By on May 7, 2021

Tread Lightly!

Tread Lightly!, with the help of partners and volunteers, cleared 11 miles of tamarisk from Hey Joe Canyon, an off-road trail in Moab, Utah. The Easter Jeep Safari stewardship project was completed during the event.

Tread Lightly!

Tread Lightly!’s completion of projects during past Easter Jeep Safaris allows attendees to give back to the trails they enjoy. Red Rock Four Wheelers, the event organizer, has promoted responsible use of these trails for many years.

Tread Lightly!

Among the companies participating in the clean-up were Quadratec, KC HiLites, Foundation 1023, and Fieldcraft Survival. Activities like this help ensure future access to trails in Moab, and throughout the country. All the off-roaders involved in trail clearing understand the value of keeping trails open and accessible to everyone.

Tread Lightly!

Matt Konkle of Quadratec said, “We look forward to participating in the Tread Lightly! trail clean-up each year during Easter Jeep Safari. For this year’s event, it meant trimming back tamarisk. It also involves collecting any trash we find, repairing damaged sections of the trail or signage, and staying on the trail to protect wildlife and soil from damage.”

Along with its partners, Tread Lightly! leads a national initiative to protect and enhance recreation access. They promote good outdoor stewardship and taking responsibility to leave these areas better than they find them. The 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to keeping outdoor recreation areas beautiful, healthy, and accessible.

The organization’s educational, training, and restoration outreach instills an ethic of responsibility in outdoor enthusiasts while pursuing a variety of recreational activities.

The program’s long-term goal is to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain a healthy environment. Protecting our rights to participate in outdoor recreation is Tread Lightly’s aim. 12.2 tons of trash were removed from public lands in 2020, thanks to Tread Lightly!

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9 Comments on “Tread Lightly! Clears Hey Joe Canyon Trail...”


  • avatar
    Lou_BC

    Too many people just assume that trails will always be open to them. They are usually kept open by volunteers in clubs or users.

    Nice to see these efforts being publicized. There are too many unsung heroes out there.

    • 0 avatar
      stuki

      +1

      As a bonus: In “niche” activities; which describe most motorsports i most places; participation also gets you in touch with people who share similar interests.

  • avatar
    multicam

    Looking at that first pic… it should be noted that “clearing a trail” for us Jeep guys does not mean the trail is clear for everyone. You Raptor and TRX guys are going to be going home with all kinds of pinstripes after going down that trail!

  • avatar
    3SpeedAutomatic

    I don’t mind doing volunteer work, but I get annoyed with all the videographers that show up with iPhones and GoPro cameras in your face!

    Note the number of videographers in the 3rd photo. I count 3 (maybe 4). Makes the participants feel like they are in a police lineup with the “usual suspects”. Once their social media accounts are uploaded, they have a tendency to disappear.
    There’s a difference between “raising awareness” and self promotion.

  • avatar
    Pig_Iron

    More and more public trials are being designated “by permission only’ so they’re not really only for members of the politburo.

    • 0 avatar
      Pig_Iron

      More and more public trials are being designated “by permission only’ so they’re not really; they’re really only for members of the politburo.
      (That’s clearer.)

      • 0 avatar
        Lou_BC

        If the trail is on private land, then yes. There’s also the aspect of liability. If one builds trails for a sanctioned club event then it isn’t unusual to need to be a member to be covered under event insurance. The last point is if one has to “get permission”, that’s often because azzholes got on the trail and made a mess.

  • avatar
    Jack Denver

    I would pay $29,000 just for that Bordello Red velour interior.

    Just kidding. It’s probably worth $8 or 9,000 tops to someone who for some reason really wants one, which very few people do. If you were going for a quick sale, I don’t think you’d get more than $5,000, even assuming it really checks out as being in mint condition. On a bad day, less, possibly much less as it’s possible that not a single solitary soul really wants to own this car. Why would you want to?

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