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Discussion in 'The West' started by Adventurous, Jan 11, 2017.
Not just no but HELL no.
Ask me in October.
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Ok, but I gotta get my hall pass earlier...
This is probably the correct response. Point-to-point from Copper to Camp Hale is the best way yo do this.
I dream of a day that a loop goes back up Pearl Gulch, over Elk Ridge, and connects back into the CT around Janet's Cabin.
I was thinking of dirty copper towards the end of August for the week of riding I've planned for some east coast visitors. Interesting thought to start at Camp Hale, might have to ponder that.
I've done the shorter Kokomo and back, great scenery on that ride.
I could sacrifice this from my August list:
https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7006083 (but ridden in the opposite direction)
Or we could shuttle this:
Or roadtrip up to Gowdy for this loop, it's a long time since I rode there.
FYI my ride list for my visitors starting on the 19th is the following, all welcome to join:
Buffalo Creek Big Loop - 24 miles, 3.5hours
South Park, Red Cone, Burning Bear Loop - 31miles, 6 hours
Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass and West Jefferson - 22miles, 4 hours
Dirty Copper Triangle - 32 miles, 6 hours
Circumnavigation of Mt. Guyot - 38 miles, 7 hours
Two Elk to Game Creek Loop -24miles, 4.5 hours
Miners Creek Trail - 26miles, 6 hours (ridden as a loop from Frisco)
TWE will happen in October too.
Park at the bottom of the Burning Bear descent if you're going to loop this one. Best done as a point-to-point, though. That road SUCKS.
Start this one where the CT crosses the Jefferson Crk Road - out and back to Kenosha if you insist on doing the whole thing, then loop CT/Jeff Crk
Check with @Full Trucker, but I *believe* this is best ridden from Breck (Wheeler Trail), over Wheeler Pass, then down Miner's. Miner's Creek as a climb sucks big time, but I think as a descent is pretty awesome. And I *think* that the CT descent to Copper is rather uneventful (read: boring-ish compared to the Miner's descent).
I like the sounds of the Two Elks or the High Lonesome->Strawberry Creek->Doe Creek shuttle. My vote is to pass on Curt Gowdy for now, might as well try and get in all the high country stuff we can while the too short season lasts. Curt Gowdy seems like it'd be a perfect destination for later in the year when all the good stuff is snowed in.
Where's the thread for the ride on the 5th of August?
Because I'm out...
I've only ever ridden Miner's Creek from the top once, and never climbed it. But IMHO I wouldn't climb it that way, I share the opinion / observation of @SkaredShtles that CT descent to Copper would be uneventful when compared to Miner's Creek. Plus Miner's Creek gets all steep and loose and whatnot near the top...
Another suggestion is the below:
CT - Camp Hale to Holy Cross Wilderness
I'd wanted to ride it this past weekend but weather and having to fly to the right coast for work got in the way.
What's the headcount for Saturday?
Wife and I are in.
If you want a big-ish day... sort out a shuttle from Copper to Tennessee Pass and then do Copper -> Camp Hale -> HCW -> back to Tennessee Pass. Not sure what that mileage would be, but you'd get a lot of bang for your buck on that shuttle.
DONE. I very much like the sounds of that. I'm assuming you were intending to leave Golden early on Saturday?
@Nick , @stoney , @Toshi , @Pesqueeb any interest? Back seats are in my truck so I can accommodate people.
I have company this weekend. We'll be doing slightly a less ambitious ride or two.
I'd love too, but we are teacher-at-end-of-summer panic phase in our house and I'm booked up with family shit for two more weeks.
I'm not free until next weekend. Haley has her race this weekend and family is in town.
I signed up to work a 5-10 shift on Saturday so will be doing a local ride Sat or Sun morning instead.
If it's just you Tim we could consolidate into a single car at our house, departing from there pretty early to avoid afternoon storms.
Sounds like it may just be us then. Name a time and I'll be to your place ready to go.
I've been contemplating a solo backpack trip around Maroon Bells mid or end of August after the girls go back to school. 3 or 4 days around the loop. It would be on my weekend, so wed-sat, or tues-fri. Anyone want to go with?
As posted in the GMT thread, I am riding Cap'n Ahab on Oct. 3rd, and TWE on the 4th, if anyone wants to join!
A friend did this hike/camp this Summer. Said it was very nice.
Thur-Sun, 5-8 Oct is looking like it might be a Fruita/Moab weekend with some Whole Enchilada to be consumed.
Anyone else interested?
Also planning on hitting the Kenosha to West Jefferson loop again this season in October sometime. West Jefferson is all sorts of a good time if you've not done it before, 4 1/2 hours at a reasonable pace.
Will definitely keep this in mind... not sure how my October is shaping up just yet.
Damn, wish I could stay longer.
I guess the snow had other thoughts this year. Last year we hit it October 30th no issues
And you may still be able to ride it in October this year.
Yeah, crossing fingers there's no more white stuff for a few weeks - sorry to those skiers amongst us