Colorado Jeep Girls
To preserve, protect and help with upkeep of our trails and public lands, while creating an environment for women to feel welcome regardless of their skill level on the trail.
Colorado's All Girls Jeep Club
Name: Catherine Fanaro
Year/Make/Model: 2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ
Jeep Name: "Betty White"
Current Mods/Future Mods: She currently sitting on a 7.5" lift. Serious Offroad long arms, Currie one ton steering, Iron Rock Off Road leafs/coils, custom bumpers, Warn winch, heavy duty cross member, stiffeners and braces, SYE, Adams driveshaft in the rear, extended stainless steel brake lines, rear quarter panel armor and there's probably a bunch I'm forgetting about. In the next month, she is getting regeared to 4.56's and having an e-locker installed. She will also be getting c gussets, sleeves and a truss welded in, with heavy duty differential covers.
How long have you been off roading? I've been off roading all of my life. My brother is an off roading enthusiast and has owned many Jeeps, Toyotas, Internationals and more. I worked in his fabrication shop briefly as well. I grew up sitting in the passenger seat of his rigs, and learned how drive a standard on a trail in his old Scout. I have owned five Jeeps and started Colorado Jeep Girls to help educate other women on the awesome world of off roading and Jeeps!
What’s your favorite trail? My favorite trail is a secret, but I would have to say my second favorite would have to be Webster Pass. It is gorgeous and offers all kinds of fun obstacles (like Radical Hill). I ended up running Webster Pass all the way to where it meets Red Cone's descent (one way, you can only come down) and I decided since I was already there, I had to run Red Cone as well. I drove all the way down to the Red Cone trailhead and all the way back over and down to Webster Pass.
Favorite memory with Colorado Jeep Girls? This is so hard because I have seven years of memories with the club. I would have to say one of my favorite memories was one of our first All Girls Camping Trips. It was scheduled in mid-May and I had a couple of gals join me who had never driven off road before. I was able to teach them and really get some one on one time with them. We ended up doing a trail clean up and had to winch a shot- up washer out of a ravine and burn a ton of pallets that someone left behind... And the best part was, we had typical, unpredictable Colorado weather, and it snowed, hailed and rained almost the whole time. They stuck it out with me and we had one of the most fun trips I've experienced with the girls in this club.
March Member of the Month