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#376529 - 22/03/04 11:49 AM Re: GOX 2004
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Dustin, the campsites on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are pretty easy to get to from several directions, so people could hook up with us in the evening or mornings.
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#376530 - 22/03/04 02:55 PM Re: GOX 2004
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Alpine Hoy, the difficulty of GOX has been increased somewhat because the trails around Ouray just weren't enough for 5 days anymore.

I have driven a stock Xterra (with BFG All Terrains) over most of the trails on the list, and they can be done with no damage other than scrapes and dents on the chassis (which will happen on almost any trail to a stock height Xterra).

Several trails can be bypassed for those wishing to attend in stock trucks (however I recomend not running stock tires because they are useless against rocks and sharp pointy things).

The last climb at Wheeler Lake can be skipped and you can hike up to the camp site. Chinaman's Gulch can be skipped and the person could set up camp then run Pomeroy Lakes or other trails in the area (there are a dozen).

The difficult portion of Tin Cup can be bypassed.

Taylor and Pearl passes can be skipped since they are an out and back run.

Italian Creek has a tough route and a muddy route that avoids the rock ledge.

Schofield and the Devil's Punch Bowl can be skipped and one of 5 other scenic trails can be run in the area.

The only real requirements are tires, since they make the biggest difference in where a stock Xterra can go, and the trails will consist of mostly loose dirt and rock and mud.
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#376531 - 22/03/04 03:48 PM Re: GOX 2004
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and the trails will consist of mostly loose dirt and rock and mud.

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#376532 - 30/03/04 11:09 AM Re: GOX 2004
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This is the stuff I bring:

Flashlight
GPS
Maps (printed & Gazeteer)
Tools
Roadside Emergency Kit
Shovel
Recovery Strap

What else would you guys suggest?


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#376533 - 30/03/04 11:58 AM Re: GOX 2004
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#376534 - 30/03/04 12:41 PM Re: GOX 2004
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Beer, ice, winch, radiator fluid, brake/power steering fluid, beer, snatch block, axe, H2O kit, baby wipes(don't ask), rad. cap, spare belts, FRS radio, Amber Lynn, Hi-Lift, D35 axle, 2x6 plank, rope, nun's habit, warm fuzzy puppy.
Well, you asked. This is my list pal, not yours.
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#376535 - 30/03/04 12:48 PM Re: GOX 2004
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An axe, what in the heck do you need an axe for in the middle of the desert?

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#376536 - 30/03/04 01:00 PM Re: GOX 2004
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Chopping up ice blocks and drawing lines, of course.
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#376537 - 02/04/04 02:50 PM Re: GOX 2004
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An axe, what in the heck do you need an axe for in the middle of the desert?
Desert??

This is a GOX forum......

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#376538 - 05/04/04 09:27 AM Re: GOX 2004
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and others may try Iron Chest if it has been reopened.
Didn't someone take off all the rocks so you can drive a car up there now ?

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#376539 - 08/04/04 05:21 PM Re: GOX 2004
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So what is the virdict so far? Are we doing the tour from Denver or doing Ouray again. It sounds to me that its the tour. Sorry, I have been out if it for a while.
And if thats the case, it will probably be mostly camping? What ever will I do with out a shower to primp?
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#376540 - 08/04/04 05:21 PM Re: GOX 2004
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So what is the virdict so far? Are we doing the tour from Denver or doing Ouray again. It sounds to me that its the tour. Sorry, I have been out if it for a while.
And if thats the case, it will probably be mostly camping? What ever will I do with out a bathroom to primp?
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#376541 - 21/04/04 08:22 AM Re: GOX 2004
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Has a date been nailed down for sure?
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#376542 - 21/04/04 09:05 AM Re: GOX 2004
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July 25th-31st... if it happens.

I'm watching our snow pack carefully for signs of fire bans. If we have fire bans, the event won't happen, I can't camp for 6 nights without fire.

Colorado Snow Pack
Colorado Fire Bans
National Fire Danger

I also have a lot of research to finish regarding 30 trucks camping at some of the locations I've chosen.
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#376543 - 21/04/04 09:27 AM Re: GOX 2004
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Is there a back up plan incase of fire bans?
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#376544 - 21/04/04 11:48 AM Re: GOX 2004
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Is there a back up plan incase of fire bans?
Drink beer at my house for the week ?
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#376545 - 21/04/04 12:47 PM Re: GOX 2004
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Originally posted by JeffW:
This is the stuff I bring:

Flashlight
GPS
Maps (printed & Gazeteer)
Tools
Roadside Emergency Kit
Shovel
Recovery Strap

What else would you guys suggest?
Plenty of water, some rags/paper towels, on board air, FRS/CB, fire extinguisher, gas stove, tent, sleeping bag & pad, dry rations and kettle and tea,something like terra-flu, axe/saw/charcoal/burning brickets, hat, spare clothes & shoes, signalfire thingy, spare parts, hi-lift/farm jack... smile

Have no clue if i am going or not yet frown Buried in work head deep, already missed a lot frown
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#376546 - 21/04/04 09:51 PM Re: GOX 2004
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Drink beer at my house for the week ?
Party at Ian's
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Camping on the front lawn, and the neighbor's lawns if alot of people show up.

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#376547 - 21/04/04 10:56 PM Re: GOX 2004
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Our forcast for the next two days is up to 30 inches of snow in the mountains and a foot in Denver. That should put our snow pack over last years amount, and we had very few bans last year.
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#376548 - 22/04/04 12:24 PM Re: GOX 2004
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Yes snow, It is snowing really hard right now and there is about 2 inches on the deck so far.

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#376549 - 22/04/04 08:46 PM Re: GOX 2004
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[b]Is there a back up plan incase of fire bans?
Drink beer at my house for the week ?[/b]
Hmmmm?
Did you get a new fan in the bathroom?
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#376550 - 23/04/04 09:49 PM Re: GOX 2004
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Hey Ian, is there a way you could post up a "map" of roughly where the trails will take us? This will be my first trip to CO, so I'm not to familiar with the state.

Thanks in advance.
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#376551 - 24/04/04 08:54 PM Re: GOX 2004
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Just wondering what mods I would have to do before I would be able to go on the GOX?

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#376552 - 24/04/04 09:03 PM Re: GOX 2004
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:rolleyes: Well, 1st you'd need an Xterra..
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#376553 - 24/04/04 09:59 PM Re: GOX 2004
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Hey Ian, is there a way you could post up a "map" of roughly where the trails will take us?
I will be posting one sometime in May when the site is finished.
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