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Larry N.

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #60 on: June 10, 2018, 11:33:41 PM »
Tonight they say over 16,000 acres and about 10% contained. The smoke is getting to most of Colorado, and even some of KS and Neb soon.
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #61 on: June 11, 2018, 05:37:43 AM »
Current fire map...

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #62 on: June 11, 2018, 10:25:51 AM »
They’re closing the San Juan National Forest, including camping and day use, until further notice. It’s a bad bad year. Most of the smoke from both fires is going NE, but we were smoky in Cortez this morning.
http://www.westernslopenow.com/news/local-news/entire-san-juan-national-forest-to-be-closed-to-public/1230848678
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #63 on: June 11, 2018, 10:40:06 AM »
Wendy, me thinks you need to start your winter travels a bit early.   
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #64 on: June 11, 2018, 11:48:10 AM »
I wished they got some of this rain the mid-atlantic has been getting. really hurting the farmers here.
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #65 on: June 13, 2018, 08:25:48 PM »
evac's for Silverthorne underway
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #66 on: June 14, 2018, 06:07:55 AM »
We would love to meet up with you all sometime but from orlando that is a bit too much drive for us right now.  Know you will all have fun!
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #67 on: June 14, 2018, 07:24:13 AM »
evac's for Silverthorne underway

That must be a different fire as Silverthorne is quite a distance from Durango and San Juan closures.

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Larry N.

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #68 on: June 14, 2018, 08:17:31 AM »
That must be a different fire as Silverthorne is quite a distance from Durango and San Juan closures.

It is a different fire. There are at least 6 fires in Colorado now, and a large chunk of the state is smoky.
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #69 on: June 14, 2018, 08:45:57 AM »
It is a different fire. There are at least 6 fires in Colorado now, and a large chunk of the state is smoky.

What the hell is it with you people over there in Colorado trying to burn the state down?  Too much wacky tobacky??? ;)

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #70 on: June 14, 2018, 09:53:33 AM »
What the hell is it with you people over there in Colorado trying to burn the state down?  Too much wacky tobacky??? ;)

Mike
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Larry N.

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #71 on: June 14, 2018, 11:13:28 AM »
What the hell is it with you people over there in Colorado trying to burn the state down?  Too much wacky tobacky??? ;)

Mike

You didn't send us enough water, Mike, so we're in a drought. It doesn't take much to set one off, and all that wind you're sending us just makes it worse, especially when it includes lightning.  :)
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #72 on: July 16, 2018, 12:24:39 PM »
Mike, We are still coming but won't get there until August 12 and will be staying at Ouray Campground and Cabins. There weren't any sites at the KOA that worked for us. Talked to a friend who is in Montrose and he say all trails in this area are open.

 See you soon, George and Diane Martin

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #73 on: July 17, 2018, 07:34:03 AM »
Mike, We are still coming but won't get there until August 12 and will be staying at Ouray Campground and Cabins. There weren't any sites at the KOA that worked for us. Talked to a friend who is in Montrose and he say all trails in this area are open.

 See you soon, George and Diane Martin

Sounds good George.  Looking forward to seeing you and Diane there.

Agreed, the fires and issues have all been further south closer to Durango and thus far everything is still a go as planned.  Ok, planned is a relative term, they are happening. ;D

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #74 on: July 17, 2018, 08:17:21 PM »
Durango and the fire areas are getting some well needed rain.  I'm near Bayfield (east of Durango) working on a Habitat For Humanities build and we've gotten rain for the past two nights.  Today was sunny with lots of heavy black stormclouds to the northwest and it's raining here as I'm typing this.  Durango is under a flash flood watch, and last week they got enough rain to cause multiple rockslides on Hwy 550, closing it for a few days between Ouray and Silverton.

Currently the 416 Fire (the large one) is smouldering without open flames, it will take a couple of monsoon rains or snowfall to extinguish it completely.
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #75 on: July 21, 2018, 06:19:36 PM »
Hello All: 

Loretta and I are looking forward to our get together.  A BIG Thanks to Mike & Chrystal for inviting us all to join in on their vacation.

In years past we have had a "Grill Night" during our get togethers.  Several of us will set up grills on a common table (typically Mikes)
and then you're welcome to grill what ever you want for dinner, steak, fish, ribs, tofu. . . .Well.  Also bring a side dish to share.  We
can have a head count once we all get there and can enjoy an evening of good chow and conversation.  KOA has allowed us to utilize
their back deck for our get togethers.  If they will again this year, it will be great, if not we will enjoy our camaraderie where ever we can.

