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Old 02-12-2008, 04:16 PM
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Default Snow Run this Sunday 2/17

Hey all, just wondering if anybody would be up for a Snow Run scouting trip this Sunday. Really just a gauging trip. The way I see it right now is to head up Guanella Pass from the Georgetown side and see how high we can get - if we hit the top, great. I'm not sure about heading down the south side, seeing that we would likely not reach Grant and I'm not much for trying to work back uphill at that point.

If we accomplish that task or determine that it's not a good candidate, I say we head up Argentine and feel it out to see whether it's safe/how far we can go etc.

If that stops us then I say we head back down to Georgetown and head up toward the Lamartine area (Saxon Road?) and see if it's gated (there's a gate there, not sure if it's closed in winter), if not continue on as far as we can.

Next stop would probably be Bill Moore Lake area. Then Alice (Loch Lamond etc.), then Idaho Spgs. side of Lamartine, which I have been on before and it was fun. If we exhaust all those options then there's a road straight south of Idaho Spgs. that seems to go into the woods, I haven't been very far up it because that's one of the 4 or 5 places that I got close to rolling my truck, and we called it a trail after that event If we do ALL of that, then I say we call it a day and go get pizza.

Again this is all to gauge the possibility of alternate snow run locations depending on snow conditions, so if we get stopped we get stopped and we turn around. I have no plan for destinations, but to me it's about getting out there and seeing what my truck can do! I'm thinking of leaving pretty early to get as much time as possible to test out the options (like between 7 and 8 am), but am flexible because I'm really at the mercy of whoever wants to go with me, as I'd rather not go by myself.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:28 PM
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what kind of support are you looking for? I could come but im not lifted or winched out like most people. If you need a winch I can throw chains on my mums jeep and go with you that way.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:52 PM
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Well - I am on 31s, rear locker, I do have chains for all 4s if needed, and I do have a winch now too. I guess when I'm looking for potential snow run locations I'm looking for stuff that my truck can get through if someone else breaks trail, and possibly lead like I've done with my friends in the past. That is how the first S/P run that I went on was like (Jan '06). That is also how the run looked that the Horsetooth 4wheelers went on last Sunday. Last year's S/P run as well as this years has me baffled, because that kind of snow depth precludes a lot of people in the club from really even going, because even the big trucks are getting super stuck and don't make that much progress (2000 yds. vs. 5-8 miles). Now I realize that going higher in elevation is likely not to be the right answer, but you have to start somewhere and I would just like to satisfy my curiosity, because I'm not sure very many people have checked some of these trails out in the winter. So I wanted to start here, maybe in the next couple weeks check out some above Boulder, because they're also at lower elevations, and just go from there.

So - it would be nice to have a truck that's sitting on 35s to help blaze trail, but I realize that I would probably be hindering forward progress of that truck because I'm smaller right now. But if nobody is game then I'll make due with what I have, and at that point it's nice to have two trucks so we can pull each other out of whatever we get into, as long as one can follow the other.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:57 PM
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i might be up for a run in the piggie
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:03 PM
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Definitely maybe!
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:50 PM
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Sunday bad Saturday good............couldn't go anyway since I have to work OT and have hockey. Hope you guys have a great time and find some cool places.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:53 PM
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i won't be able to make it... ya'll have fun
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:37 AM
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Me and the "Whale" shy away from snow runs now - especially with a winch that ain't working

Be safe and let us know how it goes and take a club roster list with phone #'s in case you need help
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Let me know If you look anywhere on the north side of denver goergetown is A little to far for me
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Be safe and let us know how it goes and take a club roster list with phone #'s in case you need help
Ditto! What freq will you be on....we'll listen!
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