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Rocky Mountain summertime trails.

Discussion in 'All Other Locations' started by Panzerknacker, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. pvangura

    pvangura Full Access Member

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    Panzer,

    Welcome back. I've been out and about with the Solihull Society the last few weeks, and all of the trails we have run have been clear of snow. So far, we've run Metberry Gulch, Chinaman Gulch and China Wall (all in valleys and south of town, so that would explain the lack of snow). I would be up for running something this Friday or Saturday, if anyone else would be up for it. Friday would probably be better for me, but either day works. Let me know what you think.

    -Paul
     
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    I could do one this weekend, I work on Friday. Solihull is doing LHC and having the BBQ on the 15th. Ill need to install my rod-mod but other than that im up for whatever... I dont have Sliders though.
     
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    Cool. Not sure if I can make the Solihull BBQ run, as it's my friend's birthday that day and we will be doing something for that. I would be in for doing something Saturday, and we could keep it fairly mellow so that sliders are not a requirement. You have any suggestions on where you'd like to go? I'm comfortable with anything that doesn't cause body damage to metal parts (plastic scuffs are fine with me).

    -Paul
     
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    You probably know the trails better than I do. Anything moderate you or anyone else has been wanting to go run? Fine with me. Anything near the Springs and Denver is an easy day trip.

    My birthday is actually that saturday as well lol, although getting my truck out and on the trails is what I want to do.
     
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    Sounds good, Panzer. I'll try to come up with something. My buddy just took delivery of an LR3 on Saturday, so I imagine he will want to get it out on something fairly mellow this weekend as well.

    I'll post to this thread with some options once I take a look.

    -Paul
     
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    Panzer,

    How about Slaughterhouse Gulch or Hall Valley? The Rampart Range area is still closed (through May 7th), so that kills a lot of our CO Springs area options. We could also drive a little further and try the Metberry/Hackett/Longwater Gulch trails; Metberry was pretty easy when I was there a few weeks ago, but I hear the other 2 are a little more difficult than it. Here are some links to the trails above, so you can check them out.

    Slaughterhouse - http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=2
    Hall Valley - http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=269
    Metberry - http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=209
    Hackett - http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=311
    Longwater - http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=310

    Let me know what you are thinking.

    -Paul
     
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    Another member told me of a group that is doing China Wall this weekend... All those trails look pretty fun. Ive heard that Metburry/Longwater/Hackett are good, they are all really close together as well. China Wall is not that far from there either.

    I guess it would depend on how much other interest there is... If anyone else wants to join in for Metburry and the other 2 then we could do those. Im really not that picky about it lol.
     
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    I just ran China Wall with the Solihull Society this past Saturday, so it would be nice to do something different. I would be in for any of the trails I posted, however keep in mind that Metberry/Hackett/Longwater are accessed by a 20 mile long Forest Service road, so that trip is much longer than it seems like it should be. This kind of prevents you from running more than one of them in a day (unless you are up for a really long day).
     
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    I see...

    Well its up to you really, and your buddy who just bought his LR3 if hes coming along. I sent a few PMs out to let some of the other members know that we are trying to put something together.
     
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    Don't think my friend is going to make it, as he hasn't managed to get tires put on yet (among a bunch of other things preventing him from coming). I would be up for giving Longwater/Hackett a go, or Hall Valley. Starting to think that Slaughterhouse might be crowded on a Saturday. It's pretty much a factor of how far we want to drive to get to the trail at this point. The last time we ran Metberry, it took us around 2 hours to get to the trailhead from Denver. Hall Valley is just outside of Grant, so its more like 1 hour from Denver. Where are you coming from, the Springs?

    Did you PM BldrRvr? If not, I'll drop him an email.

    -Paul
     

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