WS4W Club Calendar
Rock Junction hosted by Grand Mesa Jeep Club in Grand Junction, CO. Check their website for additional information.
West End 4X4 Poker Run hosted by Nucla-Naturita Chamber of Commerce. Watch for more information as the date approaches.
Lester and Ruth S. will lead a tour out to the Cashin Copper Mine and then up to an overlook of the mine on Sunday morning, after the West End Poker Run. For this Sunday trip, meet at the Rimrock Hotel in Naturita at 9am. Have a full tank of gas; bring water, lunch and snacks; although we may be back in Naturita in time for lunch.
Steve Waters will lead the clean up trail ride for Mineral Creek
Meet Saturday, July 11th at the Ouray Visitor Center, departure time 9am. During this Covid-19 issue period we should expect adherence to social distancing recommendations at our departure location as well as at the lunch stop. Bring sufficient water, your lunch, a trash bag and a tank full of fuel.
July 15th, 9am at Hancock Town Site, east side of Williams Pass Trail head with a full tank of gas, lunch, water and snacks. However, please note the following information:
We are planning on Meeting at the Hancock Townsite/Alpine Tunnel Trailhead on the St. Elmo side of Williams at 9am on July 15th. This is not a work day so we don’t need volunteers. We may clear a tree or two and I know of one rock that will need moved to travel the full pass, but the goal is to assess the condition with the FS. topics for discussion during this site visit will include possibily moving the opening month from August to September; the current road condition, future signage and any work that will need to be completed sometime this summer before the opening date.
Until the west tunnel grate is repaired, Williams will be run as an out and back from the Salida side.
If you need directions to the meeting site, please contact Rick A.
Week long jeep event host by Mile High Jeep Club of Denver CO. Check their website for additional information. This year the event will headquarter at Empire, CO.
Rick A. will lead a Black Bear Cleanup on July 25th, leaving Ouray Visitor Center by 9:00 AM. This will also serve as a Black Bear Reverse (August 1st) qualification run. Plan an optional return via Ophir Pass. Please have a full tank of gas, lunch, water, snacks,etc.
We will be hosting a Williams Pass workday on Sunday, July, 26th. We will be brushing the road of overgrown willows, moving rocks, and working with the road engineer to cut waterbars. The project info is as follows.
Project Overview –
Where: East Alpine Tunnel Parking Lot (38.639400, -106.361851)
When: 0800, July 26th
Plan: Drive to the summit, have a safety meeting, disperse into work crews
Tools to Bring: Battery powered hedge trimmer or battery powered saws, lopers, shovel, pick.
It would be ideal to take as few vehicles up the pass as possible. Please ride with someone. There is not a lot of room to stay on the trail at the summit.
**We will be locking the gate behind the crew so please don’t be late**
Bring water, lunch, snacks, gloves, etc.
Rick A. will lead Black Bear Reverse on August 1st. Plan to leave City Market South no later than 5:00 AM. Participants must pre-register with Rick in order to be allowed on this trip. Please have a full tank of gas, lunch, water, snacks, etc.