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JadeRunner
04-05-2007, 03:25 PM
Sunday April 15th
Let's meet at the cemetery west of Central City at 9am and leave by 9:30am - the normal spot.

For people who have not been there, we meet at a large parking lot near several cemetery's. This is located about a mile or so west of the town of Central City on the road heading up and west out of town. Most of us take the new Central City highway into Central City from I-70.

We will see how far we can get. Expect to run into large snow drifts. Make sure you have tow points so you can be strapped out. This time of year the the road going up will be patchy - so we usually don't chain up in the main meeting spot since there will probably be long sections of dirt road before we get up and into the deep stuff.

Channel 4 for us traditional CB guys. :rolleyes:

leiniesred
04-05-2007, 10:18 PM
right now... I'm IN. Lin might be in too.

Red_Chili
04-06-2007, 10:13 AM
Tentative. 'Twould be a good shakedown if I get my mods done for CM.

Cheeseman
04-06-2007, 12:00 PM
I'll be camping at the Air Force Academy with my Scouts that weekend. Probably at their great church around the time you guys gather. I'll pray for you guys and cus under my breath I couldn't be there. Have fun.

Greg
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JadeRunner
04-12-2007, 08:43 AM
Should be fresh snow. Here are a few pics from a run in 2005 I came across to get you in the mood.

subzali
04-12-2007, 09:03 AM
I think that group shot is from the Jan. 06 run. I'll be up there, not sure if I want to take the Brahma out on the trails just quite yet.

Sandman
04-12-2007, 09:29 AM
I plan to come. :)

JadeRunner
04-12-2007, 09:51 AM
I think that group shot is from the Jan. 06 run. I'll be up there, not sure if I want to take the Brahma out on the trails just quite yet.

Your right. The date stamp on the pic is 1/8/06.

Red_Chili
04-13-2007, 07:55 AM
I'm out. I need to reseal my tcase. :(

TacoDuck
04-13-2007, 04:51 PM
Scott,

Have you got the name of the road that goes west out of central city, where the cemetary is, where we're meeting on sunday. I've never been thru there.

Loren

bh4rnnr
04-13-2007, 10:37 PM
Should be fresh snow. Here are a few pics from a run in 2005 I came across to get you in the mood.

First pic looks familiar, wonder who too it:D

Uncle Ben
04-14-2007, 01:01 AM
Central city fun (http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/showthread.php?t=92843)

Doesn't look so bad in these pics...

JadeRunner
04-14-2007, 07:18 AM
I'm out. I need to reseal my tcase. :(

Awe, the Chili usually shows up early for snow runs, busts trails and gernerally offers dry humor. Too bad.

JadeRunner
04-14-2007, 07:30 AM
Scott,

Have you got the name of the road that goes west out of central city, where the cemetary is, where we're meeting on sunday. I've never been thru there.

Loren

Not sure of the Hwy.#. From downtown Central City, there are only 3 options.
1. Down to Black Hawk 2. South to I70 on the Central City Hwy. and 3. West of town to the cemetarys. If your coming from Black Hawk you continue straight and up west out of town without turning. From I70, you would trun left at like the second or 3rd stop sign.

leiniesred
04-14-2007, 09:50 AM
I'm in. I might be winchless. (working on truck right now.) I might have a couple of Jeeps with me. 1 is a Rubicon. Not sure on the other. I also might have a 3 week old FJCruiser talked into this. ;)

Loren: I'm the "Poster Child" for GPS, but, I THINK that off of highway 119, it is LEFT on Gregory Road. This turns into a 1 way uphill road called Lawrence Street. This turns into Eureka Street, which is also CR-3. You'll see the trucks on your left at the top of the hill. Keep an eye out for "Columbine Campground" signs.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong! (Bob?)

farnhamstj
04-14-2007, 09:51 AM
Sorry but I'm skipping this one. Got projects to do arround the house, and going to see Spearhead at Copper today. It doesn't look to have much less snow than at snow and Pizza. While it was fun to see everyone, I can only do so many donuts in the parking lot. If I were locked both ends and running muds it might be another story. See eveyone in a couple weeks in Moab.

subzali
04-14-2007, 07:43 PM
If anybody needs a convoy up from Denver/Golden, I'll be going up Hwy 6/Clear Creek Canyon. If somebody needs it I'll swing by Christo's Slee's Place at 8:30 and we could convoy. If you're not there at 8:30 you'll have to figure it out on your own. Slee's is located on the west side of Hwy 93 just on the north side of Golden, it's pretty much the next turn north of the turn for Golden Gate Canyon.

Uncle Ben
04-14-2007, 08:34 PM
I really wanted to go but I need to bail and get some honey do's kicked out since I'm Moab bound in a couple weeks. Have fun guys....I know I'll be wishing I went come tomorrow .... :( :thumb: :cheers:

Hulk
04-14-2007, 11:02 PM
Sorry but I'm skipping this one. Got projects to do arround the house, and going to see Spearhead at Copper today. It doesn't look to have much less snow than at snow and Pizza. While it was fun to see everyone, I can only do so many donuts in the parking lot. If I were locked both ends and running muds it might be another story. See eveyone in a couple weeks in Moab.

How was Spearhead? Haven't seen them in about 6 years. Did you ski prior to the show? The snow at Copper was epic on Sunday and Tuesday.

Sandman
04-15-2007, 06:32 AM
Have you got the name of the road that goes west out of central city, where the cemetary is, where we're meeting on sunday. I've never been thru there.

I think it's CR-3/Upper Apex Road.

Bigryp
04-16-2007, 11:56 PM
My buddy and I are thinking about going up to Yankee Doodle lake via Yankee Hill. How long is the stretch from Central City to Tolland? We'll be in a 1986 Pickup and/or 2000-something Cherokee.

JadeRunner
04-17-2007, 08:48 AM
I haven't driven that route, I think there are several easy trails from Central City to get you to the Tolland road that you could move pretty fast on in the summer, 4 whell drive probably not needed. I doubt you could get through this time of year though and certainly not all the way to Yankee D. Lake.