section of

Colorado Hwy 391

(Kipling Blvd.)

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

Sunday August 5, 2007 
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 2003."

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

   On a toasty warm lazy Summer morning in August, the HoboJeepers met for our 12th cleanup of our adopted highway 391 section.  This is our 4th year Anniversary!  Some of the area had just been mowed, as it was easier to see any trash.  3 of 6 Hobos helped with the cleanup.  Many thanks to those listed here for taking time out early on a Sunday, to accomplish our responsibilities to our Adopt-A-Highway obligation and the general public.


   We all met at the Jefferson County Stadium at around 8:30am, then we set out with handmade pick-up sticks (I finally went to Home Depot and bought a fancy pick-um-up-stick)  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...



Makin' it look clean...



    What a nice way to spend a nice warm Summer morning.  It did get warmer when the sun finally peaked out of the cooler morning clouds.  Wow, our section stayed pretty clean over the year!  The grass was a little shorter, but we looked good and hard for any trash.  We managed with 3 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.  Scott did find a good measuring ruler intact.  I'm amazed how people have no guilt throwing trash from their cars.


Trash even off the highway view!



Clean, Clean, I do.



I even found a needle...



...AHHHHHHHHHHHH, nice and clean.



The south side sign has finally been moved--looks good!!



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



All cleaned up!!!





     We were finished in about an hour and a half (only 3 people!), with trash bags piled up along Kipling for CDOT to pick up.  The trash seems to be about the same each time, it just takes longer with less people.  Maybe it's because we keep it clean!   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 November 17 2007, until then---"Jeep, Jeep"!!


"Jeep, Jeep,"


See ya on the trail,


Bill H HoboJeepers



*April 2007 HoboJeepers Cleanup


*March 2006 HoboJeepers Cleanup


*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: 


Outdoor Advertising Inspector


2000 S. Holly

Denver, Co 80222

(303) 895-9827 cell

(303) 757-9886 fax




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