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nakman 04-18-2009 01:51 PM

Ham & eggs run, Saturday April 18th
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Well all in all it was a successful run. We started out at the Mathews & Winters trailhead, and hung out until about 8:30 when the local guy who lives behind the parking lot demanded we get off his driveway so he could plow :rolleyes:, so off we went. Groucho requested an adventure, so we went up hwy 74 Morrison Canyon to Kitteredge, with the plan to take Kerr Gulch up to El Rancho then double back to Genessee. While in transit, we were able to communicate with DaveinDenver on simplex, who was going to head up 40 to Genessee to meet us. We also made contact with Martin who was just leaving his house in Evergreen.

So I missed the turn to Kerr Gulch :doh: and figured that's alright we'll just cruise up Troublesome Gulch and turn around. Well that quickly turned into an adventure, as the road went from a couple tracks to no tracks, and suddenly I'm leading a snow run... hey not all that bad but also this could get kind of sketchy so we found a driveway and all turned around. And to fulfill the adventure objective, Groucho promptly found himself in a ditch and needed to be strapped out by Jack Hess. :D

Squishy! 04-18-2009 01:55 PM

Way cool. M dad was so bummed he had to miss that run because he had to go to Breck and snowshoe and do nothing else but relax.. poor guy.


nakman 04-18-2009 01:55 PM

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during the brief recovery, Dave communicated that he could barely make it up 40 to Genessee, but managed to persevere and make personal contact with a state patrol, who pointed back down the hill. So apparently Evergreen was closed this morning, at least from I-70 and US40, and probably just as well that we didn't try from the Kerr Gulch side. Martin was monitoring all of this as well, so he turned down 74 and ended up following the group back down the canyon, where we met up with Dave at the original meeting place, Mathews-Winters parking lot.

The breakfast buffet was adequate, albeit a little light on flare since no one wanted to deal with stoves or anything. Gmann brought a ham, which was very tasty as well as punfully appropriate, we also had coffee, juice, turnovers, and french toast that was cooked on the the engine, which proved to be the kid favorite.

edit: and since it was snowing/raining sideways, that tarp proved to be a very nice barricade..

nakman 04-18-2009 02:01 PM

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the weather was downright sloppy. Rain mixed with snow mixed with rain... everyone was pretty much soaked. But we did manage to accomplish our objective- Martin's new FT8800 received a fresh dose of programming, Jack learned how to turn off the "wires" beep on his 8800, as well as picked up a few more tricks. Gmann received some antenna tuning, and most were able to participate in pushing free a rav4 who thought that he could negotiate the unplowed parking lot... he thought wrong.

nakman 04-18-2009 02:04 PM

As for the "nets," contact was made with several other RS members on simplex- Rock Dog, Wesintl, Mendocino, and Jaderunner all managed to speak with the group. We weren't able to speak with anyone via the colorado connection, but that's ok, still everyone learned something and had a smile on their face when we left the parking lot. Thanks again for coming everyone, we'll do this again next year for sure. :cheers: :yagi:

Mendocino 04-18-2009 02:07 PM


Originally Posted by nakman (Post 104277)
...Gmann brought a ham, which was very tasty as well as punfully appropriate...

Nicely done!:D:lmao:

Sorry I missed this, but it did allow me to get more work done on my 40 and I enjoyed talking to you on simplex with my HT.

JadeRunner 04-18-2009 02:11 PM

Thanks for the prompt wright-up and pictures. Looks like you guys had fun anyway.

DaveInDenver 04-18-2009 02:33 PM

Thanks for keeping the faith Nakman, a lesser man would have bagged the whole thing looking outside this morning.

Originally Posted by nakman (Post 104279)
Thanks again for coming everyone, we'll do this again next year for sure.

Just be sure to pick the weekend next year with out a foot of snow/groppel/sleet/rain/slush. Pretty cool seeing the precipitation morph through all major forms though... :-)

Karst8835 04-18-2009 03:17 PM

Thank you for organizing the Ham & Eggs Run. I had fun and learned a few tricks about my FT8800.

Rock Dog 04-18-2009 04:49 PM

Thanks again guys, i had fun lurkin in from the southern burbs... most of you came in real clear, and i was able to talk a bit with Wes on his new HT...

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