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That sounds fine to me, it has been a while since I wheeled in the Leadville area. Originally I wanted to head down to Ouray after Crystal Mill to meet up with reapereviltwin but it sounds like they may be coming up to Leadville after they hit a few trails in Ouray.
I wouldn't mind going to the Champion Mill, I have never been there and it looks cool.
I know. I would already have 5 new tires by now but I have something in the works that I am supposed to hear back on this week. I will be staying on 32s. It will come down to the wire but I definitely want to make this trip!
Well..... I just found out that I have to go to FL next week. And I was in VA last week. Basically, my participation in the trip may be restricted or completely killed- gotta keep the peace at home. But I'll see what I can do.
It's not looking too well for us to head to Leadville, we will proably be in Ouray the whole time, we were looking at all the trails Robert and I wanted to do and 2 days don't look like enough time, plus a few issues with the rigs.
I will be heading up in to the area on Friday morning. I will be camping with my friend Pete and a group of his friends at Taylor Park Resevoir for the weekend. It is SW of Leadville 35-40 miles as the crow flies. probably a good 2 hour drive to meet up with you guys on Saturday morning.
What trails are you planning on running on Saturday. I need to know so I don't do some of these trails on the way in on friday.
I plan to meet with the group at the Safeway, but if I am late it would be good to know where you are headed so I can catch up with you on the trail.
Finally have some internet here at the KOA in Ouray camped next to mike and Robert.
Saturday morning we went from Leadville to Crested Butte and Scott and I ran up Schofield Pass and down the Devils Punchbowl (rocky in a few spots but not bad going downhill) and into the Ghost Town of Crystal and the Crystal Mill. We met Ace from the Desert Expedition this year in the town of Crystal and then the 3 of us went up Lead King Basin and found a campsite next to a narrow slot canyon with waterfalls. The next morning we finished Lead King (awesome scenery!) and spent some time in the town of Marble looking at the old site of the Marble "factory", the quarry and a good BBQ lunch in town.
We gassed up at the next town and then we headed for Ouray, 150 miles away. Ace took off to find a new to him trail and campsite at the first summit and Scott and I continued on the nice drive through a part of Colorado I have not seen before.
Tomorrow I think we will run Corkscrew, California and Hurricane Gulches into Silverton and then I will head home.