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    Do you like to get HIGH, man? (post your high country riding photos)

    Yeah, man... I like to get HIGH... so I'm dedicating a thread to full-on high country riding STOKE. I know you got some shots, post 'em up. Let's try and keep the stoke to truly getting HIGH and remember... the Dude abides. To start us off, here's some pictures from America's Birthday 2013: Colorado Trail from Copper to Kokomo Pass as an out-n-back with a crew including teh LBG and WKD-RDR.


    About halfway up Guller Creek:


    WKD-RDR on a bit of amazing singletrack:


    Just popped above treeline, and things are starting to get real:


    We only had a few snow fields to cross, this one is just shy of Searle Pass by a few hundred yards:


    Teh LBG and I (and a marmot) on top of Searle Pass at 12,027'. I'm in the flannel:


    WKD-RDR setting off for Kokomo Pass. We were the only two of an 8-person group to mission over to Kokomo Pass and back:


    Mission accomplished at 12,027'. Now to get back...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Trucker View Post
    I'm in the flannel:
    ^ This made me laugh.

    Nice STOKE!!
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    Most excellent
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    High Enough For You?

    From a 12,600 ft hilltop between Salida and Gunnybird. Yesterday Foh Dee July.







    And then of course the gratuitous Nice Marmot from Indian Ridge (~12,200 ft) north of Durango this past Saturday:



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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP View Post
    High Enough For You?
    DUDE, YOU'RE SO HIGH!


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    Nice marmot! Our little pudgy friend was trying to either eat or have sex with WKD-RDR's bike on Searle Pass yesterday... totally ENAMORED with it... probably because at 12K he's just really high! It all ended when he was literally hugging the fork and the bike toppled over on top of him... friggin' hysterical! He was up on his hind legs with his little front paws totally wrapped around the fork leg and then KAPLOW he knocked it over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Trucker View Post
    ... Our little pudgy friend was trying to either eat or have sex with WKD-RDR's bike on Searle Pass yesterday... totally ENAMORED with it... probably because at 12K he's just really high! It all ended when he was literally hugging the fork and the bike toppled over on top of him... friggin' hysterical! He was up on his hind legs with his little front paws totally wrapped around the fork leg and then KAPLOW he knocked it over.
    That's crazy! Amazing how completely unafraid of us the high kountry kritters can be. I had a (I think) Ptarmigan walking in front of me yesterday just clucking and walking 8 feet away as I stumbled up the CC Hike-a-Bike. If I was hungry I think I could have taken off my pack and thrown it on top of her then cooked her up. Or I could have maybe ran up and kicked her like a football...



    On an unrelated note, I was talking to our friend MacDarnerferd yesterday at River's Edge as he ate a plate of victuals and I drank a First Cast--he's been up there in the Tomichi country lots this summer. He rode up there from town I think Tuesday or Wednesday.
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    Nice work all of you! I've got to get high soon!
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    Great post! Thanks for the stoke, I need to get high!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP View Post
    On an unrelated note, I was talking to our friend MacDarnerferd yesterday at River's Edge as he ate a plate of victuals and I drank a First Cast--he's been up there in the Tomichi country lots this summer. He rode up there from town I think Tuesday or Wednesday.
    I need to get down there to God's Country and get high with that dude REAL soon... CC has been on my radar for a hot minute and I think this year I'm gonna make it happen. LOL at the visual of you punting a ptarmigan, BTW.
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    Nice lil Marmot held my bike up for this 'look at my rad clown bike in a super rad spot', shot.


    I thought he was chewing my cables for a minute, but it appears he was licking (maybe he liked my sweat?)

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    Very cool! I love your "high" adventures!

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    Camp Trail starts just above lake San Cristobel and runs up to about 12300 and joins CDT.

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    I've got some pics of me real high, above 13k. From back in the day. But I can't find them. They're hiding on some hard drive, seemingly never to be found. I did, however, find something I've been looking for for about three weeks, hidden in the dark recesses of my closet in a box that I'd looked in FIRST, twice, but didn't see it. From looking in closet to garage to storage unit back to closet to FOUND in closet.
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    hopefully i'll be getting high this weekend.... praise this thread and its incredible stoke ! ! !

