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subzali
09-11-2006, 02:33 AM
He he, you guys are suckas who didn't come on this. Schofield, Lead King Basin, Crystal, Paradise Basin. Unbelievable scenery, more great wheeling, perfect weather, some tricky stuff, pretty fast pace, but all in all just great fun! Again my camera can't give up its pics to my computer, so here's a map and profile again:

Lineup:
1 40 (me)
1 70 (Wes)
1 80 (Kevin (sno bored))
1 100 (lexusBen)

wesintl
09-11-2006, 11:05 AM
Here is some info on the Crystal Mill, how it worked and what it did.

"Though some misinformed people have dubbed it the “Dead Horse Mill”, that name is erroneous and was never historically used. Historically speaking, the Mill was known as the Sheep Mountain Power House, and was located on the Lost Horse Millsite. Today it is known as “The Crystal Mill”.

The mill, constructed in 1893, harnessed the river adjacent to the mill to power the air compressor housed inside. Early engineers had built a dam across the river, which funneled water down the vertical penstock (the ladder-like structure) onto a horizontal wheel, which drove an axle in the penstock. The penstock powered the air compressor. In turn, the enormous compressor ran drills in the nearby Sheep Mountain and Bear Mountain mines. The drills were used to bore holes in the mine walls for the placement of dynamite. Once the dynamite was detonated, the miners removed the ore.

The mill closed its operations in 1917. Continuing efforts to preserve it have been aided by Gunnison and Aspen Historical Societies, residents of Crystal and Marble, and interested individuals caught by the spectacle of the old Mill."

http://www.marblecolorado.net/crystalmill.html

http://www.ghosttowngallery.com/htme/crystal.htm

I'll post my pics tonight.

Three Wheel Ben
09-11-2006, 11:49 AM
This was as good as Saturday, if not better. Scenery was spectacular. :eek:

Thanks to the other 3 that went, I think we were well rewarded. :cheers:

And the CB burritos were the perfect end to a two day trip.

Pics are in the gallery.

JadeRunner
09-11-2006, 01:13 PM
Nice run and pictures. So help me understand. The Triple by-pass was run on Sat., started by going up Italian Pass and around (good call - that's how I would have wanted to do it). Then Sunday some of you guys ran the Schofield run? Now that's two great days of wheelin'.

Why do you call it a Double Triple by-pass, it you only ran Schofield and Paradise as the passes that day?

wesintl
09-11-2006, 01:21 PM
Not tecnically a pass but were counting lead king I think.

Since it was the day after were fudgin a bit but technically subzali went over kebler and mclure later and the rest of us went over cottonwood ;) Still, we liked the name on the heels of the TBP :D Besides on the TBP you don't bypass the pass, right?

sno bored
09-11-2006, 01:58 PM
Scott, I did Schofield, Paradise, Cottonwood, Trout Creek, and Hoosier Pass yesterday after doing the triple bypass the day before. What should that be called? I'll just call it a great weekend of wheeling with a great group of people. Thanks to everyone for making this trip such an awesome time. Kevin

mtnsledr
09-11-2006, 02:36 PM
I passed your group just outside of Marble (tan FJ40). I would have loved to join the group, but I was low on fuel. This was my second weekend driving my cruiser since I started working on it two years ago. I would like more info on you're group. Attached is some picures I took near Crystal just hours before you guys were there.

Uncle Ben
09-11-2006, 03:15 PM
Not tecnically a pass but were counting lead king I think.

Since it was the day after were fudgin a bit but technically subzali went over kebler and mclure later and the rest of us went over cottonwood ;) Still, we liked the name on the heels of the TBP :D Besides on the TBP you don't bypass the pass, right?

Technically, Itallian Creek isn't a pass either. Originally Millers did Scholfield, Pearl and Taylor and named it Triple Bypass (bipass for you Sharkbait :rolleyes: ) Great name and it stuck! I love the "Double Triple Bypass" name too!!!!

Shark Bait
09-11-2006, 03:18 PM
(bipass for you Sharkbait :rolleyes:

???? :confused:

Uncle Ben
09-11-2006, 03:26 PM
???? :confused:

I deleted it but a while back I posted up about Triple Bypass and you send me an PM correcting me that it was bipass not bypass. So I was just letting you know I remember my school lesson sir! ;)

wesintl
09-11-2006, 03:43 PM
But Bipa$$ ain't in da diktionairy

I'm sure Bruce can chime in but I thought he told me that originally it was italian, pearl, taylor and that to change it up they did schofield a few times.

BTW welcome mtnsledr!! we definatly noticed you :D Your 40 looked good :thumb:

Uncle Ben
09-11-2006, 03:47 PM
But Bipa$$ ain't in da diktionairy

I'm sure Bruce can chime in but I thought he told me that originally it was italian, pearl, taylor and that to change it up they did schofield a few times.

BTW welcome mtnsledr!! we definatly noticed you :D Your 40 looked good :thumb:

Nope....started from Bogen Flats campground near Marble and ended at Dorchester campground.

Shark Bait
09-11-2006, 04:13 PM
I deleted it but a while back I posted up about Triple Bypass and you send me an PM correcting me that it was bipass not bypass. So I was just letting you know I remember my school lesson sir! ;)

LOL :lmao: :thumb:

mtnsledr
09-11-2006, 04:17 PM
BTW welcome mtnsledr!! we definatly noticed you Your 40 looked good

Thanks, is anyone in going to be in the same area again?

wesintl
09-11-2006, 07:50 PM
:cheers:

LandBruiser
09-14-2006, 08:40 PM
Is that the Devils punchbowls? And anyone have pics of that big mud bog towards the top of Pearl Pass on the CB side? I heard its pretty narsty from all the rain down there lately.

wesintl
09-14-2006, 09:25 PM
dat would be the debils punch bowl :D

See the Triple bypass thread for a pic of the mud hole.

Klunky Chris
09-22-2006, 01:12 AM
I passed your group just outside of Marble (tan FJ40).
HA!

I was the one in Ben's 100 series waving at you. (I got a bit of a funny look in return :D)

Ben says "I never get waves from cruisers"
downside of driving a Mall Rated cruiser I guess :D

subzali
10-03-2006, 09:35 PM
Okay, thanks again guys for indulging me. I really loved the water pic, it was so fun:D .