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Labor Day Overland Trip- Mosquito Pass, Weston Pass & Bald Mountain Gulch

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by RedRunner87, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. Sep 8, 2020 at 5:57 PM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    All packed up and ready to head to Buena Vista!

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    Man I hate holiday traffic!

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    Camp in Buena Vista's 4 Mile Area

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    We decided to install my Avid Off-road sliders while we are at it.

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    Airing down for Mosquito Pass. This Pass goes from Alma(outside of FairPlay, CO to Leadville, CO)

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    Mosquito Pass

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  2. Sep 8, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    Playing around

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  3. Sep 8, 2020 at 6:01 PM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    13,185 Feet Up!

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    Leadville, CO. Leadville sits at 10,151 Feet

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    Creature Spotting!

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    Back on down

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  4. Sep 8, 2020 at 6:03 PM
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  5. Sep 9, 2020 at 2:59 PM
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    RedRunner87

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    Weston Pass- This goes from Leadville, CO back to Fairplay

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    Air Up Time- Squad Goals
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  6. Sep 10, 2020 at 9:39 AM
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    brownersd

    brownersd You are the weakest link, buh-bye!

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    Nice pics mate... Looks like you all had a great time!

    Cheers,

    Sean
     
  7. Sep 10, 2020 at 9:54 AM
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    Looks like a fun trip. I can't tell much about the weather from the photos--was it warm or chilly?
     
  8. Sep 10, 2020 at 10:03 AM
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    13,100 feet!! Wow
     
  9. Sep 10, 2020 at 1:48 PM
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  10. Sep 10, 2020 at 1:50 PM
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    It was such a blast! Definitely recommend this area to anyone coming to Colorado!

    It was pretty hot during the day but cooled off a lot at night. Definitely bundled up at night, but we were drinking a lot of water during the day.

    The sun is so intense up that high. It was only 65-ish degrees and were dying of heat being that high up.
     
  11. Sep 10, 2020 at 2:16 PM
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    Look awesome!
     
  12. Sep 10, 2020 at 3:11 PM
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    It was absolutely beautiful
     
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  13. Sep 13, 2020 at 4:07 PM
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    Great photos. Loved all the time I spent in Colorado. Leadville is a cool and very scenic town much like Buena Vista.
     
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  14. Sep 13, 2020 at 4:28 PM
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    What a trip! Looks like a good time with a like-minded crew! Bummer about the tire. Lead thrower is kinda nice too :infantry:
     
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  15. Sep 21, 2020 at 5:06 PM
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    It is such a cool, neat area of Colorado. I am so bummed I never went exploring when I lived in Buena Vista for a few years.

    That poor tire! Love my little SBR, which I kept it a Pistol though. Live and learn
     
  16. Sep 27, 2020 at 5:56 PM
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    Great pics! I used to live in the springs off Academy behind the golf course back in the early 2000s. Gotta revisit Colorado when they have the Mountain Overland Expo in Loveland next year :thumbsup:
     
  17. Sep 28, 2020 at 4:38 AM
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    Cannot wait for Mountain West Overland Expo. I think you will be shocked in how much it changed since the last time you were here.
     
  18. Dec 16, 2020 at 2:39 PM
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    Great photos-love the area. How long did the Mosquito Pass trip take?
     
  19. Dec 16, 2020 at 2:44 PM
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    I think it was 3-4 hours at most. It was a pretty quick trail. We did Mosquito Pass, Weston Pass and made it back to BV by evening time.
     

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