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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. Spudhut

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      Beautiful photos. I will probably have to watch via internet on this one. Maybe something could be drummed in and around the Arkansa, Missouri, Tennessee up for us Southern Folk in the future :)
       
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      I did all the math last night and had pretty much decided to stay at KOA and leave the camper behind, using the big tent that Greg put on permanent loan to me. The camper reduces my fuel mileage from 15 to 10, and (worse case scenario) would be one more thing I'd have to pay to have towed back if something went wrong with the Explorer. I'm told the tent actually has two rooms so if there is an individual that wants to go and needs a place to stay, let me know.
       
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      Well, I got the funds problem taken care of. Applied for and got a full time job working at a day service center for the Developmentally Disabled. (Probably overqualified but hey... its a job). Now.. Ironically... though I'll have the funds, I'm not sure I'll be able to get the time off! LoL We shall see.
       
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    5. WormsExplorer

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      That's awesome. I'm still working on getting a transfer case for my 5.0. But still planning to go.
       
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      Asked about time off so soon after taking a new job. Was told it wouldn't be a problem, just give them my schedule well in advance. Its obviously not paid time off but wasn't expecting that anyway. So its looking good!
       
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      still watching this thread with hopes-

      The entire San Juan Forest is closed right now due to a huge fire in the area. We all need to be wishing-praying-suggesting rain!!!1
       
    8. WormsExplorer

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      Um Last night Colorado Springs got hit with a HUGE hail Thunder storm. Was pretty bad. I know its not in the area where we are wanting to go BUT wow it was pretty bad. Some of my buddies had windshield damage and car damage and Home damage. So Yeah we are having fun here in Colorado now. Was told it was the worst one Colorado has seen in a VERY long time.
       
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      Yah and a bunch of the smoke from that fire was all the way up here in the Springs yesterday too

      And as @WormsExplorer said, massive hail storm last night. I’ve already seen pictures of some tennis ball size hail:eek:
       
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      Ok, someone prayed for rain in the wrong place. Hope you guys don't have too much damage to deal with.
       
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      Yeah well who ever decided to pray for rain did it to good LOL.

      I have VERY minimal damage. My Expensive car is in the garage my toy and toy hauler are out side and I was told a couple dents.
       
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      Monsoon season is coming. Things will be opened back up, but let's hope the fires stop well before hand, and we still have the landscape left.

      Sorry to hear about the storm damages. Get your no soliciting signs up, cuz the door knocking chasers will be relentless there for months.
       
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      Luckily nothing to big where I’m at. I was just far enough north that it was just really heavy rain

      Makes me wish I was still selling cars. I’d be making a pretty good living right now lol
       
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      @gmanpaint You are funny sir. We have a No Soliciting sign at my work and they still come in.

      Yeah when I went to work this morning saw all kinds of branches and leaves on the ground. Got up north and the roads and every thing was dry as if nothing happened. The weather here in Colorado can be silly at times LOL
       
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      Sad to say this, but I'm out.

      5.0L swap has caused too many issues, to be ready for this meet.

      I will be watching for pictures & video from you all, have fun!
       
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      Sorry to hear that Gregg. I know you were looking forward to it :(
       
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      Sorry to hear that sir. Hopefully next year we can get you out here.
       
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      Thanks guys.
      Been wanting to get back here for many years, and sold the farm, to fund this trip, but due to a series of unfortunate events, it's just not in the cards this year. So much work and effort over the last year, has gone into getting ready for this trip, to fall flat, is heart breaking.

      I will try to get back there someday, but it wont be next year. Moab is already planned for 2019. Hopefully the rig will be fixed by then.
       
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      MOAB does sound like a great trip. My Wife and I have often talked about it. Might have to do plan on doing that next year with my Daughter's Sport also. That would be FUN.
       
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      Ok, got the time off, and have enough budgeted to bring the camper. Now... I've never seen the Ouray campsites, it would be great if the group could get sites that were close by for gathering in the evenings for campfires and war stories.
      Also, what will be the best days to reserve? I got the entire first week of September just to be safe.
      Another also, we're getting close to the date of camp... Can we start a list of "definites", "maybes" and "sorry can't go but have fun anyways". Ya know... A head count
      And finally... Anyone in the phoenix area, or traveling through the phoenix area wanna caravan there with a slow dude pulling a camper?
       
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      The Time I have set aside for this was August 31 to Sept 03. I have looked at some camp sites (via Internet) And Have not found anything really for a big group but from the looks of it it will be a pretty small group. I will be there and hoping to have 2 rigs with me. Like @traveler said if you can post yes no maybe please do and I will keep the list. So far looking like 3 rigs

      Thanks all :)
       
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      Did you guys make reservations or at least call the Ouray KOA? Plenty big sites with plenty of room for you guys. We had at least 20 of us there once. Sites are big enough for all to gather around a camp fire, fires permitted at that time of course. Really hope the July/August monsoons have taken care of the dry conditions by then.
       
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      Yeah it is raining here but right now the Fire ban is still in effect.

      Later on today I will try and remember to call and see what they have available.
       
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      OK I talked with a KOA rep and he said we will need to have a deposit and we would need 5 different deposits if we have 20 people. So I need to know How many people are gonna make it. So I can hopefully get the proper amount of sites or we can just fend for your self. I know I can get one camp site reserved. If you would like to call your self the number would be 970-325-4736. If you are calling please let them know my name and maybe we can keep it as close as possible to keep everyone together.

      @gmanpaint What camp site did you all use last time? They were saying only 5 per camp site.
       
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      All I meant was there was enough room to gather. We all had our own sites to set up at.

      They do have a large section for big groups, but that is just a center type open area, with all the individual sites around it. You don't want that.
       
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      OOOOHHHHH I got it now :) Thanks sir.
       

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