I also have learned that the Hot Springs in Ouray have been completely refurbished and rebuilt.  A friend of mine here in OK City has a
daughter who lives in Ouray.  He said the springs are really nice.  For those interested we might do a group dunk in the hot springs after
a big day of wheeling. . . .Just a thought.

We're really excited about seeing everyone in Ouray.  Just a few short weeks away !  ! !

Larry & Loretta Dodd
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zmotorsports

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #76 on: July 23, 2018, 04:04:34 PM »
Thanks for posting up the information about having a grill night Larry.

I have spoken with Deborah @ the KOA and she said we are more than welcome to use their covered pavilion again this year for a grill night or two if we would like to do that again.  Last year we did a couple of them and I feel they were a great success and people were able to visit and mingle more so than at a restaurant somewhere in town.

I would also like to recommend the smoked BBQ at the KOA's Creekside Café.  The last night they will be providing the BBQ is the first night of the gathering, Saturday August 11th.  I would encourage everyone to try it as it is some pretty tasty grub. 

Also as a side note to those who have not been here before, or those that have and just forgot, the Creekside Café also serves breakfast in the mornings and they serve a pretty good sized helping so keep that in mind as an alternative before hitting the trails each day.

Chrystal and I are looking forward to seeing everyone again and some for the first time as we are less than three short weeks away from our 2018 Ouray Off-Road Adventure, and counting.

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #77 on: July 25, 2018, 09:19:37 AM »
Charles and I will not be able to make it this year.  I was so looking forward to this but it is not to be.  I will be canceling our reservation at the KOA but will wait to do so in case someone in the group wants it.  We have a 34 ft fifthwheel and have a back in site reserved.  Just let me know.

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #78 on: July 26, 2018, 08:09:12 AM »
Charles and I will not be able to make it this year.  I was so looking forward to this but it is not to be.  I will be canceling our reservation at the KOA but will wait to do so in case someone in the group wants it.  We have a 34 ft fifthwheel and have a back in site reserved.  Just let me know.

Robin

We're sorry to hear that Robin.  We were looking forward to seeing you and Charles again.

I think someone had posted a while back that they were planning on attending but staying elsewhere in town because the KOA was full.  Maybe they will see this and take you up on your site so they will be able to stay with the rest of the group.

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zmotorsports

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #79 on: July 26, 2018, 08:17:49 AM »
Here is an updated attendees list:

We've had a couple of cancellations, Charles and Robin won't be able to attend and I received a text from Gary Beckers a few weeks ago that he and Darlene wouldn't be able to attend this year.  Unfortunately Don & Becky won't be able to join us either.  Sad we won't be able to see some of our friends this year.

I have left Jan and Olga on the list but I understand they are still in Alaska with Wishard's and may not make it.

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

Chrystal and I are looking forward to seeing everyone in a couple of weeks.

Mike
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #80 on: July 26, 2018, 12:45:08 PM »
Mike,

Last I heard, Bob and Karla DeGroft are coming this year.  They were there last year.
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #81 on: July 26, 2018, 02:01:03 PM »
Mike,

Last I heard, Bob and Karla DeGroft are coming this year.  They were there last year.

Sounds good Gary, thanks for the info.

Mike
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #82 on: July 30, 2018, 12:14:08 PM »
Here is a current attendees list after I got a notification that another couple is going to be unable to make it.  I also heard back from Jan and he and Olga won't be able to attend either.


1.  * Mike & Chrystal Zuech      zmotorsports
2.  * Frank & Barb                   FrankW/Barb
3.  * Jeff & Anita                      Jeff and Anita
4.  * Gary & Coleen                 toashum
5.  * Bill & Corinne                   Photog
6.  * Larry & Loretta                THEBigLarry
7.  *Richard & Vickie               rvramblin
8.  *Lou Schneider                 Lou Schneider
9.  *Bev & Dave Hess             FMCA 4-Wheelers
10. *Don Doniak                     FMCA 4-Wheelers
11. *Terry & Betty Brewer       Terry A. Brewer/Betty Brewer
12. *Allen & Suzanne              flexitdriver
13. *George & Diane Martin     Allegro Bus
14.  *Bob & Karla DeGroft       Friends of Gary & Coleen (taoshum)

