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Colorado Trip Reports

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by NativeTaco, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Jul 14, 2014 at 6:05 AM
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    GreenChileTaco

    GreenChileTaco The Hotter the Green Chile the Better!

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    Grizzly Lake/St. Elmo - 7/13/14

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  2. Jul 14, 2014 at 6:24 AM
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    NativeTaco

    NativeTaco [OP] Mountain Man

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    Great shots! :jellydance:
     
  3. Jul 14, 2014 at 8:58 AM
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    GreenChileTaco

    GreenChileTaco The Hotter the Green Chile the Better!

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    Thanks Travis! My wife really wanted to go up Antero but when we got to the trailhead there was emergency vehicles and it was closed due to an ATV rolling off the trail. I guess the guy was pretty badly hurt, they were about to perform a high angle rescue. Grizzly was awesome though! Several 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gen 4runners up there when we arrived, no Heeps! :D
     
  4. Jul 14, 2014 at 9:42 AM
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    ebbs15

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    Damn that truck is gorgeous... and Green FTW!
     
  5. Jul 14, 2014 at 11:13 AM
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    RockyMtnTRD

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    Hey man where'd you get those tan gas cans on your rear bumper?!

    Looks like you had a nice time :thumbsup:
     
  6. Jul 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM
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    GreenChileTaco

    GreenChileTaco The Hotter the Green Chile the Better!

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    Thank You!

    The tan one is a Scepter water can
    http://www.sceptermilitary.com/water_containers/

    They don't sell the plastic gas cans to the public anymore because of the EPA.

    Edit: I got mine from the Lexington Container Company:
    http://www.lexingtoncontainercompany.com/Military-Water-Cans.html
     
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  7. Jul 14, 2014 at 11:55 AM
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    Wishbone Runner

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    Damn, that looks way drier than when we tried it . . . nice job. That line you took up kept sliding me off to the left, Brett went up the same spot though.

    I wouldn't want to see anyone roll off antero, looooooooooooooong ways down.

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  8. Jul 14, 2014 at 1:01 PM
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    NYCO

    NYCO go explore...

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    from saturday...no pics coming up red elephant as it's a nasty climb and we just kept rolling up...there was a great recovery made, saving one of the jeeps in the crew from tumbling off the side...there's pics floating around somewhere of this...

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  9. Jul 14, 2014 at 1:12 PM
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    Hell yeah bob. Great pics as always!!
     
  10. Jul 14, 2014 at 1:21 PM
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    GreenChileTaco

    GreenChileTaco The Hotter the Green Chile the Better!

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    It was fairly wet when I rolled up to it, it had rained the day before from about 2pm until 5am that morning. At first I took the more used path to the left of the trees in the creek, looked at it and decided to back up through the creek and come around the right side of the trees for a more straight shot, walked right up it. :D

    Edit: Looking back at your pics I did take the exact same line as you, I guess it was just drier.
     
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  11. Jul 14, 2014 at 2:35 PM
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    Nice shots Bob!!!!
     
  12. Jul 15, 2014 at 4:36 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    More of James' and my adventure over Mosquito Pass. Got these from some random Jeeper.

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  13. Jul 16, 2014 at 9:16 AM
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    Nice shots Bob, looks like you made it to the lake!

    @brett, LOL, he actually sent those to you.

    Got high this weekend with Justin and the RM4x4 crew, another 10K foot day!

    Hall Valley>Red Cone>Webster Pass>Santa Fe Peak>Peru Creek>Cinnamon Gulch>Chihuahua Gulch>Warden Gulch

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  14. Jul 16, 2014 at 9:17 AM
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    Saw a TON of avalanche activity back there, lots of slides this winter

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  15. Jul 16, 2014 at 10:21 AM
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    I want to run this! any chance you have a .gpx file of your route? or was it pretty straight forward leading from one trail to the next?

    how long did this take? any place an open/open rig like me would have trouble? if I wanted to split this into two days, where would you camp (gonna just sleep in the bed of the truck)

    Thanks!
     
  16. Jul 16, 2014 at 10:57 AM
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    is the montezuma area open now?!
     
  17. Jul 16, 2014 at 12:02 PM
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    thats what i was wondering, i thought most trails off peru creek would be closed for most of the summer!!
     
  18. Jul 16, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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    I do not, but it is super straight forward, up Red Cone, then down Webster to Santa Fe (up and back) which is off one of the streets in Montezuma, and up into Peru where all of the others branch off of the main road (which is heavily graded, a Prius was at the end of Peru). All of those you will have no issue with, a stock truck could probably do all of these trails with good line choice. Chihuahua was probably the rockiest and least stock friendly, Red Cone is no problem as long as you are comfortable with heights and ledges.

    I was on the trail for about 10 hours, but we took our time running Red Cone, then I ran everything else by myself, probably 4 hours from Montezuma for the rest of the trails, not really stopping too much. There is literally camping spots everywhere back there, some of the cooler spots were up Chihuahua, that was a really cool trail and there is a hike up to a lake at the end of the trail that I would like to check out sometime.

    They just recently opened it up to through traffic, they basically just built a new bridge upstream from the one that got washed out that looks like it will now be the permanent one.

    Webster is still very closed, and may not melt out this year, waaaay bigger than the drift we saw on Tin Cup. This one shows it best, far left. This is probably a 30-40' tall drift that is absolutely massive. Radical still has a few large drifts as well, I would think at least another 2-3 weeks.

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  19. Jul 16, 2014 at 12:32 PM
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    I should add that Santa Fe was pretty cool, not a challenging trail other than the shelf aspect of it, but the views were awesome, basically eye to eye with Grays and Torreys.
     
  20. Jul 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM
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    Good to know about Peru Creek area, I would love to hike up to that lake above Chiuahua gultch.

    I thought where that snow was is the way down off red cone, i didnt realize it was the way up and then up over lower left in your photo was the way down webster pass. I wanna run redcone this summer for sure!!
     

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