.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid205/pcc06a44c328cddf122d5ca81bdbcdce4/ef1898f9.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid205/pf1c47dec0f67c49bcafc3928ad8d5e8a/ef189a02.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid205/p01ec7aea707c2b3193679a8f0239e179/ef189a03.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid205/p534ce646d218b75bba8b5679c0b29c7a/ef189a0e.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid205/p06b5a70028f37fcb28bf2fb8b368f8ca/ef189868.jpg

As you can tell, it was a wreck. It looked like a dumping site. We even had one guy show up to shoot and was pissy because the areas were closed for the clean up.

However, after 3 hours of hard work, all the volunteers had the area looking much better.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid205/p84e58b1aa991d2c618b37b1c4da7bc40/ef1897c4.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid205/p049a55a1cfc13275322342c57c40183e/ef18967b.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid205/p03ec06774d2936cce9be58d14f08ce42/ef18946d.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid205/pbcc4309a20d35c3c62c3ec711bab2974/ef18963e.jpg
Ta DA! Clean enough the kids were playing on the hill side.


THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS THAT HELPED OUT IN THE CLEAN UP!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

ArloGuthroJeep
May 8th, 2006, 10:32 AM
Wow that area looks 100x better, props to everyone involved in the clean up:thumbsup: I wish I could have been there:(

Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
May 8th, 2006, 10:46 AM
Wish we could do more to keep it clean all the time.


Here is a picture near the end of the clean up.

http://www.t-mobilepictures.com/photos/photo01/5b/6b/2c842e05e238.jpg

rockhugger75
May 8th, 2006, 02:27 PM
A BIG ?Thank You? to everyone that helped. Wish I could have made it. I had plans I could not get out of.



FS personnel? Why is this shooting still going on??? I looked at the Hobos web page and seen this is not the first time. That is just pure disregard for the forest and the rules over many rules. From what I have seen the NFS wants to shut down a Jeep trail if they find a single candy rapper. This shooting area need to be closed for good.

Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
May 8th, 2006, 02:34 PM
What bothered me was the amount of traffic that drove past the clean up to go wheel.

Why not stop and take the opportunity to help?

74BuckinBronc
May 8th, 2006, 03:02 PM
Nice work! It does look great! I was just up there a week ago and it was terrible! I think the shooters that use that area are mostly pigs, but not ALL shooters are. Heck, even if I am hunting, I still pick up my cartriges.

J.D.

MrK5-Scott
May 8th, 2006, 03:11 PM
The shooting area was atrocious this year. Shooters are trashy, hands down. There was a fridge, washing machine, TV's propane tanks :confused: ,
Last time we were up there, we chatted with a ranger for a little bit and he told us somebody was trying to light those propane tanks on fire. :eek:

YJgirl
May 8th, 2006, 06:43 PM
What bothered me was the amount of traffic that drove past the clean up to go wheel.

Why not stop and take the opportunity to help?
That bothered me too. Moreso when I walked the trail and they knew the clean up was going on, yet I found numerous cans and bottles on the side of the trail that nobody had bothered to stop and pick up. It amazes me how someone can turn a blind eye so easily even when it involves something they enjoy. I guess that's why they call it human nature. :shrug:

mtngoat
May 8th, 2006, 06:51 PM
I spoke with one of the rangers and she told me that the BRD is beginning a project to create designated shooting areas. Hopefully it will at least get people to go to the right areas, rather than a drainage and highly traveled trail.

I am sure people will still go there but hopefully it will help in the long run so trails and the like stay open.

-Dave

nblehm
May 8th, 2006, 08:54 PM
wished I could have showed up alittle earlier, still picked up almost a grocery bag of shells. Thanks to all those that showed up :thumbsup:

nblehm
May 8th, 2006, 08:56 PM
Last time we were up there, we chatted with a ranger for a little bit and he told us somebody was trying to light those propane tanks on fire. :eek:

about 6-7 months ago we were up there and idiots were shooting spray paint cans. I still need to send in the photos of them/license plates and what they were doing, if its not to late :rolleyes:

ATV4x4
May 9th, 2006, 07:16 AM
Wow I wished I could have come down to help the cleanup efforts. Looks great with all the garbage gone...I'm a big time pop can hunter and I have never left any crap behind like these other folks do...too bad they don't have any more respect than they do.

--Justin

Zen 4x4
May 9th, 2006, 05:11 PM
Here are some additional pics...

I was up there with the DU Off Road Club (Alum here)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/insitu/142405637/

It was my wife's first outing with 'big rocks' :o

She had a great time...

Bob