Tim Palmer

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Tim lives and works in Northern Colorado. He has owned and driven 4X4 vehicles his entire adult life including Jeeps, pick ups, ATVs and UTVs. After high school, Tim's first 4X4 was a 47 Willy's CJ-2A with a flat 4 and a 6-volt electrical system. Typically wheeling in Northern Colorado or Southern Wyoming, Tim loves being in the mountains and the back country. Because of a desire to enjoy and promote responsible off-roading and to keep it available for the future, he belongs to a local 4X4 off-road club. Being part of the community furthers that goal as well. A love for off-road adventures, camping, fishing, and hunting keeps Tim away from pavement and always exploring. While his wife likes the comfort of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Tim prefers the ruggedness of the Jeep Wrangler. Although most off-road time is spent in Colorado and Wyoming, an occasional trip to the Moab area is common. Tim will spend the summer going topless and enjoying the value of the great outdoors.

My Builds

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2015 Jeep Wrangler Willy's Wheeler, 2dr. AEV 2.5" duel sport lift, stock drive train, Rockhard front bumper with a Smittybilt X2o 12k synthetic line winch

Recent Trip Reports

Pole Hill 05-26-2017

After vandalism of the gate at Pole Hill, the USFS requested assistance from a local 4X4 group to repair the gate. After the repairs were done, we conducted a trail inspection of both loops of Pole Hill with the Forest Service. Several downed trees were cleared from the trail during the inspection. The local forest ranger decided that the trail needed to remain closed for a few more days to allow for the final snow melt and the opportunity for the trail to dry. Waiting for the right conditions helps to mitigate resource damage. The trail is expected to open this first week of June 2017.

Sugarloaf Mountain 05-12-2017

With great spring weather, it was time to enjoy a peaceful drive in the hills west of Boulder, CO. Sugarloaf Mountain Road was wet with some larger puddles in spots. Even with the water, the road surface was solid. Getting bogged down in mud is not a concern on this route. The area around Nederland, CO experienced a large forest fire last year; However, the trees immediately adjacent to Sugarloaf Mountain Road were not affected. The views of the snow-capped peaks right now are worth the drive.

Sevenmile Road 05-05-2017

On Friday May 5, 2017, five club members from the Mountaineers, a Fort Collins, CO 4X4 Club, assisted the US Forest Service replace the entry gate at the Sevenmile Road Trailhead. The Forest Service requested the club's help in the repair of the gate after an unknown person intentionally caused damaged trying to gain entry onto the closed trail. The gate locking post required replacement. The old post was cut off and removed. A new hole was dug and the new post was set in concrete. After the repair, the gate was successfully secured. During the spring season, the local Forest Service Ranger closes access to many trails to mitigate resource damage during the snow melt run-off. This trail is usually closed from April 15 to June 15 each year. The recent wet weather over the Colorado foothills will undoubtedly keep the trail closed until it's regular opening date.


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