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Old 08-29-2014, 09:06 PM
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Stan I'm with you on that. I'm figuring that a day on any trail is a day to be thankful for, especially if I'm exposing my kids to the scenery. The trails/roads you mention, those are listed in a guide book/online somewhere?

John
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Stan I'm with you on that. I'm figuring that a day on any trail is a day to be thankful for, especially if I'm exposing my kids to the scenery. The trails/roads you mention, those are listed in a guide book/online somewhere?

John
Here you go, John.

http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=194

http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=241
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I'll suggest going up Red Sandstone rd. (If it's not a weekend, go check out Piney Lake) Make a left on 734, follow that to old red and white mountain trail- it'll be a 2 track that goes to up to the right. It's just after you come out of the woods into a beautiful meadow. If you pass Red spring at the top of Buck Creek, you've gone too far. Go to the Top of that and back down, then continue on 734 until you reach Muddy Pass and follow 700 down to HWY131 Wolcott. It's not too difficult, unless it's wet. Really pretty.

I'll also suggest finding FR101-102 -also known as East Tennessee pass- between Copper Mountain and Leadville- combine that with some of the Camp Hale roads.
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:26 AM
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Thanks Farnham. Been in that area before, but was just wandering so I appreciate the advice.

If you're in the Vail area, you might be a good guy to be able to get ahold of if I'm in need of advice

Mind PM'ing me if I can get your number?

(I tried you, but your inbox is full, popular dude I guess)

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Old 09-15-2014, 10:27 AM
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Still would like to get Farnham's contact if at all possible, or anyone else in the area. Not sure AAA will be much help Again, don't plan on getting wild, but sometimes ol Murphy's law kicks in.....

So, looking at weather looks like precip this weekend. Heading to CO on Sat, probably wouldn't get off road until Monday. I've misplaced the web address of the "trail conditions" site, maybe that's just snow related?

Thinking of Hagerman, Mosquito, Ptarmigan (still not fully sure if there are hard spots there or not?), maybe some roads off Red Sandstone like Farnham suggested, and possibly Coffee Pot or something mild like that. Obviously precip plays into this some, advice?

And, I know Satchel was nice enough to give me his number a few years ago because he was going to be in the area. Anyone else available for personal consult if needed that lives in the Vail/Leadville area or knows it really well?

Thanks a lot -

John
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