PDA

View Full Version : Red Cone, Radical Hill, Middle Swan 7/8/12


fjcruzer
07-10-2012, 08:14 AM
We had four friends visiting, three from the Czech Republic and one from China. They were great hosts and guides when we visited them last Christmas, so we thought we'd show them some of the beautiful high country and crazy off-road action. The weather was threatening all day, but was perfect, with some hail on top to remind us we were in Colorado above 12,000 feet. The wet and rocks gave us the opportunity to scramble, spot, strap, winch, and a couple of passenger rear tires had to be changed - one valve stem torn off and a sidewall failure. A great day with three 4x4 clubs represented - thanks to the folks from CoTTORA, FJCruiserForums, and Rising Sun for making this day possible.

Thanks everyone for joining us, offering up seats for our friends, and help on the trail. Perfect day and just the right amount of strife to make it fun!

Pictures on my site here (http://curtisparkcruiser.weebly.com/2012-07-08-red-cone-radical-hill-north-swan-bailey-co.html):

rover67
07-10-2012, 08:23 AM
Looks like an awesome time.. you picked some great trails to take them on!!

I bet they were super stoked.

fjcruzer
07-10-2012, 08:25 AM
Looks like an awesome time.. you picked some great trails to take them on!!

I bet they were super stoked.

I can only take partial credit for trail selection - some other folks made the great suggestion of Red Cone and we added Radical Hill. They certainly got equal amounts of scenery, pucker factor, and trail rescue & repair!

Jacket
07-10-2012, 09:59 AM
Cool! I'm sure it was a blast. Looks like Red Cone got a new sign up top.

Old40Dog
07-12-2012, 11:01 PM
Great pics! Thanks for putting this together Eric. We had a blast and arrived home safe and exhausted! :thumb:

smslavin
07-13-2012, 12:00 PM
Great pics. Thanks for sharing those.

fjcruzer
07-13-2012, 12:56 PM
Cool! I'm sure it was a blast. Looks like Red Cone got a new sign up top.

It was a fun, challenging, and beautiful day up there. Colorado did right by us. And yes, new sign on top...

Great pics! Thanks for putting this together Eric. We had a blast and arrived home safe and exhausted! :thumb:

It was great to have you two along Dave and look forward to doing it again soon.

Great pics. Thanks for sharing those.

Thank you! I'm not quite the artist you are with the camera, but it's fun :)