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    Is anyone interested in Storm Mountain this weekend (Nov 4, 2023)? I'm looking more at Saturday but could be swayed for Sunday.

    I'm looking for more than a quick to-the-lookout and back. I'm interested in checking out some of the trail either to the east or west.

    Weather looks reasonable (mid 50's)!
    https://www.foreca.com/105576882/Estes-Park-Larimer-CO

    FS says open.
    https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/r...telprdb5300963

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    https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/arp/...80664&actid=94

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    Would love to but family obligations.

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    I'm getting new tires put on on Saturday.

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    Keep an eye - Sunday might come to be...

    `could be a nice use of fresh, sticky tires!

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    I think this sounds like a good time! Put me down as highly probable.
    I finally got my Jeep out of storage after 2 years and running well a couple weeks ago. Actually ran Golden Spike in Moab last weekend so the "shakedown" is done! LOL
    I would vote for Sunday if possible but I can get the girl loaded up tonight if needed.

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    I could switch to Sunday. Temps should be slightly warmer.

    Would 9:30am at Jax Loveland West work? (I could meet earlier - though a bit later would have warmer temps)

    2665 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO 80537

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    To be clear - the two interested in this run have not posted back - this is still in "Planning" and is not in "Planned". While a meet spot and time were proposed, it is only that - proposed. I highly doubt anything will firm up between now and early morning for a run to happen Saturday. Sunday is an option if folks with to jump in.

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    OK sorry for the delay. I was getting some repairs done and parts just showed up so looks like I am in business. I just need to load it on the trailer. It is a 2 hour drive for me to the proposed meetup spot in the morning. I have not heard of this trail and not much is available searching around but correct me if I am wrong. This is a moderate trail and is currently open? I found a lot of conversations around the internet about it being closed for most of this year. I would also like to know the actual difficulty before I go into it. Not that I am not equipped for it I just like knowing.

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    Well crud - the full eastern portion of Storm mountain is closed. The western portion is open.

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE...prd1114025.pdf

    If you have a two hour drive - let's re-think this.

    The western portion, as I recall, gets tight in the trees (don't know if you're adverse to pinstripes).

    If you wish to investigate the full western portion of Storm - I'm game. If we end up early we could hit Pierson Park North for another nearby in and out trail.

    What's your thinking? I'm game / I'm flexible but if you have a drive that's on my mind. Miller Rock is always there.

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    Pinstripes dont bother me. I haven't done many of the trails here so I just wanted to get out and do some exploring now that I have my Jeep trail ready again. I am in Elizabeth but I tow so its not terrible, just long day if too far. As long as I can get home by a decent hour I am up for whatever.

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    Take a look at Miller Rock - if you wish a bit more difficulty (which, to me, trailered vehicles often are suited for) it's perhaps the most difficult of the up north trails.

    Storm Mtn - the western trails - if you wish, I'm game. I'm just concerned with your drive.

    I'll be watching the thread but in and out of the garage on some tasks.

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    OK. Miller doesn't look bad at all. Should be a good day. And it looks like its only about a 3 hour trip unless that report is one way.

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    if you know a good spot to unload and park we can meet there. Just send the coordinates. Can we do 10am?

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    As for time - later is fine by me - you name the time.

    As for Miller Rock meeting spot, I propose these options:

    1) Meet at the old U-Pump-It in Lyons (Now called Everyday gas). They have ample parking.
    4065 Ute Hwy, Longmont, CO 80503
    40.21843199445487, -105.25955968772672
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    2) From there we'll drive to this air-down spot where you can leave the truck and trailer:
    40.15909753824101, -105.45354355970296
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    3) Trailhead
    40.15844560499776, -105.4527765169635
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    The gas station to trailer parking / air down is perhaps 25 minutes.

    Meet at Lyons gas station at 10a? I'm flexible as to time. Home to Lyons is 45 minutes for me.

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    OK gotcha all mapped out. I will let you know when I hit the road in the morning.

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    What time?

    Plan for 10a at the gas station?

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    yes works perfect

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