Thank you everyone who was able to make it out today for our trail ride and cleanup. The amount of trash removed was incredible, and made a huge impact/step forward in helping the environment and the camp going into that area. Huge thanks to Dell and Randy Clement for the use of the dump trailer. We also had some awesome swag bags provided by Dean Phelps with Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Sandy. Thank you!
The drive up the trail to the mining area was mostly uneventful, except for 2 flat tires. One of which Travis Olsen was fortunately on hand to show off his expert tire plugging skills and we got the spare swapped in a short time later.
After leaving the mining area, a few folks had to head home and to work, so the group split and a portion continued on up to Commodore Pass. After reaching the pass, and scouting the shelf road to make sure it was safe to cross, we were informed of a 4 Runner that was stuck back near the pass. We headed back down to find a young couple and child who had be stuck for almost 4 hours at the base of a long winding hill.
One recovery vehicle was sent down the hill, and It was quite the task winching the stuck vehicle out, turning both around, and then getting them out of the area. The wind was nasty cold and very prominent coming through the narrow pass but an awesome team effort by everyone in the group pitching in to haul line, connect shackles, shovel snow, push, pull, and everything in between lead to the 4 Runner being extracted a little over an hour and a half later. The family was extremely grateful for our help, and it was an awesome opportunity to help those in need.
After the recovery the group headed down the mountain without issue and headed on home.
During the cleanup we had the volunteers put metal items in one trailer, and general trash in another to keep them separate. A few days after the cleanup we ran the metal to the recycling center and it weighed in at 2,300lbs. The general trash was then taken to the dump and weighed in at 1,400lbs. What an awesome impact on helping the environment!
Thanks again everyone!
Til' Next Time!
Photo credit goes to Jensen Paterson with Red Rock Crawlers. Thank you!