Saturday, August 8, 2020


Moab, UT

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    Brushing up on Brumley Ridge

    Trails committee seeks volunteers to help clear vegetation from mountain 4WD route

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    Clif Koontz of the Grand County Motorized Trails Committee said the group has planned a field day and asks for volunteers.

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    Volunteers with the Grand County Motorized Trails Committee work on a recent improvement project in the La Sal Mountains. Courtesy photo

    “Temperatures are forecast in the 70s this Saturday the 18th at the Brumley Creek 4WD trail, where we’ll finish removing brush that has made the trail feel too much like an automatic car wash,” he said in an email.

    “Motorized Trails Committee volunteers made a good dent on July 4th, but we need more help cutting branches and simply tossing them off the trail. We’ll meet at 9 a.m. in the dirt lot of the Shell gas station that’s four miles south of Moab, 2420 Spanish Trail Rd. Then we’ll drive 13 miles to the Brumley Creek 4WD trail, which definitely requires a high-clearance 4WD or other off-highway vehicle. Bring work gloves, boots, long sleeves/pants, raincoat, sunhat, sunglasses, snacks, and at least two quarts of water per person. Also please bring a face mask for times when we can’t maintain the recommended social distance of six feet from other people, like if you have to work beside them or ride in the same vehicle. Finally, please don’t participate if you have any COVID-19 positive members in your household or if you have a fever of 100.4F or above, cough, trouble breathing, sore throat, muscle aches and pains, sudden changes in smell or taste, or feel generally unwell.”

    By Friday, July 17, RSVP to the MTC chair, Clif Koontz at 435-259-8334 or with the number of people planning to attend, the number of seats that you need (if you don’t have an OHV), and the number of open seats if you are comfortable making them available to others (especially if you have an open-air cab as found in most SxS and some 4WD rigs). “We look forward to your company while we improve our public lands,” he said.

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