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Romer
08-05-2007, 12:28 AM
You will meet at 9AM in Downieville and follow Timmbuck2 up to Empire and then on to Bill Moore Lake. This is an easy trail that a stock truck could do with no issues. There are a few small moguls and one area called the Rock Garden (Not hard) that has a bypass.

You then drive up to Bill Moore Lake and walk around the Lake and have a picnic (if you want). The Lake is in a beautiful Crescent peak that you can see Denver from on one side.

Here are a few trip reports from previous runs

Post up if you plan on coming so Timm can plan accordingly as your Trail leader.

Here are a few trip reports from previous visits there.

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=1994

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=2215


Timm, let these folks know where in Downieville to meet you as the Hard Core run is meeting at the Burger King and you don't want to get mixed up.

nuclearlemon
08-05-2007, 10:10 AM
title should read sunday.

timmbuck2
08-05-2007, 05:52 PM
Let's meet at Starbucks...I drive a green LX, and you can't miss me.

T

MDH33
08-06-2007, 03:47 PM
Seems like the same thing is happening this year as last when there was huge interest in the "moderate run" up Red Cone and no one showed for the "easy run" on Bill Moore. There were about twenty vehicles on Red Cone last year and three on Bill Moore.

Maybe there would be more interest if the Bill Moore run included Red Elephant Hill and and Mill Creek as a loop?? It would make it slightly more challenging and it might help distribute the vehicles rather than having a huge traffic jam on Red Cone.

Just a thought.

:thumb:

timmbuck2
08-06-2007, 03:51 PM
I would be up for that...but I think that takes the difficulty level up a little...but heck, Bill Moore Lake is already listed as "difficult" in a guide book. :)



Seems like the same thing is happening this year as last when there was huge interest in the "moderate run" up Red Cone and no one showed for the "easy run" on Bill Moore. There were about twenty vehicles on Red Cone last year and three on Bill Moore.

Maybe there would be more interest if the Bill Moore run included Red Elephant Hill and and Mill Creek as a loop?? It would make it slightly more challenging and it might help distribute the vehicles rather than having a huge traffic jam on Red Cone.

Just a thought.

:thumb:

corsair23
08-06-2007, 03:52 PM
I'd be up for this (including the loop) but alas not only am I probably going to miss the rally but the trail runs as well :(

It appears I will be joing the wife and daughters downtown to see "The Little Mermaid"....Oh the humanity :eek:

Timm, what time to you think the run would be finished up by...I don't think the play starts until 2:00pm IIRC :lol:

Hulk
08-06-2007, 05:59 PM
Bill Moore is pretty mild. It's tamer than Slaughterhouse Gulch.

timmbuck2
08-06-2007, 06:15 PM
I agree...my stock LX had no problems at all, although the lockers came in handy on the 1 steep, loose section.

Jeff, I could see getting back to Empire well before 1 if we don't spend much time at the lake...

Timm


Bill Moore is pretty mild. It's tamer than Slaughterhouse Gulch.

Chris
08-06-2007, 06:36 PM
Took my daughter up Bill Moore today for her first trail run with me. Nice and very easy, certainly tamer than Slaughterhouse as Hulk said. Personally I think people would enjoy Slaughterhouse more but that's just me.

We picked up at least a case worth of beer cans and number of "Littleton Lions" plastic cups. Appears the Lions wanted to leave their mark. :mad:

timmbuck2
08-06-2007, 06:42 PM
They must have done that since Friday...I was up there Friday afternoon and could not find any trash to pick up but an abandonded pillow! :mad:

T


Took my daughter up Bill Moore today for her first trail run with me. Nice and very easy, certainly tamer than Slaughterhouse as Hulk said. Personally I think people would enjoy Slaughterhouse more but that's just me.

We picked up at least a case worth of beer cans and number of "Littleton Lions" plastic cups. Appears the Lions wanted to leave their mark. :mad:

timmbuck2
08-10-2007, 09:07 AM
Anyone interested in this run, my cell is 303-619-4075. There is clear cell-phone reception (at least for me) on the whole trail, so feel free to call if you are late.

Timm

BPMOU
08-10-2007, 09:46 AM
So how tame is Bill Moore. I may be interested, my LX has 285 with no lockers. I am looking for something that my 36 week pregnant wife would not mind, other wise I may have to skip it. Where is the meeting place?

MDH33
08-10-2007, 10:07 AM
So how tame is Bill Moore. I may be interested, my LX has 285 with no lockers. I am looking for something that my 36 week pregnant wife would not mind, other wise I may have to skip it. Where is the meeting place?

The Bill Moore trail is pretty easy, very scenic, but also very bumpy (but maybe not in a Lexus ;) My frame of reference is an FJ40). I think the meeting place was the Starbucks in Downieville (?). There is only one spot on the trail where a locker would make things easier, but not necessary.

Romer
08-10-2007, 10:30 AM
Brandon, you could do Bill Moore easy in your truck. The lake is awesome. Bring a blanket and picnic lunch and walk around the lake and find a nice spot.

timmbuck2
08-10-2007, 10:37 AM
It is bumpy in a Lexus, too. But then again I usually drive too fast. Take it slow, and not bad. Beautiful scenery. I also have a LX with 285's, but locked...you should be just fine.

