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JadeRunner
12-16-2008, 12:15 AM
Meeting Place: Cemetery area half mile above (west) of Central City-the normal spot. Pizza at Beau Jo's Pizza after the run.

Date: Saturday Jan. 3th, 2009
Time: 9:00 am
CB Channel 4 - Ham 146460
Will will air down and/or chain up (if your using chains) at the meeting place.

If it's a large group like normal. We will want a leader for a 2nd start time around 10am. (a "waist gunner"). Normal gunners with good radios will be needed also.

Be prepared to be trudging through lots and lots of snow, especially when you exit your stuck rig to hook up a strap. Gater's, snow suits, gortex or whatever - just be prepared to stay warm and dry. It can be really cold and windy. Make sure you have at least one strap and tow points available front and rear.

We will meet at Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs for Pizza after the run. Around 4-5 pm. The club will buy pizza and pop.

RedCreeper
12-16-2008, 01:45 PM
Just wanted to ask....
i have been on this trail an know i can do it but what are the vehickle requirements? don't want to come out and drag everyone down with a stocker. Thanks.

JadeRunner
12-16-2008, 02:35 PM
Don't worry, this run is for everyone to come and have fun in the snow. The requirements are hard points on the vehicle to strap too front and rear.

Mendocino
12-16-2008, 02:49 PM
Anyone need a passenger? I would like to go but need a vehicle.:o

RockRunner
12-16-2008, 04:01 PM
Can't wait, we'll be there with the doggies this time!!:thumb:

Glen
12-16-2008, 06:09 PM
I'm planning on it. I can't wait. Two and a half weeks is soooooooo looooooonng. I wanna go this weekend also if I can carve out the time on Sunday.

RedCreeper
12-16-2008, 06:14 PM
i believe i have that covered. Unless something comes up we are there. Can't wait. Wish i could bring my pup. For those who know my wild pup Hanz we were told last week he has a Melinoma Tumor. (spelling?) Only 18 mo old. We are hoping he can spend the holidays with us but the Doc cant say. I was able to go up to Switzerland on sunday and he got to run and have some fun in the snow. It is day to day now. Need this trip to get the mind off of things. Can't wait.

One other thing. i know how to get to the meeting spot from the other side but not sure of how from the highway. Can someone PM me some directions from the north? Or if anyone coming from there want to caravan in that would work to. Thanks.

Kenny

Glen
12-16-2008, 07:21 PM
i believe i have that covered. Unless something comes up we are there. Can't wait. Wish i could bring my pup. For those who know my wild pup Hanz we were told last week he has a Melinoma Tumor. (spelling?) Only 18 mo old. We are hoping he can spend the holidays with us but the Doc cant say. I was able to go up to Switzerland on sunday and he got to run and have some fun in the snow. It is day to day now. Need this trip to get the mind off of things. Can't wait.

One other thing. i know how to get to the meeting spot from the other side but not sure of how from the highway. Can someone PM me some directions from the north? Or if anyone coming from there want to caravan in that would work to. Thanks.

Kenny
Geez, sorry to hear about your pup. I hope things go very well under the circumstances.

Coming from north or south, you're probably still best off just taking I-70 West to the Central City Parkway exit 243. Map Link (http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=39.752337,-105.458107&spn=0.118778,0.30899&z=12) You could go through Boulder and then go south at Nederland tanking Hwy 119 but it's a lot slower.

nakman
12-16-2008, 09:41 PM
Sorry to hear about the pooch Kenny, that's a real bummer I know. But you've been here before, 'member? This is where we aired up after the spooky night run. ;)

RedCreeper
12-16-2008, 10:14 PM
Thanks gang. Going to be tough since we lost our other pup after 19 years 6 months ago. He was to soften the blow.

I remember where it is just that i only know how to get there from the top from Kingston. I don't remember the route threw town. Old age. Don't remember the first thing syndrome. Coming out is all a blur. Even a few weeks after when i was there. Got lost in central city. And i did not gamble. I think taking 70 is best just forget where to go when i get to Central City. Does anyone know what road the Cemetary is off of? i may be able to just use the navigator. Thanks again.

Kenny

nuclearlemon
12-16-2008, 10:57 PM
i posted the info on the horsetooth sight.

