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Monarch Crest Ride - August 12-14, 2016

stoney

Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde
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I'm fine leaving late Thursday or ass-early Friday. I can be packed and ready to leave HR by 6pm, assuming it's a 3 hour drive we're there by 10.
 

Adventurous

Starshine Bro
Mar 19, 2014
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what campsite??

I'm thinking Friday morning to set up camp and squeeze in a ride, then wait for you yahoos to show.
I was originally planning on the Monarch Park Campground however that may have to change based upon the following note:

"Attention: Please note reservation rules have changed for Monarch Park Campground for 2016. There will be no reservations in 2016 due to road conditions accessing the campground. The campground will be open, however, all campsites will be available on a first-come, first-served basis only."

Depending upon what vehicles we are taking we could still use that campground as I'm sure that may deter some folks. I can't say I'd mind the peace and quiet.
 

6thElement

Schrodinger's Immigrant
Jul 29, 2008
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I could be a maybe with wifey, we'd been talking about doing a week in Crested Butte and then hitting Monarch Crest on the way back in late August. Last time we rode MC in late September 2014 the snow up top got so bad we bailed down the road from Marshall Pass skipping the other singletrack sections.
 

SkaredShtles

Michael Bolton
Sep 21, 2003
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I could be a maybe with wifey, we'd been talking about doing a week in Crested Butte and then hitting Monarch Crest on the way back in late August. Last time we rode MC in late September 2014 the snow up top got so bad we bailed down the road from Marshall Pass skipping the other singletrack sections.
Heyyyy...we were there after that snow. IIRC. We managed Agate Creek and then bailed and shuttled Starvation.
 

Adventurous

Starshine Bro
Mar 19, 2014
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I could be a maybe with wifey, we'd been talking about doing a week in Crested Butte and then hitting Monarch Crest on the way back in late August. Last time we rode MC in late September 2014 the snow up top got so bad we bailed down the road from Marshall Pass skipping the other singletrack sections.
Cool! The more the merrier. I'll put you guys down in the maybe column.
 

6thElement

Schrodinger's Immigrant
Jul 29, 2008
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Heyyyy...we were there after that snow. IIRC. We managed Agate Creek and then bailed and shuttled Starvation.
After the snow could have been fun, being up top on the crest in the middle of the snow gave pause for concern.
 

Full Trucker

Frikkin newb!!!
Feb 26, 2003
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Hey @SkaredShtles you know me and Bobby are thinking about going back towards Lake City this summer. Gonna find/explore Deep Creek and hit a little redux on Snow Mesa > Miner's Creek. Maybe you want in on that?

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SkaredShtles

Michael Bolton
Sep 21, 2003
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[threadderail]

Hey @SkaredShtles you know me and Bobby are thinking about going back towards Lake City this summer. Gonna find/explore Deep Creek and hit a little redux on Snow Mesa > Miner's Creek. Maybe you want in on that?

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Hmmmm... hmmmm... have you and I discussed this Deep Creek nonsense before? Because that has been on the "list" for a couple years now.

I like where you are going with this and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
 

6thElement

Schrodinger's Immigrant
Jul 29, 2008
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[threadderail]

Hey @SkaredShtles you know me and Bobby are thinking about going back towards Lake City this summer. Gonna find/explore Deep Creek and hit a little redux on Snow Mesa > Miner's Creek. Maybe you want in on that?

[/threadderail]
Thought that sounded a little familiar, I'd bookmarked this a while back for future exploring:
http://14erskiers.com/franksblog/2010/08/tr-lost-trail-creek-cataract-ridge-west-pole-creek-8-21-10/

I'm always a fan of a good day out if there's a group putting something together.
 

SkaredShtles

Michael Bolton
Sep 21, 2003
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In a van.... down by the river

Full Trucker

Frikkin newb!!!
Feb 26, 2003
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Exit, CO
Thought that sounded a little familiar, I'd bookmarked this a while back for future exploring:
http://14erskiers.com/franksblog/2010/08/tr-lost-trail-creek-cataract-ridge-west-pole-creek-8-21-10/

I'm always a fan of a good day out if there's a group putting something together.
Oh, Frank's Blog... I have much mixed emotions for that thing. It has oft been a source of inspiration for stupidity.

http://ridemonkey.bikemag.com/threads/feeling-small-in-big-places-jarosa-mesa-cataract-ridge-west-pole-creek.269989/
 

Pesqueeb

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I just stumbled across this thread despite the fact that I'm tagged in at least one post. :think: I'll say I'm a solid maybe. Deciding factors will be 1: spousal approval and 2: time off. I'd have to basically take a whole work week off and I'm already having to do that for NoDak, plus various summer time family trips, so I might be short on vacation time. I'll know more as we get closer.

Depending upon what vehicles we are taking we could still use that campground as I'm sure that may deter some folks. I can't say I'd mind the peace and quiet.
///Jeep can probably handle it, can haul 4 bikes, 4 people, but not all their gear, so if we can figure logistics I'm okay with that.
 

Adventurous

Starshine Bro
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I just stumbled across this thread despite the fact that I'm tagged in at least one post. :think: I'll say I'm a solid maybe. Deciding factors will be 1: spousal approval and 2: time off. I'd have to basically take a whole work week off and I'm already having to do that for NoDak, plus various summer time family trips, so I might be short on vacation time. I'll know more as we get closer.



///Jeep can probably handle it, can haul 4 bikes, 4 people, but not all their gear, so if we can figure logistics I'm okay with that.
Down for a solid maybe.

I can haul sufficient gear in my truck but only have two actual seats so that would work. Unless someone wants to nap on the mattress I have in the bed. Then I can carry 4 normal sized individuals or 2 normal + 1 fetal position wookie.