View Full Version : last-minute Argentine Pass run

08-28-2009, 01:48 PM
Hey all, I had a great idea while at lunch today. Jacki is off with the girls this weekend, so I thought I might sneak a run up Argentine to do some "cleanup" and generally checking the area out. I'm thinking I will get started about 1pm on Saturday (that's tomorrow), so it'll be an afternoon run. If anybody wants to come pm me or show up about then and try to catch me on CB4 or 146.460.

My plan is to go pretty fast and do more exploring than stopping for trash. There are lots of roads up there I would like to know where they go, and I've never really even been up close to Argentine Pass itself.

As an aside, I found out from Brant that the culverts may be private property and should not be removed, even if they are strewn on the side of the trail, unless Brant gives us the ok. So for anybody else heading up there, keep that in mind.

IF I get up high enough, I might try to hit some of the Denver repeaters, like 145.145, so if anybody is within earreach, keep your ears on probably from 2-4pm for KDODHJ calling CQ.

08-28-2009, 02:14 PM
Can you get there? I thought the pass was closed at Georgetown.. http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=10667

Ok never mind... now appears to be open up to Clear Lake, which is about a mile further than you need http://www.examiner.com/x-2520-Denver-Hiking-Examiner~y2009m8d28-Hiking-news-Guanella-Pass-closed-at-Georgetown

08-28-2009, 02:25 PM
I wasn't sure, but it sounds like I probably can't get there from the Grant side like I was hoping. Okay I might be starting at 1:30 or 2:00.

08-28-2009, 02:29 PM
This sounds interesting. I might be up for this.

08-29-2009, 11:16 PM
I just got home. Will post trip report within next day.