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    Box o Rox is gonna happen!

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    Just got off the phone with eric at BCLP and after a brief conversation they are very excited to have someone commit to adopting that section of trail. Specifically the lower bog section that tends to stay wet through the year. I am committed to give back more this year if it means getting out there with an Amoeba on my head!

    This is where the T.I.T.S. crew comes in and anybody else willing to join in. I know there are various other worthy trailwork days and weekends that alot of you already are involved with and that is great-please keep that up! But if anybody wants to extend that and join in on this section please post here and or PM me with name, email and contact info so i can have this on hand.

    There will be a trailbuilding workshop in the spring sometime, i will get those details out when i get them and pass them on. With enough people i think we can knock this out fairly quickly and help that area to recover.

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    Just got off the phone with eric at BCLP and after a brief conversation they are very excited to have someone commit to adopting that section of trail. Specifically the lower bog section that tends to stay wet through the year. I am committed to give back more this year if it means getting out there with an Amoeba on my head!

    This is where the T.I.T.S. crew comes in and anybody else willing to join in. I know there are various other worthy trailwork days and weekends that alot of you already are involved with and that is great-please keep that up! But if anybody wants to extend that and join in on this section please post here and or PM me with name, email and contact info so i can have this on hand.

    There will be a trailbuilding workshop in the spring sometime, i will get those details out when i get them and pass them on. With enough people i think we can knock this out fairly quickly and help that area to recover.

    Work always to be followed by a night ride of course!!
    Kev -- Let's see about coordinating something with the social ride committee we're on -- it might be a good way to get lots of folks involved, etc etc. waddaya think?
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    Absolutely! More the merrier! Maybe even coordinate with COMBA and utilize some of those tools! I know COMBA has a section already but with enough folks on a couple outings we could do alot with this section.

    Have received a couple pm's already thanks guys!

    I cant seem to find my pic of the original sign anybody?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me!
    Absolutely! More the merrier! Maybe even coordinate with COMBA and utilize some of those tools! I know COMBA has a section already but with enough folks on a couple outings we could do alot with this section.
    I'll present the tool request at the COMBA Board meeting Tuesday night -- unless, of course you want to show up and present it yourself? I, personally, would like to see the COMBA trailer there, etc etc.
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    I would love to but next week is gonna be tight as it is. Trying to get ready to go to canada for 10 days. I will get in touch with Jason unless there is someone else i should talk to. As far as the Trailer goes, only place it could go would be the Rooney lot and pack up tools from there. I would be down for bringing my grill and cooking up some post work food and then head out a night ride!


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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me!
    I would love to but next week is gonna be tight as it is. Trying to get ready to go to canada for 10 days. I will get in touch with Jason unless there is someone else i should talk to. As far as the Trailer goes, only place it could go would be the Rooney lot and pack up tools from there. I would be down for bringing my grill and cooking up some post work food and then head out a night ride!


    Found it by the way!
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    Uhh....that would be me...I think! The Social Events/Ride Director. I'll present it at the BoD meeting Tuesday night. COMBA also has a grill that I can bring with...
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    I'll help.
    You have my info.
    We can team up on my section too!
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    good on ya', kevin...



    fwiw, i think we could likely get gate access from lakewood and park the trailer in the dirt across the overpass/bridge like we did for national trails day.

    just let nancy know how COMBA might best assist w/ your grassroots efforts.
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    Wooohooo!

    This is gonna be soooo much fun! Trail fixin, trail ridin, socializing.... That's MY cup o' tea! Can't wait for this weather to go away -- Bring on the sunshine and dry trails!
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    Do they want a boardwalk across that or what's the plan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy!
    Do they want a boardwalk across that or what's the plan?
    Sounds good to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy!
    Do they want a boardwalk across that or what's the plan?
    Was kinda thinking the same thing ... like the low-liers in BCLP, only narrower


    Although something with that much structure seems awfully tame for BOR...
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    What that section needs is some good ol Appalachian Trail armoring.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/2458407205/" title="Appalachan Trail Armoring(Burnt MTn 04/08) by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2003/2458407205_702fc00bd1.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Appalachan Trail Armoring(Burnt MTn 04/08)" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/2459282056/" title="Appalachan Trail armoring( Burnt Mtn 04/08) by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3231/2459282056_fa2007eb52.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Appalachan Trail armoring( Burnt Mtn 04/08)" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/2458398217/" title="a rigid goat on Burnt by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2221/2458398217_ee5bc02b02.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="a rigid goat on Burnt" /></a>

    But I think what really needs to happen is a couple of switchbacks through the valley on a more sustainable grade. Some boardwalk(Skinnies) could definitely be used.

    I'm down PBR...Let me know when the scoping happens for reroutes..I want in on the whole process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics
    What that section needs is some good ol Appalachian Trail armoring.


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    I'm down PBR...Let me know when the scoping happens for reroutes..I want in on the whole process.

    agreed!

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    Yeppers -- me three -- Then we all can discuss in what way we (COMBA) can support this effort.
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    I'm in pbr! I can lift middle size to large middle sized rocks over my head if that helps. let me know what i can do.

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    Will do for sure! I just cleared out the PM inbox so should be more room. Thanks to all of you who volunteered! I have an email list going so will contact all of you when things get rolling!
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    Okay, dumb ?

    So, I grew up here, have ridden GM, DR and MW for 15 years, but I don't know what trail is "Box O' Rocks"? I don't see it named on the GM trail map. Just curious?

