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2017 RM Rides Planning Thread...Monkeyfests?!?!

Discussion in 'The West' started by Adventurous, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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  2. rideit

    rideit Bob the Builder

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    Ok, but I gotta get my hall pass earlier...
     
  3. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    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.
     
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    6thElement Turbo Monkey

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    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:
    https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7029106

    Or roadtrip up to Gowdy for this loop, it's a long time since I rode there.
    https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/3801032

    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
    https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/845269
    South Park, Red Cone, Burning Bear Loop - 31miles, 6 hours
    https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7017246
    Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass and West Jefferson - 22miles, 4 hours
    https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/65904
    Dirty Copper Triangle - 32 miles, 6 hours
    https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/648142
    Circumnavigation of Mt. Guyot - 38 miles, 7 hours
    https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7020835
    Two Elk to Game Creek Loop -24miles, 4.5 hours
    https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7006083
    Miners Creek Trail - 26miles, 6 hours (ridden as a loop from Frisco)
    https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/6093817

    TWE will happen in October too.
     
  5. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    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).
     
  6. Adventurous

    Adventurous Starshine Bro

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    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.
     
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    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    Where's the thread for the ride on the 5th of August?

    Because I'm out...
     
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    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    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...
     
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  9. 6thElement

    6thElement Turbo Monkey

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    Another suggestion is the below:
    CT - Camp Hale to Holy Cross Wilderness
    https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/5880099

    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.
    ?
     
  10. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    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.
     
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    Adventurous Starshine Bro

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    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.
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    I have company this weekend. We'll be doing slightly a less ambitious ride or two.
     
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    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    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.
     
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    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    I'm not free until next weekend. Haley has her race this weekend and family is in town.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    I signed up to work a 5-10 shift on Saturday so will be doing a local ride Sat or Sun morning instead.
     
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    6thElement Turbo Monkey

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    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.
     
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    Adventurous Starshine Bro

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    Sounds like it may just be us then. Name a time and I'll be to your place ready to go.
     
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    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    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?
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    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!
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    A friend did this hike/camp this Summer. Said it was very nice.
    https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5186829.pdf
     
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    6thElement Turbo Monkey

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    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.
    https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/65904
     
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  22. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    Will definitely keep this in mind... not sure how my October is shaping up just yet.
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    Damn, wish I could stay longer.
     
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    6thElement Turbo Monkey

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    I guess the snow had other thoughts this year. Last year we hit it October 30th no issues :(
     
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    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    And you may still be able to ride it in October this year.
     
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    6thElement Turbo Monkey

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    Yeah, crossing fingers there's no more white stuff for a few weeks - sorry to those skiers amongst us :)