section of

Colorado Hwy 391

(Kipling Blvd.)

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

Saturday March 25, 2006 
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 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 an nice cool Spring morning in March, the HoboJeepers met for our 10th cleanup of our adopted highway 391 section.  Some of the area had NOT been mowed, as it was harder to see any trash.  6 of 9 Hobos, and a prospective, helped with the cleanup.  Many thanks to those listed here for taking time out early on a Saturday, to accomplish our responsibilities to our Adopt-A-Highway obligation and the general public.


   We all met at the Jefferson County Stadium at around 10:00am, then we set out with handmade pick-up sticks and bags in hand.


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 all work down the east side of Kipling 1st picking up the littlest trash...



    The section was a bit trashed since November, as it has been pretty windy at times this past Winter.  We managed with 9 people 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 only found an cell phone, but I couldn't find the battery pack, others just trash.  I amazed how people have no guilt throwing trash from their cars.


We left a dollar out for Tom to find,

but some jumped ahead of him and snagged it!



Clean, Clean, Clean...



Every little bit counts...



...even off into the bushes off the trail.



Heading back north on the West side of Kipling-south of the Federal Center...



Finding all sorts of stuff...



All cleaned up!!!





     We were finished in about an hour and a half, with trash bags piled up along Kipling for CDOT to pick up.  The trash seems to less and less every time we clean.  Maybe it's because we keep it clean every 3-4 months.  After a job well done, we all went on our way, a short hour for a good cause.  Some of us went to Denny's for brunch.  We once again 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 April 2007, until then---"Jeep, Jeep"!!


"Jeep, Jeep,"


See ya on the trail,


Bill Hallinan HoboJeepers


*November 2005 HoboJeepers Cleanup


*February 2005 HoboJeepers Cleanup


*October 2004 HoboJeepers Cleanup


*July 2004 HoboJeepers Cleanup


*May 2004 HoboJeepers Cleanup


*February 2004 HoboJeepers Cleanup


*October 2003 HoboJeepers Cleanup


*July 2003 HoboJeepers Cleanup


*April 2003 HoboJeepers 1st Cleanup


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

*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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