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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Greg@RME, Jul 7, 2011.
I think a group of us started riding out there in the lat 1960's. No houses and all open country.
It is great! The mountain bike community is really great there too, I love to mountain bike but that often selfish, pretentious community sometimes irks me, but as stated they understand multi-use there and around Gunni in general! Good model to follow for recreation areas!
They are great there with MTB and moto's If Gunny was not so dang cold in the winter I would retire there. But hey, I have lived in Hayden, Craig, Maybell, Alamosa, Leadville and Gunnison. I probably would not know what to do with a warm winter.
I think I posted this somewhere else. but here it is again.
Two of my favorite things in life, sailboats and moto.
Man I miss the Hobbie we used to have. Flaming Gorge, catching the breeze, flying the hull, flipping in the cold water and hearing your voice go up 3 octaves!
Ruedi Res. is my guess.
Yep. I rode over Hagerman and spent some time riding around the area.
Name the pass. . .
Work for a new route over Monarch Pass did not begin until July 1919. During this highway work, a campground complete with ovens and shelter houses was built at Monarch Park in 1920, and the new Monarch Pass was opened for auto travel in September 1921 with a celebration and dedication at Monarch Park. This 22-mile road was reported to cost about $10,000 per mile. The 1919 pathway taken over the Divide is today known as Old Monarch Pass, a pleasant gravel road in the summer and a favorite cross-country ski route in the winter. The 1880 route is called Old Old Monarch Pass.
As for the rerouting of Monarch Pass, three plans were being examined in the 1930s. The plan that the city council of Salida and the Highway 50 Association supported was for Highway 50 to go over Marshall Pass (elevation 10,846 feet and then also the route of the narrow-gauge rail line). The argument was that it was lower in elevation than Monarch (11,375), and thus received less snow. Monarch Pass was closed for most of the winter, and it was thought Marshall Pass could stay open all winter. A highway, it was argued, built on Marshall would have the added advantage of not having to cross the railroad switchbacks that were on the eastern slope of Monarch Pass, part of the spur line that served the limestone quarry.
Monarch Pass when you a 'kid'. Just bustin your stones.
I do remember the paved Monarch Pass even when I was a kid. But it is not Monarch or Marshall but thanks for the info and history. Now figure out what those two fine motorcycles are about to climb that pass in the distance.
Randy, you got it on the 3rd. or 4th. try. You went over it so fast last year you probably don't remember it.
Randy, you are up . . .
I'm sleeping. Got nothing, but almost hit the ton on Overton with a 14 front sprocket.
Howdy Mr Bill,
It's like having your favorite ski run 20 min from the door.
Sorry, one more, Freddy
I think it is open for anyone to post...
where is camp?
I will say. . . Muley Point.