section of

Colorado Hwy 391

(Kipling Blvd.)

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

Sunday July 21, 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 last 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 after a successful Hobo Run, the HoboJeepers met for our 2nd cleanup of our adopted highway 391 section.  Since acquiring this section in April 2003, the signs were put up already, as we started.  We all met at the Jeffco Stadium parking lot about 8:15am.  After some instructions, we set out with handmade pick-up sticks and bags in hand.  Hobos in attendance (Thanks Guys!) were:  Marc 'Nugget' Gilbertson along with Kristen ('Mrs Nugget', and Katlyn 'Mini Nugget'), myself Bill 'Hobo Willy' Hallinan, Ken 'Toolman' Kordes, & our newest Hobo-Mark 'Barney Fife' Fisher.


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...



    The section was quite clean 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.  I had the best find, I found a set of small files (tools to smooth bolts etc...).


All cleaned up!!!

From left to right: Bill 'Hobo Willy' Hallinan, Mark 'Fife' Fisher,

Marc 'Nugget' Gilbertson, Kristen 'Mrs. Nugget' Gilbertson

(and Katyln-'Mini Nugget'), 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 seperate 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 Saturday, October 18th.


"Jeep, Jeep,"


See ya on the trail,


Bill Hallinan HoboJeepers



*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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