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im not going to a koa, im camping up a trail(ish). as for denver traffic, DNC is done tonight, so tomorrow afternoon should be just the normal denver clusterf&$k. im leaving here around 2 or 2:30 now. im going to see if i can talk my buddy out of going through the springs and head up 285. for the early departers drive safe!
 



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Just found this out from a guy we rode BlackBear with last year that will also join us this year again - "I forgot to mention, with a group that size the Ouray Hot Springs offers group discounts for $5 each for groups of 15 or more. Let me know if your group might be interested so we can coordinate that."

Dont forget ~7:30 Sat. morning at the ice park so we can beat the traffic to Black Bear/Ophir!

Now time for me to pack...
 






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...I seen that they are expecting 40% t-storms from tomorrow night thru tuesday...

...You guys be careful and post pics as you go...:D
 






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reserved a campsite at the koa - hope it doesn't rain. haha. coolers are packed and ready to go. oh, and my other stuff too ;-) see y'all soon
 






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...Nice looking place to camp but, isn't sheri's tent a little small..:p:
 






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ha ha--it might be mine--

I'm gonna hit the shower and take a little nap-someone want to wake me up before 3:00 so we can make the dinner rund thingy?
 






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Wow, you got there early! When did you leave? Any stops on the way?
 






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...I will check in on this thread later...I'm working on some arches right now but should be back on in time to give a 3 o'clock heads up on your dinner thingy..:D
 






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hey jt.. must be internet access there? my roommate needs to file his unemployment on sunday... hahaha. he's not much of a "camper" either so we'll see. the place looks nice! will be there laaaate tonight, like 10 or so. i have no idea where my spot is i should call them.
 






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hey jt.. must be internet access there? my roommate needs to file his unemployment on sunday... hahaha. he's not much of a "camper" either so we'll see. the place looks nice! will be there laaaate tonight, like 10 or so. i have no idea where my spot is i should call them.

we're in 47, right next to 48--

it's open right now-so is 46 and 49--

maybe they can juggle the site around?

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yes, they have free wirelees with 3 repeaters--
 






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Wow, you got there early! When did you leave? Any stops on the way?

Only for fuel and a 5 hour whatever those things are--
it let me down after only 3--

We averaged about 18mpg-which isn't too shabby considering we had aboiut 600 lbs of gear--
We left Humboldt at 6:00 pm and pulled into KOA at precisely 8:52 am

Google maps said 15 hrs 37 minutes-
 






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Here are a few pics from today. We ran Last Dollar Road for a little ways then turned around and went back. Nice easy trail with a nice view at the point we stopped.
 

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And here's a pic I photoshopped for Tbars-
I put his truck on the hill, and put Sheri in next to it--
 

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It looks like a blast. I spent a couple hours this evening rolling around in the yard replacing my shocks. I wish I was in Ouray instead, lol.
 






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More pics!! MOOORE!!! I demand more!
 






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Dayum I hate posting these:

We are not going to make this, instead we are going to the doctor

Now the good news:

yesterday I found out we are pregnant!
Holey moley!

My wife is RH- which means she needs an injection ASAP
We were planning to do this in abouta year, I guess the powers that be decided sooner was better!

Have fun I hate to miss this run, so needed a mini vacation
 






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I will start a picture and trip report thread when I get home but for now here are a few more teasers. We ran Black Bear and Imogene today. A few issues on Black Bear ( :eek: ) but everyone made it down mostly unscathed!

Blackbear:
 

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