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Colorado Fall Colors Run 2000 Itinerary

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GJarrett

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Friday Sept 1st - Monday Sept 4th

This thread is designed to be the central point of complete information for the CCR2000 run that can be printed out. It will remain closed. Any suggestions for changes should be made on the main thread and I will incorporate them into this post as needed.

Preparation:
The following items are required to participate in this trip and are taken from the
"Trail Equipment" article's "Required" list. It is suggested you read the entire article if you have not already. Many other items are suggested and necessary besides the ones on this list. Pay particular attention to the fact that a CB is required for this trip.

· Water, 1 gallon per person per day minimum, 2 gallon minimum in summer.
· Personal supplies for at least twice the time you plan on being out:
If you are going on a morning trip, pack a lunch and trail snacks, beef jerky, fruits, dry/canned food, etc. If you are going on an afternoon or all day trip, assume you may spend the night in the vehicle and pack accordingly: medications, flashlight, batteries, matches/lighter, and blankets & gear appropriate to the environment, area, and season.
· CB
· Fire Extinguisher
· First Aid Kit
· Spare Key kept on your person
· Towstrap, at least 20’, bare with no metal hooks/brackets attached
· Full Size Spare, lug wrench
· Standard Bottle Jack with 12” square wooden platform for use in soft ground
· Basic Tool Kit
· Fix-A-Flat and/or Tire Plug kit and air compressor (12 volt plug-in or other)
· Trash bag, for your own as well as other's trash
· Towpoints front and rear, frame mounted
Many of our newer vehicles have no good place to attach a towpoint in front. In an emergency a 20’ towstrap can be looped through itself around the front crossmember. If this is your situation get a 20’ towstrap, not a 30’ one. The 30’ straps are too thick to go around the top of the crossmember. A “hidden hitch” style receiver with the hitch pin inserted can be utilized as a rear towpoint.


Radio frequencies:
Once in town and while on the trail, these will be our frequencies. If you can tolerate it, we suggest you do not squelch your CB in order to maximize reception. In Moab a group of us on the "Top of the World" trail heard another Explorer in town (30 miles away and 3,000 ft below us) and tried to respond, but he had his squelch on.
CB channel 1
2M Ham: 146.520 Simplex

Lodging:

KOA
http://www.koa.com/where/co/06158.htm
(970)325-4736
Inform them you are part of the "Explorer Group" and they will try to keep us in the same area.

Super8 Ridgway
800-368-5444
970-626-5444

Signup/Trip Registration website:

Dead Link Removed

Meeting Place:

Rotary Park, on the highway just north of Ouray, between the town and the KOA. This will be the place we meet up every morning before our runs.


Run itinerary:
Friday - meet at 8:00, leave by 8:30.
Poughkeepsie Gulch pre-run.
Friday - meet at 12:30, leave by 13:00.
Yankee Boy Basin (Trail #2), listed as the easiest of the moderate trails. Good place to show the stockers early on they can do more than they think they can, and has a couple of more moderate/difficult forks at the end that the modifieds and Big Dawgs can play on.

Saturday - meet at 8:00, leave by 8:30.
Group One runs Ophir Pass (Trail #5) to Telluride. Meanwhile, Group Two tackles Black Bear Pass to Telluride. Then both groups meet in Telluride and take Imogene Pass back to Ouray. Telluride will have its Main St. blocked off that day for its annual Film Festival but we will be able to go around side streets through town.

Sunday - meet at 8:00, leave by 8:30.
Alpine Loop. Whole group begins on Engineer Pass (Trail #7). The Big Dawgs take a side trip to Poughkeepsie Gulch 2.4 miles into the trail, rejoining the first group later on down Engineer Pass 7.1 miles into the trail. Both groups should still be within CB range of each other shortly; and once back on Engineer Pass the Big Dawgs won't have much trouble catching back up to the stockers. Then the whole group finishes the Alpine Loop together on Cinnamon Pass.

