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2024 June newsletter

Adam Mehlberg | Published on 6/5/2024
Trailridge Runners 4WD Club Newsletter
Trailridge Runners 4WD Club
Longmont, CO 80502

  June 2024 Newsletter

Club forum, email to, which will go to all TRR members
Club Business

Club Meeting

Wednesday June 12th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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. In the lobby the rear left double door is the middle hall and continuing through the middle hall is 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
6:30pm to 6:59pm - Social Time

7:00pm to 9:00pm - Meeting
  • Introduce guests.
  • Welcome new members.
  • Treasurers report.
  • Board meeting update.
  • Update on Blue Ribbon Coalition.
  • Club Express update.
  • Ray’s Extravaganza.
  • Update on the 40th Anniversary planning.
  • New/Other business.
  • Planning for Middle St. Vrain and Coney Flats seasonal opening.
  • Planning for Storm Mountain.
  • Planning for Deer Creek and St’s John.
  • Planning for Silverton trip.
  • Planning for 2024 trips.
  • Review the Green River, Utah trip.
  • Review the Memorial Day Picnic.
  • Review the Switzerland Trail trip.
  • Close meeting.
  • Open discussion.
Past Meeting Minutes
Past Board Meeting Minutes
  • Bureau of Land Management has closed 317 miles of trails west of Moab, Utah. Blue Ribbon Coalition injunction was denied. Trails will be closed during the legal battle. Mike M talked with BRC and reviewed with the club members. After discussion the motion to donate $3,000 to BRC for the Moab legal team was reactivated. Original motion by Ray C, seconded by Mark G. Vote was taken and motion passed. Funds will come from the Kilgour Fund.
  • Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC) has had some recent successes. They blocked the BLM Conservation Plan to sell off public lands to private conservation groups. They blocked a plan in Idaho that would have closed 600 miles of motorized roads and trails. New challenges are the San Rafael Swell plan put out by the BLM, the Dolores River Plan in southern Colorado, and the Bears Ears Monument Plan in Utah.
  • The 40th Anniversary will be in 2025. The club needs volunteer to head the committees that will be needed to plan and implement this event. Presently Ray C will be overall lead, Deb T and Vic W will lead committee on lodging, Greg B will lead committee on trails, Wanda C will handle flags, Adam M will handle T-Shirts. First meeting will be June 7, 6:30pm, at Ray C house. Present proposed location is Salida, Colorado.
  • Utah Public Lands Alliance is promoting a new tool to document the 4WD roads that are driven, This will be used on the Green River trip to document the 4WD roads driven.
Past Meeting Minutes
  • Thanks to Mike and Lynn C for bringing refreshments.
  • Guest was Steve Strong, member.
  • No new members.
  • Treasurers report was read by Rich H. Dues have been collected and supporting memberships paid. Received $100 donation from Ed and Laura D.
  • No Club Express update.
  • Middle St. Vrain hosting signup sheet is available. You can sign up for a weekend and count types of users while camping at the host site. This is counted as volunteer hours for the club.
  • Gordon H is giving away tools and maps. Will post on the website. Contact Gordon to get details.
  • Looked into moving the club meeting to Friday night. The Moose Lodge hosts other groups that may have loud music and dancing. Decided to stay with Wednesday night.
  • Planning for the Memorial Day Picnic at the Moose Lodge. Bring a dish to share and your own drinks. Must sign up with Kathy H if you want main dish.
  • Planning for Switzerland Trail trip on June 8. Signup on the website. James H will be leading.
  • Planning for the Middle St. Vrain. Will be June 22 and June 23, overnight camping and project trip. Work will be reviewing the road for seasonal opening, fencing work, and hardening the entrance obstacle. Sign up on the website.
  • Planning for Storm Mountain to be led by Ray C. Signup on the website.
  • Planning for St’s John and Deer Creek to be led by Dan T. Signup on the website.
  • Rich H gave a review of the North Lake Powell trip. Had good weather and scenic 4WD trails. Did Poison Canyon one day, Ticaboo Loop on another day which had good views of Lake Powell. Henson Canyon into the Henry Mountains over Stanton Pass was a change from desert canyons to mountain forests. Also did Lollipop Loop and Taylor Ridge. There were a few 4WD trails that had a bit of challenge.
  • John G gave a review of the Blanding trip. Did the Hotel Rock trail, John’s Canyon which had lots of trees, and Comb Ridge visiting the River House cliff dwellings. Last day was Dino to Recapture where they ran into a washed out road.
  • Planning for Green River, Utah trip after club meeting.
  • Motion to close meeting, Greg B, second by Christy H.
  • Open discussion.
Club News

Club Refreshments

The following people are signed up to bring club refreshments for the club meeting.

Jun – Larry and Paulette McGimsey
Jul – James Henneke
Aug –
Sep – Mark Grayson
Oct – Rich and Cathy Horiuchi
Nov – (Planning Meeting)
Dec –

Meeting Night Dinner

There is a casual get together for dinner at 5:00 pm at the Las Palmeras restaurant in Longmont. Contact Greg B at 303-776-1148 or text message to 720-353-9416 to let him know you will be attending. Reservation is under “Greg”.

Recent Trip Articles

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