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Old 08-21-2013, 10:13 AM   #1
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CoFam: Jenny Creek 25 August

Jenny Creek



I'm relitivly new to Jeeps and off roading, but since we got our Jeep several months ago we have been hitting the trails all most every weekend. So far in the Front Range area, Jenny Creek has been my favorite trail. It has a little bit of everything... tight forest road just wide enough to drive through, a good section of rocky trail, one "main" rock obstacle (there is no by pass, but it is very doable, even with stock suspension), nice views and water. Man the water on this trail is great! My last trip up there was at the end of a very wet week as evidenced by the mud puddle pics below (they are on the way to the trail). Even with all that water, I was never concerned about flooding either the engine or the interior of the wife's daily driver. But, driving up (not across) some of the creek is just pure fun!

This trail is so much fun, I'm going to be making the 2+ hour drive from Colorado Springs again so that the rest of my family can experience this trail (my wife and oldest daughter missed out on the fun last time).

Here are some photos from the last time I went. If anyone would like to see video of the trail, I can upload that as well (huge file sizes).

Mud Puddles heading to the trail (hopefully we have these again!)



The first creek crossing, on this trip we had to drive around the truck stuck in the creek. His nose was blocking the trail going across just a little.



Just past that crossing is the toughest part of the trail. With a lift and larger tires you pretty much just drive over it. A stock Jeep will have to "work it" a little more.







The day we went the clouds were really low, so we did not get to see all the scenery, but it's there!



That's a little mountain lake behind us there. There a nice cascade that flows into from the mountain tops.




So what's the CoFam part? CoFam is short for Colorado Families. There are quite a few of us that like to go wheeling with our kids. This means we take it easier and much slower on the trails. We like to stop and taken in the scenery while the kids run around and play. We also take our time at lunch meeting new friends and catching up with old ones.

So, if you are more into hitting the trails hard and testing out just how far you can push your Jeep or how many trails you can do in the area, this run is most likely not for you (but you are still welcome of course!) But, if you are looking for an enjoyable day with families that like the same things you do, you and your kids will have a blast!

So if you would like to join us on this run, here is the meeting and direction info you will need.

Meeting place: Stage Stop Bar and Grill, Rollinsville Colorado
Meeting Time: 9:30am. Sunday August 25th
Lunch: On the trial, so pack one!

Some overview maps to give you an idea of where the trail is.

Coming from Denver



Coming from Fort Collins



Coming from the Springs


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For those coming from the south, we will be meeting in the Springs and heading up as a group. Anyone from the Monument/Castle Rock area that want to join up with us, let me know and we'll swing by and pick you up.

Colorado Springs meeting place: Shamrock gas station. NE corner of Academy and Voyager, next to McDonalds.
Time: 6:45am

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Looks like a fun trip. Bummer we won't be able to make it. Fall Baseball starts this weekend and we have 2 games on Sunday.
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That's to bad Chris. For fall baseball, which is better, Sat or Sun runs?
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It's up in the air. Games can be on both days. It's sort of like a 2 month tournament. We have seeding weekends, followed by regular game weekends, follow by single elimination tournament. Seeding determines regular games which determine playoff position. Just make trail plans and we'll join when we can.

Besides, I'm probably installing a new bumper this weekend.
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Count me in. I may have my 7 yr. old with me. My older kids are back to college. Yup that's right, a 7 yr. old AND college kids LOL. I'll read the thread for the where and when for the meeting time. I missed the last trip to this trail and it looked like a blast!! see you there.
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Never been to Rollinsville, is there a gas station or should i gas up in Blackhawk? How many rigs we got going?
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I'm in, see you there.
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Larry, I'm not sure where the closest gas station is. Last time I filled up in the Springs and was good the entire trail and back to the Springs.

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I ran this trail. I came from Denver and had plenty of gas when I got back home.
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Jessica says yes...yes it is


Not to hijack Keith where did you get your cb antenna bracket ?
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Tony, does that mean you two are in?

