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    COHG CO2011 Official Trip Itenerary

    Trip to center in San Juan mountains around Ouray/Silverton/Telluride area.

    July 16-23

    • Plans tentative/ Posts will be updated
    • Weather and snow melt permitting
    • I reserve the right to wander off and disappear at any point during this trip
    • This trip is split between tires and feet. It's Colorado, if you're planning on staying behind your windshield, save your money for something else
    • Times are flexible to accommodate stops and exploration
    • Discuss to your heart's content in the appropriate forums


    Notes:
    If viewing tracks/area in Google Earth, West of highway may show only snow unless you adjust your Historical Imagery slider back one timeframe
    In GE, try the "Play Tour" button associated with the listed 4x4 tracks to fly over the entire trail area from start to finish

    Lots of placemarks and lines to follow: http://www.higherground4x4.com/Color.../HG4x4C011.kmz
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    Big Grin

    Saturday July 16
    Road Trip


    5:00 - Depart Phoenix from Carefree/I-17 Chevron
    6:00 -
    7:00 -
    8:00 -
    9:00 -
    10:00 -
    11:00 -
    12:00 -
    1:00 -
    2:00 -
    3:00 -
    4:00 - Arrive Ouray Establish Camp (S. Mineral Creek)
    5:00 - Silverton Dinner
    Notes:]
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    COHG

    Sunday July 17
    Alpine Loop Part 1


    7:00 - Wake
    8:00 - Engineer Pass
    9:00 - Engineer Pass
    10:00 -
    Engineer Pass
    11:00 - Whitmore Falls (pics)
    12:00 - Engineer Pass
    1:00 - Engineer Pass
    2:00 - Engineer Pass
    3:00 - Lake City
    4:00 - Cinnamon Pass
    5:00 - Cinnamon Pass
    6:00 - Camp

    Notes:
    Camping possibles - Williams Creek (pay) or preferably on Lake Fork Gunnison River at Silver Creek
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    COHG

    Monday July 18
    Alpine Loop Part II


    7:00 - Wake
    8:00 - Cinnamon Pass
    9:00 - American Basin - possible leisure side trip (photos)
    10:00 - American Basin
    Optional hike to Sloan Lake - 1.3 miles
    Difficulty: Moderate walk at high altitude
    11:00 - American Basin
    12:00 - Cinnamon Pass
    1:00 - Animas Forks Ghost town (photos)
    2:00 - Animas Forks
    3:00 - Exit to Silverton
    4:00 - Group to establish camp along S. Mineral Creek (photo)
    Backpacking group to hike in to Ice Lakes Basin to find camp
    Total hike - 7.3mi Round Trip
    Others - Silverton walkabout/dinner
    5:00 - Same
    6:00 - Same
    7:00 - Ice Lakes and S. Mineral Camp

    Notes: Times vary greatest this day with 2 different side explore trip possibilities (Am Basin & Animas). Roaming options with feel for land and scenery to come
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    COHG

    Tuesday July 19
    Free Day


    Backpacking Group
    Ice Lake Basin Sunrise
    Roaming to POI's
    Numerous lakes and waterfalls within walking distance
    including Fuller and Island Lake
    Camp again somewhere basin

    Other Group
    Clear Lake drive up (GE Tracks) (photos)
    Fish creek and lake
    Short hike to waterfalls
    Return visit to town
    Camp again on S. Min Creek

    Notes: Anything goes for this day. Groups meet back up Wednesday morning
    Reference map 1
    Reference map 2
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    COHG

    Wednesday July 20
    Offroad Leg 2 - Part 1


    7:00 - Group hikes back out
    8:00 - End up meeting other at S. Mineral
    9:00 - To Black Bear Pass
    10:00 - Black Bear Pass
    11:00 - Black Bear Pass
    12:00 - Black Bear Pass
    Sight stops - Bridal Veil Falls (photos) and Ingram Falls
    1:00 - Black Bear Pass
    2:00 - Telluride
    3:00 - Telluride
    4:00 - Imogene Pass
    5:00 - Imogene Pass
    6:00 - Camp - Richmond Basin

    Notes:
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    COHG

    Thursday July 21
    Offroad Leg 2 - Part 2


    7:00 - Wake
    8:00 - Imogene Pass
    9:00 - Imogene Pass
    10:00 - Governor Basin
    11:00 - Governor Basin
    12:00 - Governor Basin
    1:00 - Governor Basin
    2:00 - Yankee Boy to drop off Backpackers

    3:00 - 6:00

    Backpacking Group
    Begin hike up pass then drop down to Blue Lakes (pics)
    Hike down and establish camp

    Other Group
    Possibles:
    Ouray Dinner
    Ridgeway State Park camp with morning fish
    Return to S. Mineral Camp

    Notes:
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    COHG

    Friday July 22
    Free Day 2 and Ouray


    7:00 - 12:00

    Backpacking Group
    Blue Lakes sunrise
    Hike to lower lake
    Then hike out (GE tracks)

    Other Group
    Anything
    Fishing at park?

    1:00 - Groups meet back here and return to Ouray
    2:00 -
    Lower Cascade Falls (pics) and Box Canyon Falls (pics) - each 1/4mi in town
    Hot springs?
    Explore Ouray
    Ouray Dinner

    7:00 -Back to S. Mineral Creek camp


    Notes:
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    Unhappy

    Saturday July 23
    Back to the triple digits


    9:00 - Departure
    10:00 - Michael turns around and stays forever

    7:30 - Others arrive in Phoenix

    Notes:
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