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    Default Johnny Park / Pierson Park / Twin Sisters Landslide Oct 22 Sat



    Johnny Park / Pierson Park / Twin Sisters Landslide
    Saturday, October 22
    10:30-11:00 @ East Trailhead of Johnny Park Road: Take 36 to 47, go 3 miles. Bear left when pavement ends, meet @ parking area.
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    Funtreks Northern Colorado pg. 70
    http://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/...hnny-park-road
    http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=103
    http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=189

    Johnny park is a fun trail, great for stockers and up. there are multiple lines or bypasses to just about everything so you can make it hard or easy. I haven't done Pierson South yet, but the north side was easy in our stock Xterra.



    who the hell is Rob?





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    Default Re: Johnny Park / Pierson Park / Twin Sisters Landslide Oct 22 Sa



    This video shows the slide from the top, you can hike there on the Twin Sisters trail from Lily Lake.


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    Default Re: Johnny Park / Pierson Park / Twin Sisters Landslide Oct 22 Sa



    Weather looks great so far, upper 50s and sunny wed-sat in Estes. This will probably be my last run of the year, I already took my trailer off the road for winter building, Jeep is next.

    Chad on Johnny Park for TOR:


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    Default Re: Johnny Park / Pierson Park / Twin Sisters Landslide Oct 22 Sa



    The South end is quite a bit longer, and more fun. Still doable in a stocker, at least as of this June-ish it was. A few rocks easy to navigate, with the most difficult part of it being just a steep-ish hill climb that's a little loose. Even with my worn out crappy tires I never spun. The slide really is something that pics cannot do justice, you just have to experience what it looks like for the side of a mountain to be taken down to bedrock like it's nothing, 1 ft.thick trees piled up like pick up sticks......truly amazing.

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    Default Re: Johnny Park / Pierson Park / Twin Sisters Landslide Oct 22 Sa



    cool hiking video shows the slide really well from the top. hoping to do this hike sometime next week!


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    Default Re: Johnny Park / Pierson Park / Twin Sisters Landslide Oct 22 Sa



    Sweet FJ60 on Pierson. I had an 86 and the only thing I didn't like about it was the 2f. This one has a 5.7 swap, OME lift and 33s. Perfect.


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    Default Re: Johnny Park / Pierson Park / Twin Sisters Landslide Oct 22 Sa



    Watch for a sign that says Big Elk Meadows on hwy 36, turn there. There are 2 entrances to the trail from that end. Personally I always use the first one. It can be easy to miss, but there is kind of a fun climb from there. That area can be confusing with all the little spurs to camp spots however. Of you're able to download and use the GPX track Paul, it will keep you on the trail. Or I guess since we'really planning on going I could help you out, LOL.

    Nothing wrong with the second entrance, easier to find, stay on the road until it forks and take the left side. Unless it's been fixed that road up to the parking area had some good washouts, but easily passable, plenty of parking space even for trailers if needed.

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    Default Re: Johnny Park / Pierson Park / Twin Sisters Landslide Oct 22 Sa



    Chad if you go I'd love it if you led.

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    Default Re: Johnny Park / Pierson Park / Twin Sisters Landslide Oct 22 Sa



    Ran it yesterday. Trail is in good shape. Dry.
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    Default Re: Johnny Park / Pierson Park / Twin Sisters Landslide Oct 22 Sa



    Nice trail footage of Johnny Park, it has some fun spots:



    And it's not cool to post only the hood of this Bronco:


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    Default Re: Johnny Park / Pierson Park / Twin Sisters Landslide Oct 22 Sa



    Check out 1:30, hope we see one too!!


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    Default Re: Johnny Park / Pierson Park / Twin Sisters Landslide Oct 22 Sa



    So long as nothing changes between now and then, I'd be happy to lead. I know Johnny's better than any other trail.

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    Default Re: Johnny Park / Pierson Park / Twin Sisters Landslide Oct 22 Sa



    Curious,, is there any isolated camping there? Never have been.

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    TJS86TOY previously posted:
    "Curious,, is there any isolated camping there? Never have been."

    Lots of camping all through Johnny Park and a large area at the west end gate. There is also a bit along Pierson as you are heading up from the south.
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    Default Re: Johnny Park / Pierson Park / Twin Sisters Landslide Oct 22 Sa



    Paul previously posted:
    "who the hell is Rob?"

    I'll never forget old what's-his-name. Now I'm gonna have to go so you'll remember me.

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    Default Re: Johnny Park / Pierson Park / Twin Sisters Landslide Oct 22 Sa



    Paul previously posted:
    "who the hell is Rob?"

    He the old guy that drives an FJ40

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    Default Re: Johnny Park / Pierson Park / Twin Sisters Landslide Oct 22 Sa



    I'd love to see his daily driver (Longmont muni bus line) on some trail - "eash" Switzerland perhaps?!

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    Awesome, looks like a nice turnout! Weather looks great too.

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