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Jeff and Anita

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2018, 04:46:01 PM »
Well seeing as how we are officially into the 2018 year and some are even RVing already I figured I would start an attendee list as August will be here before we know it. ;)


1.  * Mike & Chrystal                zmotorsports
2.  * Frank & Barb                   FrankW/Barb
3.  * Jeff & Anita                      Jeff and Anita
4.  *Gary & Darlene                 Becks
5.  * Gary & Colleen                 toashum
6.  * John & Susan                   John Beard
7.  * Bill & Corinne                   Photog
8.  * Larry & Loretta                 THEBigLarry
9.  *Jan & Olga                        Jan Stiskala (probably maybe)
10.  *Richard & Vickie              rvramblin
11. *Robin & Charles               Roadhappy
12. *Lou Schneider                 Lou Schneider

If I forgot and left anyone off the list, PLEASE speak out and let me know.  Don't be bashful with this group. ;D

Looks like a pretty good group and should be a lot of fun.

Chrystal and I are very much looking forward to seeing our old friends and making new ones.

Mike & Chrystal

Here's some people I know who are coming from the FMCA 4-wheelers group:
Don and Becky Paulsen
Bev and Dave Hess
Don Doniak
Betsy and Carl Trygstad

Anita
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Jeff and Anita

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2018, 04:52:24 PM »
I will be in Colorado from July 21 through August 25. We begin our adventure with my local Jeep Club (WarMachines702) in Ouray on July 21-28, then I'll be just hanging out between Montrose and Ouray until August 11-18 with the RV Forum, and then onto Buena Vista for the FMCA 4Wheelers Event from August 19-25.

Colorado in late July through most of August sounds far better than the summer in Las Vegas, NV.

Hi John,

We have reservations at Ridgeway State Park (August 5-11) the week before the RV Forum rally in Ouray. So far there are 5 or 6 rigs and jeeps staying there as well.

Anita and Jeff
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zmotorsports

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2018, 05:39:50 AM »
Here's some people I know who are coming from the FMCA 4-wheelers group:
Don and Becky Paulsen
Bev and Dave Hess
Don Doniak
Betsy and Carl Trygstad

Anita

That is awesome Anita.  They are more than welcome, I think the only ones I know are Don & Becky so it will be good to see them again (and glad to see we didn't run them off from last year ;D) and it will be nice to meet the others. 

I have added them to the attendees list.

1.  * Mike & Chrystal                zmotorsports
2.  * Frank & Barb                   FrankW/Barb
3.  * Jeff & Anita                      Jeff and Anita
4.  *Gary & Darlene                 Becks
5.  * Gary & Colleen                 toashum
6.  * John & Susan                   John Beard
7.  * Bill & Corinne                   Photog
8.  * Larry & Loretta                 THEBigLarry
9.  *Jan & Olga                        Jan Stiskala (probably maybe)
10.  *Richard & Vickie              rvramblin
11. *Robin & Charles               Roadhappy
12. *Lou Schneider                 Lou Schneider
13. *Don & Becky Paulsen       FMCA 4-Wheelers
14. *Bev & Dave Hess             FMCA 4-Wheelers
15. *Don Doniak                     FMCA 4-Wheelers
16. *Betsy & Carl Trygstad      FMCA 4-Wheelers

Looking to be a great gathering of off-roaders.

Mike
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2018, 01:39:41 PM »
Hi John,

We have reservations at Ridgeway State Park (August 5-11) the week before the RV Forum rally in Ouray. So far there are 5 or 6 rigs and jeeps staying there as well.

Anita and Jeff

I just reserved site 252HA for those dates.

Jeff and Anita

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2018, 01:56:48 PM »
I just reserved site 252HA for those dates.