T


The Bill Moore trail is pretty easy, very scenic, but also very bumpy (but maybe not in a Lexus ;) My frame of reference is an FJ40). I think the meeting place was the Starbucks in Downieville (?). There is only one spot on the trail where a locker would make things easier, but not necessary.

BPMOU
08-10-2007, 11:28 AM
Thanks Guys, I guess I should take my running boards back off. Hopefully I'll be able to swing this. Downievill? Is that up I-70 by Breeze ski rentals? What time, 9:00AM. Hopefully the wife will go or I'll be able to sneak out for part of the day.

wesintl
08-10-2007, 12:05 PM
I doubt you need to take off the running boards. There is really one one spot that might be troublesome ( steep climb that is rutted out)but if my stock 64 with street tires can get up ok. A stock 80 would be fine.

BPMOU
08-10-2007, 12:37 PM
Just got a call from the wife who is at the dr. The babies heart rate dipped on the non-stress test so they are doing an unexpected ultra sound. DOn't know if I'll be there on Sunday, or being at the hospital waiting to be a new dad. I'll keep you posted.

timmbuck2
08-10-2007, 01:44 PM
good luck!!! happened to us a few weeks early, too...he turns 2 next week. :)



Just got a call from the wife who is at the dr. The babies heart rate dipped on the non-stress test so they are doing an unexpected ultra sound. DOn't know if I'll be there on Sunday, or being at the hospital waiting to be a new dad. I'll keep you posted.

corsair23
08-10-2007, 03:39 PM
Just got a call from the wife who is at the dr. The babies heart rate dipped on the non-stress test so they are doing an unexpected ultra sound.

Wishing you three the best :thumb:

Damn Dr's seem to revel in giving people heart attacks with information like that. I remember when the idiot "specialist" at Kaiser told my wife that he thought my youngest was blind because she would not focus on his stupid pen. :eek:

Turns out, a week later after seeing a real specialist, that she was just farsighted (like all babies) and was focusing on stuff far away. (need a "whew" smiley) She focuses just fine now (and did by 11-12 months as we were told she would) and just turned 4.

For our oldest it was the "stress test" (IIRC) where you are supposed to use the buzzer to "wake up" the baby or some nonsense. Our oldest didn't bother to do anything which of course had the Dr's all a twitter and us scared half to death. She turns 8 on the 1st.

Sorry for the hijack but I hope everything is ok and it is just a "scare".

BPMOU
08-10-2007, 09:53 PM
Hey guys,

Thanks for the warm wishes. Dr says everything is ok, thought she might be low on fluid, but she is good. Her blood pressure is still pretty high even on meds, so we'll see what her regular dr says when she sees them on Thursday of next week. The good news is the wife told me to go ahead on the run Sunday as long as I'm early afternoon. God knows I'll be super busy in a couple weeks. So have anyone else signed up for this run? If I am the only person who is up for this one, I wouldn't want timmbuck2 to miss the moderate run. Let me know.

timmbuck2
08-10-2007, 11:18 PM
no, I have a couple friends joining us for this run. glad everything is ok.

T

RicardoJM
08-11-2007, 10:46 PM
I'll be there. Took the running board steps off the LX 470 and am interested in seeing how it does on this run. My boys did this a couple of weeks ago in the Bronco and it looks like it will be fun.

RicardoJM
08-12-2007, 06:33 PM
:D A special thanks to Rising Sun and our ride leader Tim for a wonderful experience. We had a real good time and met some good people.

Here are the vehicles from today's run.
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/552161/fullsize/trail-vehicles.jpg

Here are the participants.
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/552164/fullsize/trail-runners.jpg

A unique perspective from the hillside overlooking the parking area and the lake.
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/552165/fullsize/trail-end.jpg

Though it looks like Tim was the only one picking up, everyone lent a hand.
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/552166/fullsize/picking-up.jpg

Here is my truck and Brandon in action, sorry Noha - the cameraman went on break too early.
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/552170/fst/552170.jpg (http://www.supermotors.net/vehicles/registry/media/552170)

Noah
08-12-2007, 11:53 PM
A big thanks to everyone on the "easy" run today! Kelvin and I had a great time. Everyone was patient with my flailing on the big hill and another thanks to Tim for the guidance. Here are some of the pics I got:

Tim taking a picture of me taking a picture of Tim taking...
http://www.thebenedicts.net/images/4x4/DSC_0157_small.jpg

Ricardo just after the first real switchback:
http://www.thebenedicts.net/images/4x4/DSC_0159_small.jpg

Brandon following me up the same switchback:
http://www.thebenedicts.net/images/4x4/DSC_0160_small.jpg

On the trail:
http://www.thebenedicts.net/images/4x4/DSC_0169_small.jpg

The view from the lake:
http://www.thebenedicts.net/images/4x4/DSC_0175_small.jpg

The mine on the way back:
http://www.thebenedicts.net/images/4x4/DSC_0184_small.jpg

Again, a big thanks to everyone!