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    I havenít run this for a few years and would be interested in running this weekend. I havenít run Spring creek or Saxon mountain either and would be up for either of these since they are all in the same area. Trailhead for these is in between Idaho Springs and Georgetown.

    Anyone interested this weekend? This is rated 6-6 so itís not for stock vehicles 🤣
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    Wish I could! It's such a great trail. I saw this https://www.co4x4rnr.org/mission-rep...-hill-mud-pit/ and it looked like the Tacoma took the same wrong turn we did. I remember it started off as a left turn over a large tree root and just kept getting narrower, higher and hairier. Backing down off that was scary, I still have a fender dent from it.

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    You might run into some deep snow.

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    Paul, the last time I did this was with you a few years back!

    Where would deep snow be at this point? I read a few recent trail reports that said nothing about snow so I'm just curious.

    I'm up for other trail ideas also, including the Pickle Gulch/Miners Gulch/Rollins Pass areas as well!
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    Unless it's snowed since June 9th, it's dry and clear.

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    newracer previously posted:
    "You might run into some deep snow."

    Bushducks.com doesnít have any status reports on it this year. Its my goto to know if a trail is open. Not a lot else open either
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    I just heard there was still snow up towards the lake on Bill Moore Lake preventing people from getting to the lake. A lot of Red Elephant is in the shade and figured there could still be snow.

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    That may still be true about Bill Moore, this is the view from waypoint 16 (before it dips into the valley) on June 9th. You can still take Bill Moore down from Red Elephant though, that part is clear.
         

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    Who wants to go find out with me???? Lol
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    FWIW - I might be doing Pole Hill Sat Aft with an out of state guest... plans yet to be firmed up...

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    "Who wants to go find out with me???? Lol"


    I would but this is my transfer case right now
         

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    a1gemmel previously posted:
    "I would but this is my transfer case right now "

    Thatís impressive! But daunting
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    Jim previously posted:
    "FWIW - I might be doing Pole Hill Sat Aft with an out of state guest... plans yet to be firmed up..."

    I just find Pole hill boring, done it so many times Ö. Otherwise Iíd join you Jim.
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    RockyMtRebel previously posted:
    "I just find Pole hill boring, done it so many time"

    I agree - but it's close and is a good general purpose trail (that's short) to bring a first timer - a reasonable mix of obstacle stuff and scenery.

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