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Old 01-21-2008, 07:21 AM
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The 2008 Triple Bypass run is tentatively scheduled for August 16th this year. That could change due to snow conditions and we'll update as the trip date nears.

This is our 9th annual trip. The run begins at the Dorchester Campground at the north end of Taylor Park, over Italian Creek Pass into Crested Butte, over Pearl Pass into Ashcroft, then over Taylor Pass and back to the Dorchester Campground. This trip includes over 50 miles of 4 wheel drive travel and is run at a fast pace. Departure time from Dorchester is 8:00 AM. A stock cruiser in good mechanical condition with a competent driver will make this trip just fine.

Please post up if you plan to make it, and direct questions to Bruce Miller.
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:34 AM
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I'm in.

We had a blast last year!
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I am pretty new to the club, I have been looking back at the trip reports on previous TBP trips and it looks like this is a multiday trip? Can you post up some details on how the trip breaks up logistically? Where is a good place to camp or what do most people do?

Looking at the pictures from previous trips, we are definitely going this year!

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I am pretty new to the club, I have been looking back at the trip reports on previous TBP trips and it looks like this is a multiday trip? Can you post up some details on how the trip breaks up logistically? Where is a good place to camp or what do most people do?

Looking at the pictures from previous trips, we are definitely going this year!

THANKS!
The run takes a full day so most people camp Friday and Sat (last year Wes drove up in the AM and found us on the trail so that can be done but he knew where he was going) Basically leave the camp at 8 and get back to camp around 6 with a lunch break.
I would not say it is stressful pace although there is not much time to stop and do a lot of sightseeing .....when you do it is spectacular.

As mentioned the Dorchester camp ground is the starting and finishing point so that is where most people camp. It is located near the base of Taylor pass near Taylor Park res (easy to find) There are many spot to camp in that area but if you don't stay with the group you miss out on some of Barb's GREAT dutch oven desserts
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We'll, Bummer I can't make this one. It's my favorite run period. I'll be at my brothers wedding in NC.
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My wife and I are interested in this trip, but as non members thinking of joining we have some questions. Will my stock 40 with standard tires make the trek ok? My rig is in really nice shape and I don't want to pinstripe it or bang it up too much.

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My wife and I are interested in this trip, but as non members thinking of joining we have some questions. Will my stock 40 with standard tires make the trek ok? My rig is in really nice shape and I don't want to pinstripe it or bang it up too much.

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No problem. I ran it in my 40 when it was still stock height and running 31 inch tires. I don't remember anywhere on the trails that there was a lot of brush. Mostly rocks and mud. It's a 40, get it dirty and use it for what it was intended for, have fun!
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I hope to make this one.
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This one is a must for us this year. We will only be deterred by dates and $5/gal gas prices
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We hope to be back this year for the TBP. It has always been alot of fun.
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