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    Default Red Elephant Hill, Mill Creek, Bill Moore Lake - 10/16



    Missed last week's. Been wanting to do some harder stuff with the TJ, have yet to find something it can't do. Who's in?

    Meet Time: 9am
    Location: 39°45'51.6"N 105°38'11.6"W (the dirt pullout next to the road)
    Trail info: https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails...-elephant-hill
    Radio Channel: GMRS 16 (we'll do a radio check at the start to make sure we're not on a crowded channel)
    Plan: Cruise up the main trail up, do the Mill Creek "loop", then down through Bill Moore Lake (adding on the extra legs if we want. yes.)

    I have a full kit of recovery gear and a functional winch if anyone gets stuck.

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    Default Re: Red Elephant Hill, Mill Creek, Bill Moore Lake - 10/16



    if it isn't wet, snowy and soupy, I am probably in. Red Elephant is really tough when wet.

    If the group is big, we've had success meeting here before. lots of room to meet and air down - https://www.google.com/maps/place/St...b2ZmZWVfc2hvcA

    Your location is good too.

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    Put me down as a 50/50.

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    Default Re: Red Elephant Hill, Mill Creek, Bill Moore Lake - 10/16



    I just changed to 'yes'.

    I see your run option as weather permitting.

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    Looks like they're getting some precip today but should clear up tomorrow and be relatively warm on Saturday.
    https://www.wunderground.com/forecas...ngs/KCOIDAHO11

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    I'll toss in the tire chains - just to ensure they won't be needed.

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    Default Re: Red Elephant Hill, Mill Creek, Bill Moore Lake - 10/16



    Red Elephant is almost entirely in the shade so there will likely still be snow.

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    newracer previously posted:
    "Red Elephant is almost entirely in the shade so there will likely still be snow."

    I agree, I set my response to "No" after the snow this week. Could barely make it up that trail when it was just wet without snow or ice.

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    Did you get snow at your place?

    FoCo had but five "barely" snowflakes in the little precip we received yesterday.

    If Schmitty wishes to cancel - his call / I'm good either way.

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    We got a good amount of pea-sized hail a couple nights ago. Covered the ground and cars in a solid layer. Looks like Downieville area has between 1-2" from the last 14 days per NWS. Don't cancel because I don't want to go -- I just don't want to slide into any trees or spend all day winching.

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    I would totally be in on this if I wasn't leaving for California on Sunday..... have fun guys and be safe!
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    Wish I could. Grandkid duties…. Been on my bucket list for awhile. Perhaps next summer.
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    Tom previously posted:
    "Been on my bucket list for awhile."

    You've not done these three??? I thought you did them a couple years ago?

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    Jim previously posted:
    "You've not done these three??? I thought you did them a couple years ago?"

    Haven’t done Red Elephant. Have done the rest. The first time about 1980-81.
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    Default Re: Red Elephant Hill, Mill Creek, Bill Moore Lake - 10/16



    Haven't been out with the front range group in a while, count me in

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    has anyone ran this trail that can verify how necessary full skids/rock rails are? That actually may determine if I go, not trying to destroy my TJ or rip a hole in the oil pan. For reference I only have stock skids

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    I did it in my LR4 in the wet. Had to winch in one spot. Did it in my G Wagen on 35s no issues. It’s a trail that benefits from articulation or lockers but not one that beats your rig up.

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    …he said moments before reading about the broken Jeep on the trail in another thread.

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    Shane, do you plan on going? Since our last run I've installed a front locker and OBA so I'm slightly better equipped than previously....minus rock sliders and skids

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    Been busy today. I'm still in and a little inclement weather... I seek the adversity so let's do it. @hugh welcome. I'll make sure to bring a heavier coat so I'm not freezing all day like when we did the Rainbow Falls anniversary run.

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