    ... i've heard, but never actually experienced, that **** gets REAL above treeline ... can't wait

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    The Goat and I got HIGH yesterday.

    There's a bit of a cornice on Jones pass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueallah View Post
    Camp Trail starts just above lake San Cristobel and runs up to about 12300 and joins CDT...
    Oh yeah, I've been up the Camp Trail! Been at least a decade, but I rode and pushed up that sucker.

    Once you make the top you're on a section of CT that traverses what's called the La Garita Stock Driveway. Leads you over into the upper Rio Grande basin, follow the CT down and down into Bear Town.

    Awesome country. I think the fires have it kind of off limits just now...
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    nice stoke Slow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
    Nice lil Marmot held my bike up for this 'look at my rad clown bike in a super rad spot', shot.


    I thought he was chewing my cables for a minute, but it appears he was licking (maybe he liked my sweat?)

    Alpine vermin. They'll chew up anything salty or sweet. I had one chew up the chin straps on my helmet and bike gloves once when I left them parked with my bike for a couple hours once. They can be hell on radiator hoses too. Porcupines are worse at chewing up property, but marmots are a close second.

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    Wow, awesome pictures high riders! I hope to get some high riding in this summer. Funny varmints up at that altitude. LOL
    Ride on!

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    still n00b at getting teh highs...

    just a little shy of Georgia Pass...
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    Awesome thread! Although a little bittersweet for me. I had planned on getting a little high this summer taking on Crested Butte, Monarch Crest and a couple other trails. However, I likely took myself out for the season with a separated shoulder a couple of weeks ago. I'll just have to enjoy everyone's pictures in anticipation of next year.

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    So much awesomeness!!

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    Moar pixels

    teh climbz




    final push (a realtionship builder) =)





    hey man, can I borrow some water. I jus need a lil bit. My mouf iz kinna dry


    dude, where's meh bike


    oh, heeeere it is


    but comin down is the best high
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    these guys, real fuggin high

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    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Full Trucker again.

    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to WKD-RDR again.
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    Buchannon Pass 7-6-13
    Mint conditions (wet dirt, dry rocks). Slow going up, but tons of fun coming back down.

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    July 4th Tradition is to go find a cornice and climb it!

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    Felt good to be back on solid ground even at 12,500 ft...That cornice wigged me out

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    Sour Mushrooms at 13,215 ft. Our high point for the Day

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    This side gets good

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    We were way up on that ridge and still another 3 grand or so of elevation to lose

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    and the views

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    Yeah, they kept getting better

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    There may of been more climbing, more descending and it was all awesome!

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    Most excellent posts... thanks everyone!

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    July 4th Tradition is to go find a cornice and climb it!

    Where IS said cornice ?

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    Super excellent thread!!

    Inspired me to go HIGH this afternoon with the mighty Klucks... what our ride may lack in LEN it should make up for in WEE!

    Will report back with pics I hope but it'll be hard to top this adorable couple!

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    I have yet to ride up in the high country this year. Whats a good trial to take me up above treeline that's not too long of a drive from Fort Collins? I'm looking for something fun and flowy with out being super technical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoldsInHalf View Post
    Super excellent thread!!

    Inspired me to go HIGH this afternoon with the mighty Klucks... what our ride may lack in LEN it should make up for in WEE!

    Will report back with pics I hope but it'll be hard to top this adorable couple!
    Carey, you were the first person I got HIGH with. Kenosha was my gateway drug.

    We should ride again.

