"Jeep, Jeep"

    Patrol 1 and Eugene want to welcome you to the: 9th Annual HOBO RUN Over the Kingston Peak Loop Trail Saturday July 14, 2007.  We are glad you joined us today, and look forward to a day of fun and trails as you become a Hobo for a day.  We started the Hobo Run in 1999, in hopes of providing a fun and safe Summer trip for all...

   The term "Hobo" is derived from a traveler of the rails years ago and even today.  They explore and go going wherever the railroad tracks may take them. So today, the Hobo Jeepers and you will explore the trail in much the same spirit. Though Patrol 1 has been in Mile High since 1995.  Many of you already know our mascot "Eugene the Jeep" from old Popeye cartoons. We are happy to bring you this annual event and hope you enjoy today as much as I know we will!!

Here's some general instructions on how the run works:

1) Each vehicle will be assigned a Hobo # at REGISTRATION, and will only have one representative “Hobo” for the day.  Please show your Hobo # on your left hand at each checkpoint during your travels.


2) Hobo survival items will have point values and will be collected by random selection by each Hobo at various points along the trail.  Point values are 3 sets of 10pt increments up to 100 for an item.


3) As an item is being collected, your HOBO # (on your left hand-please show at each checkpoint) along with it’s corresponding point/card value at each checkpoint will be recorded at that time for that item. Thus to avoid the “switch-a rue”.  This equals out the playing field.


4) All items MUST be stored in your traveling bandana at all times, random checks may occur at anytime.

If an item is not being stored in your traveling bandana, you WILL lose the points for that item.


5) 5 cards will be also available at each checkpoint to make the best poker hand for extra points.  Scorecards will also keep track of your cards, this again is to avoid the “switch-a rue”. 


6) Also, keep your “Good luck NUT” around your neck at all times while on the trail, as a Hobo in the traveling spirit, you just never know when your ganna need it (the nut that is).


7) Decisions by the judges will be final and fair.


8) The 9th Annual Hobo Run will broadcast on CHANNEL 13 today.


9) There will be a short bathroom break at the 4th checkpoint.


10) After the last checkpoint, we’ll stop for a scenic lunch up at timberline.  Please do not park on the grass.  Grab your lunch and gather around near the table for the awards.  There will be a fun contest we will run while we total up everyone’s points, and then the 9th Annual “Top Hobo” Trophy will be handed out.


11) After lunch, we will head around James Lake switchback, over 12,000’ Hobo Pass, and stop* at the ‘Rock House’ to stack at rock and get a group photo.  *Note: If there is a storm approaching we will not stop.  Also remember others are on the trail, and we can’t block the road for too long.  Please STAY ON THE TRAIL, and “Tread Lightly”, especially PLEASE try to stay off the tundra/grass when driving and parking. 


And finally 12) You will be required to relax, take in the scenery, and have a good time today!!





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