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Yeah I have to be able to respond to call outs within an hour and with my luck we will be in a spot I don't have cell coverage and then I'd have to make it back home to switch out for the work vehicle. You guys enjoy the day and have lots of fun
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Trail suggestions?

I should be in. I’m planning on it. If there was any snow near Idaho springs, it should be gone as it’s sunny with high in the 40’s today. High in 50’s tomorrow there. Also sunny.
 

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Trail suggestions?
My only idea is cascade. But open to others. I can’t be gone as long tomorrow, so selfishly would love something a bit closer. It won’t bother me if others want somewhere else though.

edit. I can get the trail book out later though to see if there’s anything else. I certainly don’t know even close to all the spots.
 

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As the self proclaimed newbie as long as stock will make it I’m good. Don’t think I’ll be fording any deep water at the moment. Cascade seems to be about an hour and a half away which works for me but I’m down for something else.

Depending on the time tomorrow my girlfriend may ride with me as she’s been wanting me to take her on a trail since she’s never really done one before.
 

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As the self proclaimed newbie as long as stock will make it I’m good. Don’t think I’ll be fording any deep water at the moment. Cascade seems to be about an hour and a half away which works for me but I’m down for something else.

Depending on the time tomorrow my girlfriend may ride with me as she’s been wanting me to take her on a trail since she’s never really done one before.
No water I can recall. I’d be shocked if you had one problem. I’m stock as well. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll use your OE skids in at least one spot. But won’t actually damage anything.


Cascade Creek OHV Route on AllTrails
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/cascade-creek-4x4-road?p=38571905
 
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Anyone have any other suggestions/ideas?
 
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I don't know how snowy Tin Cup is.
Or Red Cone. I have seen people take a stock Willys on Red Cone. But I felt it was rough on the climb. The gulches could be fun, but intense. I feel like Dan has done China Wall and Mini Moab. Always down to do them again, but...

Anyone have any other suggestions/ideas?
 
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Schubarth and Balanced Rock are pretty. Easy with the exception of one section on each. Those are way down here. The run out of balanced rock has some good opportunity to get technical.

I don't know how snowy Tin Cup is.
Or Red Cone. I have seen people take a stock Willys on Red Cone. But I felt it was rough on the climb. The gulches could be fun, but intense. I feel like Dan has done China Wall and Mini Moab. Always down to do them again, but...
 
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You will be fine. Go slow. We can help pick good lines. We will put you in the middle of the pack.
Disconnect that sway bar. Air down a bit. I can air you up after. I use 4 low. Let the engine do the work downhill. Stay off brakes til you need them.


As the self proclaimed newbie as long as stock will make it I’m good. Don’t think I’ll be fording any deep water at the moment. Cascade seems to be about an hour and a half away which works for me but I’m down for something else.

Depending on the time tomorrow my girlfriend may ride with me as she’s been wanting me to take her on a trail since she’s never really done one before.
 
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Getting votes for Metberry Gulch etc and Rainbow Falls from @FR33DOM

The gulches look super fun.
 

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Have fun if you go there. Looks great. I can’t be gone that long tomorrow though. I’ll join next time. Metberry appears to be 4 hours from me.
 

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I'm in for whatever trail. Cascade is the only doable trail in that immediate area right now. Looks like Devils Canyon is shut down And the fork is a bit too much for stock trucks IMO.

Looks like Webster and Red cone are marked as impassable as well.
 

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You will be fine. Go slow. We can help pick good lines. We will put you in the middle of the pack.
Disconnect that sway bar. Air down a bit. I can air you up after. I use 4 low. Let the engine do the work downhill. Stay off brakes til you need them.
I bought a cheap Pittsburgh 150 psi Harbor Freight air compressor this week. Testing it out today before heading out to stuff myself on turkey but should be good for one or two uses.

Adding a sway bar quick disconnect to the list of upgrades since I never thought about it before. Doesn’t look very hard to disconnect them manually and reconnect them from what I’m seeing but definitely see the appeal of the quick disconnects!
 
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