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zmotorsports

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Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« on: August 16, 2017, 09:16:20 AM »
Well, Chrystal and I are coming back again in 2018.

If any of our RVForum friends would like to join us we will be arriving Saturday August 11 and departing on Saturday August 18, 2018.  We are staying at the Ouray KOA.

This is a very informal gathering as there are so many trails and things to do in the area and weather plays such a large role in trail selections from day to day.

We would love to have our forum friends join us next year.

If interested please make your reservations soon as I understand they are already filling up quick for next year.

Mike & Chrystal
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 07:42:52 PM »
Frank & Barb are reserved on site 100. And the KOA already has a waiting list.
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 07:53:48 AM »
Jeff and Anita are in site#102.
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 08:16:24 AM »
Excellent.

Looks like it is "officially" up and running.

I am told the Ouray KOA already has a waiting list as I think most people made their reservations for next year before even leaving this year.

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2017, 06:03:47 PM »
Just to clarify, I am on there waiting list for a long pull through site. However, they did have some short sites and back in sites available. They felt I likely would get a site, as our get together is still a year away. We'll keep our fingers crossed.
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2017, 07:15:49 PM »
Susan and I are going to mark our calendars and make this one. I have a site reserved,

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 10:44:06 AM »
Susan and I are going to mark our calendars and make this one. I have a site reserved,


Of course you're going to be there John, because we are not!  We were just there, great rally, and you were not there.  Next year, we are going to be on an Alaskan cruise at the time of this rally.  We can never seem to cross paths anymore  :(  It's a great place!

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 11:43:27 AM »
Steve, an Alaskan Cruise is on my short list of things to do. Unfortunately my wife has her sights set on a place in Maui, and I have my eyes on a new coach, and since our accountant is pushing us to do a 1031 exchange I am losing in the negotiations for a new coach. I know it's a depreciating asset, I said, but who cares... :)

Hopefully we'll cross paths soon.

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017, 03:15:51 PM »
I just made a reservation - Site 78 for next year.  See everyone then.
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2017, 07:10:24 PM »
I just made a reservation - Site 78 for next year.  See everyone then.

Halibut was delicious!  Thanks once more for your generosity.
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2017, 11:05:02 AM »
Halibut was delicious!  Thanks once more for your generosity.
You're welcome.  I'm not planning an Alaska fishing trip again next year, but plans have a way of changing. :)
Bill
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2017, 09:58:29 AM »
We booked our reservation before we left.  I also discovered "Owl Creek Pass" on an unrelated trip to that country.

I plan to lead the trail that will include the South Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, lunch near Cimmaron CO,
then the trip over Owl Creek Pass.  The road is a county road and any stock vehicle with reasonable ground clearance
can make it easy enough.  It would be good road for those who want to attend the get together, but don't have an
OHV.   The scenery is spectacular.

Looking forward to 2018. . . . .
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2017, 07:09:49 PM »
We booked our reservation before we left.  I also discovered "Owl Creek Pass" on an unrelated trip to that country.

I plan to lead the trail that will include the South Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, lunch near Cimmaron CO,
then the trip over Owl Creek Pass.  The road is a county road and any stock vehicle with reasonable ground clearance
can make it easy enough.  It would be good road for those who want to attend the get together, but don't have an
OHV.   The scenery is spectacular.

Looking forward to 2018. . . . .

Terry and Betty will remember Owl creek Pass and the Cimarron Rd. Just a nice easy but very pretty ride.
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2017, 10:48:49 AM »
We booked our reservation before we left.  I also discovered "Owl Creek Pass" on an unrelated trip to that country.

I plan to lead the trail that will include the South Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, lunch near Cimmaron CO,
then the trip over Owl Creek Pass.  The road is a county road and any stock vehicle with reasonable ground clearance
can make it easy enough.  It would be good road for those who want to attend the get together, but don't have an
OHV.   The scenery is spectacular.

Looking forward to 2018. . . . .

Thanks Larry.  Yes, Owl Creek Pass is a very beautiful and easy dirt road.  It's been a few years since we've done that one but it will be great scenic experience for those with stock vehicles.

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2017, 10:57:56 AM »
We booked our reservation before we left.  I also discovered "Owl Creek Pass" on an unrelated trip to that country.

I plan to lead the trail that will include the South Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, lunch near Cimmaron CO,
then the trip over Owl Creek Pass.  The road is a county road and any stock vehicle with reasonable ground clearance
can make it easy enough.  It would be good road for those who want to attend the get together, but don't have an
OHV.   The scenery is spectacular.

