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nakman
10-03-2011, 03:17 PM
:eek: Saturday, October 22 :eek:



Meeting at the Idaho Springs Safeway at 3:30.. rolling out by 4:00pm sharp. You will need warm clothes, gloves, something to share at dinner. Kids can wear their costumes.. don't forget to dress up your truck as well. more details to follow.

treerootCO
10-03-2011, 03:19 PM
in:)

Uncle Ben
10-03-2011, 03:21 PM
EVEN THE TITLE GIVES ME THE HEE-BEE-GEE-BEE'S!!!!!!!! :eek::pirate::borg::grinpimp::guapo::bill::perry::canada::party::gaah::rip::bolt:

sleeoffroad
10-03-2011, 03:44 PM
Can we bring the new Dachshund?

nakman
10-03-2011, 04:02 PM
Can we bring the new Dachshund?

You bet! Can you throw on a 6" lift kit? I'm not sure about the break-over leaving Starbucks.. might scrape. :D

Old40Dog
10-03-2011, 04:26 PM
Can we bring the new Dachshund?


Now that's a "hot dog"!

Caribou Sandstorm
10-03-2011, 05:45 PM
maybe

Dr. Schlegs
10-03-2011, 06:53 PM
Might be able to.

Bruiser
10-03-2011, 08:15 PM
We're in. Hopefully I won't have the spooky smoke come out of my dash like it did last year.

Justin

nakman
10-04-2011, 01:15 PM
Justin hopefully the only smoke you encounter is from the campfire.. :campfire: it's going to be a slightly different format this year, a change of pace from years past that I think will make the run even better. Though in true SNR fashion, I'll withhold more info until later! :D






for now, all anyone needs to know is Idaho Springs at 3:30, and yes your truck can make it. :hill:

OilHammer
10-04-2011, 01:53 PM
In

kurtnkegger
10-09-2011, 08:36 PM
The :Princess: and I are planning on going...never did a night run before!! What are you looking for as far as food? How many servings should we plan for? Carolyn wants to decorate the 40, and I think we're going to costume up as well....

The main thing is...let me know about the food, and what we need to prepare??

nakman
10-09-2011, 09:31 PM
Just bring whatever you feel like sharing- we usually have tons of food, anything from turkey legs, to wings, sushi, chili, salads, breads, chips, meatballs... crock pot stuff is usually great if you want to go big, and we're meeting at Safeway if you want to go fast&easy. this year I'm scheduling it a little different with the earlier start time- we'll get most the wheeling complete before dinner, which will allow for a more casual cuisine atmosphere, should be a good one.

kurtnkegger
10-09-2011, 09:54 PM
How about a big, heapin' helpin' of sloppy joes? Just give us an idea of the number of servings we need to prepare for??

nakman
10-09-2011, 10:04 PM
How about a big, heapin' helpin' of sloppy joes? Just give us an idea of the number of servings we need to prepare for??

Sounds perfect. I bet you'd get 12-15 sloppy Joe takers.

fubuki
10-11-2011, 04:12 PM
Am I ever going to be able to make this run? I was in Iraq the previous 2 years and this year I'll be in Hawaii. At least the sand will be much more hospitable this year.:thumb:

1loudLX
10-11-2011, 04:37 PM
Am I ever going to be able to make this run? I was in Iraq the previous 2 years and this year I'll be in Hawaii. At least the sand will be much more hospitable this year.:thumb:

Now you're just showing off. :p:

rover67
10-11-2011, 04:54 PM
we'll be there :)

TonkaToy
10-14-2011, 03:42 PM
Planning on and looking forward to making it. I just got a Metal Tech tube fender kit but maybe I should wait to attempt it in case I dont get it done in time. It looks like a pretty major project for a welding novice like me!

srptoy
10-14-2011, 06:26 PM
We had a lot of fun last year so planning on being there

nakman
10-15-2011, 09:40 PM
...........00000000000000000000000000000000OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo............ :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:





Prerun pictures...

nakman
10-15-2011, 09:44 PM
:eek:

nakman
10-15-2011, 09:45 PM
and

nakman
10-15-2011, 09:59 PM
If the weather stays nice this week, we'll have no problems. No matter what we'll be able to make it up to the dinner/camping site, and depending on conditions everyone can then choose to stop there, or go on up the hill.. :eek:

Yes, there's camping. :camping: It's "primitive" camping, so bring a portable toilet if you've got one, and bring warm stuff, see the winter camping tips (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=16510) thread for suggestions :camping: :campfire:
And the road's easy enough to the site that your offroad popup camper would make it up there, and you'll be able to unhook it prior to the real wheeling.

