Jul 31, 2018

5 Mile Pass Cleanup and Trail Ride - 7/28/2018

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Edited: Jul 31, 2018

 

 

It was great to be a part of the second annual desert cleanup at 5 Mile Pass. Listening to feedback from last year, the food was changed up to bacon, pancakes, and hash browns(once we got them thawed out) and seemed to be well received. After filling up on breakfast and mingling with the various clubs and attendees, the raffle was kicked off with some great items such as a recovery kit, 4 wheel parts gift cards(Provided by Wasatch Offroad!), RedHed tool kit, waterproof gear case, Trasharoos, and many other items. Big thank you to R1 Industries who also joined in by handing out swag items to the UTV folks at the event.

Once the raffle finished the group grabbed trash bags, provided by Extreme Terrain and the Utah DNR OHV program, and a nice free pair of reusable gloves provided by the Utah 4 Wheel Drive Association that will be beneficial to everyone on future cleanups.

Once on the trail the group spread out into 5 different areas, covering the most heavily used and abused spots, and set to clearing out trash left by less courteous users. The large amount of people made quick work of the cleanup and then continued on to run the various trails of the day. Despite groups running Constrictor, Sidewinder, and Rattlesnake, there were no major breakdowns reported during the event.

The trash was gathered up and almost completely filled the large dump trailer, which was brought out courtesy of Randy and Dell Clement. Randy also took time on his day off to dump the trash and have it weighed, coming in at 1080lbs of trash. Not too shabby!

I cant say thanks enough to all the groups who made this year, and past years, a success. These are outstanding groups that consistently give back to their community, and I recommend checking them out and becoming involved:

MOOR Offroad Wasatch Offroad Utah Off Road Recovery Team Utah 4 Wheel Drive Association UTV Utah BOAR Offroad

A big thank you goes to Steven Nielsen, who spent the day documenting the event with his camera on our behalf so we could focus on running the event.

And a huge thanks to the local businesses that supported the event. Definitely look them up for your future needs, and support businesses that support your sport!

Artec Industries R1 Industries Extreme Terrain I also need to give an extra special thanks to Extreme Terrain who provided not only trash bags, shirts, and decals to hand out, but also awarded us their Clean Trails Grant which helped cover a large portion of the various costs associated with the event. Thank You!

You can read up about, and apply for, the Clean Trail Grant via this url: https://www.extremeterrain.com/clean-trail-initiative-program.html

And as always, thank you to everyone who made it out to the event. This, and past events would not be possible without your support. I am grateful to know such awesome people in my life and look forward to all the

 

good we can accomplish together, and the adventures along the way.

Til’ Next Time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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