This spring I headed over to Western Colorado to hang out for a few days on the Coalatree Farm with my good friends Derek Thomson, Collin Lund, and Justin Olsen. Coalatree is a rad organic clothing company owned and operated by some good friends of mine, and they have a working organic farm on the Colorado river with all kinds of animals and crops. Along with this they have a huge mini-ramp that we camped out on between skate sessions, and a pumptrack that was built last year.
We came down with the goal of building a few small jumps for the crew to ride when they aren’t farming or skating, and also something for us to hit when we are stopping by. ]The dirt on the farm was great for landings, but lips are a little harder to keep dialled with the sand content, so I chose to build a couple wood lips to cut down on maintenance. I was stoked to take on the mission of solo lip building with only rough cut lumber, my Stihl 260, some 4” screws and my Dewalt impact driver. Surprisingly they came out dialed!
We put the whole line together in just over a day, and then rode them for one quick session before we had to head back to the real world to take care of kids and jobs. I can’t wait to get back down to the farm, and hopefully next time will have more days to spend chilling and fishing on the river! Head over to coalatree.com to check out their new winter line as well.