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The Epic WY/MT/CO Adventure!!

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Blackdawg, Feb 10, 2013.

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I will be attending...

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  1. Feb 14, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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    rockgecko03

    rockgecko03 Well-Known Member

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    I'll put something together tonight. It won't be as nice as some of the maps as I don't have google earth and my laptop is too damn old to run that program.

    edit: just saw there's a web based version. I'll get one together. Might be a day or two though.
     
  2. Feb 14, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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    hahaha...which Ben were you talking to?
     
  3. Feb 14, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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  4. Feb 14, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes...

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    Too many Bens!!! :goingcrazy:

    I vote that we refer to Idaho Ben as Ben#2 ...he's a big #2 anyways so it will be easy to remember...
     
  5. Feb 14, 2013 at 12:55 PM
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  6. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes...

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    [​IMG]

    trial? who's trial?
     
  7. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    Blackdawg [OP] Dr. Frankenstein

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    Thanks man

    Not you tard haha sorry. You already gave me your map.

    But yes. 10,000+ feet for all the trails :D

    Perfect. That's all I wanted. Just couldn't figure out how they all tied together nice haha

    Well we have batman Ben..

    So I say Ben from Id is now..hmmmm.

    We could do 1st Ben and 2nd Ben as they have 1st gen and 2nd gen trucks :p
     
  8. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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    Welcome to Beater-ville!
    There's also several mining ghost towns along that route. Those are always fun to get out and explore.
     
  9. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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    Heck yea! I saw them on google earth. Gonna be fun. Maybe camp at one too??
     
  10. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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    Welcome to Beater-ville!
    Animas Forks is a popular camp spot. Right by the river, too.
     
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    Camping by a river is always :cool:


    Is there any fishing at these lakes you will be visiting?
     
  12. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:42 PM
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  13. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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    How far into the trails is it?

    Yep, well in WY. fishing at all of them. There will be rangers though that will check permits so if your out of state make sure you have all the right stuff.
     
  14. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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    Welcome to Beater-ville!
    I'm pretty sure you can fish at any of the lakes up there.
     
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    Not very. That mapped route typically starts in Lake City, CO (far right side) and goes counter clockwise. About halfway across the map where it takes a sharp turn to go south, that's Animas Forks. There's also another cool mine (heard of but I haven't visited) called Treasure Mountain mine and it's also in that area.

    If you wanted to camp there, I would start in Ouray rather than Lake City and go counter clockwise from there. That would also seperate the easier part of the loop from the harder part of the loop. You would do Mineral Creek, Engineer Pass, and Cinnamon Pass in one day, then do Corkscrew Gulch, Black Bear Pass, and Imogene Pass the next. That way, if you've got a stock rig, they could wheel day 1 and ride along on day 2 if they didn't want to drive Black Bear Pass.

    Edit: I also just realized that Ouray would be a much easier (faster) starting point for you guys coming from the north to get to.
     
  16. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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    Very nice. Sounds like starting in Ouray is the way to go.

    Wouldn't going counter clock wise tho from there mean you would do Imogene and Blackbeard first??
     
  17. Feb 14, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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    Honestly, it will all probably come down to who is going on what leg an what leg has the most people, because that's what these trips are all about, wheeling abd bsing with everyone
     
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    Welcome to Beater-ville!
    I use a digital watch dammit! I meant clockwise... :anonymous:
     
  19. Feb 14, 2013 at 3:15 PM
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    :laugh:

    okay thats what i thought..haha

    well i like that plan i think.
     
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