Had to get out this weekend, got a few friends to join. 4x4 is one of my favorite ways to celebrate th 4th. Planning on going to the top of the mountain to see the local and Denver fireworks shows. Also happy Canada day.
I went out yesterday with some friends and came across this. I believe it was a 4 seat 2016 rzr XP1000. It could have been anything but usually they completely burn like this whenever people store gas in the back "above the engine ". It was pretty unbelievable how completely burnt up it was. Hopefully the occupants were able to get out without being burnt.
Took a friend to Rollins pass, Jenny creek, Mammoth gulch, mosquito creek and miners creek today. We went 60 miles in total. We were planning on going up Kingston peak but the forest service didn't open the gate today like they were supposed to. We saw the forest rangers and they told us a snow drift was the reason the gate was still closed. Maybe next week. It was a great day now I need a nap.
Went to Jones pass today for a combo 4x4 and hike. The road isn't very challenging but I was able to wake up some campers "4:30am". There is a huge snow drift at the top. I have heard that someone puts in a cat trail in the winter so maybe it would be a good place to take my cat. A friend and I hiked south on the continental divide trail for a few hours. It's really nice up there.
This is the snow drift.
The little black dot is my UTV
Went up spring creek today. It's just outside Dumont. Definitely the most difficult trail I have done with this UTV and probably the limit of its capabilities. We came across some groups of jeeps and made some new friends. We got super lucky and didn't break anything but the jeeps didn't fair as well.
Had so much fun on Saturday that a group of us took the day off and went back up spring creek. One person lost 4 wheel drive before the first obstacle. Different person knocked a tire off the bead and blew a hydraulic steering hose on the first obstacle. I tried the main line on the first obstacle and scared everyone so I just went up the easier way. I knocked a tire off the bead on the second obstacle and lost a couple skid plate bolts. Another guy popped a tire after the second obstacle. And surprisingly we got everything fixed and we got everyone thru the rock garden without issue. Not a good day for tires but a great day with friends.
Been elk hunting the last few days. We used the RZR to access and hunt multiple areas. Put 75 miles on the RZR and a lot of miles on our feet. We had a lot of elk encounters but didn't harvest anything. Luckily we have some more weeks.
Most of what we hunted was near this mountain, James peak.
Came across this steam boiler in the woods. Must have been hidden for a while given that there aren't any bullet holes. Looks like it's ready to make some moonshine.
I went to Montezuma today. There are a couple of wild trails I have been wanting to try and I wanted to check out the potential skiing. I know a couple of guys on the forum take their Tucker cats up there. I ended up doing Webster pass, Red Cone, Radical hill, and a couple others. Ended up getting snowed on and went home. Nice day and Montezuma is a cool place.
This is Red cone, the beginning has some fun rocks then you leave treeline and climb up the ridge to the top of Red Cone peak. There were some mountain goats waiting for me at the top. The last part of the trail connects to the top of Webster pass and is one way because of steepness. I'll be honest it scared me pretty good. Super steep, loose ground and a 1000 foot drop on both sides of the road. Almost got sideways a couple of times under breaking, had to power out.
This is Red cone
The beginning of the trail and some fall colors.
The trail follows the ridge up.
Picture from inside the vehicle on the road, I didn't get out and respect animals space.
The sign explains the danger, Montezuma is in the valley.
Shows the road following the ridge down from the peak.