This year’s Mile-High Jeep Club All-4-Fun Event was held in beautiful Twin Lakes, about halfway between Leadville and Buena Vista, in the Central Colorado Rocky Mountains from August 2nd to the 8th. The main camp was located on private property off of Lost Canyon Road, and much appreciation should be expressed to Dennis O’Neill for his generosity as the land owner.
Getting set up on Saturday afternoon
The Stay The Trail education trailer arrived Saturday morning, and we were grateful to be given a spot right next to the main tent! Saturday was Land Use night, and representatives from the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition, Blue Ribbon Coalition, and Stay The Trail were asked to give a brief update on what is going on concerning public land access and what each organization was doing this year. The night was concluded with an entertaining game of Bingo, during which various prizes were given away.
One of the many trail runs, this one on the approach to Schofield Pass
Sunday and monday, participants went out on trail rides along with various vendors, getting a chance to explore the area. Twenty-five trails were available throughout the week, ranging in difficulty from scenic Mt. Antero, to challenging Holy Cross. On tuesday, the vendors were invited out to the Crystal Mill, between Marble and Crested Butte. Quite the scenic drive, and most definitely worth it, even though some did not get back until quite late in the evening, just in time to catch the end of karaoke.
The Crystal Mill, along Schofield Pass/Devil’s Punchbowl
Wednesday was Vendor Day with over 30 vendors and exhibitors surrounding the Rancho Big Top tent. Door prizes were given away all day, and vendors stayed very busy with the 600+ participants wandering through.
MHJC’s Jeff Miller giving away door prizes under the big top
All-in-all, this event was GREAT! We answered hundreds of questions and met with people from all over the country to show that we really do care about our trails and being good land stewards! Thanks again Mile-High Jeep Club!