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Old 07-12-2008, 03:55 PM   #1
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East TN noobe around Pitkin,CO

After a long 2 days trailering out to Ohio City,
I got to do some riding in the pitkin area

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First up gold creek road, smooth dirt to the campground and back, some interesting old structures
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Old 07-12-2008, 03:57 PM   #2
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Sorry about the many posts but I need to figure out how to do this easier

After Gold Creek, I went up to the Alpine Tunnel
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Old 07-12-2008, 03:59 PM   #3
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There's just a little snow at the mouth of the tunnel, Lots of evidence of the slides over the winter
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:00 PM   #4
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Watch out for the Varmits.....Marmots, in the parking area
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:06 PM   #5
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7/7 Rode the ATV and took my friends son up to the Alpine tunnel and came down Stage Coach
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:10 PM   #6
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7/8 Took a longer ride, over cumberlnd pass to Tin Cup then to Taylor park and down to Gunnison
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:17 PM   #7
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:20 PM   #8
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There are a lot of interesting old structures etc, Pitkin and Tin Cup are both interesting but the most somber is south of Taylor Resevour , in 1944 a B24 crashed in to the mountian on a training flight
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Old 07-12-2008, 07:46 PM   #9
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I'll add some more after I look into smug bug. it's taking too much to load pic's
and I won't be near internet for a while.
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Old 07-12-2008, 08:14 PM   #10
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There are a lot of interesting old structures etc, Pitkin and Tin Cup are both interesting but the most somber is south of Taylor Resevour , in 1944 a B24 crashed in to the mountian on a training flight
Interesting you found the crash. I grew up in that area and for many years that site was a secret that not many people knew about. In fact, if you asked someone in the Gunnison/Almont/Taylor Park area where the site was, they would act stupid and say it didnt exist. Pretty sombering knowing everyone in that plane died.

On a lighter night, good report in some of my favorite parts of Colorado. These are the roads I learned to ride a motorcycle on, so it is always fun to see other people enjoy them as much as I did.
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:30 PM   #11
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I was in that area yesterday!

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Old 07-13-2008, 05:24 AM   #12
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As to finding the crash, there is a GeoCache at the bottom of the hill.
I never did find it, but I nearly didn't make it up to the crash site, us low landers suffer at this elevation.
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