Is 6 weeks enough notice get a big gang to assault Mingus Mountain?
Mr, the Mrs, and handful of friends are gonna be "camping" in the Playground Group Campground on Mingus Mountain the weekend of 8-27 this year. There's no way I'm going up there without riding, even if it's by myself, so I'm inviting anyone who wants to get some action to come up and join me for some riding Saturday the 27th.
I know absolutely nothing about the area except that it's near 7500' elevation so it's gotta be loads cooler than the valley but I've seen posts here and there about shredding Mingus up so it's gotta be some good riding. I'll start researching the trails even though I'm sure many of you will be able to post your own trips, pics, videos, and maps. If we can get enough people maybe we can even do some redneck shuttling?
So, post up if you're interested and if you know the trails and have maps or GPS logs let's see them as well!
EDIT: I just wanted to clarify that this is just an invitation to come up and ride that Saturday. I'm not in charge of the campsite reservations and don't wanna make it look to the friend that is arranging this as though I'm bringing a bunch of people they don't know to their camp. You would be more than welcome to hang out with us and ride with me Sat. (I doubt anyone else in this group will be riding) but you'll have to provide your own transportation to and from as well as have your own sleeping accommodations if you plan on staying Friday or Saturday night.
Again, anyone is welcome but don't plan on jumping in and camping with our group. If it were my party you'd be welcome... but it's not.
Put me down as tentative. Sounds like it would be a fun trip!
Cool James... I edited the original post so please read that edit section. You'll need to provide your own transportation and, if you plan to stay either night, your own sleeping arrangements. If you just wanna come up and ride Sat. afternoon you are more than welcome, as is anyone. I wasn't clear enough and didn't want anyone thinking it was an invite to join my friend's group to camp two nights with us.
Hopefully, you and a few others can make it. Otherwise I'll be posting another "look at me" video after we get back... I prefer if it's a "look at us" video
Some beta on mingus if you have not already got it; If you take the 28/111/533 route it is all downhill from the start to the end of 533. At that point you can climb back via the hwy, 28, or 533. 533 is the most climb friendly as it is not as technical as 28. Either way it is a bear of a climb. Gaddes canyon trail would be a good choice to as long as it's not covered in deadfall, and it is not that bad of a climb back.
This run in the above video is looking like a possibility. If James brings the truck & trailer I'm sure I can talk the Mrs into the driving so we can all ride. Looks like fun!
This is the only weekend this fall I'll be out of town for sure. Wish I could make this but business calls. I'm sure I'll hook up with all of you after the summer(hopefully get some wind back in my lungs and a new bike)
All right... the weekend is winding down and you all must be starting to think about next weekend? Mingus is here and I'll ride by myself but after rewatching that video again I'm stoked all over to hit that sh|t. Hopefully, you are as well.
Post up if you'll be able to make it. Route will be dependent on how many people can make it and what we have to carry the bikes.
There appears to be a big clearing right by the Group Campground about 2 miles in on Forest Road 104. Probably meet there between 8 & 9a.
We'll shuttle or pedal until we are toast. Keep in mind we may not have a shuttle vehicle so we may be bombing down and then riding back up...
Yo BigO, that spot you have pointed out is the methodist church campground and home sites = private property. A better spot is right before that which is the turn off to 28th st TH going south. Just FYI