There's also a cookout/potluck dinner. Please bring something to share, including tables, paper towels, and trash bags. A 10x10 and a big tarp would make a great wind shelter if it gets blowing.. which it can. Though today was just about perfect up there but hey a week can change everything.

Difficulty I'll give it a 4 out of 10? Maybe a couple of the spooky prerunners from today will have something to add here.. I used my rear locker a couple times, but was seeing if I could get crossed up in a few places, enough to not go. yup :D a stock 60 with good driver could do the whole thing. If it doesn't get any snowier up there. We'll have a good idea once we get to the camp site, what it'll be like further up.


Idaho Springs Safeway, 3:30, Saturday. Be sure to dress up those trucks, and make sure the dogs and kids are full of gas, and on their best behavior. It's spooky time. :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

DanS
10-16-2011, 06:04 PM
I'm a "maybe." If everything goes as planned earlier in the day, I'll be back in time. Otherwise I'll be running late, maybe too late to get stuff together to camp. In which case I'd likely run up to the camping area just to say hello, before I head 20 minutes back down the road to give the cats some company at home. ;)

We shall see....

Dan

Romer
10-16-2011, 06:21 PM
It's Sarah's 21st Birthday Saturday. I asked if she wanted to do this, but she wants us to take her to a nice restaurant. You all have fun

MDH33
10-17-2011, 07:52 AM
Good to talk with you yesterday on the Radio thingy Tim! And good seeing you in Idaho Springs Marco, Allison and Bruce.

Bruce, is that a new 2 Wheeler?

:beer:

rover67
10-17-2011, 11:02 AM
Nice seeing you too Martin!!

It was a beautiful day up there, this weekend should be nice as well. If it doesn't get any snowier up there it should be a nice drive. We also "tested" the lines with no lockers and were able to get stuck, but proper line selection would get a relatively stock vehicle through fine.

We were also able to gather a full trash bag full of trash from what looked like a drinking/shooting party. Sad that it was obvious that they had made no attempt to clean up up there.

Rzeppa
10-17-2011, 03:21 PM
Was that Bruce Lawson on the dirt bike?

60wag
10-17-2011, 04:25 PM
Yep, that's me. One wheel drive makes for some interesting cruising go up the snowy parts. Although 110 miles on 2 gallons of gas is some cheap fun.

FJCDan
10-17-2011, 06:34 PM
We are in again too. Looking forward to this again.

Overlander
10-19-2011, 09:11 AM
We may be interested - I'll confirm but first, do you all plan on camping up there upon reaching the destination or you just going up and coming back down?

nakman
10-19-2011, 11:18 AM
We may be interested - I'll confirm but first, do you all plan on camping up there upon reaching the destination or you just going up and coming back down?


The cookout/camping site is towards the beginning of the trail. You'll have the chance to unload camping items, unhook popups, etc. prior to running the loop further up. But you wouldn't want to run back down to town after the run. There will also be some who choose to not even do the upper loop, and instead just get their camp on early, so by the time the rest of the group returns a lot of stuff will already be set up.

PhatFJ
10-19-2011, 06:05 PM
I think I will be there +1?, bringing green chili not rippin hot, but warm...

kurtnkegger
10-19-2011, 09:20 PM
The cookout/camping site is towards the beginning of the trail. You'll have the chance to unload camping items, unhook popups, etc. prior to running the loop further up. But you wouldn't want to run back down to town after the run. There will also be some who choose to not even do the upper loop, and instead just get their camp on early, so by the time the rest of the group returns a lot of stuff will already be set up.

So I guess my burning question is...I'm not prepared to camp, do we just eat, and scoot back down the trail? I would like to do the night run thing, as I've never done a night run, but hate to just get started to end it...

nakman
10-19-2011, 10:02 PM
There will be multiple people descending after dinner, in the dark. So don't worry about not making it out of there. You could also explore more in the dark... this run is what you make it really. Not sure if that answered the question though. :confused:

kurtnkegger
10-19-2011, 10:21 PM
Thanks. We don't have a CB, only a two way radio on the truck, so don't want to get too far away from a group...it's the chicken**** coming out in me...:D

farnhamstj
10-20-2011, 08:35 AM
Rolling down the window and yelling works pretty well too. Bring warm clothes and a headlamp. The trail is a lollipop shape. In, drop stuff off, drive a loop back to camp. An fj40 will have no problems.(ok, maybe some, but that's part of the fun) Being scared is what this run is all about.

