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Title: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: FrankW on August 23, 2017, 07:42:52 PM
Frank & Barb are reserved on site 100. And the KOA already has a waiting list.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: jeffanita on August 24, 2017, 07:53:48 AM
Jeff and Anita are in site#102.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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.

Mike
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Becks 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.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Oscar Mike 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,

Back In, 30/20 Amps, Full Hookups
The most asked for full hookup site,park on gravel,surrounded by grass, beautiful mtn views. Back up on the sunny side of the stream. Jeep rentals, BBQ cafe, Breakfast.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Steve N Dee 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!

Steve
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Oscar Mike 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.

Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Photog on August 25, 2017, 03:15:51 PM
I just made a reservation - Site 78 for next year.  See everyone then.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: taoshum 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.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Photog 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. :)
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: THEBigLarry 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. . . . .
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Ken & Sheila 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.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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.

Mike
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Photog 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.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Jan Stiskala 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.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Jeff and Anita 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!
Jeff and Anita
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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.

Mike
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: rvramblin 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Lou Schneider 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!

Lou
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Roadhappy 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.

Robin
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Jeff and Anita 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.

Jeff and Anita
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: THEBigLarry 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.

Team LoLa
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Oscar Mike 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.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Jeff and Anita 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Jeff and Anita 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Oscar Mike 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.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Jeff and Anita on March 16, 2018, 01:56:48 PM
I just reserved site 252HA for those dates.

Excellent!
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Terry A. Brewer on March 17, 2018, 04:41:07 PM
Mike

You forgot Terry & Betty... Easy to do.<G>
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: ArdraF on March 17, 2018, 06:27:11 PM
NOT!!  ;D

ArdraF
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Tom and Margi on March 17, 2018, 06:28:34 PM
Mike

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

Impossible!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: THEBigLarry on March 17, 2018, 08:57:42 PM
Mike

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

Who??? ::) ::) ;D 8)
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Steve N Dee 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!

Steve & Dee
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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


Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Oscar Mike 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.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Oscar Mike 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.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Roadhappy 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Allegro Bus 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.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Betty Brewer 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.

Betty
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Lou Schneider 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!     :)
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Roadhappy 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?

Robin
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Oscar Mike 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.

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.


Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Jeff and Anita 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Oscar Mike 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.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Jeff and Anita 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.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Roadhappy 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

Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Lou Schneider on April 21, 2018, 12:10:14 PM
YouTube is your friend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64fYEnV6jQ8 (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 (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.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: taoshum on June 10, 2018, 01:50:34 PM
Huge "forest fire" north of Durango right now. 
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Larry N. 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.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Oscar Mike on June 10, 2018, 02:19:52 PM
Received this picture this morning.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Larry N. 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.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Oscar Mike on June 11, 2018, 05:37:43 AM
Current fire map...
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Wendy 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 (http://www.westernslopenow.com/news/local-news/entire-san-juan-national-forest-to-be-closed-to-public/1230848678)
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: garyb1st on June 11, 2018, 10:40:06 AM
Wendy, me thinks you need to start your winter travels a bit early.   
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: kdbgoat 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.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: taoshum on June 13, 2018, 08:25:48 PM
evac's for Silverthorne underway
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Peggyy 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!
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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.

Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Larry N. 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.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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??? ;)

Mike

Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Photog 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
But the smoke has a fine aroma! ;)
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Larry N. 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.  :)
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Allegro Bus 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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

Mike
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Lou Schneider 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.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: THEBigLarry 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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.

Mike

Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Roadhappy 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.

Robin
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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.

Mike
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: taoshum 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.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: THEBigLarry 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 ! ! ! !
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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.


Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Dick and Nancy Stone on August 10, 2018, 01:51:20 PM
Dick and Nancy Stone (FMCA4Wheelers) will be in Site #27 starting late on Aug 11.
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports 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)
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Roadhappy on August 11, 2018, 07:21:16 AM
Don't forget to post lots of pictures!!

Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: taoshum on August 12, 2018, 09:44:36 PM
some pics... Bill lead a fine ride today!!!
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Betty Brewer on August 12, 2018, 09:53:02 PM
Great Pics  Gary!

