May Trail Ride and Meeting

Date: Saturday May 6th

Time: 9:00 for Ride with Lunch meeting to follow about noonish.

Location: Continental Divide Radar Site.

Project: To prepare for September fundraiser ride.

Bring lunch fixings as we will have the monthly meeting during the lunch after the ride.

Directions to the trail head are as follows:
Follow I-40 to exit 47 at Continental Divide. Turn south from the exit and then turn right. You will pass a building with a blue roof (used to be a Stuckey’s) on the left. Go 0.2 miles and turn left onto FR 464. You will go over a cattle guard and onto a one lane paved road. Follow this road for 3.8 miles. At 3.3 miles you will go through a gate into USFS land. There are flat areas on the right that are good for camping.
There is a gas station and a shop at Continental Divide where you turn off I-40.

You’re welcome to stay and camp overnight and ride again on Sunday if you want.

 

 

April Trail Ride 2017

Date: Sunday April 23, 2017

Time: 10:00

Location: Junction of USFS 180 and USFS 178 South of Bluewater Lake.

Trails Mapping in the Bluewater area. I still want to check out the trail up to Mt Sedgewick, but there are other trails to ride in there as well. 


Note: all rides subject to cancellation due to weather or fire conditions. Check weather and call before you haul just in case. This one’s close to Anna’s house so she should know the conditions that day. Parking site is suitable for overnight camping. If you want to come the day before and camp, or camp overnight after the ride you are welcome.

If you come in from I-40 at the Thoreau Exit (53) and travel up Highway 612 to the end of the pavement. I believe it’s about 4 miles on the gravel road to the road junction. However if you come from Grants and get on the Gravel road in Grants. it’s approximately 30 miles of gravel road. Easiest to come down I-40 to Thoreau sometimes due to logging trucks.

Saturday Monthly Ride Planned

Saturday Monthly Ride Planned

Junction of USFS Rd 180 and 178

Trails Mapping in the Bluewater area. I still want to check out the trail Up to Mt Sedgewick, but there are other trails to ride in there as well.
Note: all rides subject to cancellation due to weather or fire conditions. Check weather and call before you haul just in case. This one’s close to Anna’s house so she should know the conditions that day. Parking site is suitable for overnight camping. If you want to come the day before and camp, or camp overnight after the ride you are welcome. Just remember, the forest is in stage 2 restrictions meaning no open flames. We have had rain though in the area. (Check with USFS also as they MIGHT remove the restrictions shortly.)

Note that Weather predictions are for rain all this week. Call before you haul. If there is lightning, We will be safe and not ride.

If you come in from I-40 at the Thoreau Exit (53) and travel up Highway 612 to the end of the pavement. I believe it’s about 4 miles on the gravel road to the road junction. However if you come from Grants and get on the Gravel road in Grants. it’s approximately 30 miles of gravel road. Easiest to come down I-40 to Thoreau.

Here is the ride map. The total trail mapped here is about 12 miles, but we have a couple loops to check out so if we need to come back earlier due to weather etc then we can cut it shorter.

bluiewater Ride 2 map