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treerootCO
09-26-2013, 09:40 AM
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nakman
09-26-2013, 09:44 AM
Was that a tarantula?

smslavin
09-26-2013, 09:49 AM
nice. i've not been up there. is it day trippable?

treerootCO
09-26-2013, 09:54 AM
Was that a tarantula?

Burrowing Wolf Spider I think.... They were huge and all over. Only saw two rattlesnakes. Luckily they were both under my feet so John was safe :)

Good chatting with you on the Hamster on the way up. We can hit the CR23 repeater from there if we ever need it.

nice. i've not been up there. is it day trippable?

Absolutely!

http://www.staythetrail.org/mvum/2013-01-15/AR_Pawnee_East_2011.pdf

https://www.staythetrail.org/mvum/2013-01-15/AR_Pawnee_West_2011.pdf

Jenny Cruiser
09-26-2013, 08:27 PM
Looks like you were just NE of Ault in the pics. Where were the buffalo?

smslavin
09-27-2013, 07:03 AM
Absolutely!

http://www.staythetrail.org/mvum/2013-01-15/AR_Pawnee_East_2011.pdf

https://www.staythetrail.org/mvum/2013-01-15/AR_Pawnee_West_2011.pdf

coolest. thanks.

Inukshuk
09-27-2013, 08:48 AM
I like it up there. Never saw the spider or Buffalo though. Its a good year-round destination.

Snowrun
09-27-2013, 11:12 AM
Burrowing Wolf Spider I think.... They were huge and all over. Only saw two rattlesnakes. Luckily they were both under my feet so John was safe :)

Good chatting with you on the Hamster on the way up. We can hit the CR23 repeater from there if we ever need it.



Absolutely!

http://www.staythetrail.org/mvum/2013-01-15/AR_Pawnee_East_2011.pdf

https://www.staythetrail.org/mvum/2013-01-15/AR_Pawnee_West_2011.pdf
I was proud of myself. Typically when I run across snakes my reaction is to run off screaming like a little girl.
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Snowrun
09-27-2013, 11:19 AM
nice. i've not been up there. is it day trippable?

It is a great place to take a day trip. You can be there from Denver in under 2 hours. The bison are just north of Carr CO.
We spent the day in the western portion of the grasslands. (They are still native short grass prairie). For those going to see the buttes they are in the eastern portion of the grasslands.
As with any wheeling trip be prepared for adverse weather.
We have seen temps well above 100 and well below freezing out there.
Also the road on the western portion can turn into the slickest gumbo mud I have seen anywhere after a strong rain.
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richietherocket
09-30-2013, 12:11 AM
Do you happen to have a write up of which roads you took? Seems like a great day trip

Thanks for sharing