c & j, thanks for the gumbo, it was great. i did end up wheeling on saturday, i rode with my buddy mike on browns gulch and bullion king lake. it was absolutely beautiful! caught probably the most awesome sunset on the way home, and got in around 11:30 sat night.
creeper jeepers held the event and were excellent folks to run with. one woman was heavily involved in the railroad and big on railroad history in the area, another woman was a sheepfarmer and knew a lot about the area because of the heavy grazing that goes on, and the trailleaders husband worked for the las animas group that handles mine reclaimation, including handling two of the mines that we passed by. very informative.
ige tlca #1431