section of

Colorado Hwy 391

(Kipling Blvd.)

From Alameda north to Federal Center Gate 2 (approx. 1 mile)

Saturday February 21, 2004 
Denver, Colorado

Click on some Santana, Top Gun, Bob Marley, Rocky, AC/DC, Mission Impossible,

 Peanuts, Floyd, Eye of Tiger, Beatles, Fly like an Eagle, Deliverance, Men at Work,

Beach Boys, Axle's Theme, James Bond, Van Halen, or the Eagles while you browse this report.


(Same text as April 03 cleanup report, in quotes)

   "In Mid-February 2003, another member in MHJC (Robert S. of Patrol 12) brought an idea to MHJC, it was for patrols in MHJC to adopt certain available sections of Colorado highways in the Denver Metro area.  We liked and picked up on the idea, and contacted the CDOT (Colorado Department of Transportation) to apply for a section.


   We were given many areas to chose from, and we decided on Hwy 391 in Lakewood.  Still a city street, but in an urban setting, it provides great exposure and scenery.  It is a short section compared to others, but will still be fun to keep clean.  The west side borders the US Federal Center, which has grass and trees along it.  The east side borders and Elementary School, a Middle School, more sport fields, and the Jefferson County Stadium that holds sporting events year round.  In Mid-March, we were approved for a section of Hwy 391, and our signs went up in Mid-April."


CDOT posts these nice signs at the beginning of the section on each end with good exposure...


   On a somewhat gloomy and cold morning-mid 30's (hey, it was suppose to be sunny and warmer!), the HoboJeepers met for our 4th cleanup of our adopted highway 391 section.  After a brief storm days before, most of the snow had melted away affording us good 'trash viewing' for our cleanup.  Though the word was out at our last Hobo meeting (8 of 9 attended), only 3 of 9 Hobos helped with the cleanup the day of.  Many thanks to them for taking time out to accomplish our responsibilities to our Adopt-A-Highway obligation. We 1st all met at IHOP for breakfast at 8am, then we set out with handmade pick-up sticks and bags in hand at 9:15am.  Three Hobos were in attendance and included:  myself Bill 'Hobo Willy' Hallinan and Mardi B., Ken 'Toolman' Kordes, & Marc 'Nugget' Gilbertson.


Here is a large map view of the Denver area,

our section is indicated by the red star...


Here is an air photo of the section,

the red boxed area along Hwy 391 is our area...


We cleaned the greenbelt as usual...


along the walkway and street (here is east side of Kipling Street near Alameda).


    The section was a bit trashed since October, but even with 4 people we managed to get it all, and it looked much better.  We picked up the usual visual trash.  Everyone was in tune with everything picked up except the small cigarette butts.  Seems no big finds this time, as most of the trash was common car trash.  I amazed how people have no guilt throwing trash from their cars.


The west side of Kipling Street was picked clean...


All cleaned up!!!

From left to right: Marc 'Nugget Gilbertson', Bill 'Hobo Willy' Hallinan,

with Mardi B (taking photo), and Ken 'Toolman Kordes (not pictured)...



     We were finished in about 1.5 hours, with trash bags piled up along Kipling for CDOT to pick up.  After a job well done, most of us headed our separate ways.  We encourage other 4x4 groups/patrols to adopt a CDOT highway somewhere.  It's a great way to contribute to the community as 4Wheelers, while showing the general public we don't just go up in the mountains and tear them up.  Our next cleanup is planned for a Saturday April 24, 2004, we hope to see more Hobos help like last October.


"Jeep, Jeep,"


See ya on the trail,


Bill Hallinan HoboJeepers



*October 2003 HoboJeepers Cleanup


*July 2003 HoboJeepers Cleanup


*April 2003 HoboJeepers Cleanup


*Here is a report from the Fugowies of Patrol 12 and their cleanup on April 12, 2003


Here are some links about Adopt-A-Highway for your group:

*Colorado Dept of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway Website

*Contact for Denver: Linda Haley 5640 E Atlantic Place, 
Denver, CO 80224 (303) 757-9514 



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