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    Default Bright Trail / Taylor Mountain & Miller Rock



    We met in Lyons at Sandstone Park with all 5 rigs that RSVP'd then headed up S St. Vrain Dr / Route 7 past Peak to Peak to the start of Bright Trail / Taylor Mountain.

    After some of us aired down, we started up the trail. It is an easy dirt road with a few spurs and lots of camp sites. After checking out all the areas, we headed back and started back down the highway to Miller Rock.

    As usual trying to find the start of the trail, the leader almost missed the turn and had to back up to make the sharp right into the drive way. (LOL) Miller Rock is a fun trail with fun and sometimes challenging ascents and descents. The height of the trail is the Miller Rock, which you can climb up and see for miles and miles for 360 degrees. Unfortunately we were told by a passing Jeep that the gate to the south exit was locked so we had to go back out the way we came.

    All in all it was a good day, Taylor mountain is more of a camping area, and not really 4 wheeling. Miller Rock was REALLY TIGHT this time of year, lots of bushes and branches sticking out to scratch your rig.


    Here is a clickable 360 degree view on the top of Miller Rock.

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    Glad you had fun. I got scratched up pretty good When I ran it a few years ago (if I'm thinking of the right trail ). Got any pics?

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    Snowy mountains on the way.


    Very tight trail.


    Looking down at parked rigs from the top of Miller Rock.


    Headed up the trail with Tom behind.

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    Good report Max, it was a good run with some nice views.......I would put up some pics but I don't know what a URL is, I got a few to an album but that didn't help.......so what ever it was fun

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    Mike - just look for the "go advanced" link after you hit "reply" and you will see an option to upload pics! Just follow the instructions and you're golden...

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    Thanks, Jackie It worked........The first pic is when we took a lunch break....The second is on the way out not far from the beginning of the trail. I will try to get the video my daughter shot and post it.
          

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    Nice. Wish I could have made it. Thanks for the report and pics!

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    I had a great time on this run. Miller Rock was a kick in the ass. I only took two pics as I was in the middle of the group and unable to get setup before others already completed the obstacles.

    Hoping to see Jim's pics. And hoping he got the air under my wheel as I went over one of the early obstacles.
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    Tom previously posted:
    "Hoping to see Jim's pics. And hoping he got the air under my wheel as I went over one of the early obstacles."

    I made my first pass deleting of pix last night. I don't think the one came out where I mentioned good wheel lift - but, there was a whip-the-camera-out-hit-power-hit-shutter-n-hope-it-grabs-the-shot photo of you going up the obstacles to Miller Rock that turned out great! A couple edits shown below. If you want the original, it's here.




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    Jim previously posted:
    "I made my first pass deleting of pix last night. I don't think the one came out where I mentioned good wheel lift - but, there was a whip-the-camera-out-hit-power-hit-shutter-n-hope-it-grabs-the-shot photo of you going up the obstacles to Miller Rock that turned out great! A couple edits shown below. If you want the original, it's here.



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    I made this my avatar. Is that alright with you Jim?
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    Tom previously posted:
    "I made this my avatar. Is that alright with you Jim?"

    Thank you for the courtesy of asking. I appreciate it. The photo's yours to use as you wish.

    Below is a preview set of pictures. The full set is at this link (folks that drove will want to see the animated GIF's in the full set):

    www.JimWilliamson.net/automobile/2013-05-27--trail--bright-trail--miller-rock/





    Bright Trail







    Miller Rock trail













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    Very nice guy's!! Love the avatar pic Jim and Tom! Of course the 'photographer' would ask permission

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    Can't believe I forgot my camera! I'll try to get the pics my dad took with his phone.

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    Sweet !

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