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    Great pics again MGE, thanks for the stoke!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pulser View Post
    I have yet to ride up in the high country this year. Whats a good trial to take me up above treeline that's not too long of a drive from Fort Collins? I'm looking for something fun and flowy with out being super technical.
    "Fun" and "flowy" and "not technical" can have very different meanings above treeline. I don't know the rides up towards you, but maybe a call to Dave at Redstone Cyclery in Lyons will get you the beta you desire? I'd watch out though... That guy's an animal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Trucker View Post
    I need to get down there to God's Country and get high with that dude REAL soon... CC has been on my radar for a hot minute and I think this year I'm gonna make it happen. LOL at the visual of you punting a ptarmigan, BTW.
    Mmm... CC.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP View Post
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    Once you make the top you're on a section of CT that traverses what's called the La Garita Stock Driveway. Leads you over into the upper Rio Grande basin, follow the CT down and down into Bear Town.
    Mmmm... CT in that area is flavorful.


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    I had such a good time gettin' HIGHED UP on the 4th, I decided to do it again. Didn't get quite as high, but we did manage to take wrong turn after getting high. Occupational hazards, I suppose. CT from Kenosha to Breck, with a slight detour to Keystone Ranch via Red Trail, Hay Trail, and Horseshoe Gulch Trail. Derp. Hirsch on the climb up towards Georgia Pass:


    Just getting a little bit highed up:


    11,500' on the altimeter:


    It might have been cold, but at least it was windy. Our HIGH point for the day at 11,800' on Georgia Pass. Normally I'd stop here and soak in the views, but the wind was whipping so we ducked down into some trees for a bit of reprieve:


    Sweet panoramic shot from Georgia Pass.


    A couple of Happy Campers for a couple of happy campers. Cheers, buddy!


    Once on the descent proper from Georgia Pass, I saw this cooler left by a Trail Angel for through hikers:


    We didn't get any pictures coming down the CT descent to Middle Fork... but trust me if you haven't done this descent DO IT. Roots, corners, rocks, and heaps of fun to be had on that bad larry. After you come off that, there's a few miles of rolling terrain to North Fork, and Hirsch busted a brand new chain amateur style. It wasn't long after that we met our second climb of the day, and immediately we knew the ride was gonna end up real pointy-like. About 2/3 of the way up the West Ridge climb, I was SUFFERING, so we stopped up for a bit and ate food, rested, and then decided to rally corner and take a few pictures...

    Johnny "Gameface" McTurnsabiek:


    Jimmy "The Root Smasher" Pedarelli:


    After our photo session we finished the West Ridge climb, and just before the descent proper we saw this random cool pan:


    From there we got about halfway down West Ridge, where the trail t-boned into another trail. There was a worn-out sign post that we couldn't really tell what it was trying to tell us, so after consulting a map and the GPS, Hirsch and I decided that we "definitely needed to go straight... ish" to get to where we were going. Ummmm... no. What we ended up on was Red Trail (which is another killer descent BTW) which took us to Keystone Ranch, which is . DERP. That's what we get for being SO HIGH. At any rate, we asked a few people along the way for directions, pedaled back up and over a ridge on the Hay Trail, took another wrong turn at the junction with the CT by blindly trusting a locals instructions, but finally made it to the car. Such a sweet ride, and an even better adventure.
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    Lokks great guys it brings back memories from a trip in '95 to Winter Park! I am from Ohio and was my first time above the treeline! That trip did not end well, I think I came back about 20lbs. lighter. I can not wait to return to Colorado is the best place I have ever traveled to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Trucker View Post
    "Fun" and "flowy" and "not technical" can have very different meanings above treeline. I don't know the rides up towards you, but maybe a call to Dave at Redstone Cyclery in Lyons will get you the beta you desire? I'd watch out though... That guy's an animal.
    I just got back from Curt Gowdy so I can handle tech I just don't need a world cup down hill on the way back.

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    Yesterday I convinced Slow and Lubes to join me for another day getting High....I also met the organizer of the Colorado Trail Race and some of his friends who were on a 3 day bikepacking trip. Super nice guy.

    Here's the proof in the pudding...be sure to click the HD in the lower right hand corner, its a short vid

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    We dedicated yesterday's ride to the, "The Sound of Moosic"

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    Slow and Me at 13,050 ft on Mt McClellan with Grays and Torrey's behind us

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    Slow...