J Kimmel
12-16-2008, 10:57 PM
from the CC parkway just go all the way into town until it dead ends, then you go left(up the hill) and the cemetary is about a mile and a half up the road.

Glen
12-17-2008, 01:10 PM
It's right here (http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=39.807349,-105.529432&spn=0.015033,0.038624&z=15) where Upper Apex and Columbine Campground Rd meet.

Central City Parkway turns into Nevada, Nevada turns into Spring, Left on Lawrence, Lawrence turns into Eureka, Eureka Turns into Upper Apex.

It's ridiculous to give directions in this town but if you look at a map it's really pretty easy. Follow Central City Parkway into town where it dead ends into a three way intersection, left on Lawrence, and keep going until you see the clearing where we air down.

RedCreeper
12-17-2008, 01:48 PM
Thanks Glen and J Kimmel. Sorry if i am ridiculous. Just seem to remember more turns than that. I see the meeting spot in my head and how i got there but not how i left. It is how i left that i need to remember. Thanks again, can't wait.

Glen
12-17-2008, 04:50 PM
I'm not sure where we will end since Yankee may not be passable where the trees get thick, it might be just to deep, and others might take a route different than I know. If we do end up on the Saint Mary's Glacier side though You will end up here (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&saddr=Mine+Rd&daddr=1517+Miner,+Idaho+Springs,+CO+80452+(Beau+Jo%27s+Pizza)&hl=en&geocode=FVauXwIdHhi0-Q%3BCdxxUW0IhaFYFY1pXgId5fC1-SHO77J-ZTaOuw&mra=pe&mrcr=0&sll=39.813942,-105.289444&sspn=0.474689,1.235962&ie=UTF8&z=12). You just follow Fall River Road back to I-70.

thenimirra
12-19-2008, 06:44 PM
anybody got an extra seat for me? I seriously need to stop working so much and have some fun! I miss you guys!

Gerdo
12-20-2008, 12:22 PM
Hi. I'm new to Rising Sun. Glen forwarded this thread to me and I'm interested. Hopefully things (work and personal life) will allow me to make it.

Red_Chili
12-21-2008, 08:31 AM
Littleton, eh? Welcome! What is your rig?

Just to let you know, SOUTH SIDERS RULE!!!
:lmao:

I should be able to make this one. Unless I treat my wife to a romantic night at a hotel downtown... decisions, decisions... :confused:

Gerdo
12-21-2008, 09:59 AM
[QUOTE=Red_Chili;92549]Littleton, eh? Welcome! What is your rig?

Just to let you know, SOUTH SIDERS RULE!!!
:lmao:

QUOTE]

I'm just off S. Simms and Coalmine. I drive a Green 2000 4Runner.

nuclearlemon
12-21-2008, 11:38 AM
anybody got an extra seat for me? I seriously need to stop working so much and have some fun! I miss you guys!

heck yeah!

Air Randy
12-21-2008, 01:15 PM
Does anyone have the GPS coordinates for the meetup spot saved?

Uncle Ben
12-21-2008, 02:36 PM
Does anyone have the GPS coordinates for the meetup spot saved?

You can find it on Google Earth and get the coordinates from that if you need them.

MDH33
12-21-2008, 11:20 PM
Does anyone have the GPS coordinates for the meetup spot saved?

Just follow the caravan of 1000 Toyotas heading up I-70. ;)

JadeRunner
12-22-2008, 09:06 AM
Hi. I'm new to Rising Sun. Glen forwarded this thread to me and I'm interested. Hopefully things (work and personal life) will allow me to make it.

Excellent! Another modified 3rd Gen. - Welcome.

farnhamstj
12-22-2008, 10:10 AM
Anyone done a prerun? How deep is the snow? hmmm.

MDH33
12-22-2008, 01:02 PM
Anyone done a prerun? How deep is the snow? hmmm.

Scott and I ran it two weeks ago. Here was the thread:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=8704

Uncle Ben
12-22-2008, 01:21 PM
Anyone done a prerun? How deep is the snow? hmmm.

Come prepared, bring a real shovel, be interactive with the group and you'll learn some new tricks and have a lot of fun! Come in tennis shoes and a hoodie and your vehicle's tires are worn out your going to be miserable!

