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Keith 05-15-2013 01:02 PM

Switzerland Trail Conditions Redux
I talked Marco into an afterwork trip up to Switzerland Trail last night. It is open and passable in a stock 4x4. Muddy in parts but really not that bad.

We also drove a trail that went out to Peak to Peak Highway (Davidson Gulch?). That was also free of snow but extremely muddy. I managed to get through (slowly) in my stock Tacoma, but only because Marco was telling me where to go. Marco, on the other hand, was just blasting through stuff like a kid let loose in the woods after a long winter. I saw his entire right rear tire disappear into a mud hole at one point and even lost sight of both rear tail-lights briefly.

We also passed a Jeep Cherokee that was abandoned in a mud bog. Right next to it was a gigantic Ford (F-250?) that was also stuck and abandoned. Love that my stock Tacoma rolled right past those 2 vehicles.

I'd have taken pictures, but it was dark.

J Kimmel 05-15-2013 01:46 PM

thought I saw Marco heading up boulder canyon, we took a quick ride up to ned on the motorcycles, glad you had fun :)

rover67 05-15-2013 02:19 PM

Gordon Gulch had some muddy spots, I just spent like $25 at the car wash. Good excuse for a deep clean after the winter mag chloride and Desert trips!

The two that were stuck were off trail trying to avoid the mud that in reality was not too bad. it's a shame to see how people tear more stuff up when they don't know what they are doing. that Jeep was buried pretty deep in a dumb soft spot and that f-250 was just high centered on it's axle. Two situations that simply getting out and scouting the route would have avoided.

Anyways, It was fun getting out, summer is here!

smslavin 05-15-2013 03:29 PM

nice. if you guys head out on a wed or thur afternoon/evening, let me know. i'll get a hall pass and come meet you.

egesledder 05-15-2013 05:23 PM

It seems like every time I'm back in the gordon gulch area after the snow melts off, there is always some stock vehicle stuck somewhere and abandoned. That spot where we saw the Jeep and Ford had a Nissan Xterra with street tires burried up to the doors on Monday when I went through on the bike. I've pulled a Honda Accord out of the mud back there too a few years ago. Sometimes it just makes you wonder how some people survive on a day-to-day basis.

Anyway... Good to meet you Keith, I had fun. Marco's driving is always entertaining, especially as a passenger.

Keith 05-16-2013 05:57 PM


Originally Posted by egesledder (Post 232730)
Anyway... Good to meet you Keith, I had fun. Marco's driving is always entertaining, especially as a passenger.

Good to meet you as well. I am completely satisfied with the amount of entertainment I received... Not being a passenger. I am still having flashbacks.

egesledder 05-23-2013 09:59 AM


Jacket 05-23-2013 04:00 PM

Dayum. That's messed up.

TheHoneyBadger 05-25-2013 07:36 PM

Keith, is there any way you could post up the GPS Coordinates on the trail head for Switzerland Trail?

smslavin 05-26-2013 08:22 AM

here ya go...

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