Sunday Night Run Option:
Extend the Alpine Loop drive by taking in the short side trip to Nellie Creek (#14) and later on to the side trip to Wager Gulch (#18). The two side trips will add 2.5+ hours to the loop. Call it 4+ hours with the extra hour for the side trip the Big Dawgs take to Poughkeepsie Gulch. The 8am - 4pm Alpine Loop tour could then turn into a 8pm - 9pm run. Once the sun sets we can put Matt "Las Vegas" Adams up front to light the countryside and we finish Cinnamon Pass into Ouray at nightfall, covering the last part of the loop over land we had traversed that morning and will be a little familiar with.

Monday - meet at 8:00, leave by 8:30.
Open runs per group decisions and wishes. Possible Big Dawgs to Montrose, Unexplored Easy/Moderate runs for rest of group.

Dinner:
Friday night, KOA potluck cookout, 7-ish.
Saturday 19:30, group dinner at True Grit Restaurant.

Participants: Arrival/Departure, Vehicle Class, Run Preferences
ARRIVAL
Thursday PM:
Gerald Jarrett
Ray & Debby Hutchinson
Thomas Davis

Friday Morning by noon:
Rick & Char Horwitz
Rod Guajardo & Kelly Walkins
Warren & Christine
Rob & Jackie Robertson; daughter Chelsea & son Dylan
Scott Bosso; father SJ
Mike & Erika Parker; son Scott

Friday Afternoon/Evening:
Matt Adams
Chris & Jen Woodley
Perry & Teri Schwab; son Patrick
Trint & Tammy Ladd
Brian Sumner; Father Jim
Robbie & Brandon Jacques

Early Saturday Morning:
Dennis & Lisa Myers

DEPARTURE
Sunday Afternoon/Evening:
Matt Adams
Warren & Christine

Monday morning:
Brian Sumner; Father Jim
Robbie & Brandon Jacques

Mondy Afternoon/Evening:
Gerald Jarrett
Rod Guajardo & Kelly Walkins
Chris & Jen Woodley
Rob & Jackie Robertson; daughter Chelsea & son Dylan
Scott Bosso; father SJ
Mike & Erika Parker; son Scott
Trint & Tammy Ladd
Perry & Teri Schwab; son Patrick
Thomas Davis

Tuesday morning:
Rick & Char Horwitz
Dennis & Lisa Myers
Ray & Debby Hutchinson

VEHICLE CATEGORY
Stock:
Chris & Jen Woodley
Warren & Christine
Trint & Tammy Ladd
Brian Sumner; Father Jim

Modified:
Gerald Jarrett
Rod Guajardo & Kelly Walkins
Perry & Teri Schwab; son Patrick
Scott Bosso; father SJ
Dennis & Lisa Myers
Mike & Erika Parker; son Scott
Robbie & Brandon Jacques

Big Dawg:
Rick & Char Horwitz
Matt Adams
Rob & Jackie Robertson; daughter Chelsea & son Dylan
Ray & Debby Hutchinson (mostly growed-up Big Dawg)
Thomas Davis

TRAIL PREFERENCES
Easy/Moderate:
Gerald Jarrett
Rick & Char Horwitz
Matt Adams
Rod Guajardo & Kelly Walkins
Chris & Jen Woodley
Warren & Christine
Perry & Teri Schwab; son Patrick
Rob & Jackie Robertson; daughter Chelsea & son Dylan
Scott Bosso; father SJ
Dennis & Lisa Myers
Mike & Erika Parker; son Scott
Trint & Tammy Ladd
Ray & Debby Hutchinson
Thomas Davis
Brian Sumner; Father Jim
Robbie & Brandon Jacques

Extreme:
Gerald Jarrett
Rick & Char Horwitz
Matt Adams
Perry & Teri Schwab; son Patrick(possibly Black Bear Pass)
Rob & Jackie Robertson; daughter Chelsea & son Dylan
Ray & Debby Hutchinson
Thomas Davis

Night Run:
Gerald Jarrett
Rick & Char Horwitz
Matt Adams
Rod & Kelly Guajardo
Chris & Jen Woodley
Scott Bosso; father SJ
Mike & Erika Parker; son Scott
Ray & Debby Hutchinson
Thomas Davis
Brian Sumner; Father Jim
Robbie & Brandon Jacques

[Edited by GJarrett on 08-29-2000 at 06:02 AM]
 






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