Excellent!
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2018, 04:41:07 PM »
Mike

You forgot Terry & Betty... Easy to do.<G>

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2018, 06:27:11 PM »
NOT!!  ;D

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2018, 06:28:34 PM »
Mike

You forgot Terry & Betty... Easy to do.<G>

Impossible!!!  ;D

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2018, 08:57:42 PM »
Mike

You forgot Terry & Betty... Easy to do.<G>

Who??? ::) ::) ;D 8)
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2018, 01:51:59 PM »
Quote from Mike (not sure why it doesn't show that way)
Robin, I haven't had any personal experience with any of the rental places but Steve & Dee rented one last year from the KOA where we are staying and I think they had a good experience with them.  Hopefully Steve will see this and chime in with his personal experience and whether he would recommend them or not.  I know the KOA has 3 or 4 each year that they rent and they seem to be rented quite a bit so I am assuming they are similarly priced with the ones in town but that is only an assumption on my part.

Robin,
   We are the ones Mike mentioned who rented from the KOA.  We had no issues with them.  The rental process was easy and the Jeeps were adequate.  They were very stock.  We had no issues on any of the trails and really wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.  It was very convenient.  All that said, the Jeep that Jeff & Anita's son rented was much nicer and had more extras.  They weren't necessarily required, but I'm sure made for a nicer ride.  If $$ is an object, the KOA is good.  If you'd rather spend a few $$ for a nicer ride, then follow Jeff & Anita's link.  Sorry we won't be there to join everyone, we'll be on an Alaskan cruise at that time.  Happy trails!

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2018, 07:47:42 AM »
Mike

You forgot Terry & Betty... Easy to do.<G>

Well hell Terry, how did that happen???? 

Sorry about that, thanks for speaking up.  You are definitely on "the list" now. ;)

I also just received a message from Allen and Suzanne (one of our Australian couples) that they will also be joining.

Here is the "updated" attendees list.


1.  * Mike & Chrystal                zmotorsports
2.  * Frank & Barb                   FrankW/Barb
3.  * Jeff & Anita                      Jeff and Anita
4.  *Gary & Darlene                 Becks
5.  * Gary & Colleen                 toashum
6.  * John & Susan                   John Beard
7.  * Bill & Corinne                   Photog
8.  * Larry & Loretta                 THEBigLarry
9.  *Jan & Olga                        Jan Stiskala (probably maybe)
10.  *Richard & Vickie              rvramblin
11. *Robin & Charles               Roadhappy
12. *Lou Schneider                 Lou Schneider
13. *Don & Becky Paulsen       FMCA 4-Wheelers
14. *Bev & Dave Hess             FMCA 4-Wheelers
15. *Don Doniak                     FMCA 4-Wheelers
16. *Betsy & Carl Trygstad      FMCA 4-Wheelers
17. *Terry & Betty Brewer       Terry A. Brewer/Betty Brewer
18. *Allen & Suzanne              flexitdriver

On a side note, we attended our local Jeep club meeting a couple of weeks ago and they have posted the clubs yearly trail runs and I had just noticed that they will be in the Ouray area during the same week.  Hope that doesn't scare anyone off.

Mike


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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2018, 09:55:06 AM »
My local Jeep Club is doing a club only run to Ouray on July 21-28. We got lucky and everyone who is coming was able to secure reservations at Ridgeway State Park.

Instead of going to Oregon for a month this summer we will be spending the hottest month in Colorado July 19- August 25.

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2018, 09:57:05 AM »
Well hell Terry, how did that happen???? 

Sorry about that, thanks for speaking up.  You are definitely on "the list" now. ;)

I also just received a message from Allen and Suzanne (one of our Australian couples) that they will also be joining.

Here is the "updated" attendees list.


1.  * Mike & Chrystal                zmotorsports
2.  * Frank & Barb                   FrankW/Barb
3.  * Jeff & Anita                      Jeff and Anita
4.  *Gary & Darlene                 Becks
5.  * Gary & Colleen                 toashum
6.  * John & Susan                   John Beard
7.  * Bill & Corinne                   Photog
8.  * Larry & Loretta                 THEBigLarry
9.  *Jan & Olga                        Jan Stiskala (probably maybe)
10.  *Richard & Vickie              rvramblin
11. *Robin & Charles               Roadhappy
12. *Lou Schneider                 Lou Schneider
13. *Don & Becky Paulsen       FMCA 4-Wheelers
14. *Bev & Dave Hess             FMCA 4-Wheelers
15. *Don Doniak                     FMCA 4-Wheelers
16. *Betsy & Carl Trygstad      FMCA 4-Wheelers
17. *Terry & Betty Brewer       Terry A. Brewer/Betty Brewer
18. *Allen & Suzanne              flexitdriver

On a side note, we attended our local Jeep club meeting a couple of weeks ago and they have posted the clubs yearly trail runs and I had just noticed that they will be in the Ouray area during the same week.  Hope that doesn't scare anyone off.

