Ryan Boudreau

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Hi, I'm Ryan!

I am a Colorado native and I've been wheeling since I was 16 years old. I grew up with a relentless passion for all things Jeep and off road related, and that passion has never died out. I am a member of the Mile-Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 16 Sasquatch Jeepers and currently own an '06 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited (LJ) nicknamed "Minion". I am a huge supporter of Stay the Trail and Tread Lightly, and have participated and even been in charge of many trail restoration projects. I have been a trail leader several times for events such as All-4-Fun and ColoradoFest. I was also the trip coordinator for the 2014 All-4-Fun in Silverton, CO.

My rig is built for extreme offroading, but I love to get my tires dirty on any kind of trail whether it's rock crawling or just scenic high Alpine drives. I've wheeled all over the great state of Colorado, been to Moab, wheeled a number of times in AZ, and I have even ran the historic Rubicon Trail. I love a great adventure, and love even more to share those adventures with others.

If you see the "minion" out on the trail, make sure to stop and say hello.

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Recent Trip Reports

Mad Creek 03-18-2018

Hit the trail on March 18th, just before a winter snow rolled in. The beginning of the trail barely had any snow, and what snow there was was a pretty thin layer. About a mile in we started hitting large snow drifts and some pretty consistent snow fields. From this point there was a lot of winching and a lot of kinetic rope pulls. 2 miles in, nothing but snow. We made it about 50 yards shy of the end of the trail where the snow swallowed 37s and made them disappear. After bashing the drifts here for awhile, we called it quits and turned around as the snow started to fall. Fun day, great views, great snow bashing trail.

Bill Moore Lake 03-18-2018

Headed up the trail on March 18th before the most recent winter storm rolled through. The day started really nice and sunny with warm temps. There was practically no snow until you got to the mine at waypoint 5. When we got to the chutes, there wasn't much snow at the bottom, but there was a thick layer of ice. When you get to the turn in the chute, that is where the snow was drifted pretty deep. The snow was a very soft, light, and icy snow that didn't compact at all. Once you broke the crust, you sunk to the bottom and then hit solid ice before the dirt so there was no traction. We had to winch the corner but we're able to drive the rest of the way. Above the chute the trail is covered in nothing but deep snow. We only made it 1.6 miles which isn't even to the split with Miller Creek. This was before the storm that rolled in, so it's going to be quite awhile before the trail is even doable beyond the Chutes.

Eagle Rock 02-18-2018

The trail had a layer of fairly fresh snow throughout most of the trail but for the most part the snow wasn't a problem. The wind was really whipping on this day so we decided to eat lunch in the rigs. One thing not mentioned in this guide, is that at waypoint 10, you can take a right turn towards Mount Baldy, and then a few hundred yards down that way, you can then take a left coming through the trees to meet back up with Eagle Rock and avoid the meadow a bit. This gave us a chance to break some of the wind. Erosion has definitely exposed a lot of new boulders and vehicle traffic has dug out a few large undercuts. I agree with the rating and think the guide is on point.


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