As for the antenna bracket, I got the Ultra Mount from CoolTech. It's a little pricey for what you get, but it's super easy to install everything and everything you need minus the CB comes with it (they sell the CB as well, but it's cheaper on Amazon).
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Yes we are in unless something happens. She is a girl after all

I have everything but the mount. I've been running off of my tire carrier mount but Jenny is too tight and my antenna is way to high on that mount spot.

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Great!

Yeah, I did not like the old CB setup on our Jeep as it was on the tire carrier as well. You might contact them and see if they will sell just the bracket.

Oh, are you still in contact with Ted? If so, you should invite him.
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So far we have:

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There are also two other Jeeps planning to run Jenny Creek on Sunday, just waiting to hear back if they will be joining our group or not.
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If the jeep was functional I'd be in. I really wanna do this trail before the seasons over.
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The wether is looking really good for a topless day on Sunday!


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If the jeep was functional I'd be in. I really wanna do this trail before the seasons over.
Sorry you are not going to make it Brian How long to get your Jeep back up and running do you think?
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Oh, and if the timing is right for dinner after the trail, I'll probably be doing Woody's Wood Fired Pizza again in Golden.... yummy stuff!
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I assume you mean Todd

He is out will be in OK he is now selling at BMW.....mass exodus over there
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Sorry you are not going to make it Brian How long to get your Jeep back up and running do you think?
Tuesday.

I think I may just make a point to do a few more scenic trails with the wife before the season ends.

Have a great time.
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Yeah Todd. So he left the dealership as well, but does he still have the Jeep and would he like to join us? Sorry could not tell from your ins and outs. lol
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I think I may just make a point to do a few more scenic trails with the wife before the season ends.

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Nothing wrong with doing the scenic trails with the wife!
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He is in Oklahoma so he cannot join us
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Tuesday.

I think I may just make a point to do a few more scenic trails with the wife before the season ends.

Have a great time.
My plan is for the next few weeks to get to some of the high elevation trails before the white stuff starts. I really enjoy the high scenic trails just as much as the rocks. Just love them a little different.
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Count us in. I will have my youngest with me and possibly a friend for her. My oldest has a game at 4pm and she is always exhausted after a day in the Jeep, so she will most likely stay home with Mom. The CB parts will be in by Friday (thanks Amazon prime) and will be busy saturday installing.
Keith, you may be dissapointed with the water level. We ran this trail about 2 weeks ago, and the water way MUCH lower. All the little puddles were gone and the two big puddles (the one where you have me in your rear view mirror) were a thick sludge. The hidden rock that hung up the stock silver Jeep (sorry don't remember who this was) was clearly visible on this trip.
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I ran this trail. I came from Denver and had plenty of gas when I got back home.
ok thanks. I'll fill up at home (Parker) and meet you all at the Stage Stop at 9:30
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My plan is for the next few weeks to get to some of the high elevation trails before the white stuff starts. I really enjoy the high scenic trails just as much as the rocks. Just love them a little different.
I'll be looking for those to go on!

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He is in Oklahoma so he cannot join us
That's to bad. We need to get him on one of our runs.

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Count us in. I will have my youngest with me and possibly a friend for her. My oldest has a game at 4pm and she is always exhausted after a day in the Jeep, so she will most likely stay home with Mom. The CB parts will be in by Friday (thanks Amazon prime) and will be busy saturday installing.
Keith, you may be dissapointed with the water level. We ran this trail about 2 weeks ago, and the water way MUCH lower. All the little puddles were gone and the two big puddles (the one where you have me in your rear view mirror) were a thick sludge. The hidden rock that hung up the stock silver Jeep (sorry don't remember who this was) was clearly visible on this trip.
Mike.
Well, I don't think my oldest is going to make it either. She got invited to a birthday sleepover for one of the kids in school this year. It's still up in the air if my wife will come or not So, maybe just me and Riley and possibly the little guy again.

I figured the water level would be much lower It's good and bad I guess. I really enjoyed all the water before, but it'll still be fun and we can get the tops off this time.
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I really wish I could make this one, but I will be at a wedding. I will keep my eye out for the next trip.
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Bummer, i was looking forward to some water . hopefully there will be enough water to make mud
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There will be water in the creek, just not as high.

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