Mike
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #83 on: August 06, 2018, 07:16:06 AM »
Here is an updated attendees list:

1.  * Mike & Chrystal Zuech      zmotorsports
2.  * Frank & Barb                   FrankW/Barb
3.  * Jeff & Anita                      Jeff and Anita
4.  * Gary & Coleen                 toashum
5.  * Bill & Corinne                   Photog
6.  * Larry & Loretta                THEBigLarry
7.  *Richard & Vickie               rvramblin
8.  *Lou Schneider                 Lou Schneider
9.  *Bev & Dave Hess             FMCA 4-Wheelers
10. *Don Doniak                     FMCA 4-Wheelers
11. *Terry & Betty Brewer       Terry A. Brewer/Betty Brewer
12. *Allen & Suzanne              flexitdriver
13. *George & Diane Martin     Allegro Bus

It's getting close.

See ya'll on Saturday.

Mike & Chrystal
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THEBigLarry

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #84 on: August 08, 2018, 04:06:49 PM »
WELL DANG!  DANG!! DANG !!!

We have had to cancel our Reservation.  We were not going to get there in time and we just had to bite the bullet
and cancel.  Have fun!   Hope to see you all next year, if not Before ! ! ! !
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #85 on: August 09, 2018, 07:41:52 AM »
Well hell Larry, that sucks.  We're gonna miss you and Loretta this year.

Our list has dwindled slightly but here are the remaining attendees that will be in Ouray.

1.  * Mike & Chrystal Zuech      zmotorsports
2.  * Frank & Barb                   FrankW/Barb
3.  * Jeff & Anita                      Jeff and Anita
4.  * Gary & Coleen                 toashum
5.  * Bill & Corinne                   Photog
6.  *Richard & Vickie               rvramblin
7.  *Lou Schneider                 Lou Schneider
8.  *Bev & Dave Hess             FMCA 4-Wheelers
9. *Don Doniak                     FMCA 4-Wheelers
10. *Terry & Betty Brewer       Terry A. Brewer/Betty Brewer
11. *Allen & Suzanne              flexitdriver
12. *George & Diane Martin     Allegro Bus

See everyone on Saturday.


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zmotorsports

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #86 on: August 09, 2018, 07:50:42 AM »
I also thought I would post up as a reminder that the Creekside Café has the last smoked BBQ dinner of the season on Saturday evening.  They have a local guy come in each weekend during their busy season and the BBQ has been very good in years past.  I would encourage everyone to give it a try.  I believe they start serving dinner @ 5:00pm.

Also as a reminder that the same Creekside Café serves breakfast daily so if you're running late before a run or just don't feel like cooking in the morning it is also quite good food.

What is everyone's thoughts on Happy Hour time?  I was thinking about 4:00pm for Happy Hour then those that want to go and grab some smoked BBQ can wander over to the café and have dinner and relax.  I believe they will also have live music, at least they have the past couple of years.  Nothing big, just some local talent.

Chrystal and I will be in site #95.  If there is enough room we can just have Happy Hour there unless someone has a larger site.  We can also discuss more in depth on Saturday afternoon.

Thank you and we will see everyone on Saturday.

Drive safely.

Mike
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #87 on: August 10, 2018, 01:51:20 PM »
Dick and Nancy Stone (FMCA4Wheelers) will be in Site #27 starting late on Aug 11.
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #88 on: August 10, 2018, 10:29:55 PM »
Dick and Nancy Stone (FMCA4Wheelers) will be in Site #27 starting late on Aug 11.

Welcome Dick & Nancy. I’ve added you to the list and we will see you tomorrow.


1.  * Mike & Chrystal Zuech      zmotorsports
2.  * Frank & Barb                   FrankW/Barb
3.  * Jeff & Anita                      Jeff and Anita
4.  * Gary & Coleen                 toashum
5.  * Bill & Corinne                   Photog
6.  *Richard & Vickie               rvramblin
7.  *Lou Schneider                 Lou Schneider
8.  *Bev & Dave Hess             FMCA 4-Wheelers
9. *Don Doniak                     FMCA 4-Wheelers
10. *Terry & Betty Brewer       Terry A. Brewer/Betty Brewer
11. *Allen & Suzanne              flexitdriver
12. *George & Diane Martin     Allegro Bus
13. *Dick & Nancy Stone         (FMCA 4-Wheelers)
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #89 on: August 11, 2018, 07:21:16 AM »
Don't forget to post lots of pictures!!

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