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CO: Kelly Flats November 20th

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by mrk5, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. mrk5

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    So the club in which I am a board member is doing a run to Kelly Flats on Sunday November 20th. Since I'm the only GM in the club, I'm inviting all of you CK5 guys to show up as well so I'm not alone with the Jeeps and Toyotas.

    We meet at King Soopers in Ft Collins on N.College, 1842 N College Ave to be exact, at 8:30AM and then depart promptly at 9AM.

    Kelly Flats [http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=37] is great for all levels of build; all the difficult stuff has bypasses. The most well known and infamous obstacle is Heart Attack Hill. It's a steep rocky climb that could be disastrous if taken too lightly, see here: https://ck5.com/forums/threads/weekend-trail-recovery.327690/ Pictures don't do this obstacle any justice:

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    The other spot is the Chutes which is a narrow climb up a little boulder wash. Below are pictures of the beginning and end of the chutes:

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    As mentioned, both of those obstacles can be easily bypassed.

    Hopefully some of you all can make it. Sunday, November 20th, King Soopers 1842 N College Ave in Ft Collins. Meet at 8:30AM and depart promptly at 9AM. FWIW this trail closes for the winter December 1st.

    @Kay86K5 @Justin V @ktmoutfront @bent72 @70jimmy @doubletrouble @TDAWG1 @1977k5 @anyone else I'm forgetting
     
  2. Justin V

    Justin V Momma's Biscuits Premium Member

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    I'm 99% sure I will be there.
     
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  3. mrk5

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    I'm 99% sure that would be great!
     
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    looks like fun
     
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  5. mrk5

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    Hoping it doesn't decide it's going to snow all of a sudden.
     
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  6. Phil513

    Phil513 Freakin' Sponge Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Let's see, I'm 11.5 hours away . . .
     
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  7. doubletrouble

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    I'm 99.9% sure I can't make it. I was really hoping to run this trail with MrK5 this year but since I blew my front ring gear on carnage canyon I'm out. I spent way to much on wheeling this year so it's gonna have to sit for awhile. I'm really bummed.
     
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    I might be able to make this one...my brother (the one who was at blazer bash) is going to be in town that weekend...I'm sure he would love to go...I'll text him now and see what he says
     
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    So you're saying there's a chance....
     
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    If you leave tomorrow you've got plenty of time.
     
  11. ktmoutfront

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    I prepped the Jimmy today. My son will be in town. I am going to try to go. If it snows, I am out.
     
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    Did you air up your tires?
     
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    ktmoutfront Stuck going nowhere fast Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yep. 36 pounds each. Also replaced right front caliper and a 3/4 inch bolt on the tie rod. One hour to remove said old bolt.
     
  14. mrk5

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    Yeah, I'm hoping we don't get snow. This trail is only at about 8000ft so it won't get hammered at any rate. Our local forecast isn't showing snow so I think it's going to be a southern part of the state phenomenon.
     
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    Forcast is only until the 19th. Shows nothing.:woot:
     
  16. mrk5

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    Been stuck painting the house on all these nice weekends, it would suck if my weekend escape had crappy weather.
     
  17. Justin V

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    Bad weather is money in my pocket, so snow would count me out. Otherwise I'm in.
     
  18. 70jimmy

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    I'm out, dealing with something else for the next several weeks. Would love to go but isn't going to happen.
     
  19. ktmoutfront

    ktmoutfront Stuck going nowhere fast Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    The Jimmy is prepped and sitting on the semi. Everything is full of fuel.
     
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    Good luck with the other thing.
     
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