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Old 07-22-2009, 10:22 AM
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Date: August 9, 2009
Meet Time: 8:00 and depart at 8:30
Meet Location:McDonalds at the El Rancho Exit off I-70 (exit 252)
Leader: Jeff Zepp
Gunner: Ricardo Maestas

This is one of the runs associated with the Rally. It's an easy, scenic run that any stock Toyota 4x4 can do. Get out of the heat of the flatlands and come up to timberline, enjoy the vista and have a nice walk around a pristine alpine lake!

The trail is a there and back again, starting and ending just above the town of Empire, which is just west of Idaho Springs on I-70. It's about 2 hours each way at a lazy pace, leaving plenty of time to lunch and hike around the lake. Kids, family and pets are welcome; of course pets must be leashed.

We will meet at the McDonalds at the El Rancho Exit off I-70 (exit 252) at 8:00 and depart at 8:30 AM. . That will get us to the trailhead and air down around 10:00, which should get us to the lake in time for lunch and exploring. Back to I-70 by around 3:00; if traffic's heavy I know some side roads to get us past. As usual, ham frequency 146.460/cb channel 4.

Bring lunch, plenty of water, jackets (this is Colorado!), hiking gear, sunscreen, deet or long sleeves, and of course your camera!

Post up if you're in or have questions.
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:04 PM
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We will meet at the McDonalds at the El Rancho Exit off I-70 (exit 252) at 8:00 and depart at 8:30 AM. We will start on CB channel 4, and once we are on the trail we may switch to channel 5 if there is too much chatter not associated with our group. I don't have ham except on my sandwiches.

I recommend long pants and non-open shoes for the hike at the lake. There will be mosquitoes, and the way this summer has gone, the grasses and shrubs will be wet, and it may rain while we are up there. The lake is right about at timberline. The rain can be cold, and winds can whip up, so be sure to bring appropriate attire.

The trail itself is easy to moderate. Most any Toyota 4x4 can do it, and the obstacles have bypasses. Make sure to bring your camera, sunscreen and perma-grin.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:03 PM
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I'm going to try and make it for this run. Might be the 40's Only Run if Ricardo Guns with his 40.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:23 PM
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I'm going to try and make it for this run. Might be the 40's Only Run if Ricardo Guns with his 40.
I'm running the 40. I'd be surprised if it ends up being a 40's run. I'm sure there are some people lurking on the board that are looking for a nice beginners level run with some more experienced drivers (Jeff and You) where they can try their trucks out and learn a bit along the way.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:15 PM
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we are bringing our 40 and 60. we might take both on the trail if there is room.
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I'm running the 40. I'd be surprised if it ends up being a 40's run. I'm sure there are some people lurking on the board that are looking for a nice beginners level run with some more experienced drivers (Jeff and You) where they can try their trucks out and learn a bit along the way.
Should be a fun day. I have something in mind for a 40's Run later in the fall when I'll be around on weekends.
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we are bringing our 40 and 60. we might take both on the trail if there is room.
Plenty of room. Not to send you away from this run, but did you find the details on the Chinaman's Gulch run?
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I have something in mind for a 40's Run later in the fall when I'll be around on weekends.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:39 PM
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yes i did. thanks. i would love to run chinaman with my 40. not to sure on the drive home sat. night. i have wheeled down around bv and it is a looong drive home back to good ole ne. i probably will be towing a 20' trailor with the 40 on it behind the 60 with the 2f. not the fastest thing. maybe sometime when we have the whole weekend and can tow with the pick-up.
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This will be a fun relaxing run....I think I will bring both rigs so the can wheel too.
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