BTW.....you're going to get stuck.....thats the fun of it! :thumb::thumb:

Gerdo
12-22-2008, 07:42 PM
Anyone mind if my son comes? He drives a vehicle that looks somewhat like a FJ40 except it's built by an american company.

lfd270ben
12-23-2008, 08:36 AM
Anyone mind if my son comes? He drives a vehicle that looks somewhat like a FJ40 except it's built by an american company.

more the merrier

MDH33
12-23-2008, 09:00 AM
Anyone mind if my son comes? He drives a vehicle that looks somewhat like a FJ40 except it's built by an american company.

All are welcome, but remember, none of us Toyota guys are going to be carrying parts or tools that will work for his rig if he breaks. No room in your runner?

RockRunner
12-23-2008, 09:04 AM
This Is Going To Be Big!!!!!!!!!!

Gerdo
12-23-2008, 09:57 AM
All are welcome, but remember, none of us Toyota guys are going to be carrying parts or tools that will work for his rig if he breaks. No room in your runner?

His Jeep doesn't break! He has what he needs. He may ride with me but he likes to drive.

MDH33
12-23-2008, 11:21 AM
His Jeep doesn't break! He has what he needs....

Famous last words. :rolleyes::D

subzali
12-23-2008, 01:06 PM
I think Martin's just being cautious...we had a Jeep break on this Snow and Pizza Run (http://risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=2790), luckily he was close enough to drag his junk onto a trailer and get home.

Gerdo
12-23-2008, 01:45 PM
I know. Things break and we have to be prepaired.

subzali
12-23-2008, 01:46 PM
yep, a Land Cruiser broke on the S/P run in 2006 but they had the tools/skills to repair it :)

Hulk
12-23-2008, 02:31 PM
If you're running chains, make sure you put them on tightly enough. I had a friend help me by doing the chains on 2 tires on the 2006 S/P run. Guess which one was installed too loosely, broke and destroyed my emergency brake cable? :mad:

MDH33
12-23-2008, 03:53 PM
Speaking of chains, does anyone have some that would fit 34x10.50-15 I could borrow or purchase?? :)

subzali
12-23-2008, 04:05 PM
you just need to run lower pressure Martin, chains are for weenies :rolleyes:

MDH33
12-23-2008, 04:50 PM
you just need to run lower pressure Martin, chains are for weenies :rolleyes:


Since my tires don't change shape at 0 psi, thought I'd give chains a try.

I was going to bring the minitruck, but I don't have any recovery points on the rear yet. :hill:

RedCreeper
12-24-2008, 04:57 PM
Looks like we will be there. Minus one. Had to put my pup down yesterday morning. Kind of quiet around here. See you guys there. Anyone coming from the north side?

RockRunner
12-25-2008, 01:19 PM
Looks like we will be there. Minus one. Had to put my pup down yesterday morning. Kind of quiet around here. See you guys there. Anyone coming from the north side?

Sorry to hear that, we're glad you are still coming. See you soon.

Glen
12-26-2008, 02:12 PM
I screwed up and double booked my plans for the weekend. I forgot it's my anniversary the weekend of the 3rd. I'm glad I didn't wake up early leave for the trail and find out when I got back home. lol I could have posted up some pretty cool looking battered photos of me had it happened. ouhHUHHhhhHHh just thinking about the realization that I forgot our anniversary while on the trail or something makes me shudder. That's got to be one of the worst feelings of dread knowing that there's no escape and punishment awaits. lol

Have a great run on Sunday! I'd really like to meet ya all. Rising Sun has a good reputation and I'm looking forward to running a trail that I can keep up with ya'll.

RockRunner
12-26-2008, 03:37 PM
You can bring the wife along and have a nice "picnic";) when we are all stuck. After we are done you can take her to dinner, just to two of you at a romantic table on the second level..................where the rest of us just happen to sitting :lmao:

And if she doesn't like pizza and beer there are some very fine dining establishments in Idaho Springs :thumb::cheers:

If that still doesn't work were sorry and see you on the next run :thumb:

Glen
12-26-2008, 09:14 PM
I tried that T, now it looks like I have to buy her some jewelry too. :eek: I don't think she thought it was as good idea as we did. Good luck on the run.

