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Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by waybill, Jun 11, 2015.
Camping in Steamboat Lake tonight. Hitting the COBDR tomorrow!
Another great MotoADV day
Aint no seeds growing under your Sidi's.
You'll see some good stuff and some familiar stuff tomorrow. The next day gets really good. Glad you found the time to do that.
Here's a few more pics from your route today (I know you didn't have a lot of time to stop and take them).
And two I think from tomorrow.
Made it to Telluride. I cannot even begin to describe Ouray. I didn't even take pics, because it would not be fair. You just need to get there.
Sounds like you're having fun, and were making good time from Leadville to Telluride in one day. Took a pic from the same spot you did on the other side of Los Pinos pass. Two Bighorn were standing in the road and jumped up on the wall when they saw us, they blend in pretty well.
Los Pinos in October several years ago
lots of good trails near owl creek pass Bill. We stumbled on some atv stuff there a few years ago.
I'd like to go back and explore that area, was tempted by some of those but had a girlfriend along so mostly stayed on the main roads. It's been awhile and don't remember if I've already posted any of these pictures or not, so here goes anyway.
Now, where have I seen this shot before?
Perhaps here? Looks like a fairly obvious spot for a photo.
Good maps btw.
Back to the first weekend. KennyH got in town on Saturday after riding the eastern TAT with 5 other buddies. They kept going but he hung out several days before turning east, he'd already done the western half a few years before. So we were 3 at least for a day. Started off heading up the powerlines which is right across the street from the campground.
Definitely one of those 'where the heck does that road go' deals but so far I've resisted...so far
then we made the sevenish mile steepish, rockyish climb up the "road" towards Taylor Mtn and fooled around some before continuing.
Caleb practicing his dirt track. Hard to see but I'm pretty sure that's Kenny halfway up the hill in the background just this side of the trees.
than we got turned back, too much white stuff.
Taylor Mountain on the left, that we didn't get to ride up on the side of.
Guns I wish you'd never taught him that.
So we headed down because Caleb had to get back to Denver by a certain time. After he left I kept texting and calling to tell him he forgot his helmet. He finally got one and turned around, a good thing because he was heading west towards Gunnison. Could've taken an extra day or so going that way.
Then Kenny and I rode over to Sargents had a burger and came back over Marshall Pass, always a scenic ride.
Thanks bud. Either my eyes are improving or the new format is making the pics look better, and kind of doubt it's the former. I was about to get a new camera but maybe it can wait, even with all the dirt in it it's still usable.
couple more pictures from a few weeks ago.
Heading toward stunner pass
Almost camped here on highway 17.
The Rio Grande
Ya know, you & Bill make me kinda, I don't know.
^^ Did ya figure it out yet?
Y'all got some epic pix here, wow!
I took a June cruz round CO on my WR (Denver - Hartsel/Rawhyde - Cortez - Ouray - Monument Valley - etc) but mainly on the road. Then car-camped with wifey to Rocky Mt NP, Glenwood Springs & Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP.
It's so dang purty out thar!
Some nice pics yourself there Paulie.
I've got a bunch more from recent trips, need to get busy.
Finally got around to loading a few more pics.
Kenny was heading back to Tennessee the next day but he wanted to hit some more dirt on the way out of town so to speak. In the morning I ran a plan by him where we'd ride together to down near the New Mexico border, I'd already done both ends but the good stuff was in the middle and this was the perfect opportunity to see it. From there he'd head east and I'd slab it back to Maysville. He packed up in the morning and went to town for breakfast and some errands and we met up in Saquache, about 40 miles south. When I got there he'd worked out a nice shortcut on his gps, over the hill and thru the woods, to our main road.
He only had to check the zumo once.
He did mention before we left there might be a small water crossing
but it wasn't bad we just went around the edge
on the other hand when I tried to avoid getting the DR muddy in a lesser hole, things didn't work out so goodl. Well it may have been the bald Shinko I don't know.
Made it out to the main road, but that was some nice stuff, have to go back in there another time, thanks Kenny.
it's all good bro : )