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Engineer's Pass Ascent Oct 12-15, 2020

PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:47 am
by L60Boerne
Greetings to all,

Just a reminder that we are now confident in both of my Patrols and I may bring up Santa's Sleigh if I can get the carb fixed in time.

Sept & October are the busiest months for our cabin because the leave change then so I can predict if we will have rooms in our cabin but I can predict there will be plenty of low cost hotel rooms and the ascent is on.

Please try to plant to join us.

Patrolling when possible,

Re: Engineer's Pass Ascent Oct 12-15, 2020

PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:26 pm
by L60Boerne
Greetings Patrollees Worldwide,

I will type slow so everyone will catch the new dates. Oct 12-15, 2020

The dates for our epic ascent to the rarified air of Engineer's Pass have changed. The new dates are Oct 12-15. Peter is coming up from Australia as those dates work better for him. He will fly into Crested Butte or Montrose so ground travel will be in place. Montrose 2 hrs away, Crested Butte 1 1/4 hrs from Lake City with dry roads. If our cabin is full with Texans then rooms in town are about $100/night.

The trails should still be open and the throngs of like minded, but less enlightened, will be gone.

Phoenix Patrol is now in the hands of Eddy the Eagle at his lair on Indian Point. He will glue, bolt or otherwise afix all the parts you have sent me in recent weeks in order to get it mountain ready. We really need to know in advance how many drivers and Patrols we might have so we can indulge the brave accordingly. If I don't need them all then some will stay in Texas.

In terms of Patrols please note:
Plateaucal - 67 hard top with heater, locally known as "the nice one", front & rear seats
Presidio Patrol - 65 no top, dress warm it will be freezing, front seats only, though heater works
Command and Control Vehicle #5 (CCV5) - 63 soft top with heater, front & rear seats
Phoenix Patrol - 66 no top, front seats only, heater should be working by then
Santa's Sleigh - 65 no top, front seats only, might get heater working if time permits
Coyote Patrol - custom ute...maybe?

I will have 2-4 drivers as I have two couples from TX coming up, plus Ready with the Wrench Rene, the best mechanic in CO will be with us. However, only the best Patrol drivers will be drivers. No rookie drivers, I hope you understand, Driving mistakes due to gearing and braking can easily be fatal. Last death last year was with a Willy's driver who lost control because he wasn't able downshift and got caught between gears.

If I keep Santa's Sleigh up there past the 4th of July parade, which will feature a red, white and blue Patrol, over the summer then we will have two good winches. Providing it is not one of them over the cliff then there is a 15% chance we can recover the Patrol.

Anyone else?

Plan now, play later, as we Patrol to Paradise,


Re: Engineer's Pass Ascent Sept 17-20, 2020

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:53 am
by plateaucal
Sounds sketchy. All those Texans and no interpreter. I think I would rather camp in your back yard and guard the keg you'll have out there by the fire pit.

Re: Engineer's Pass Ascent Sept 17-20, 2020

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:09 pm
by plateaucal
Dang, elk season is 10/10 to 10/14.

Re: Engineer's Pass Ascent Sept 17-20, 2020

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:09 pm
by mdawg4x4
plateaucal wrote:Sounds sketchy. All those Texans and no interpreter....