This week Stay The Trail participated in 2 large OHV Events and helped with an avalanche debris clearing project.
Wagon Wheel OHV Rendezvous, 7/18/2019 – 7/20/2019, Meeker, CO
Stay The Trail attended the Wagon Wheel Rendezvous, a three-day event focused on showcasing the Wagon Wheel Trail System and the town of Meeker. The attendance this year was the highest ever with over 300 people attending the event. The majority of participants were Side by Side users with the remainder of riders using ATV’s. This was a good event to showcase a community that is extremely OHV friendly and is working to grow their economy around this user group. The town of Meeker and Rio Blanco County have most public roads open to OHV’s to make travel to and from riding areas most accessible.
Additionally, STT gave a short presentation about the program, trail adequate and responsible OHV use on public trails. STT participated in (2) trips on Friday and Saturday including one ride with the USFS OHV Trail Crew.
FJ Summit, 7/18/2019 – 7/21/2019, Ouray, CO
Stay The Trail was asked to attend the 2019 FJ Summit in Ouray, CO. Every year this event brings in hundreds of Toyota enthusiasts from all over the country to enjoy the unique scenery surrounding the Ouray, Silverton, and Lake City areas. STT was able to address all attendees to discuss OHV ethics in Colorado and educate users on high alpine environments. In the past there have been issues surrounding the understanding of these sensitive ecosystems during the event and it seems to be very helpful to address users on this topic to help them understand the Stay The Trail principles.
Clohesy Lake Trail Clearing Project, 7/21/2019, Granite, CO
Stay The Trail was asked by CORE to assist in the avalanche debris clearing at the end of Clohesy Lake Trail in order to open it for summer recreation. We were able to clear most of the debris from the road. There is still some work that needs to be done to remove trees that are still buried in the snow where a new major avalanche slid leaving debris over the end of the road.
Stay The Trail was there to assist in chainsaw operation as a certified sawyer.