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National Public Lands Day 2005

Building the Sidewinder Extreme 4x4 Jeep Route

The BLM Kremmling Field Office participated in the Grand County National Public Lands Day event, which involved partnering with the U.S. Forest Service Sulphur District, National Park Service, and Headwaters Trails Alliance to complete five projects within Grand County. The KFO’s project was to define a technical Jeep route by fencing off some closed routes around the trail. The Mountain Metal Mashers Jeep club has had a proposal in to the KFO for the construction of some rock obstacles and this project was the first step to getting this work underway. Volunteers included 16 members of the Mountain Metal Mashers and four other interested volunteers. Eight BLM staff from the Kremmling Field Office worked on the event day, and three others participated in getting the prep work done. The work involved using technical Jeeps to haul in materials to the site, the construction of 1400’ of buck and rail fencing, and trash removal from the site.