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Unread 11-11-2013, 11:30 AM   #16
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Anyone want to make a plan and do the Gulches next Sat, Nov 16?

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Unread 11-11-2013, 11:41 AM   #17
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Think im gunna go to the event at Ram off road.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 12:01 PM   #18
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I guess we should ask about your rig, Timebomb. Lifted, stock, locking axles, etc? Don't want one of these guys taking you to Holy Cross and be a bit overwhelmed,lol. There is another post in this section talking about Saran wrap, Eagle Rock and Mount Baldy. Due to flood damage, you'll have to drive to Cripple Creek/Victor via paved roads to reach Gold Camp road. Head back east and I believe the trails can be reached then. Otherwise look up Hacket Gulch, Metberry Gulch, and Longwater Gulch, aka the three gulches. They are NW of Divide, and I would suspect totally doable with a stock Wrangler.
Well... It's not build up for Colorado yet. I came from North Carolina where it's more mud LOL. I have a Tereflex 2.5 in coil lift and 33" procomp all terrain tires in 17" black steelies. I would like to put better shocks on next but can't afford to yet.
I love 4 wheeling and I know I can't do the aggressive stuff here yet but if anyone will let me I would love to ride with someone sometime. I'm not sure I'll get any takers but I have my fingers crossed!
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Unread 11-11-2013, 12:04 PM   #19
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Anyone want to make a plan and do the Gulches next Sat, Nov 16?
How aggressive is it?
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Unread 11-11-2013, 12:27 PM   #20
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You can check out Traildamage.com for pics and reports. It gets tougher as you go thru the Gulches, with Hackett the most difficult. None of them are too tough; stock Wranglers and Land Rovers have done them all. I've gone up Hackett to the top of Hackett rock and it wasn't bad at all; just have to choose your line.

Weather looks dry and clear until then as well.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 04:01 PM   #21
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Also checkout Wranglerforum.com seems more active with trail runs....
Plenty of trails you can run with your rig out here. We ran chinaman yesterday...great trail! Gulches in Divide would be doable for your rig also!
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Unread 11-11-2013, 07:05 PM   #22
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How aggressive is it?
They used to be really nasty, but they were changed after the Hayman fire I'm told. They closed the trails off after the fire due to erosion concerns, but Predator offroad club pushed and worked and got the trails partially open now. Hacket I'm told is pretty easy, Metbury has a nasty spot it looks like, and Longwater I couldn't tell you. Here's some youtube videos of them. It would be safe to say you'd be ok.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 07:07 PM   #23
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Well... It's not build up for Colorado yet. I came from North Carolina where it's more mud LOL. I have a Tereflex 2.5 in coil lift and 33" procomp all terrain tires in 17" black steelies. I would like to put better shocks on next but can't afford to yet.
I love 4 wheeling and I know I can't do the aggressive stuff here yet but if anyone will let me I would love to ride with someone sometime. I'm not sure I'll get any takers but I have my fingers crossed!
Its a little different out here vs where you're from. What you run for mud is different than rock, but you'll be ok. Plenty of locals that know their stuff, as well as a few guys in shops that know a thing or two, even if they don't work at a 4x4 shop.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 08:36 PM   #24
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I'm new to colorado planning on hitting some trails tomorrow. Hoping to find something open in the boulder area
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Unread 11-13-2013, 08:37 PM   #25
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I'm from VA and its a shock to the Jeep out here and the wallet. Dumped a few bucks since bringing it here to be a more Crawler jeep. You may even get tired of mud after hitting some epic trails out here.
When you build up give us a shout at the MHJC, we'll hit some good ones and bring some extra fuel.
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Unread 11-13-2013, 09:23 PM   #26
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I'm from VA and its a shock to the Jeep out here and the wallet. Dumped a few bucks since bringing it here to be a more Crawler jeep. You may even get tired of mud after hitting some epic trails out here. When you build up give us a shout at the MHJC, we'll hit some good ones and bring some extra fuel.
I was afraid of that LOL. More money $$$ oh Jeeps. Such an expensive habit
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Unread 11-13-2013, 09:24 PM   #27
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Thank you all for the good advice. I'll try and go play this weekend and post some pics
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Unread 11-14-2013, 06:45 AM   #28
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I was afraid of that LOL. More money $$$ oh Jeeps. Such an expensive habit
What brought ya out here?
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Unread 11-14-2013, 08:04 AM   #29
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What brought ya out here?
Rumor is open arrest warrants in Carolina's and Colorado does not extradite!!! Oops!
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Unread 11-14-2013, 08:09 AM   #30
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Rumor is open arrest warrants in Carolina's and Colorado does not extradite!!! Oops!
Ha!
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