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Unread 11-01-2006, 04:09 PM   #1
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Switzerland Trail in the Winter

Anyone run this trail latley? I hear Sugarloaf is right next to it as well...hows that one?

I'm a noob and am afraid of breaking my new car. But I still wanna enjoy the jeep.

In the winter will this trail be doable??

like this weekend

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Unread 11-01-2006, 04:34 PM   #2
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I've never run the trail personally, but I've heard from a lot of people that have. It's a light trail (I think it's only rated a 2), so it should be pretty doable with a stock with no problems. I don't know how much snow it gets on the trail (or if it shuts down), but I would think that if you get a couple people, you could have fun snowbashing with no fears on Switz. Obviously, never go alone though.
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Unread 11-01-2006, 04:38 PM   #3
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Everyone see what happens when Arlo leaves? Suddenly all these people want to go up to all the trails near Boulder.

If I didn't have a big homework assignment due next Monday, I'd offer go up there myself.

If there is enough interest, I'd do Switzerland trail the 11th or the 12th. That is... if you all can stand to be seen off-roading with a Titan

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Unread 11-01-2006, 04:42 PM   #4
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So when you guys say don't go alone is that more a winter driving advice??

And by alone do you mean don't go without another car? Or don't go without another person to eat in case you get stuck
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By don't go alone, I mean ideally have another rig with you. If you were to get stuck and don't have the right stuff to get you out, then it's a long walk and nobody knows where you are. Not just in winter, but anytime you run a trail.

I broke that rule once, and it cost me. I was camping and driving the area, which I know very well. Well, there were still snowbanks that I was busting through, and I got stuck in the last one. I didn't have even a hi-lift, so I was stuck for about 6 hours digging out by hand. Ended up blowing my spider gears up front.

At the VERY least, have a passenger at least, but preferrably, have another rig with you. It's just a good safety procedure, plus it makes it more fun.
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Unread 11-01-2006, 04:55 PM   #6
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By don't go alone, I mean ideally have another rig with you. If you were to get stuck and don't have the right stuff to get you out, then it's a long walk and nobody knows where you are. Not just in winter, but anytime you run a trail.

I broke that rule once, and it cost me. I was camping and driving the area, which I know very well. Well, there were still snowbanks that I was busting through, and I got stuck in the last one. I didn't have even a hi-lift, so I was stuck for about 6 hours digging out by hand. Ended up blowing my spider gears up front.

At the VERY least, have a passenger at least, but preferrably, have another rig with you. It's just a good safety procedure, plus it makes it more fun.
Right on good advice.

If i were to go without another rig I'd probably just cruise around and try to stay out of trouble
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Unread 11-01-2006, 06:36 PM   #7
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Unread 11-01-2006, 06:49 PM   #8
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Coming from the guy that bellyflopped his H3...

Switzerland is a very easy trail as long as you stay on the main trail and don't take any spurs. Even in winter, I dont' see it getting ugly. ACS, you should wait until the 11th or 12th, and we can see about getting a run going. Sounds like we've got Mike, and I should be able to swing one of those days
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Unread 11-01-2006, 09:09 PM   #9
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Coming from the guy that bellyflopped his H3...

Hahaha.. and sunk his Freelander by himself... sunk his trooper 3 times by himself.


Fortunately I was able to get the H3 off the rocks, but I sat on the trail by myself for three hours with the Freelander (mud pits on Slaughterhouse 3 years ago). Left the trooper out over night.



But thanks for bringing up that painful memory Jim!

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Coming from the guy that bellyflopped his H3...

Switzerland is a very easy trail as long as you stay on the main trail and don't take any spurs. Even in winter, I dont' see it getting ugly. ACS, you should wait until the 11th or 12th, and we can see about getting a run going. Sounds like we've got Mike, and I should be able to swing one of those days

Great that sounds like fun!!! I'm all stock but I'll try to keep up!..

Might just go check out Switzerland just for a nice 60 degree day with the top down. Just a scenic drive.

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Hahaha.. and sunk his Freelander by himself... sunk his trooper 3 times by himself.


Fortunately I was able to get the H3 off the rocks, but I sat on the trail by myself for three hours with the Freelander (mud pits on Slaughterhouse 3 years ago). Left the trooper out over night.



But thanks for bringing up that painful memory Jim!

Ahhhhh....repeat offender huh?

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So what ever happened to this idea? I get back to Colorado tomorrow and am itching for some real mountains again!
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