RockRunner
12-27-2008, 06:24 PM
Sorry to hear that, we'll keep you in our thoughts;)

As for the jewelry part, doesn't that give you the OK to buy a part for the truck:D

IF you have time you can always meet us for a beer at Beaujos Pizza:)

Glen
12-27-2008, 08:45 PM
It's like you are experienced at being married or something? lol We'll be back on Monday :(

RockRunner
12-28-2008, 01:44 AM
18-20 years depending on who you ask ;) Sounds like somebody is getting a nice anniversary present. Enjoy and we'll see you on the next run.

Gerdo
12-30-2008, 06:09 PM
A quick update on Yankee Hill. Other than high winds on Sunday a group of us headed up. It was Glen, Ric, Austin and wife Chris, Cory, and myself. Once you left the air-down lot the road to the trailhead is clean. The first part of the trail has ablot 12" with a few drifted areas of 2'. Back to a few inches to the fenced off lot. The trail from there was back to about a foot. The first big hill was about 2'-3'. We spent about an hour trying to get to the top. Glen did most of the work and did have to winch the last 10' to the top. At that point we decided that we would have to winch everyone up. We headed back and played on the rocks by the air-down lot.
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Gerdo
12-30-2008, 08:05 PM
I didn't have chains on. Chains are un-necessary for the first few miles. I would bet that some of your more radical machines we will be able to break more trail and go farther.

RockRunner
12-30-2008, 11:39 PM
Looks good, not as much snow as I thought there would be out there. Would be nice if it was between this and last years snow, then again we could get tons more snow between now and then..................I hope!!

RedCreeper
12-31-2008, 01:07 AM
i cant wait. is it the 3rd yet?

looks like i will have a new edition with me, got a pup for xmas. after having dogs for the last 10 years or so did not seem right around here. see everyone there. when i get close what channel will everyone be on?

kenny

Red_Chili
12-31-2008, 10:31 AM
WooHoo, I got my work schedule swapped around. So I will see y'all Saturday mornin'!

JadeRunner
01-01-2009, 10:25 AM
I didn't have chains on. Chains are un-necessary for the first few miles. I would bet that some of your more radical machines we will be able to break more trail and go farther.

Thanks for the update. Sounds like you guys had a good time.

I might look for a few of the built guys with winches to volunteer to head out before the main group to start busting the trail, winch up and report back on the trail conditions. So get ready a little early if your interested.

Air Randy
01-01-2009, 06:32 PM
Dang it! It doesn't look like I'll have all of my parts in time to get the 40 running for this. But, Dee and I are going to come anyways in our Dodge SWB truck. It's locked and I have chains for all 4 if needed.

If anyone wants the info, here is the waypoint info to put into your GPS for the meetup spot: N39.80819 W105.53038

newbie
01-01-2009, 07:31 PM
Have room for 1 (maybe 2) more.Snow virgin wants to come play. Have capable rig (only locked in rear) OK driver willing to learn. Any suggestions other than coat,hat,boots,and gloves would be appreciated.

nuclearlemon
01-01-2009, 07:49 PM
there will be snow! lots of strapping today and powderpig and uncle ben pretty much declared that it would be a major winchfest just above the playground. we had four built 80s, my 80 and ken's 40 on 33s and it was definitely work to get to the playground. still lots of fun though;)

Uncle Ben
01-01-2009, 08:05 PM
there will be snow! lots of strapping today and powderpig and uncle ben pretty much declared that it would be a major winchfest just above the playground. we had four built 80s, my 80 and ken's 40 on 33s and it was definitely work to get to the playground. still lots of fun though;)

Quite a bit higher than the playground. Right near the top where Nak led the Spooky night run onto Yankee is where things got real deep, real fast. The snow was very crystalline with a very thin crust. Chains would have helped down lower but up higher the bottom was much deeper than our tracks! Stock or mild vehicles will definitely have their hands full! We had a blast at the playground.....the drifts did not disappoint!

nuclearlemon
01-01-2009, 08:13 PM
We had a blast at the playground..... Uncle Ben did not disappoint!

fixed it;)

Gerdo
01-01-2009, 08:16 PM
I'm guessing that the original info is still true?

