It was another humbling and fun filled day for this years Veterans trail ride through the Jacob City area. The day started out a bit chilly and those arriving early fought off the chill around the propane campfire while having some great conversation. As the last of the attendees rolled in we had a brief talk about the plans for the days trail ride, stops we would make, and basic trail ride info.
We then asked for all Veteran and currently serving service members to raise their hands, to which over half the group did so while the rest of us gratefully gave them a round of applause. It is always an amazing and humbling experience to have these great service members together with us for a day of fun. These service members were also treated again this year with free hats and shirts provided by the folks over at Larry H Miller in Sandy, Dean Phelps and Chris Reynolds.
The trail ride went smoothly, with the group clipping along at a modest pace and stopping to enjoy the Jacob City main mining area as well as Commodore Pass. Special thanks goes to Coy and Ryan for starting out ahead of the group and limbing trees and brush that had overgrown onto the trail. This lessened damage to vehicles and flags, while making the trail safer for everyone.
While at the Jacob City site, fun was had exploring old mines, buildings, abandoned equipment, and everything in between, and further up the trail Commodore Pass did not disappoint with its amazing views.
We then took in the views on our decent via the old toll road to Stockton.
Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to the event, participate, and contribute to its success. It was a great turnout with people from hours away driving to make the event, and various clubs and organizations joining in.
And of course thank you to all our great service members, past and present, who have served our country and made our freedom possible! We hope you had a great time today and will join us again in the future.
Til' Next Time!P.S.You can find a link to GPS tracks for the Jacob City area on our trail maps page: https://www.boaroffroad.com/ophir-jacob-city-area