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Old 06-04-2016, 08:37 PM
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Default Medano Pass tomorrow (6/5)?

Thinking of doing a last minute plan to run Medano pass tomorrow leaving early, just a day trip. Bringing a picnic and letting the kiddos run free for a while when we get there. Anyone interested is going, let me know. If I'm looking at the maps right, there's a travel plaza at the exit off I25. Meeting there by 8:30 to leave no later than 9:00 seems doable.

I'd be open to any suggestions as this will be my first run on the trail.
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Old 06-05-2016, 07:07 AM
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My only suggestion would be plan to make it a day and half and camp along the way (I've stayed at the Great Sand Dunes campground a couple of times). That will give you some time to enjoy it rather than a driving marathon, especially with kids.
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Old 06-05-2016, 09:23 AM
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Yeah, we rethought it and and decided to do it next weekend to give ourselves a little more time.
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Old 06-06-2016, 08:32 AM
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You might want to find another trail. As of June 3rd Medano Pass is closed at the 4th creek crossing due to downed trees in the area according to the National Park Service website for the Great Sand Dunes. You can call the visitor center for info at 719-378-6395 for more info.

Same thing happened last year around Memorial Day when we camped down there.
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You might want to find another trail. As of June 3rd Medano Pass is closed at the 4th creek crossing due to downed trees in the area according to the National Park Service website for the Great Sand Dunes. You can call the visitor center for info at 719-378-6395 for more info.

Same thing happened last year around Memorial Day when we camped down there.
Sounds like a club run to do some volunteer work is in order.
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You might want to find another trail. As of June 3rd Medano Pass is closed at the 4th creek crossing due to downed trees in the area according to the National Park Service website for the Great Sand Dunes. You can call the visitor center for info at 719-378-6395 for more info.

Same thing happened last year around Memorial Day when we camped down there.
It was closed last weekend when we were there for downed trees, they thought it'd be open by mid-late June (from a park ranger).
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Medano Pass is reportedly now open per a posting on the CLC forum on Mud. I think they're planning to run it on Saturday.
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Good time to run down there now.
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when does the creek in the dunes dry up?
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