Trip Reports

Oct 21, 2017 - Liberty Trail

Oct 14, 2017 - Chinaman's Gulch Night Run

Oct 1 2017 - Fall colors run

Sept 23, 2017 - Eagle Rock Night Run

Sept 2 2017 - Labor Day Weekend in Buena Vista

Aug 19 2017 - Blanca Peak

July 15 2017 - Veterans Home Show & Shine

June 3 2017 - Eagle Rock Scouting trip

May 19 2017 - Moab, day 4

May 18 2017 - Moab, day 3

May 17 2017 - Moab, day 2

May 16 2017 - Moab, day 1

May 6-2017 - Hackett Gulch

April 9 2017 - Chinaman's Gulch

Feb 25-2017 - Hackett Gulch

Dec 18, 2016 - Christmas Party 2016

Oct 12-15 2016 - Chile Challenge

Sept 10 2016 - Spring Creek

Sept 1-4 2016 - Dakota Territory Challenge 2016

July 2 2016 - Veteran's Home Show-n-Shine

June 18 2016 - Eagle Rock Work Trip

June 4 2016 - Eagle Rock Scouting trip

May 13 2016 - Moab: Top of The World , Day 4

May 12 2016 - Moab: Strike Ravine & Area BFE , Day 3

May 11 2016 - Moab: Metal Masher , Day 2

May 10 2016 - Moab: The Pickle , Day 1

May 10 2016 - Moab: Seven Mile Rim , Day 1

April 9 2016 - Chinaman's Gulch

Oct 25 2015 - Chinamans Gulch

Sept 23-26 2015 - Moab

Sept 4 2015 - Dakota Territory Challenge

August 22 2015 - Blanca Peak

Aug 8 2015 - Red Cone

July 25, 2015 - Holy Cross

June 28, 2015 - Eagle Rock Trail Cleanup

June 20 2015 - Twin Cone

June 13, 2015 - Metberry Bulch

May 16 2015 - Carnage BV

May 2, 2015 - Liberty

June 28, 2014 - Twin Cone

June 21, 2014 - Work Trip-Eagle Rock/Reynolds Wrap

May 17, 2014 - Rainbow Falls

May 4, 2014 - Independence Trails

April 27, 2014 - Chinaman Gulch

Trip Reports

Hackett Gulch
Date: May 6-2017
Trip Leader: Colin
Members Present: Homer, Tim, Cherie, Sam, Tracy, Ben, Mike, Alex, Kristine
Guests Present: Eric
Picture Link: Ben's photos  Mike's photos  Kristine's photos          
Description: Another beautiful day for the records. The sun was shining and the mountain breeze was crisp. We met at the red rock Safeway with Homer and his wife in their Ram Charger, Eric with his blue power wagon (Homer and Sam’s Friend), and Tim and Cherri in the Rubiclone. Soon after Sam, Tracy, and Ben arrived in their new Dodge Dakota, and Mike in the LJ along with his friend Stu. When Alex and Christine arrived with both jeeps, we headed up the pass to the Conoco Gas station in Divide where we fueled up and met Ray in his YJ. We had a 30-minute drive down windy roads to the trail head parking lot, where we unloaded the trailers and aired down the tires. There is a long fire road drive to get to our first and furthest out trail, Metberry Gulch. The trail starts easy with a few rutted spots and an area of rocks off to the side that most played on. Winding our way down to the first obstacle, a v rock at the bottom of a sharp right hand steep downhill section. As the Rubiclone was approaching the first rock obstacle their transfer case malfunctioned leaving them in a precarious situation on the side of the trail. Mike and Alex got them back on track but after assessing the situation Tim and Cherri decided to turn around and head out in 2WD. Unfortunately, at that time, Ray realized he had an overheating issue with his YJ and decided to follow them out. Continuing down we soon reached the next obstacle. A loose gravel, steep hill following by a large rock face to crawl down (or you could opt for the bypass with large offset mounds). We all continued downhill conquering the rock face obstacle, before stopping at a campsite by the creek for lunch. After lunch, we headed back up the trail the way we came in without any issues. A mile back towards the staging area is our next trail, Longwater Gulch, where Mike had to leave the group for other obligations. Down to 6 rigs, we started Longwater, which is a scenic trail through the Hayman burn scar with 2 major obstacles. Longwater rock, a steep left-hand rock with a sharp right turn at the bottom. Once you reach the bottom you have access to cross the 3-foot-deep creek and either turn around or explore trails and camping spots. We decided to turn around on the other side of the river, as storm clouds were rolling in and we were running out of time. We headed back up the trail to the staging lot to load up, air up, and head to McGinty’s in Divide for dinner. The rain held off just long enough for us to get inside before mother nature unleashed her downpour. What great timing, and all around a successful and great trip!