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Miller Rock & Plane Crash Site, Colorado 6-5-11

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by NYCO, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Jun 6, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    Here are some photos from a recent trip with BigRedToy

    We settled on heading up to Miller Rock which is in the town of Raymond, CO between Lyons, CO and Ward, CO on rt 103...

    The trail to the rock is ~1.3miles or so which consists of 98% climbing...

    there were a few tricky spots but really did not pose any troubles

    and at the rock there are some fun lines to climb up the rock...

    so here are some pics....


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  2. Jun 6, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    Miller Rock


    Headed North to meet up with John

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    Majority of the trail condition

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    There were some "trickier" spots along the climb, but we rolled up to them and rolled over them quicker than i could remember to take a photo...they were fun little sections though

    John found a poser rock while we scoped out the next section
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    a fun optional climb to get onto 252A which leads to Miller Rock

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    At the rock

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    the rock

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    fun rock climb/scramble

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    deep water approaching the camp at the end

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  3. Jun 6, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    Plane Crash

    headed over to Camp Dick entrance to Bunce School Road

    original plan was to just take a cruise on the school road to end the day...then i saw the turn for the plane crash site and said..fuck it..why not? (maybe should have just taken the road....)

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    This was a fun section with 3 different chute options to climb up..this looked the hardest of the three
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    from the top of the chute (left one was taken, to the right it splits into 2 options)
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    next section required some careful tire placement to protect the diff

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    then came this section...never go against your gut, i learned this lesson the hard way...came to this section and thought the right line would be very tight, and thought going just left of the right line would expose my diff more but i'd be away from the tree (i took that line coming back and worked great)...well a jeep was also behind me and must have felt rushed and with some convincing of the jeep party i went for the right line (in the end it was my poor decision)

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    and this is what happens

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    the rest of this section was tight but fun
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    not much else for obstacles besides some incredibly tight trees the rest of the way to the crash site

    crash site...where unfortunately 2 soldiers died in the crash...RIP

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    finished off with the first optional obstacle to the ironclads (turned around after due to time constraints)

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  4. Jun 6, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    I don't know who would hit a tree like that...

    I got the same damage last time I was up on that trail, lots of tight trees.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    Nice pictures
     
  6. Jun 6, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    i could have used that bumper!

    so many times i could only shake my head and think skinny thoughts squeezing through some areas
     
  7. Jun 6, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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    thanks :thumbsup:
     
  8. Jun 6, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    Great pics!
    Thanks for sharing!
    What rear bumper is that???
     
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    Its made by CBI. If I had this bumper, when I was running the trail last year, I would not have any damage.
     
  10. Jun 6, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    Thanks!
     
  11. Jun 6, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    should've had a first gen would fit no problem :)
     
  12. Jun 7, 2011 at 7:15 AM
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    yea yea yea...my fat ass wouldn't have had an issue if i picked the other option...the tightest spots closest to the crash site i made it through ok...took a 9+point turn getting out at one point but i made it back in one piece!

    besides...i wanted a sockmonkey decal anyways:cool:
     
  13. Jun 7, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    Great pics; thanks for the tour. Colorado is one great place to live and 4 wheel.

    Cheers
     
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    thanks from one bob to another...

    you take your taco out wheelin?
     
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    Nice! DCLB is a worrisome thought for trails like that.
     
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    yea i don't think the limo would like the the last section before the crash site! you could make it close (within a 1/4 mile) to the end...and if you have your tcase skid in place for the longer wheelbase on some of those ledges
     
  17. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    Nice pictures.

    What plane was that?? Was it a T-33?

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  18. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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  19. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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    ^^what he said :thumbsup:

    very rugged terrain in the area...it was hard to tell how they hit from the wreckage, but there was not much left in one piece...
     
  20. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    awesome pics but why would they leave the remains of the plane there????
     
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