Lake City, Colorado

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Postby plateaucal » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:30 pm

Never done Black Bear. Done the Alpine Loop many times in a variety of vehicles and even Poughkeepsi Gulch but on a Yamaha WR450. The Alpine is pretty and easy....in an automatic with disc brakes. Can I bring my RZR?
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Postby mdawg4x4 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:47 pm

Just read of an avalanche just south of Lake City. 1 home destroyed with 3 injuries, 1 adult serious transported to Grand Junction.

https://durangoherald.com/articles/267437-avalanche-hits-home-south-of-lake-city-injuring-three?fbclid=IwAR3SUIdK1bKG0aaWX9Ja8M8jCQO2s50lNbAXJu-KktSmeySECaPF90jiaSY
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Postby L60Boerne » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:59 pm

Thank you, my daughter, new husband and another couple are there now. The other end of town but no less dangerous. You should see the pictures, the snow is up to the eves. It is a blessing....the area really needs the moisture.
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Postby plateaucal » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:03 pm

Snowpack is 150% of normal and early on. Still more coming. Socked in down here in Montrose. Rain.
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Postby L60Boerne » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:18 am

Greetings Patrollees Worldwide,

Nature and machine prevented our Alpine Loop ascent to the top of the Rockies. It was a blessing as I was way overbooked. Both Patrols were unfit or unsafe.

Presidio Patrol gets out of ready with a wrench Rene's Garage today. Command and Control Vehicle 7 goes in when we leave.

In the meantime, all the great parts amassed have been organized and stored in their Lake City crib.

Someday we will get back on the trail, maybe this weekend with Plateaucal.

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Postby L60Boerne » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:04 pm

Patrols at Work and Play,

CCV7 was handy. While Presidio Patrol enjoyed a loop around the lake.

Rene has determined CCV7 suffered a vapor lock so it might be worthy. Mountain sorte planned for Thursday.
Several offers for Presidio Patrol were received by Rene while the exhaust manifold was being replaced.


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Postby mdawg4x4 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:47 am

Interesting location for a partial set of stairs for a spiral staircase!
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Postby L60Boerne » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:57 pm

I think a local dumped it on us when we weren't looking.
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Postby plateaucal » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:24 pm

L60Boerne wrote:I think a local dumped it on us when we weren't looking.
Get rid of those Texas plates and the locals won't do that. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby plateaucal » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:26 pm

L60Boerne wrote:Patrols at Work and Play,

CCV7 was handy. While Presidio Patrol enjoyed a loop around the lake.

Rene has determined CCV7 suffered a vapor lock so it might be worthy. Mountain sorte planned for Thursday.
Several offers for Presidio Patrol were received by Rene while the exhaust manifold was being replaced.


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What does your wife have to say about this lovely lady, or should we keep it to ourselves?
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Postby plateaucal » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:29 pm

L60Boerne wrote:Greetings Patrollees Worldwide,

Nature and machine prevented our Alpine Loop ascent to the top of the Rockies. It was a blessing as I was way overbooked. Both Patrols were unfit or unsafe.

Presidio Patrol gets out of ready with a wrench Rene's Garage today. Command and Control Vehicle 7 goes in when we leave.

In the meantime, all the great parts amassed have been organized and stored in their Lake City crib.

Someday we will get back on the trail, maybe this weekend with Plateaucal.

Patrolling when possible,
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Well, if you promise to keep your Patrol's, I will come up some weekend and drop my whole lot of fine spare parts in that barn. I am shortly back into building an old Saab and need the room anyway.
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Postby L60Boerne » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:37 pm

You need to get over here and tell me about Yellowstone and help me paint over those TX plates!
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Postby L60Boerne » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:42 pm

Plateucal...You need to get over here and tell me about Yellowstone and help me paint over those TX plates!

If you come over....we will take CCV7 to 13'000 ft. But I'm not going down alone! 11,500 was no prob today.

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Postby L60Boerne » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:46 pm

Plateaucal, we will try them both, you can drive Presidio Patrol. One of us will surely make it.

CCV7 getting your brake MC upgrade this winter by ready with the Wrench Rene.

Patrol on idle,
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Postby L60Boerne » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:14 am

Plateaucal, Presidio Patrol needs a new transmission or something. You can't shift it without the gears grumbling and grinding. It is going back to Rene. No way is it Loop worthy.

I drove The Loop a few days ago in my diesel Jeep. CCV7 can make it except for the brakes, though power really bleeds off above 11,500', but it would make it. However, braking on the loop is a necessity due to the volume of traffic. After just a little bit of use the brakes will not hold. I have considered a REALLY SLOW ascent which would allow the brakes to cool off. However, you can't allows predict when that stop and hold will be required.

Disk brakes would be much better but I can't tell if disk brakes have ever been perfected within the forum. Many good attempts then they fade away.....hopefully not off a cliff somewhere.

Bottom line, neither is Loop worthy, but I'll keep trying over the winter.

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