Mike

FYI it is DAn Doniak.. He likes Daniel.

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2018, 02:38:34 PM »
Many thanks to all that replied on the Jeeps.  We will probably go with the Rubicon to see how it handles.  We can't wait to see our old friends and meet new ones!!

Charles and Robin
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2018, 11:44:01 AM »
This is George Martin, Diane and I are in the FMCA 4 Wheelers and went to Big Bend with you in 2016. We would like to join you if we can find a campground.

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2018, 11:09:11 PM »
This is George Martin, Diane and I are in the FMCA 4 Wheelers and went to Big Bend with you in 2016. We would like to join you if we can find a campground.
Hey George and Diane. Hope your life is going smoothly. Get on the wait list for a KOA campsite in Ouray  .  It will  be the most fun to stay in park with all of us.

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #46 on: April 11, 2018, 12:59:46 AM »
I'm signed up for a Habitat For Humanity build in Durango from July 15 -29 and will be wandering north towards Ouray from there.

It's something I've been wanting to do for some time, now guess what ... I can!     :)

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #47 on: April 13, 2018, 12:09:30 PM »
We will be coming into Ouray from Alb. N.M. on highway 550.  Is this doable with our fifthwheel or is there a better route?

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #48 on: April 14, 2018, 01:22:07 PM »
In talking with my eldest son this morning and reviewing our respective calendars we both noted that my grandson is going to be born around the 21st of August. So, with that in mind and my primary obligation of being there with my family I am going to miss the main rally. The good news is that I'll get to attend the pre-run week with Jeff and Anita et.al.

The other good news is that there will be a Ouray KOA Creekside back in coming available for the event. I will not cancel my reservation, and perhaps a forum member will take the reservation and we can coordinate. Arrive 8/11/2018, depart 8/19/2-18.

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #49 on: April 15, 2018, 08:24:07 AM »
In talking with my eldest son this morning and reviewing our respective calendars we both noted that my grandson is going to be born around the 21st of August. So, with that in mind and my primary obligation of being there with my family I am going to miss the main rally. The good news is that I'll get to attend the pre-run week with Jeff and Anita et.al.

The other good news is that there will be a Ouray KOA Creekside back in coming available for the event. I will not cancel my reservation, and perhaps a forum member will take the reservation and we can coordinate. Arrive 8/11/2018, depart 8/19/2-18.

Back In, 30/20 Amps, Full Hookups
The most asked for full hookup site,park on gravel,surrounded by grass, beautiful mountain views. Back up on the sunny side of the stream. Jeep rentals, BBQ cafe, Breakfast.


Hi John,

Congratulations on your grandson. Our grandson is due in about 2 weeks. What site # is it? We have reservations but our site is pretty small. Thanks.

Anita
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #50 on: April 15, 2018, 11:48:17 AM »
Hi John,

Congratulations on your grandson. Our grandson is due in about 2 weeks. What site # is it? We have reservations but our site is pretty small. Thanks.

Anita

IDK which site number, it's only 30A but it will fit a 40' coach. Oh, and it is on the sunny side of the stream abutting it.

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #51 on: April 16, 2018, 07:31:37 AM »
This is George Martin, Diane and I are in the FMCA 4 Wheelers and went to Big Bend with you in 2016. We would like to join you if we can find a campground.

George, we are glad to have you and Diane join us for our get-together.  As Betty mentioned get on the waiting list at the KOA as soon as possible as there will be cancellations from other people staying at the campground as we are still 4 months away.  You could even contact John Beard or Anita from this thread as it sounds like John will not be joining us and there may be a site already available.  I will update the attendees list and add you and Diane to the rally.  Looking forward to having you.

