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Colorado Color Run 09/2018

Discussion in 'Offroad 4x4 Runs Planning and Discussion' started by WormsExplorer, November 14, 2017.

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    What dates in Sept Do you all want? Let us know what weeks you would like for the gathering.

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    1. 09/01 - 09/08

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    3. 09/15 - 09/22

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    1. WormsExplorer

      WormsExplorer Elite Explorer

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      I have a CB I could Sell you if you want. I can send you pics. PM me. I work in Denver. I know a little ways away from you but they are good one and selling for $60
       
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    3. bigred4x4

      bigred4x4 Off-road enthusiast Elite Explorer

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      I might have to journey out there for this, I've always wanted to wheel in Colorado. How many days is this going to be all together?
       
    4. gmanpaint

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      Officially, The main group days are Fri-Sun, but we tend to show up days and days before, and sometimes stay longer. This way, we can do our own stuff on other days.

      I am shooting for at least 5 days there myself, Arrive Tue or Wed-Leave on Mon. I want to take a ride on the Silverton / Durango steam train thru the Mountains one of the early days. Looking for others interested in joining me as well! :)

      Official Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train
       
    5. bigred4x4

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      Man I really want to join but the 4000 miles there and back for three days on the trail is intimidating especially with a 22 year old truck with more than a quarter million miles on her, if I break something major I'm extremely screwed. Would end up probably looking for work and a place to stay in CO if that happened LoL.
       
    6. WormsExplorer

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      I'm getting a house that would have plenty of room.
       
    7. gmanpaint

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      Can always rent a rig in Ouray for this. We did that once.
       
    8. bigred4x4

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      Yea true but it's an explorer event! big red has to be there.Then again flying out there and renting a Jeep might not be that bad probably be cheaper than the gas lol.
       
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    9. gmanpaint

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      My fortune cookie tonight, must have known, I am planning for this trip. :D

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    10. WormsExplorer

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      I would have to agree sir.
       
    11. bigred4x4

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      Ha ha that's crazy!
       
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      Hi Everyone,

      If y'all wouldn't object to a used-to-be-active-years-ago member joining you, I would like to seriously consider making this run.

      The last CCR I ran was in 2013, and 2009 before that. (CCR 2000 was the absolute best!)

      I was recently thinking I need to get back to Colorado.
       
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    13. WormsExplorer

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      I have no objection to that. I do not discriminate against vehicles. The more the merrier. Do you still have a Ranger?
       
    14. gmanpaint

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      Hey Scott! (again lol)

      Was hoping you found this thread after my message to ya. :)

      Be great to have you join us. I haven't seen you in many a year, and be very cool to catch up, while taking in the sights.
       
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      I do. My 1993 that I swapped a 5.0L into.

      It is for sale, however.
       
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      I hope I can make. It will be nice to catch up with all you guys, too. And see beautiful Colorado!
       
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      Hey all, TJ here. I would suggest the week before Labor day since the weather could be unknown. For the last 2 years we have gone the last week of August and it has been great. This last year it snowed the first week of Sept and Black Bear was not accessible. Either way, we are down to join. We have a MH that we pull our X behind and will stay at the KOA in Ouray.
       
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      TJ, are the fall colors happening in Aug? I didn't think it snowed that early in the year? Might have to re-think this date thing. lol
       
    19. WormsExplorer

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      I do not think I have seen it snow as early as August here in Colorado yet. I have how ever have seen it snow in September but it lasted Maybe a day and mostly in the higher regions. I think the week that has been chosen is still a good week.
       
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      Well the weather is unpredictable for sept. Yeah it usually only lasts a day or two, but it could alter doing black bear. If you choose to go in September im sure it will be fine, just have to chance it. Just let me know what days and we will try to go back up there. If its over the weekend then we can go back up Friday and maybe head back on Monday.

      Gman, it just depends on the weather for fall colors. Usually mid to late sept is the best for the color change. This year it happened early and the mountains got a big snow storm in mid sept.

      This year they closed black bear sept 29th for the season due to snow. It had closed a day here and there early on in sept due to snow fall.
       
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      Wedding anniversary is August 30th, we spent our honeymoon in Ouray. If there’s a chance we can get in an anniversary trip, I’ll be voting for the 1st.
       
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      We were going to do the train once, can’t remember why we didn’t, but would still like to.
       
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      We will join you on train. I've always wanted to, but have never taken the time.
       
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      Yes! The Train ride will be great! Wooot, Woot!! lol

      I think we should try to pin this date down by the end of January. We will need to start making reservations fairly soon.
       
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      I agree. We need train tickets ASAP.

      If we go the first week of September, that Monday is a holiday - one less vacation day required.

      We could ride the train on Tuesday, and wheel/explore Wednesday through Friday. I will need to leave by Saturday, as I have a 2 day drive to get home.
       
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      Thanks to my job, I am flexible for dates.

      I was wanting to go when it was less crowded, but if that can't be avoided, due to others schedules, and weather concerns, I will go with the flow, and go when it's best for the group. It is also a 2 day return trip for me, but I would take Sunday/Monday, for that.
       

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