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    Matt and his son and Phillip and I gathered to explore Miller Rock. Our first stop was Miller Rock itself. I scrambled atop for the photo. Only a short stop and we were on the way to the creek - with the thought - would the other side, heading up be free of snow? Snow was generally of no issue but in a couple of spots, with the right side tires in snow but the left sides on dry ground found the rights spinning. A simple spot where a locker made life easy.

    We stopped at the main old cabins and then trekked to explore the other trails. On the way out, heading to the creek, I made a turn to one of the lesser traveled trails. It had a fall-down house but the chimney was still standing. A few minutes to explore and snap some pix we headed out - it was late in the day and we didn't explore the trails to the north.

    Phillip, for a first visit with Matt spotting, made quick work getting up the obstacle.

    Highlight photos below with a full set at this link:
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    Default Re: 2019-04-20: Miller Rock - Phillip's in town



    Jim, what was the travel time between Longmont and the trailhead?
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    What an absolutely great time with friends and incredible trail !!!!
    Thanks to you guys who decided to run this one and thanks for the great ground guiding !!
    I didn't feel real confident about that big obstacle but Jim and Matt were great at guiding me right through
    Awesome pictures and real nice videos, thanks for that as well !!
    I look forward to my next time here to run this trail again !!!!!!!

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    Default Re: 2019-04-20: Miller Rock - Phillip's in town



    I had a great time also guys, thanks for hanging out! I'll post up some videos here, just haven't been able to download them yet
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    Default Re: 2019-04-20: Miller Rock - Phillip's in town



    Hypoid previously posted:
    "travel time between Longmont and the trailhead?"

    My GPS log closely matches what Google says:

    Google Map

    35 minutes / 23 miles

    The Longmont location is US-287 & CO-66 - the north end of Longmont where I head west to Lyons.

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    Default Re: 2019-04-20: Miller Rock - Phillip's in town



    Looks Fun guys! Jim how did you post those motion pictures? Those are awesome.

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    Default Re: 2019-04-20: Miller Rock - Phillip's in town



    Taco Chris previously posted:
    "Jim how did you post those motion pictures?"

    Animated GIF's

    GIF is one image format that has the ability to "flip through" stacked pictures. Remember writing (for me) stick figures on notebook edges (when the teacher wasn't overly interesting) that you could flip through the notebook pages to "play the movie". Animated GIF's are mostly the same thing.

    I planned to make a gif out of a set of photos when I took the photos (read - don't move the camera much from shot to shot).

    Several programs exist (I'd assume) to make an animated GIF but I use Animation Shop v1.03 by Jasc Software (c1991-1999). Older than dirt software that still runs and does what I ask of it.

    Essentially, I open the set of photos in Animation Shop, set a delay for it to use, photo to photo (which can be individually changed if needed) and save as an animated GIF. Done.

    I think Aaron has posted some as well - perhaps he'll chime in too.

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    Default Re: 2019-04-20: Miller Rock - Phillip's in town



    Good time had by all.
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    Default Re: 2019-04-20: Miller Rock - Phillip's in town



    The Miller Rock questions Michael had have been moved to their own thread in Trail Resources > Miller Rock - Parking, tight-spots, large group concerns

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    Default Re: 2019-04-20: Miller Rock - Phillip's in town



    Way cool!! I still have not done this trail. Really need to!

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