Be afraid, be very afraid. Those mountains are haunted by the spirits of Jeeps that never made it off the trail.

rover67
10-20-2011, 08:42 AM
Yeah, when ti comes time to leave there will be a nice stream of slow moving trucks heading down the trail, you'll be fine. :)

Rzeppa
10-20-2011, 11:00 AM
So I guess my burning question is...I'm not prepared to camp, do we just eat, and scoot back down the trail? I would like to do the night run thing, as I've never done a night run, but hate to just get started to end it...

That is our plan. :thumb:

Air Randy
10-20-2011, 05:41 PM
So are we able to have a campfire at the cookout location this year? I have a bundle of firewood I can donate to the cause.

treerootCO
10-20-2011, 07:14 PM
spoooooooky!!!!! :D


25854

Dr. Schlegs
10-20-2011, 07:32 PM
There I fixed it. :D
Over-illumination leads to migraine headaches.


25854

SRT08BUS
10-20-2011, 08:10 PM
So are we able to have a campfire at the cookout location this year? I have a bundle of firewood I can donate to the cause.

i know a couple of CC sheriffs I can ask, if it's in Gilpin I could find out as well, but as far as I remember the SUMMER LONG:( fire ban has been lifted in most areas. I'm going to try and make it but it's still up in the air for me.

10/21 Not going to be able to make it

kurtnkegger
10-21-2011, 05:55 PM
Quick question...the :Princess: LOVES Haloween, and wants to know about how many kids are expected?? She wants to do some treat bags for them, and doesn't want to come up short...

nakman
10-21-2011, 06:42 PM
Guessing 6-8 kids? Awesome, that will be well received. :)

rover67
10-21-2011, 07:56 PM
Meatballs are set up in the slow cooker getting ready to cook tomorrow. :) They are gonna be TASTY!

rover67
10-21-2011, 08:00 PM
Looks like no fire restrictions, am I reading this right?

http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/!ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gDfxMDT8MwRydLA1cj72BTFxdjAwgAykeaxRtBeY4WBv4eHmF-YT4GMHn8usNB9uHXDzYBB3A00PfzyM9N1S_IjTDIMnFUBADEf0RM/dl3/d3/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS9ZQnZ3LzZfMjAwMDAwMDBBODBPSEhWTjJNMDAwMDAwMDA!/?navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&cid=fsm91_058163&navid=120000000000000&pnavid=null&ss=110210&position=Not%20Yet%20Determined.Html&ttype=detail&pname=Arapaho

Jacket
10-21-2011, 09:07 PM
I guess we're about 50/50 at this point. Could be all of us, or just me and the dog.

Uncle Ben
10-21-2011, 11:24 PM
Still a topic of discussion in this household....

timmbuck2
10-22-2011, 07:04 AM
Guessing 6-8 kids? Awesome, that will be well received. :)

I am bringing 5. :D

nakman
10-22-2011, 08:07 AM
I am bringing 5. :D

Cool. + my 2.. ok we're right in there.

JadeRunner
10-22-2011, 08:30 AM
I will be coming with my two kids. I think I'll bring some fresh elk steak skewers from the bull I shot Wed. morning.

I'm hoping I can find some room on someones grill. Otherwise we can make the fire work.

Uncle Ben
10-22-2011, 09:52 AM
Very unusual situation for me this time. My wife actually is more interested in going than I am! :rolleyes: She wants to do the cookout and then the Hot Springs. Hmmmmm....not sure I know how to proceed with is roll reversal issue! :lmao:

farnhamstj
10-22-2011, 11:00 AM
2 more kids, St John's are in. don't wait for me at safeway, I'll see you at camp.

kurtnkegger
10-22-2011, 11:40 AM
Goodie bags for 22 kids...Hopefully we'll have enough!!

nakman
10-22-2011, 01:25 PM
Sweet!!! See you in a couple hours everyone.. leaving in a couple minutes, so give me a shout on that fancy radio thingy if you've got one.


edit: And here is your map: