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 Post subject: Trail choices for the week.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:23 am 
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Ok Everyone,

I have been talking to a few people about the trails for LJS 2015, and pretty much the consensus is to do a re-do of the 2009 LJS. Durangotang did a great job on picking trails so below is the list. These are not in any particular order, I will post the schedule up in a few weeks. If anyone wants to add to this list or has some other options please feel free to let me know here.

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1.) Black Bear Pass
2.) Mineral Creek/Poughkeepsie Gulch
3.) Yankee Boy Basin/ Governor Basin
4.) Corkscrew Pass/ Hurricane Pass/ Calif Pass/ Animas Forks Ghost town
5.) Mineral Creek/ Engineer Pass/Lake City/ Cinnamon Pass/ Carson Ghost Town
6.) Imogene Pass
7.) Free Day


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 Post subject: Re: Trail choices for the week.
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 12:30 am 
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Looks good... I added my $.02 from the last time we did it.

1.) Black Bear Pass (this should be combined with Imogene into a loop unless you want to drive back on the highway)

2.) Mineral Creek/Poughkeepsie Gulch (awesome day, I would plan to exit by going up Hurricane pass and down Corkscrew Gulch)

3.) Yankee Boy Basin/ Governor Basin (this is a short day without much mileage, Gary normally does a night run to Ice Lakes after this day and people really seemed to dig it )

4.) Corkscrew Pass/ Hurricane Pass/ Calif Pass/ Animas Forks Ghost town (awesome day)

5.) Mineral Creek/ Engineer Pass/Lake City/ Cinnamon Pass/ Carson Ghost Town (this is a VEEERRRRYYY long day and we had quite a few people that were hating life 2/3 of the way through it. If I were to do it again, I would skip the Carson site as it was relatively underwhelming and added a lot of time.)

6.) Imogene Pass (since this is combined with Black Bear, you would have another day to fill. People really seemed to like the out-and-back we did up Stony Pass to Kite Lake, and it's an awesome place to do lunch.)

Still hoping to meet you guys there.

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 Post subject: Re: Trail choices for the week.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:08 pm 
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We're looking forward to those trails!

We did the #5 Alpine Loop years ago on our own in our stock KJ, but in the opposite direction (ending on Mineral Creek). We took Mineral Creek by accident, as that is a little much for a stock KJ. That's what prodded me to lift our KJ. (Taking LJ on this trip.) We took two days, camping somewhere along the way. That gave us time to do a little alpine hiking.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:33 am 
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I agree with durangotang's comments. I'm bringing with me an aunt and uncle who have never been on a trip like this before 4wheelin' in the mountains but unfortunately, we'll only be able to participate Monday 08/10-Wednesday 08/12.

Thus, if there aren't any other thoughts or preferences, I'd prefer to do Black Bear / Imogene Passes loop one of those days and Poughkeepsie Gulch with whatever else one of the other of those three days since I haven't yet done that trail in my KK. No specific request /preference for trails the third of those days as all of the trails from 2009 were enjoyable in their own way.

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 Post subject: Re: Trail choices for the week.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:17 am 
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My plan right now is to run Black Bear Pass on Tuesday. We can discuss the other days when we are all there

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