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Re: Continental Divide....Chapter 2 [Re: Jerry XT] #135936 03/10/17 08:29 PM
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There is a lot of snow in the San Juans. We've switched to back country skiing until the trails open up. Probably July/August time frame. Snow pack is pretty good now and we'll get a few BIG storms before Spring fully arrives. The limits then become bloated/dangerous stream/creek crossings. Water will be high for about a month.


An abandoned ski hut at 12k feet east of Red Mountain Pass. Photo taken 3/8/2017.

We're putting together a local group of riders now to explore some of the more remote areas come Summer and Fall. My one friend just bought a new WR-450F and is making modifications to it for trail riding. He and I did a number of rides last season on the XTs. He really liked the terrain. My other friend just bought the WR-250F for trail riding. They are moving here from NC and will arrive in a couple of days. All are psyched to ride. This should be a good riding season.

Tin Cup is inaccessible right now. I recall the pass to be around 12.8k feet elevation. Been a few years since I was up there. There is a website HERE that chronicles Jeep runs. Very well done and useful for seeing many of the trails here in CO.


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Re: Continental Divide....Chapter 2 [Re: Muniac] #135956 03/13/17 04:47 AM
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Re: Continental Divide....Chapter 2 [Re: alexd] #135957 03/13/17 04:53 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKftsW67zU0

...And, what's the problem with riding in the snow anyway?! grin

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Re: Continental Divide....Chapter 2 [Re: alexd] #135961 03/13/17 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted By: alexd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKftsW67zU0

...And, what's the problem with riding in the snow anyway?! grin

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I've seen that one before. shocked


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Re: Continental Divide....Chapter 2 [Re: peejman] #135968 03/13/17 08:30 PM
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I think it's Grand Junction area, after a snowfall.

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Re: Continental Divide....Chapter 2 [Re: Jerry XT] #153672 08/31/22 12:33 AM
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I’m glad these pictures are still available, I though they were sent to the “bit bucket” when the host asked for $$$


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Re: Continental Divide....Chapter 2 [Re: Jerry XT] #153673 08/31/22 03:14 PM
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Those photos are hosted by flickr which didn't go the route of Photobucket. Photobucket did finally restore photos but with watermarks. We rode Tin Cup on the XTs and other mountain trails in the Buena Vista area some years back. Might go back to 2005 if memories are correct. The Collegiate Peaks have a lot of trails/roads accessible from Buena Vista. Glad the photos endured. Ride safely.


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Re: Continental Divide....Chapter 2 [Re: Jerry XT] #153674 08/31/22 03:38 PM
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Fun to go back and see these photos again. Glad they weren't hosted on Photobucket..


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Re: Continental Divide....Chapter 2 [Re: Jerry XT] #154534 07/02/23 09:59 PM
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WOW, that was 16 years ago! I just got back to BV for the summer and will get my ‘07 Serow out of storage!
Can’t wait to get back out in these beautiful mountains (carefully)!

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