Mike
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #52 on: April 16, 2018, 07:45:43 AM »
We will be coming into Ouray from Alb. N.M. on highway 550.  Is this doable with our fifthwheel or is there a better route?

Robin

Robin, I just noticed no one has responded to your question yet and we've been away from internet access for the past week and I just saw the latest activity on this thread.

As for Highway 550 from Durango up through Silverton and into Ouray, it is doable with your RV as long as you and Charles feel comfortable with mountain driving, we've done it flat-towing our Jeep but not towing our enclosed trailer behind the coach.  The highway is decent road but quite narrow in places, has some steep sections and very curvy.  I feel the steepest and narrowest section is from Ouray to about 12-miles south of Ouray but you will heading north and therefore descending the steepest section into Ouray vs. climbing it up and out, this will also put you closer to the mountain than the drop-off (if that makes you feel any better  ;)).

If you opt to go around I have heard Highway 285 up through Alamosa to Salida is quite good but maybe someone who has actually been on that section can confirm.  We have been on highway 50 between Montrose and Gunnison and it is very good highway.

Wish I could have been more help.

Mike
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #53 on: April 16, 2018, 07:51:10 AM »
Figured I would update the attendees list with the latest addition and cancellation.

Here is what we have so far for our Ouray get-together.

1.  * Mike & Chrystal Zuech      zmotorsports
2.  * Frank & Barb                   FrankW/Barb
3.  * Jeff & Anita                      Jeff and Anita
4.  *Gary & Darlene                 Becks
5.  * Gary & Colleen                 toashum
6.  * Bill & Corinne                   Photog
7.  * Larry & Loretta                THEBigLarry
8.  *Jan & Olga                       Jan Stiskala (probably maybe)
9.  *Richard & Vickie               rvramblin
10. *Robin & Charles              Roadhappy
11. *Lou Schneider                 Lou Schneider
12. *Don & Becky Paulsen       FMCA 4-Wheelers
13. *Bev & Dave Hess             FMCA 4-Wheelers
14. *Don Doniak                     FMCA 4-Wheelers
15. *Betsy & Carl Trygstad      FMCA 4-Wheelers
16. *Terry & Betty Brewer       Terry A. Brewer/Betty Brewer
17. *Allen & Suzanne              flexitdriver
18. *George & Diane Martin     Allegro Bus

Only four short months away folks. ;D

Mike & Chrystal
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #54 on: April 16, 2018, 08:33:45 AM »
IDK which site number, it's only 30A but it will fit a 40' coach. Oh, and it is on the sunny side of the stream abutting it.

Thanks for getting back to us. We have a 50 amp, so we will stay in our original spot. Sounds like George Martin might be looking for a spot, they may be interested.
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #55 on: April 21, 2018, 07:19:09 AM »
Thanks Mike, I will look into it a little bit more.  Not crazy about dropoffs :o

Robin

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #56 on: April 21, 2018, 12:10:14 PM »
YouTube is your friend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64fYEnV6jQ8

The interesting parts are the descent after the summit at about 15 minutes in, and the final descent into Ouray starting at about 26 minutes in.  Make sure you gear down for them, at least going north you're on the inside lane going past the worst dropoffs.  There are no guardrails because they hinder snow removal in the winter.  You can't really see them in the northbound video since you're on the other side of the road, they're much more evident going south as seen in the first 10 minutes of this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOknlo1zUJo

You can speed up the playback up to 50% on the Settings menu (the gear wheel) if you don't want to watch in real time.
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #57 on: June 10, 2018, 01:50:34 PM »
Huge "forest fire" north of Durango right now. 
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #58 on: June 10, 2018, 02:03:14 PM »
Huge "forest fire" north of Durango right now.
Yes, well over 8,000 acres and not much containment. I heard they estimate it MIGHT be contained (not out) by the end of June, if things go well.
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #59 on: June 10, 2018, 02:19:52 PM »
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