Looking forward to 2018. . . . .
Going East on the road over Owl Creek pass is the area where part of the John Wayne film "True Grit" was made.
Bill
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2017, 06:01:29 AM »
Olga and I will try to join you. But it is too early to say that we will be able for sure.
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2018, 11:27:43 AM »
Good Morning Ya'all,

Jeff and I have made reservations at the Ridgway State Park for August 5-11th. We are in Site #275HA, full-hooks and a 90 ft pull-through site. There are plenty of pull-through and full-hook up sites still available. Come join us before Ouray!
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2018, 01:59:28 PM »
Good Morning Ya'all,

Jeff and I have made reservations at the Ridgway State Park for August 5-11th. We are in Site #275HA, full-hooks and a 90 ft pull-through site. There are plenty of pull-through and full-hook up sites still available. Come join us before Ouray!
Jeff and Anita

Nice.  So you guys are gonna have a Pre-Rally, rally. ;)

Sounds like fun.

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2018, 11:22:03 PM »
Hi, We are planning to join you at Ouray this year.  We have made reservations at the KOA checking in Aug. 11 thru 18.

Looking forward to wheeling Colorado,

Richard & Vickie Ott

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2018, 07:27:03 AM »
Hi, We are planning to join you at Ouray this year.  We have made reservations at the KOA checking in Aug. 11 thru 18.

Looking forward to wheeling Colorado,

Richard & Vickie Ott

Excellent.  I also noticed this was your first post.

Welcome to the forum and we look forward to meeting you.  It is a great group of people, you'll love em.

Mike
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2018, 02:38:46 PM »
Add me to the list, Mike.  I just reserved a back-in space at the KOA for August 11-18.  See ya!

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2018, 03:36:56 PM »
Hi Mike,

Do you know the best place to rent a jeep.  Charles and I are excited to rent one and see if that is the direction we want to go in.

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2018, 06:40:45 AM »
Add me to the list, Mike.  I just reserved a back-in space at the KOA for August 11-18.  See ya!

Lou

Awesome Lou.  Glad you will be able to join us again.  Looking forward to seeing ya again.

Mike
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2018, 06:44:48 AM »
Hi Mike,

Do you know the best place to rent a jeep.  Charles and I are excited to rent one and see if that is the direction we want to go in.

Robin

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.

I do know that there are only a few trails that they don't allow their rental Jeeps on so weather permitting we will try to run those on days that you don't have the rental so you can get the most use of your rental.

Sorry I don't have any more specifics Robin.

Mike
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2018, 10:00:22 AM »
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.

I do know that there are only a few trails that they don't allow their rental Jeeps on so weather permitting we will try to run those on days that you don't have the rental so you can get the most use of your rental.

Sorry I don't have any more specifics Robin.

Mike

Hi Robin,

We were in Ouray last year and rented a jeep from Riverside Jeeps. http://www.jeepouray.com/about-our-jeeps/

Last year the rental jeeps at the KOA campground were stock Wrangler sports. Around $200 per day. The jeep that we rented at Riverside Jeeps were Rubicon lifted with 35-inch tires for about $30-40 more per day. Had a good experience with Riverside Jeeps. Would rent from them again. Hope this helps.

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2018, 11:12:27 AM »
Hi Robin,

We were in Ouray last year and rented a jeep from Riverside Jeeps. http://www.jeepouray.com/about-our-jeeps/

Last year the rental jeeps at the KOA campground were stock Wrangler sports. Around $200 per day. The jeep that we rented at Riverside Jeeps were Rubicon lifted with 35-inch tires for about $30-40 more per day. Had a good experience with Riverside Jeeps. Would rent from them again. Hope this helps.

Jeff and Anita

Thank you very much for the information.

I apologize, I just didn't have any first hand experience with rental outfits.

I appreciate you taking the time to report and give first hand experience.

Mike
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2018, 12:16:13 PM »
Charles & Robin for the roads & trails we take in Ouray the Rubicon
level vehicle with 35" tires is probably worth the $$$.  We look forward
to seeing you there.

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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2018, 02:16:12 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
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2018, 02:45:06 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.
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Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2018, 04:06:11 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.

You're not alone John, we headed to Ouray about 10 years ago to escape the August heat in northern Utah and have been going back the same week every year ever since.

We love the Ouray area and look forward to being able to have extended stays there once we make it to retirement.

Mike
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