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Bill Andrews

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Bill is an off-road enthusiast with nearly 30 years of 'wheeling experience. At one time he had a streak of about 20 years of 4-wheeling at least once a month. He likes anything from easy, dirt roads to difficult trails but stops short of extreme. Over the years he has traveled over 700 different trails, mostly in Colorado and Utah. He loves finding and exploring new areas and sharing his knowledge with others. He has been the coordinator of Calvary 4-Wheelers for many years.

My Builds

Difficult

1996 Jeep Cherokee XJ, 6" lift, 31" BFG mud terrains, front d30 with TruTrac and 4.10 gears, rear d44 with ARB and 4.10 gears, RE heavy-duty trac bar, Dodge Durango steering box, steering box brace (I don't remember the brand), older Tomkin bumpers front and rear, rocker sliders, gas tank skid plate, sway bar removed, ViAir compressor, Uniden CB and Wouxun 2m ham radio.

In the works: Cross-over steering conversion, major fender trimming and TJ flares.

Recent Trip Reports

Pawnee Grasslands Reservoir Loop 09-30-2017

I ran the Reservoir Loop as part of a day enjoying solitude and reflection on the Pawnee Grasslands. There had been rain earlier in the week so I expected the trail to be wet and muddy but, for the most part, it was dry with only a few wet patches here and there. There was fog and then sunshine earlier in the day but it was cloudy by the time I got to the Reservoir Loop and was threatening to rain again. I ran the route backwards of how it is described and skipped the hike out to Sand Reservoir #1 due to time constraints. There were a couple of target shooters near Reno Reservoir and some folks loading their horses back into trailers at the trail end (where I started). Other than that I had the trail to myself except for a few cows and some pronghorns.

Pawnee Grasslands Murphy Reservoir 09-30-2017

I ran Murphy Reservoir on September 30, 2017 as part of day on the Pawnee Grasslands enjoying some solitude and thinking time. I ran the trail backwards from the described route, starting on County Road 100 and finishing at the old Atlas Missile silo and State Highway 14. There was fog and then sunshine earlier in the day but, by the time I got to Murphy Reservoir, it had clouded up again and was threatening to rain. With rain earlier in the week, I expected the trail to be wet and muddy but, besides a few places here and there, it was mostly dry. The rain did leave its effects, however, as I have never seen the Grasslands so green. Murphy Reservoir was the fullest I have ever seen, as well, backing up over the trail on the northwest end.

Pawnee Grasslands Willow Creek Loop 09-30-2017

Life had been piling up on me so I took a day to head to the Pawnee Grasslands for some solitude and thinking time. I drove through fog from Denver to Fort Collins on my way to the grasslands but it lifted by late morning and there was sunshine for a couple hours before it clouded up again. Rain threatened all through the afternoon but nothing more than a few light sprinkles actually fell. After exploring a couple of short tracks I had not done before, I headed to the Willow Creek Loop, opting to start at the end of the track as described. I had expected it to be fairly wet and muddy since there was rain earlier in the week but, except for a few patches here and there, the trail was pretty much dry. There were a few people out along the county roads, mostly target shooters and one rancher rounding up some cattle, but, once I got on the two-track, I had the whole world to myself (except for a few stubborn cows that only reluctantly yielded the right-of-way). I proceeded south on FSR 63 to the junction with FSR 116 and FSR 241. From there I turned right, through the gate and onto FSR 241. I followed FSR 241 along the Willow Creek Drainage and then east along the fence line to FSR 69. From there, rather than turning north to complete the loop, I turned south past the abandoned homestead and exited via FSR 110.

Trails

  • Ellis Jeep Trail
    Colorado
  • Sierra Madre CDT
    Colorado
  • Seedhouse Road
    Colorado
  • Hahns Peak-Southern Cross
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Texas Creek (Taylor Park)
    Gunnison, Colorado
  • Green River, Utah
  • Hahns Peak-Anderson Mountain
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Hahns Peak-Twin Saddle
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Hahns Peak-Ward
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Hahns Peak-Upper Ways Gulch
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Hahns Peak-Deep Creek
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Green River, Utah
  • Hahns Peak-Blue Jay Mine
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Hahns Peak-West Hahns Peak Spur
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Rollinsville, Colorado
  • Apex Spur
    Black Hawk, Colorado
  • Circle Bar Basin
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Green River, Utah
  • Cliff Dwellers Flat/Hyde Draw
    Green River, Utah
  • Driveway Trail
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Farwell Mountain
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Driveway Loop
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Crane Landing
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Circle Bar Basin aka Independence
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Dead Mexican Park
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Hahns Peak-Placer Mine
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Hahns Peak-Red View
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Round Knoll/Road Hollow
    Green River, Utah
  • Hamlin Gulch
    Idaho Springs, Colorado
  • Pisgah (Columbine Cutoff)
    Central City, Colorado
  • Locomotive Point
    Green River, Utah
  • Mammoth Reservoir
    Rollinsville, Colorado
  • Mammoth Creek
    Rollinsville, Colorado
  • Baltimore Ridge
    Rollinsville, Colorado
  • Elk Park Road
    Rollinsville, Colorado
  • Black Hawk, Colorado
  • Hahns Peak-Royal Flush
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Elkhorn Mountain
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Green River, Utah
  • Dakota Hill Spur
    Rollinsville, Colorado
  • La Junta, Colorado
  • Nederland, Colorado
  • Gamble Spur
    Rollinsville, Colorado
  • Dakota Hill North
    Rollinsville, Colorado
  • Westcreek, Colorado
  • Hahns Peak-Middle Deep Creek
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Jenny Lind-Perigo
    Rollinsville, Colorado
  • Woodland Park, Colorado
  • Hahns Peak-Little Mountain
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Nederland, Colorado
  • Woodland Park, Colorado
  • Hahns Peak
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Hahns Peak-Hahns Peak Spur
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Hahns Peak-Twin Mountain
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Westcreek, Colorado
  • Nederland, Colorado
  • Rollinsville, Colorado
  • Rollinsville, Colorado
  • Black Hawk, Colorado
  • Rollinsville, Colorado
  • Rollinsville, Colorado
  • Nederland, Colorado
  • Jefferson, Colorado
  • Ault, Colorado
  • Jefferson, Colorado
  • Ault, Colorado
  • Ault, Colorado
  • Nederland, Colorado
  • Jefferson, Colorado
  • Jefferson, Colorado
  • Black Hawk, Colorado

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