section of

Colorado Hwy 391

(Kipling Blvd.)

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

Saturday October 18, 2003 
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 bright sunny morning the day (ended up being record 84 degrees), the HoboJeepers met for our 3rd cleanup of our adopted highway 391 section.  An unusually warm October has brought warmth instead of snow and cold.  We all met at the Jeffco Stadium parking lot about 7:30am.  Some had plans to attend the State Meeting, while others were headed off to Spring Creek Trail after the cleanup  We set out with handmade pick-up sticks and bags in hand.  Seven Hobos were in attendance (Thanks Guys!) and included:  myself Bill 'Hobo Willy' Hallinan and Mardi B., Ken 'Toolman' Kordes, Mark 'Fife' Fisher & daughter Katlyn, Paul 'WeiszGuy' and son Brett 'WeiszDude' Weisz, Scott 'Mad Max' Maxwell, & Jed 'Clampett' McClelland.


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 even cleaned the greenbelt...


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


    The section was quite clean again for such a busy highway.  We picked up the usual visual trash.  Everyone was in tune with everything picked up except the small cigarette butts.  Paul had the 'best find' this time, as he found a $5 dollar bill.  Ken found 4 $1 dollar bills, and the rest of us found just 'trash'.


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


All cleaned up!!!

From left to right: Jed 'Clampett' McClelland,

Bill 'Hobo Willy' Hallinan, Mark 'Fife' Fisher (and daughter Katyln),

Scott 'Mad Max' Maxwell, Brett 'WeiszDude' Wiesz,

Paul 'WeiszGuy' Weisz, and Ken 'Toolman Kordes...



     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 in January 2004.


"Jeep, Jeep,"


See ya on the trail,


Bill Hallinan HoboJeepers



*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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