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Thumbs up 9/28 Lead King, Schofield, Italian Creek, Taylor

WARNING!!! Viewing these images may permanently impair your cognitive ability to forgive yourself for missing this trip. PROCEED WITH CAUTION!!

We started in Carbondale with fjcruzer, Canito, GB68, Colin and TwoDogs. We then rendezvoused with Ike and 92regcab in Marble and extremepaint and FJ80 caught up to us at the top of the Punchbowl! We decided to nix Lead King Basin and Richmond Ridge, but still ended up with a 12 hour run. My odo round trip from Carbondale showed 134 miles.

Beaver Lake outside Marble






Some color on the way to Crystal Mill




The area around the mill










Greg (GB68), his father Ron, and his very nicely built truggy


Joe and Annette and the TwoDogs ran tailgun to make sure all of the Yotas made it okay


On the way up to Schofield past Crystal City


Below the Punchbowl in the chute




The Devil's Punchbowl


Across the water at the top we ran into several folks coming from Crested Butte. Most didn't stop to chat


All together before heading to CB and beyond








Italian Creek Road










Top of Taylor Pass @8:30pm


TwoDogs keeping an eye out...


Isaac bestows the Munny... (arias in the background...)


Coming down Express Creek road in 3 second exposures


I love this run! I'll try to hunt down some action shots and vid from Canito. We had sun, clouds, thunder in the distance and some snow on top of Taylor... perfect! However, my favorite part was lunch and using tweezers...

As Nate said, it would be nice to make this a two/three day with some alpine Unfortunately I only had the single day to host this year, but perhaps we can get up there in the spring or summer and hit all the good stuff, to include Lead King Basin and Pearl Pass, as well as a few other trails I know we can have some fun on

Thank you all for making it a memorable day.
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I got home (in Carbondale) at 10:30pm (no internet in them thar hills mind you), got up in the A.M. and managed to blaze back to Denver and arrive only 15 minutes late to my first class Next time I'll be sure to bring the satellite uplink so we don't have this problem again
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BTW, those crazy fuckers Nate, Isaac, Scott and Ben drove all the way home direct from the trail! Oh, to be young again...
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I made it back to ft collins by 1:45. It wasnt that bad. I had to take the day off from work to study though today




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So no shots of anyone going through the tippy spot on the talus shelf road on reno divide?




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I made it back to ft collins by 1:45. It wasnt that bad. I had to take the day off from work to study though today
Gots to have priorities!! That's good time. Glad you made it safe.
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So no shots of anyone going through the tippy spot on the talus shelf road on reno divide?
I didn't have my camera at the time, but I know Zane got some pics and vid.
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Nice run, damn wish I could have made it. Oh, well maybe next year.

Why'd you skip Lead King Basin and Richmond Ridge?

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I agree with Nate - a two/three day run would be SAWEET. Great pictures - indeed I am envious.

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Why'd you skip Lead King Basin and Richmond Ridge?
Combination of time and wanting to see the Crystal Mill. By the time we got to the top of Taylor Pass it was dark and starting to snow. The fun part about the ridge is watching the sun set, so rather than watching snow in our headlights for another 2 hours, we cruised down Express Creek to get everyone on their way home.
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Aw, whered the 'look ma, no hands?' picture go eric?

It was a fun trip, we made some pretty good time over independence pass and i must say, 82 over that direction was a very fun drive... even in a sloppy suspension setup the drive home wasnt BAD, but it wasnt great. I was exhausted, and it showed in my driving i think lol... there were times id catch myself getting lazy and riding one line or the other.

Looking forward to pictures of that tippy spot on the Reno Divide!
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Sorry, I was using the crappy $50 trail lens...



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lol that 1st one is going to be my new wallpaper i think

ordered my new tires for my truck yesterday, hopefully that'll make the stance look a little more agressive... i've never liked pictures of the front of my truck
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OMG That is awesome. Troy and I are sure sorry we had to miss it! Next year for sure OK Guys? Awesome pics and a great Crew!




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sweet pics sorry i didnt make it stuck in pueblo, im kinda livin there and cb what did you guys think of upper reno it doesnt look as bad as it use to, was the big rock still there that you have to drive up on and tips you to the ledge?
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sweet pics sorry i didnt make it stuck in pueblo, im kinda livin there and cb what did you guys think of upper reno it doesnt look as bad as it use to, was the big rock still there that you have to drive up on and tips you to the ledge?
Sorry we missed you too. We'll catch ya later. None of my pics show the tippy spot, and the big rock is still there, but the trail's been widened/shifted a bit on the upper side, so not as tippy since you can take a high line and avoid tipping toward the shelf. Still got some hearts racing with the shifting talus though
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Here's a link to Zane's video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlRCh1MWWAk
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Looks like that was a great day. I didn't realize that this was a day trip. I thought you guys were camping that's why I didn't tag along. That video was nice. I take those rocks were the worst part of the runs?

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Several folks camped the night before, a few the night after, and some drove all the way home Sunday night. I was already up there, so I had it easy!

The challenging parts of the trails are above the punchbowl, the talus shelf road on Italian Creek 1A and climbing out of Taylor Creek.
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Bumming that i missed out and i even live in the neighborhood again!! Oh well work has priority at times i guess. Great pictures guys looks like a fun time! I wont miss out on the next one!

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Bumming that i missed out and i even live in the neighborhood again!! Oh well work has priority at times i guess. Great pictures guys looks like a fun time! I wont miss out on the next one!
Yeah, slacker! Perhaps we should run it next weekend in the 12" of new snow
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Did they really get that much up there already?
Dunno. The forecast when I left Sat night was 6-12" of new snow above 9000'
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Checked this morning they are saying about 8, lets go!!! Im actually off Saturday and if we cant make it on the trail we can pull the motor out of Goldmember!! Going to machine shop next week.

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Checked this morning they are saying about 8, lets go!!! Im actually off Saturday and if we cant make it on the trail we can pull the motor out of Goldmember!! Going to machine shop next week.
How ironic, I'm working up there Saturday and probably driving home Saturday night. I got my ass kicked on exams this last week and can't let it happen again.
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Anybody else post up their pics from this run anywhere eric?
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Sorry, haven't had much time, and when I had time, no internet, but found this:

http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/showt...02#post1235402

Looks like my trip trip report on CO4x4 was deleted
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