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2016 November Newsletter

Adam Mehlberg  | Published on 11/4/2016
Trailridge Runners 4WD Club Newsletter
Trailridge Runners
4WD Club

P.O. Box 1716 * Longmont, CO 80502 Newsletter
November 2016
Club Business
Club Meeting
Wednesday November 9, 6:00pm to 9:00pm - Meeting, Moose Lodge #1548, 2200 Pratt Street, Longmont, CO 80501. Open to all members and guests.

The lodge is one street west of main, between 21st and 23rd on Pratt Street. We'll be in the north hall. Folks who arrive early will need to enter at the main entrance, take the 2nd left, off the lobby, enter the middle hall and continue north to the north hall. The front door is a key card door but there is a button for the bar tenders to open the door. Those that arrive early can prop the door open on east side of the north hall so folks can park on the east side of the building and enter through that door.

Next Meeting:
6:00pm to 6:30pm - Social Time
6:30pm to 7:00pm - Eat Pizza
7:00pm to 9:00pm - Planning Meeting
  • Statement on meeting etiquette.
  • Welcome guests.
  • Treasury amount and Fund amount.
  • Vote in any new members.
  • TRR Club Express update.
  • Send 2017 refreshment sign up sheet around.
  • New/Other business.
  • Planning for the 2017 year, part 1.
  • Planning for the Moab Utah Thanksgiving trip.
  • Planning for the Christmas Caravan event.
  • Planning for the TRR Christmas Party.
  • Planning for the Longmont Parade of Lights.
  • Review of the COA4WDCI 4th Q meeting (Moab).
  • Review of the Picket Wire Canyon trip.
  • Update calendar of events. Leaders to inform club on changes made to the online calendar.
  • Planning for the 2017 year, part 2.
  • Presentation on Cumbres and Toltec trip and the Rocky Mountain High trip.
  • Close meeting.
Past Meeting Minutes
  • Welcome guests Steven & Shelly Green and Richard Reavey.
  • Treasurers report was read.
  • No new members to vote in.
  • Motion by Wanda and 2nd by Tom to move the 2017 TRR Christmas Party to the Moose Lodge on December 2, 2017 if Debbie can get the date reserved. Motion Passed.
  • Planning for the Saints John and Deer Creek trip.
  • Planning for the COA4WDCI 4th Qtr meeting in Moab. Larry will attend.
  • Planning for Picket Wire Canyon trip. Don will not be able to lead/attend.
  • Trip will not be effected as the Forest Service leads the actual trip to the site.
  • Planning for the planning meeting.
  • Planning for the Moab Thanksgiving trip.
  • Planning or the TRR Christmas Party. There is a chance that Kathy and John will not be able to host as planned. Jeff and Jennifer volunteered to host if needed.
  • Review of Middle St Vrain Sawtooth Peak hike trip by Ray.
  • Review of the Buena Vista area trip by Greg.
  • Review of the Argentine Pass trip by Tom.
  • Review of the Kingston Peak trip by Greg.
  • Review of the Cumbres Toltec railroad trip by Jeff. Don will have a slide presentation at a later date.
  • Discussion of TRR wall calendar by Gordy. Need pictures as soon as possible.
  • Discussion of access from Miller Rock through gate at Glacier View Ranch discussed by Gordy. Glacier View Ranch is willing to open the gate if contacted and scheduled in advance by phone.
  • Discussion of the seasonal closing of the Middle St Vrain trail by Greg. He will send a notice on TRR Talk when the Forest Service determines a date.
  • Motion to close meeting by Wanda and second by Matt. Meeting adjourned.
Club News


The TRRTalk forum is on our Club Express page. Go to TRR Main page and login. Click your member section in the upper right and then click on your profile. Select the Froum link at the bottom to set your preferences and forums you want to join.

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For questions on TRRTALK send an email to Gail Straty at WilyCoyot(at) or Brian Gilgren at bgilgren(at) with TRRTALK in the subject line

Club Refreshments

The following people are signed up to bring refreshments to the club meetings.
  • Nov - Gary and Tina Bogott, Greg Beery
  • Dec - Marc and Jennifer Dominguez

Vehicles for Sale

Judy Turner has the Blue 2005 Rubicon for sale. Also, the Roll Back Trailer is for sale. Please contact Greg Beery for details and pricing (303)776-1148.

TRR Wall Calendar Pictures Needed!!

Are you not sharing?? Bad TRR member! No Soup For You!
Christy and Gordon need to get your 2016 trip pictures by the November club meeting (or sooner) in order to create that great wall calendar that you will be looking at each month next year. You can post pictures on Club Express or put them on a thumb drive. Any way will work. The pictures need to be at 1 MB or larger in size and are best if they have club members in them, and/or their Jeeps. Trips that are lacking pictures for the calendar are: Parade of Lights, Holiday party, Memorial Day picnic, Miller Rock, Middle St. Vrain, Argentine Pass, Kingston Peak, Rock Junction, All-4-Fun, Super Bowl party, Go Cart Racing, Crescent/Mackinaw Lakes, Cumbres and Toltec, Buena Vista, 4th of July, Ladies' Run, North Twin Cone Peak, and Pass Hoppers.
Recent Trip Articles

Trailridge Runners 4WD Club - Article
TRR North Twin Cone Peak
by Rich Horiuchi. Photos by Rich and Cathy Horiuchi unless otherwise noted.
Bob and Jana, Gene, Don and his son’s family (Bret, Nicki, Avery, and Sophie), Richard and Karla, George and JJ, and we (Cathy, Rich, Jordan, and Aaron) met at the Loaf ‘N Jug east of Bailey and made our way to the Kenosha Pass campground. There, we aired down and then headed up the road (FS 126).

After climbing quickly and navigating through several switchbacks, we stopped at one of our favorite places to park and take in some views.
The rocky section that followed has continued to erode (leaving bigger rock obstacles), creating some fun challenges for those who decided not to take the bypass. Most of us tested out our skid plates and rear bumpers--meaning, it was a lot of fun!
We ate lunch at the bottom of the steep hill and then headed up the road to the top of North Twin Cone Peak.

(Photo courtesy of Don L.)

(Photo courtesy of Don L.)

At the top, we were afforded the awesome views this run is known for.
(2006 – 2016—some things change quite a bit over 10 years.)

On our way down, we had some more fun in the rocks, and once back in Golden, we ate dinner at On the Border and celebrated George and JJ’s anniversary with some sopapillas for dessert. A very enjoyable day was had by all! (Sorry, no lightning storm excitement again this year. Our track record for this is declining, but I’m not complaining.)


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