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Labor Day Weekend Denver Area folks

Discussion in 'Blazin Trails' started by bitchin4x4, Aug 21, 2001.

  1. bitchin4x4

    bitchin4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone up for a Labor day weekend trip in the Denver, CO region, maybe out by Jefferson or Idaho Springs Area?

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    Sorry, I'd like to but I'm going to be at Lake Powell that weekend. Maybe some other time.

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  3. bitchin4x4

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    sounds like a plan. I would like to see about organizing an outing in this area before the winter season.

    any other takers?

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    We go quite a bit. We are going to do Independence on Sept 22. You are welcome to come there with our group

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  5. bitchin4x4

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    Cool [​IMG] !

    Independence, I have been hearing about that alot lately. Not very familiar with it.

    So what exactly is required to make that run? I hear it is about 8 hour trail? I have seen some pics from the trip, looks pretty extreme.

    I don't currently have a winch, and my gears could stand to be beefed up a bit, and I still need some rock slides.

    so any info on what you would recommend for the trip would be appreciated.

    thanks

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    Recommend 35' but 33's might be ok. Winch is a definite plus and is pretty much required, since you cant turn around on the trail very easily. Lockers are a must I think and gears. The trail is only 4 tenths of a mile long and the time it takes to do the trail really depends on how much breakage there is and how well the trucks are setup. That is just my .02 worth.
     
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    Actually, those look like they were your pics I was looking at!

    Which rig is yours in the pics?

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    hey bitchin4x4, I might be up for something that weekend. There are several trails south and west of Idaho Springs. A guy at work has a book. I'll see what they are. Highlander might be interested also. I only have 32's but i'm game for for moderate maybe a liitle more ??? rob
     
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    Cool! I am thinking in that same range moderate - difficult as well as I intend to bring a friend with his 98 toyota tacoma and make him drive it up, so I need to take it easier on him this will be his 5th time out 4x4ing now. [​IMG]



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    hey, I just found out i have to go to a wedding in cheyenne on sunday. Are you going to camp or just a day thing. Let me know, I'll be available Monday. If a day thing, would monday work for you. I'll still check for trails. rob
     
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    I am thinking camping for the weekend.

    You could always come out and meet up with us when your in town.

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    Hey, fellas... I'm kinda new to this area, and have been looking for some events going on for the Denver folks. My truck's stock, though, so I can't go along on the tough stuff. :-(

    I'd be interested in some trail driving and camping, though! I'll have the wife and baby in tow, though...

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    Danno,

    Well welcome to the area!

    Well I am actually going to have to drop out this labor day weekend but can join for 4x4ing one of the days.

    the area's by idaho springs (45 min out of denver) has alot of nice trails ranging from easy to most difficult. If you haven't already pickup the Delorme road atlas and topo map which shows alot of the trails in colo. Then I would recommend just looking up trails on the web.

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