Engineer's Pass Ascent Oct 12-15, 2020

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Postby plateaucal » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:29 pm

What a great trip! And those little Brookies make the best snack. Do you have any action photos? Can't say I have been on that trail, it would be interesting to see.
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Postby moore_rb » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:42 pm

The last time I fished Como lake, was 1991...

that's a long time ago.
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Postby plateaucal » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:31 pm

Apparently there are two Lake Como's in Colorado. Who would have guessed. There is this one;https://www.outtherecolorado.com/adventures/a-trip-up-lake-como-road-the-roughest-road-in-colorado/article_112764dc-ec49-5604-a500-e419b4a86fdd.html

And then the one in the San Juan's.

Early settlers just didn't have much imagination.
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Postby L60Boerne » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:56 pm

You are right only a few were "respectful" trout but we had a great time. I was more wrecked after six hours on the slippery rocks than climbing Umcompahgre.

We caught the trout in a Creek east of town...I know where and how if I can ever have any friends visit me here. :violin:

Within 48 hours the 63 will go non stop from Lake City to the divide up Wagner Gulch...so stay tuned. I'll snap a few pics .

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Postby plateaucal » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:10 pm

Don't get me wrong, David. Chasing brookies is my favorite type of fishing in Colorado. High mountain streams and beaver dams, just doesn't get any better. A bad ass big mouth Brown is right up there as well. Those brookies are so cute, I almost hate eating them. Almost...

However, you may not want to be seen with me. I am a dedicated spinning guy.

Post those pic's!!!
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Postby L60Boerne » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:59 am

Greetings Patrons of the Patrol,

I had planned to post pictures from the Continental Divide from my ascent on Wager Gulch yesterday in my 63 Patrol.

However, the conditions were just too much. I had to execute a 180 on the narrow rocky trail up. In my case I had to side with caution. It was a real trail almost on the order of Poughkeepsie Gulch. Wager Gulch is a 4.7 miles ascent of about 2300 vertical feet. It was heavily rutted with football to basketball sized rocks everywhere with sidehills and creek crossings. Unfortunately, I picked a VERY popular trail...UTVs everywhere.

Bottom line it was really going to push my motor towards a vapor lock as there was no place to rest and cool the motor on the heavily travelled one lane trail. The bouncing required me to let off the throttle which killed the motor. I think the bouncing disrupted the fuel flow. My manual throttle, if working properly, could have helped solve that problem. My blue Phoenix 66 has a working manual throttle so I look forward to finishing it up and getting it up here.

Please note, a working manual throttle "sets" to produce a constant fuel flow to the motor. This means you pull it out and turn the knob and it stays in that place. The original intent was for military use in convoy conditions. Everyone sets their manual throttle and they all roll at 5 MPH.

Mine increases the fuel flow but will not stay set so it is like a second choke. I have another spare manual throttle I will have Ready with the wrench Rene try to fix it this winter.

Anyway, after a couple of stalls I had to turn around at about 11,000 ft. Today we take another route with a less aggressive trail before it gets too hot.

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Postby plateaucal » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:41 pm

Did you lower the pressure in the tires? Helps with the big rocks. Also, does your throttle doohicky lock when you turn it, like is is supposed to? Mine works but it takes a firm clockwise turn.
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Postby L60Boerne » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:49 pm

Thanks Plateucal,
Yes I was running 25b lbs in the tires and since my patrol is not known locally "the good one" ...not it would not set or lock with a twist.

But I'll have Rene fix it before October.

See you in a month, I'll be reloaded by then.

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Postby L60Boerne » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:55 pm

Here you go. These were the biggest, may son in law here caught 72 in 5 hours.
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Postby plateaucal » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:35 am

Beautiful!
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Postby L60Boerne » Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:11 am

Greetings to those with Guts,

This is our one month organizational mote.

It appears the winter is setting in faster this year. I think we need to move the ascent up to the last days of September or maybe first day of Oct to ensure The Loop is open.

If Anthony wants to trailer up El Bondo then I might leave Phoenix Patrol at home as my second trailer is just too heavy for my diesel jeep and a Patrol.

Anyway, this week is a call to arms!

Rob?
Chris? Are you bringing "the good one" over?
Anthony?

Anyone else?

I'm trying to determine how many Patrols we need and how many I can get up to LC for the ascent. I am very confident in every Patrol so long as the altitude above 13,000ft is not a problem.

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Postby plateaucal » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:42 pm

David,

I would rather fall off the summit than miss the adventure.
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Postby L60Boerne » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:03 pm

Thanks Chris, So far it is us and Anthony with El Bondo. Ready with the wrench Rene is interested too. River? Justin? Rob...if you guys challenge me... we will show up with more Patrols than drivers....we have a lodge, food and a little dirty water under the seat.
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Postby jwgreen » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:56 pm

MAn, I'd love to make this trip this year but my Patrol will be no where near finished, although I'm making a lot of progress while my wife is out of the country for a month or so, but unfortunately I had to take time off for her to be able to leave and that time frame is right in the middle of my time at work. So unfortunately I will have to miss this year, but fingers cross I will make whatever trip yall do next year!!!!
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Postby Peter60 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:33 pm

David

I look through envious eyes in reading these posts. You picked the date to accommodate my holiday schedule. Had it not been for COVID19 I would have been there! Australia is locked down - difficult leave and even more difficult to return. I'll revisit my USA trip in a year or two so hopefully we can arrange another trip then.

As a consolidation prize I'm doing a 4 day 4WD trip with my G60 Patrol in a weeks time - as we head into Spring.

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