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 Post subject: Late July/Early August Vacation & Wheelin' Trip in Colorado
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 9:38 pm 
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Hello to all fellow Colorado L.O.S.T. members! Me and the wife are planning a trip out that way for the end of July thru the beginning of August. I'm not new to the state, and usually hang out in the Ouray/Silverton area when I go and know it well, but has gotten a bit old, as it would be the 6th time in 10yrs I've been there for vacation. This time around we are looking for some different choices that might not be so crowded. Any ideas? Anyone willing to meet up with us while we're out there?

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 Post subject: Re: Late July/Early August Vacation & Wheelin' Trip in Color
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:06 pm 
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Good luck with that. I am putting a trip together for mid-July to that area.

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 Post subject: Re: Late July/Early August Vacation & Wheelin' Trip in Color
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:42 pm 
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You want something less crowded in July - August? That's tough in Colorado. My advice...stay off I-70 and out of Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park if you want to get away from the tourists. Look for stuff along Hwy 285 maybe...we like camping in the Lost Creek Wilderness. There is literally NOTHING out there but some good scenery and solitude. You can go days without seeing another person if you do a little hiking or Jeeping, but there are no services. Or go north to Steamboat Springs...some great dude ranches there.

Let us know what type of activities/services you want to have available and maybe we can be more specific. Hotel? Car Camping? Backpacking? Day Hikes? White water rafting? Horseback Riding? Hot Springs?


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 Post subject: Re: Late July/Early August Vacation & Wheelin' Trip in Color
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:44 pm 
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What dates you looking at?

If I'm not working I can show you some of the areas around Durango and I know the trails up by Leadville pretty well also.

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 Post subject: Re: Late July/Early August Vacation & Wheelin' Trip in Color
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:45 pm 
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I was thinking Leadville too...


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 Post subject: Re: Late July/Early August Vacation & Wheelin' Trip in Color
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 12:08 am 
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If i am around still, I will meet up with you, and me and my girl will take are rubicon, and the newly done SFA crd, and take you guys everywhere.

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 Post subject: Re: Late July/Early August Vacation & Wheelin' Trip in Color
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 1:31 am 
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Definately Durangotang, and Jeepbum!!! Looking to do a bit of day hiking/light backpacking, fishing, and fourwheeling. Prefer to stay out of hotels, so plan to mostly camp. I've done just about every trail thats legal to run in the Silverton/Ouray/Telluride areas. Would just like to explore more of the "lesser known/less traveled" areas of the state. I did Blanca a few years ago right up to Jaws2 then had to turn around cause I was alone, and the fear of dropping off that cliff on Jaws2 kept me from going any further. Been up to the Grand Mesa several times but never to the Battlement Mesa side. Heck, for mine and my wifes honeymoon, we drove all around the state just doing the tourist thing. So yeh, I have a bit of a love affair for Colorado!!!

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What dates you looking at?

If I'm not working I can show you some of the areas around Durango and I know the trails up by Leadville pretty well also.


Most likely.......July, 26th thru Aug, 5

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 Post subject: Re: Late July/Early August Vacation & Wheelin' Trip in Color
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 6:57 pm 
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Awful far drive out west to stop a few hours short of MOAB where adventure begins.

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 Post subject: Re: Late July/Early August Vacation & Wheelin' Trip in Color
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 7:13 pm 
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JL Rockies wrote:
Awful far drive out west to stop a few hours short of MOAB where adventure begins.



Uhhhh, not the place I wanna be in the dead of summer. Dry 100*+ daytime temps in the desert are not my idea of relief from humid 95* southern summer weather. Besides, I was there back in spring of 2004, so its not on my must do list anymore.

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 Post subject: Re: Late July/Early August Vacation & Wheelin' Trip in Color
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 10:24 am 
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Well, we got snow again last night so many trails might not even be open by late July. Most of the trails around Leadville can be had with a 2 wheel drive. Great scenery though.

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 Post subject: Re: Late July/Early August Vacation & Wheelin' Trip in Color
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 4:09 pm 
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Seriously considering the Buena Vista area when we go. Think the CRD can make it thru Chinaman Gulch? Would love to try, but dont wanna get in over my head so far from home. Even though I will be carrying spare parts with me.

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 Post subject: Re: Late July/Early August Vacation & Wheelin' Trip in Color
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 4:18 pm 
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With your mods, you shouldn't have any trouble. There is one pretty big step up and some big (huge) rocks to go around. The club here runs it all the time with no trouble in CJ's. The 4 mile area, which is where this is is a good lower altitude area. It is at 8000' and is snow free right now. On the north side of hwy 285 is another area, Nothing hard, but fun to do. Much can be done in 2 wheel drive, but there is water crossings, and obstacles. Great places to camp. Watch out for Puma. They are everwhere. Keep your dogs close if you have any. Watch for crazy dirt bikers.

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 Post subject: Re: Late July/Early August Vacation & Wheelin' Trip in Color
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 4:25 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Late July/Early August Vacation & Wheelin' Trip in Color
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 4:28 pm 
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2mopar_diesels wrote:
Seriously considering the Buena Vista area when we go. Think the CRD can make it thru Chinaman Gulch? Would love to try, but dont wanna get in over my head so far from home. Even though I will be carrying spare parts with me.


Lots of the LOST Rockies guys have run that trail (myself included) several times with virtually the same setup as you. There are some side obstacles (the steps) to avoid, but they are not necessary obstacles to complete the trail. There are some very tight spots that can't be avoided and you'll want a good spotter with you. Would not recommend running this trail alone...unless you dig body damage. :twisted:


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There are easier lies than on the video. Those guys took the hardest routes.

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BVCRD wrote:
There are easier lies than on the video.


Not if you are with Ted. :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Late July/Early August Vacation & Wheelin' Trip in Color
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BVCRD wrote:
There are easier lies than on the video.


Not if you are with Ted. :twisted:




That may be true. I went with a local guy here and he was in his daily driver. I once went down TinCup Pass from the east, and the last 1/4 mile before the lake crossing was in white water. It was spring run off, and you couldn't even see boulders. It was like I was in a raft shooting the rapids. I believe I was hydroplaning down the 50 degree slope. :dizzy:

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 Post subject: Re: Late July/Early August Vacation & Wheelin' Trip in Color
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 6:03 pm 
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Yowsa! That sounds fun/scary!

Ted likes to take tough lines. Ted also likes it when other people take tough lines. DO NOT let Ted spot for you unless you are looking for a challenge. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Late July/Early August Vacation & Wheelin' Trip in Color
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 6:58 pm 
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Ok, its settled then! Buena Vista it is! Now, who wants to tag along and be my guide and spotter?...........This Ted fellow sounds like a perfect candidate!.....LOL!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Late July/Early August Vacation & Wheelin' Trip in Color
PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 12:11 am 
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I'll definitely try to make it. I need to get out that direction. :JEEPIN:

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