This is a message to be shared direct from Ron, the Trail Supervesior at Coal Creek, OHV Park.........
I have identified a new area on the Coal Creek OHV Park that is a good
opportunity for a project for all the Jeep Clubs to get involved with.
Here is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor to design a unique
concept and help manage the construction of the Trail System. This is
something that I want to get started this fall when the weather gets
cooler and the snakes go to sleep. Right now what I am looking for 6
people that can assist in the design and layout of this trail. If you
know what kind of trails that 4x4 Jeep/Truck people like to ride on and
you can think outside the box then I am looking for you to join the
group. Only respond if you are committed in seeing this project thru to
the end. It would be nice if we had at least one representative from
each of the above named organizations.
As soon as I have the people in place for the design and layout team, I
will setup a time that the team and I can meet and go out and see the
area at Coal Creek.
I am really excited to do this trail and have a concept in mind that I
have mentioned to several of you here and there. Please pass the word in
the community and respond if you are interested in joining the design
and layout team.
This fall we will need additional help. Coal Creek will provide all the
heavy equipment and resources/materials are available in the area to
create this trail system. This is gonna be BIG!
For more info on Coal Creek OHV Park - http://www.coalcreekohv.com/
No experience is necessary on any aspect of this project. What is necessary for the planning, is knowledge of what type of trails people with Jeeps/Crawlers like to ride on. I would like to see this be multi-use for both Jeeps and Crawlers.
I have spoke to a few of you of what I have in mind. But will lay it all out on the first planning day we have. The first planning meeting will be on July 14th. I figure we will have at least 2 planning days. The first one would be to lay a rough draft out. Then the second one a few weeks later which would give the planners time to talk to some of the other members to get feedback. The second planning day will be to bring back any suggestions.
The meeting will be on the mountain in the area we will be designing. Let me add a little more to what this area is. It was logged several months ago. It is over on the South Side. I went in and looked at it several months ago. It has a main skidder road already running thru it. There are some side skid roads and one of these is an area I have in mind. There are alot of big boulders and rocks near this second skid road. I had envisioned making a rock garden type of obstacle course along side of this trail. There is also a couple of rock ledges/mini high walls that I have looked out for a climb out of the hollow to the top of a ridge. It will not be of the caliber of Trail 75. Anyone that would like to be involved in the planning and design is invited to the July 14th meeting.
Coal Creek is now developing an area which may be titles the" Big Mountain Crawl Project". It's favored more towards full size off road vehicles and sounds like it will be a rock playground of sorts. This is something we've all been asking for. There ready this month to cut in access and lets us start riding it, and they just need some help to get it done. They are asking for volunteers from our 4x4 club and some other local Off Road clubs others to help with this task. On Jan. 26 at 10 am they are having a work day. If possible please try to attend. We will be working out in the woods in a new area, let's all show Coal Creek how much we appreciate this effort and knock out this trail like we did the last one. Many thanks must go out to Ron from Coal Creek "Trail Supervisor" and the coordinator of this venture.