Such a difference from the freezing cold wind and rain and hail of last year!

Black Bear is on agenda for  tomorrow. 8:45 driver meeting and 9 am departure.

 Reminder Happy Hour at the Cafe patio after  the runs. Whenever it  may be.  I'm going to be prepared   for Thursday  grill your own.
Welcome to George and Diane tonight. New arrivals! A long commute of less than 10 miles!
Title: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: flexitdriver on August 15, 2018, 11:45:30 PM
Photos of Jeeps dominating 'The Wall' on Poughkeepsie Pass, Ouray

https://photos.app.goo.gl/t2dHSu8ZjncuW9MF6
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Heli_av8tor on August 16, 2018, 08:52:11 AM
Wish we could have joined you all. Will be there for a week mid-September.

Tom
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: taoshum on August 18, 2018, 08:26:07 PM
We made it back to Taos albeit with some dust/wind/thunder storms.

Thanks to all for another fun tour of the Rockies but especially to Mike/Crystal for all the effort to set it up and Bill Roscoe for leading many trails.  We did manage to see the Elk herd that Mike/Crystal noticed just north of the RV Park. 

Nice to be home again though.

Gary/Coleen.



Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Photog on August 19, 2018, 08:43:15 AM
Mike & Chrystal - Thanks for hosting the event.  It was great fun and good to see so many friends again. :)
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Mauleman on August 19, 2018, 10:59:59 AM
wow just saw this thread this morning after a long 2 week trip to Ouray Breckenridge Moab, and Zion... did a few easy trails in ouray as we had our granddaughter with us and didn't want to risk black bear or immogene...she had a blast at the hot springs pools and we did yankee boy, and engineer pass to animas forks, and came home on last dollar road... you can't throw a rock in ouray without hitting a jeep... it truly is the jeep capitol but then we made it to moab and it is now a tossup .... maybe next year we could hook up with the group.... 06 rubicon and 34 ft la palma....jeep has a 4 inch lift on 35's.....sounds like you had a great group and time....Butch and Jean
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: zmotorsports on August 20, 2018, 08:06:18 AM
Thanks to everyone who made it to the 2018 Ouray rally.  Chrystal and I had a great time and sure hope everyone else enjoyed it.  It was great to see many of our RVforum framily again and we were able to make some new acquaintances as well.

Mike & Chrystal
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Roadhappy on August 20, 2018, 10:12:27 AM
Expecting more pictures Guys!!
Title: Photos from Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: flexitdriver on August 20, 2018, 04:38:56 PM
More links to photos to maybe entice you to join the group at Ouray next year! ;D :P

Downtown: https://photos.app.goo.gl/aLRURDrhcy7GK6xw6

Black Bear Pass: https://photos.app.goo.gl/vh54GGRGe1xzTsLa9

Imogene Pass: https://photos.app.goo.gl/kukTyLu8zG97JNVW7

Animas Historic Village: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DUErAgCnSToCGL8N7

Silverton town and Silverton/Durango Steam Railroad: https://photos.app.goo.gl/E4QHY4RMJjNfCEh27

Dennis Weaver Memorial Park: https://photos.app.goo.gl/GCuyvMY9ZLc4ZaUt8

Western Hotel Ouray: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Svymf8TdSRVu7GFE7

Yankee Boy Basin: https://photos.app.goo.gl/NjuZA6pGNLnvYKYr6
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Jeff and Anita on August 20, 2018, 04:58:51 PM
Just arrived in Oceanside, CA after a great rally. Thank you Mike & Chrystal for being such great hosts. Loved every minute of it. Hope to see you soon at another rally.

Jeff and Anita
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: Roadhappy on August 21, 2018, 08:35:25 AM
Great photos Allen, wish we could have been there!!

Robin
Title: Re: Ouray Off-Roading Adventure August 11-18, 2018
Post by: ArdraF on August 21, 2018, 04:30:14 PM
Allen, thanks for posting the photos.  Nice arrangement so we know where you were!  Looks like you had pretty decent weather for the most part.  And Belated Happy Birthday Miss Betty!!  ;D

ArdraF