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COHVCO 8th Annual OHV Management Workshop

8th Annual OHV Management Workshop: "A Tactical Approach to Now and the Future"July 10-13, 2008Salida, Colorado This Special Workshop is FREE For Enthusiasts with FREE Lodging for qualified club reps. Sponsored by the Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO) with assistance from: NOHVCC, MIC, BRC, US Forest Service, BLM and Colorado State Parks This year's workshop will take a more tactical, "on the ground" approach with an emphasis on sustainability of existing designated trail systems and building toward future growth of; "Life After The First MVUM". A combined audience of Land Management Agency personnel and Volunteer User Organizations and Recreational Enthusiasts can sit down one on one in a relaxed, educational forum and discuss local issues, and develop the needed contacts to interact closely on the status and implementation of Designated OHV Routes by Travel Management Planning in that area.Included will be educational discussions of OHV Management Techniques, Volunteer Stewardship, issues and general principles of enhanced social and environmental monitoring, maintenance and management of sustainable motorized trails. This will be coupled with the need to address easily understood companion maps and effective signage. This collaborative effort will help to build camaraderie and a sense of understanding among agencies and different user groups. Thursday Check In and evening VIP Welcome Reception (*Hors d'oeuvres and Cash Bar provided*)OPTIONAL: Trail Crew Leader, Maintenance and Construction Skills Training. Certifications in ATV and Dirt Bike Safety. Friday Agency & Enthusiast Classroom Sessions will include: (**Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided**)Back to the Basics of Good OHV Management§ Techniques in Good OHV Management, Trail Management Objectives and Cost Effective Ways to Implement Signage Plans.§ Effective Trail Crews; What They Can Do. Managing & Scheduling, Training Resources, Project Funding Eligibility, etc.§ Enhanced Social and Environmental Monitoring; Traffic Counters, Trail Patrols,§ Sound Testing, Enforcement and the Future of Sound Limit Restrictions in Colorado.§ The "4 E's of OHV Management, Sustainable Trail Maintenance Programs and "Life After The First MVUM"§ The State of OHV's in Colorado; Side by Sides, OHV Parks and Play Areas, New Rules on the Horizon**Planned Networking Dinner on own** Saturday Agency & Enthusiast Classroom Sessions and Location Ride with Field Discussions will include:**Continental Breakfast and Box Lunch provided**§ USFS Rule and BLM strategy for Route Designation, Inventory, Collaborative Volunteer and TIGeR Team Efforts§ Living With the MVUM and the Future, Volunteer Projects in Monitoring, Companion Maps for Designated Routes and Effective Signage§ Technical TIGeR Team GPS/GIS and Global Mapper Software Training§ Location Rides and Field Exercises, Sound Testing and the Future of Sound Limit Restrictions in Colorado**Club Sponsored BBQ Donation Dinner** Sunday Enthusiast Tailgate Sessions and Location Rides with Field Discussions to include:**Continental Breakfast and Box Lunch provided**§ Location Rides and Field Exercises with on the ground GPS Data Collections/Definitions and Trail Work Projects Please mark this on your calendars and REGISTER NOW to attend.LODGING AND REGISTRATION INFO AVAILABLE at www.cohvco.org SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE TO OHV ENTHUSIASTS AND CLUB REPS. For a more information, please contact: Corey Corbett at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The following is now available on line at the COHVCO website. PLEASE CHECK THEM OUT. COHVCO OHV Workshop Info (July 11-13, Salida, CO) and downloadable Registration form COHVCO Trails Awards (Nomination deadline June 10) and downloadable Nomination form
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The Desert Is Not Your Personal Sandbox

It’s a pretty nifty system. A small bag, which contains the chemical, is used during each trip to the toilet. That bag is sealed and dropped into a larger bag which is hung inside the toilet. At the end of your trip you simply dispose of all the bags in a trash receptacle. You can choose from 12-, 50- and 100-pack waste kits. All kits include toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

The PETT system is available at most camping-supply stores. For more information, check out the manufacturer’s Web site at www.thepett.com.

Other options include the “pickle bucket” or a large can used with kitty litter.

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Desert Safari 2008 Announced

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Desert Safari 2008 Announced

San Diego, CA (Oct 15, 2007): The Tierra del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club of San Diego (TDS4x4) announced the scheduling of its 45th Annual Desert Safari event. Scheduled for February 29-March 2, 2008, the Desert Safari is the largest and oldest event for four wheel drive enthusiasts.

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How I started my 2006 Summer Vacation

How I started my 2006 Summer Vacation

Trail Bites: Late May Moab Trek 2006
By Chef Mark

(Portions of this article and photographs are reprinted from Chef Mark’s Jeep Grille Adventures: Camp Kitchen and Cookbook with permission. www.JeepGrilleAdventures.com)

It had been 3 years since my last trip to the Mecca… and since I missed hunting season last fall I deemed it a necessity… a Moab adventure. With some upgrades to the drivetrain; such as a Ford 8.8 in the rear and recently installed Aussie Locker, I felt confident with a newly acquired trailer in tow all thanks to Josh at Crawler Tech 4x4 in Denver. The trailer itself has a unique history, as it had previously hauled rock up the well known Holy Cross Trail just south of Leadville, Colorado in 2000, to fix various spots en route to the “The City”. The trailer has a CJ axle, with locking hubs (great conversation piece obviously not functional), 2.5 inch Rancho Springs, and 32 inch BFG MT’s.

2006:5:21
The intent was to venture down along the Colorado River via Rabbit Valley following the Kokopelli Trail to Cisco and then on to Moab. My plans changed slightly after some confusing map details. Rather than drive onward, not sure of the exact route and not wanting to waste gas, or get lost I backtracked slightly and set up camp on the top of a mesa. I purchased this great one-person camp tent that sets up in a matter of seconds, a Tent Cot if you will, at a local sporting goods store. There is also a two-person version which I hope to acquire in the future.

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