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    I think it comes up the northwest side of the mountain from the concrete bike path. I only know that from looking at the map on the Lakewood, Colo site.

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    Here's the Lakewood site with a link to the map in .pdf - http://www.lakewood.org/comres/page....GreenMountain/

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    New to the area, but did boat loads of trail work back east...where trail armoring is a must...would love to help out, too!

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    I'm guessing this is the area that's gonna be reworked. First pic is during a real dry winter when this area can be just hard pack; the second is during a nice wet spring where conditions can range from nice to tacky to a mud pit.
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    Nice pics XC! yes that is precisely the area, along with the lower longer of the two gulches. That section could use a switchback rather than that straight chute that seems to become wider and washed out! But first order is to rework the bog area. I have received many pms and emails and i appreciate it! Once we pin a date down to scope out the area, I'll let everyone know as soon in advance as i can and we can meet up and discuss options along with the appropriate Lakewood parks and rec personnel. Thank you to COMBA for offering up the tool trailer!

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    Thanks to scar for his aerial photography. I made some changes. edit: (too bad the print is unreadable. The lower arrow sez "Fun climb" and the upper one sez "Best enjoyed when going up"). If asked I would tell descenders that I enjoyed going up more. Their usual response was that they'd NEVER gone UP Box of Rox.

    BTW, can we rename it back to what it used to be called---The Rusty Sign Trail?
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    XCguy, I have gone up that trail. Not fun.

    Would wood bridges be out of the question in the reroute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedell99
    I have gone up that trail. Not fun.
    that's crazy talk. the most fun climb on the big green hill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGuy!
    that's crazy talk. the most fun climb on the big green hill!
    Orale, vato. The only thing I miss when I veer off the service road to do BOR up is the nasty climb about 200 yards off the road. That seems to get tougher year by year or maybe it's just me. And, oh yeah, I then miss grinding all the way up the service road but you can't have everything!

    Here's somebody not having a problem climbing that nasty section:
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    BTW, can we rename it back to what it used to be called---The Rusty Sign Trail?
    I agree, Rusty Sign Trail. I miss that name. Much more descriptive. The whole "mountain" is a pile of rocks, cobblestones, and clay, but there is only one rusty sign!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cartman
    I agree, Rusty Sign Trail. I miss that name. Much more descriptive. The whole "mountain" is a pile of rocks, cobblestones, and clay, but there is only one rusty sign!

    I totally agree! that is out of my hands i even tried to track down that sign i think it was spoken for FT you ever find anything more on that. oh wait do you still ride or is it full on ski mode? with your hookups i would too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me!
    I totally agree! that is out of my hands i even tried to track down that sign i think it was spoken for FT you ever find anything more on that. oh wait do you still ride or is it full on ski mode? with your hookups i would too!
    I bet there's a welder on this forum could fashion another one and we can just leave it outside till the inaugural ride on the rebuilt bog. You know, have a ribbon cutting ceremony up top, one end of the ribbon on the "new" sign, the other end held by some rusty clunker somebody's got laying outside next to the shed.
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    Any plans for the box yet?
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    Hey snigs,

    thanks for followin up! I am still kicking around some dates. I really wanted to do it national trails day, but i guess they didnt want to spread out crew leaders on two projects. Turns out i am also out of town that weekend. Fam. wants to go to moab when its actually warm.

    Who am i to argue if they want to go!

    The two weekends i was thinking are June 12 or June 26 (or possibly May 29th)

    19th is build weekend on the black diamond trail as well as the Bailey Hundo

    5th is national Trails day Then were stating to get into 4th of july weekend= hot to be wroking on GM.

    So with that said im going to propose those two weekends and see what the powers of Lakewood say. We'll also be using the COMBA trailer with tools so need to coordinate around their schedule as well.

    I will be following up with all the people that emailed me and hope to get a good number of those people to come and help out! With lots of folks this should be able to be completed in one day.

    thoughts.......

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    Put me on the list, I should be in town.


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    Here is what were dealing with if your not familiar:

    These were about a month or so ago.


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    With a good sized group we should be able to do some good!
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    Just got this from Sara Schweitzberger (REI Volunteer Coordinator). It looks like Box of Rocks/Rusty Sign will be getting some work done on 2010 National Trails Day:

    This year’s National Trails Day is right around the corner and we need your help! On June 5th, Lakewood Regional Parks and REI will be hosting our fourth National Trails Day event on William Frederick Hayden Park ( Green Mountain ). This event will involve some serious hands-on trail work as we reroute the lower segment of the Box of Rocks trail.

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    Yes, that is gonna be the lower section of bor.(not the bog section) I think they are working on a reroute of that steep gulley. Which is interesting because what i proposed was a reroute crossing that bog section a little bit higher and crossing the always wet sesction where its a little bit narrower. It would mean a switchback or two nothing major and letting that whole lower area to heal over. But Lakewood said they didnt want to create another scar on the mountain
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me!
    Here is what were dealing with if your not familiar:

    These were about a month or so ago.
    Yeah rode there last night. Not much has changed, so it seems that my inquiry was timely. I did not inspect it, but I am guessing there's either an underground spring or just perfect soil conditions for a bog. Either way get ready to dig and haul gravel!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me!
    But Lakewood said they didnt want to create another scar on the mountain
    yeah...a huge muddy section is a sight to behold...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonbonan
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    That is THE light!
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    A couple dozen railroad ties and a few tons of pea-gravel will fix that thing right up!

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