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    Does this Jacket make me look Fat?

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    Lubes

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    Lubes cruising on up

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    Our suite for the day

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    Man... I *still* get the heebee jeebees looking at that godawful Argentine Pass "road"...

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    Another "Epic" photo story !

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulser View Post
    I have yet to ride up in the high country this year. Whats a good trial to take me up above treeline that's not too long of a drive from Fort Collins? I'm looking for something fun and flowy with out being super technical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave View Post
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    Yea where is that?

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    It doesn't even have to be Gnar to get high

    A nice family ride.


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    "Len-a-wheee!"

    Any ride that starts at 10,700 and goes UP for about an hour is sure to produce some GOOD HIGH TIMES:


    The buff and rideable singletrack transitioned to steeper and looser doubletrack about halfway up. Don't know about Klucks, but I needed a little hike-a-bike practice anyway:


    My oxygen-deprived thoughts at 3.3 mph: "Hmmmm, if only those lift thingys could somehow carry a bike..."


    Mighty Klucks put his toe clips to good use and pedalled most of the climb:


    Nice work, nature:


    Klucks scaled a big rock and stretched to top out at 12,521 feet and 7-1/4 inches (more or less):


    We were finally HIGH ENOUGH. It was now time to GET DOWN:


    The spectacular narrow ribbon fully-consumed our attentions: (safety tip: "don't fall right")


    Famous Lenawee chunkaliciousness:


    Inexplicably artsy chunk shot: (must have still been TOTALLY HIGH when I snapped this one)


    "LEN-A-WOW!"


    Kluckin' cruisin':


    Bikes must rise even HIGHER:


    And even wee bikes that fold into halves enjoy a good gettin' UP THERE sometimes:


    This stuff rates awfully HIGH on the smile meter:


    Gettin' less high now, but luckily things just kept getting more and more gloriously gnasty, down in the bushes:


    Spotted a new avatar for the ironically-named singlespeeder "slow" on Peru Creek Rd. Naturally Klucks and I ignored that admonition and ended up racing down side-by-side at about 30 mph. HIGHly entertaining for a mere dirt road!


    Even the HIGHway 6 pavement home was awfully pretty and went by relatively painlessly, with only a couple of HIGHLY EXPLOSIVE tanker trucks to worry about.


    All in all a fantastic first time getting HIGH this summer. The first of many, I hope! See y'all UP THERE somewhere.
    "Rollin' on 20s and 27.5s" ride reports and more at WWW.DEBCAR.COM : Debbie and Carey's RV Travel Website

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    Quote Originally Posted by slow View Post
    Carey, you were the first person I got HIGH with. Kenosha was my gateway drug.

    We should ride again.
    Oh yeah, I remember that ride like it was only two summers ago (probably because it was!).

    And I can't help but notice you were striking the same pose then as now:



    Time flies when you're having fun, eh?

    See ya,
    Carey

    (PS: Starting to get a little mountain-worthy fitness back after three weeks in CO so might hit a T.I.T.S. ride or something with y'all soon if things work out... headed for CB and high places beyond later this month)
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    spent saturday @ trestle with tennubs, too much ripping so no photos were taken

    sunday started with a cruise up boreas pass rd. to baker's tank
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    followed by lunch at angel's hollow, then got up to around 12,400 on bald mountain

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    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave View Post
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    ¿Donde? Those pics look awesome!
    The older I get, the faster I was.





    Punch it, Chewie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics View Post
    July 4th Tradition is to go find a cornice and climb it!





    Felt good to be back on solid ground even at 12,500 ft...That cornice wigged me out











    Sour Mushrooms at 13,215 ft. Our high point for the Day



    This side gets good



    We were way up on that ridge and still another 3 grand or so of elevation to lose



    and the views



    Yeah, they kept getting better



    There may of been more climbing, more descending and it was all awesome!



    holy freaking awesomeness!

    Where is that?? I HAVE TO GO THERE NAO!!

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