Meeting Place: Cemetery area half mile above (west) of Central City-the normal spot. Pizza at Beau Jo's Pizza after the run.

Date: Saturday Jan. 3th, 2009
Time: 9:00 am
CB Channel 4 - Ham 146460
Will will air down and/or chain up (if your using chains) at the meeting place.

Uncle Ben
01-01-2009, 08:29 PM
fixed it;)

hahahahaha....that picture did no justice to that stick! What a kick! That situation also resulted in Ige moving fast enough for Wonder Woman to be envious! :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao:

RockRunner
01-01-2009, 09:51 PM
Looks like a good time. Part two comes in two days.

RedCreeper
01-01-2009, 10:42 PM
Looks like a good time. Part two comes in two days.

2 DAYS!!!! Where are my boots.......

LARGEONE
01-02-2009, 09:16 AM
I'd still love to join even though my vehicle doesn't want to!!! Does anyone need a co-pilot or a backseat shovel/winch bit#$??? This looks like too much fun to pass up. I live in Broomfield, but can meet anywhere b/w Denver and the trailhead. Thanks!!! Paul

JadeRunner
01-02-2009, 09:17 AM
Based on Kevins' report it sounds like the lower half to the "poser"\"middle" parking lot. should be good fun for the group then the snow get's deep enough that people with 33's or smaller will get hung up\high centered. He also made a comment to me that the lesser rigs should chain up on the lower section. Probably to make it up the hill Gerdo was talking about to get to the middle parking lot. There are several hills actually.

My experience personally is that you either have mud tires with enough tread to really dig or you have something else (i.e. AT's or worn tires), in which case chains will help.

JadeRunner
01-02-2009, 09:29 AM
I've got no one going with me now so we can hook up. I'll PM you.

I'd still love to join even though my vehicle doesn't want to!!! Does anyone need a co-pilot or a backseat shovel/winch bit#$??? This looks like too much fun to pass up. I live in Broomfield, but can meet anywhere b/w Denver and the trailhead. Thanks!!! Paul

Jacket
01-02-2009, 10:53 AM
I'm in.

RockRunner
01-02-2009, 01:20 PM
I have a full truck, wife and two Golden's or you could ride with me. I hope you find a ride.

Nay
01-02-2009, 09:11 PM
Looks like I'm in, I'll try to get up a bit early if possible if we are going to try and break more trail before the main group, although I don't have a winch so maybe that's not the best idea :hill:

leiniesred
01-02-2009, 09:53 PM
might be late. I'll catch up!

ColoCruiserJeff
01-03-2009, 09:52 PM
SO......It's 9pm and no posts as to how exciting the run was??

Hmm....wonder if you're all back in town yet :)

Hope you had a safe trip!!

farnhamstj
01-03-2009, 10:18 PM
Funny, I was thinking the same thing. Skipped it this year. Skied with my kids instead.

Don G
01-04-2009, 04:40 PM
It was a decent snow run for this time of year. A small group of big-tired vehicles made it through. The rest of us made it about a mile above the playground.

Someone asked about my pull-rope. It's a 1", 33,500# Super Yanker. It lets you snatch a stuck vehicle out by hitting the end of the rope at a run without any jerks or jars to either vehicle. Straps that claim to stretch are not even in the same league with this rope.

http://www.masterpull.com/cpage.cfm?cpid=425

My opinion is that the 7/8", 28,500# would be a better choice for my Taco, and the 1" better for heavily loaded FJs and Land Cruisers.

I've heard that the 19,000# versions can be broken by a too-energetic jerk even between Tacos.

Gerdo
01-04-2009, 08:25 PM
Don
It was I who was asking about your rope. Thanks for the info.

Chris

Convert
01-04-2009, 08:56 PM
You can also find them here http://www.winchline.com/towlines.htm

JadeRunner
01-04-2009, 09:28 PM
Yea that roped is best thing going when you are trying to pull out a rig larger than yours - like an 80. Wow, it's exspensive (120.00) but the best strap for the job no doubt.

Don G
01-07-2009, 07:56 AM
Yikes!, I got mine last year and paid $100 delivered! Maybe we should invest in Masterpull?