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    Pics of that place we all tell vacationers to go

    Saturday was grand; the GF hiked high ridgelines while I rode 403 and 401.

    Saturday afternoon was beer and brats up at campsite on Paradise Divide, sitting on camp chair looking down at upper Slate River basin.

    Saturday early evening was gathering clouds. Sundown was hard rain, thunder and lightening. Night time, moar rain on tent. All night. Dawn, rain(!!) on tent. Mid morning wadded up wet tent and threw it into back of truck. Rainy drive back down to Schofield, creeks rising, muddy trip back to town. Late morning, moist clothing, coffee, drive to Gunny, breakfast at Firebrand.

    Weather clears slightly on the way home, drive up to Whitepine and hike to Tomichi Pass.

















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    awesome! nice flowers 'n' sh!t. White columbines are interesting.
    I need to do some bike camping.
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    That doesn't look like Limon at all?
    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
    Where we should go,
    We just ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jugdish View Post
    That doesn't look like Limon at all?
    Yes it does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Yes it does.
    Damn! You're right!
    Nevermind...
    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
    Where we should go,
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    Quote Originally Posted by cocavaak View Post
    awesome! nice flowers 'n' sh!t. White columbines are interesting.
    I have always found it interesting that I only ever see those pure paper-white ones in that country west of CB. And the blue-white ones in the picture with the bee were growing 8 feet away.

    I like flowers. I'm kinda ghey that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jugdish View Post
    That doesn't look like Limon at all?
    Certain people need to be confined to Limon with their pickup trucks.

    As I finished up my ride, climbing up through Paradise Basin toward camp at the Paradise Divide, I see this:

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    Pics of that place we all tell vacationers to go-p1030041.jpg

    And no, the plates were not from any foreign state; good old CO.

    During the thunderstorm after dark Saturday night as GF and I were hanging out in the tent, we hear a V8 revving and revving. Then on the way out next morning, there's this in a puddle alongside the road (at least it was more or less on the road!):

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    Retarded People Should Not Be Allowed To Buy 4x4s
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    Did that 1st douchenozzle just drive off into the meadow? If so, his vehicle should be confiscated and put in a compactor.

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    I love my 4x4, but I also know to stay the trail.. C'mon man, lets keep trails open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Did that 1st douchenozzle just drive off into the meadow? If so, his vehicle should be confiscated and put in a compactor.
    Do you see that little snowfield in the left of the frame of the first photo? Some other d-bags had driven over there and were playing on the snow. This a$$hat seemed to be following those other fsckwits, but wasn't quite bright enough to see that he was heading into a fen.

    I hope to hell that he's going to be in trouble. I would have gone over there and personally caved his face in, but my GF is a wildlife biologist. I was motivated to keep her from seeing that it was even going on because I feared that she would have an immediate aneurysm. And I had other plans for her

    Seriously, there were so many total dillweeds up there doing **** with their petro-burners that was at least mildly offensive and often grounds for a serious beating--and nobody with any authority. Hillbilly Amerika at it's very most impressive.

    Funrover I totally agree. Having a 4wd again (I just got one after 3 years since I sold my Tundra) is wonderful. I don't understand why some people get behind the wheel and immediately have to go do something totally stupid and destructive. They can't just appreciate them for the cool legal things they can do.

    Sad. Kind of made me think it would have been fun to find a spot up on a nearby peak with my .308 and harvest 'tards for the afternoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP View Post
    Retarded People Should Not Be Allowed
    ftfy.
    The older I get, the faster I was.





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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP View Post
    ...it would have been fun to find a spot up on a nearby peak with my .308 and harvest 'tards for the afternoon.
    I need to borrow this phrase for a few. Where do I send royalties?

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    GREAT pics! Shame about the 4x4'er - don't mess with CO wetlands!
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    maybe go up and take a picture of his license plate and tell him you're sending it to the ranger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Trucker View Post
    ftfy.

    Retards with 4X4s have a lot more potential for destruction than retards without 4X4s

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocavaak View Post
    maybe go up and take a picture of his license plate and tell him you're sending it to the ranger.
    You are right. I should have done that. I was feeling in kind of a hurry to get back to camp because the GF and I had split up to do our own things for the day and I didn't want her to be worrying about me if she was back already. But it would have taken me 5 minutes to walk over and do that. And if the jag-off who owned that truck had gotten a little higher blood pressure over it, so much the better even if my picture didn't do any other good.

    Good point, and I wish I had done that. Would have done lots more good than snapping a picture and b!tchin' on the interwebs.
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    MMMMMmmm..Butte! I need a Butte fix this year.

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    Wow, climate change has really green'd up the Utah desert!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP View Post
    Certain people need to be confined to Limon with their pickup trucks.

    As I finished up my ride, climbing up through Paradise Basin toward camp at the Paradise Divide, I see this:

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    And no, the plates were not from any foreign state; good old CO.

    During the thunderstorm after dark Saturday night as GF and I were hanging out in the tent, we hear a V8 revving and revving. Then on the way out next morning, there's this in a puddle alongside the road (at least it was more or less on the road!):

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    Retarded People Should Not Be Allowed To Buy 4x4s
    They were mudding, man!

    +This reminds me of some incidents years ago in Saudi Arabia when people are surprised when you ask them not to do doughnuts over the little green spaces that we get there after some much missed rain. Stay on the double track and keep the damage to minimum!

    Great pictures by the way, thanks for sharing.
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    Funny seeing that IH Scout stuck in the mud I was in Gunni/CB Weds-Saturday and commented I see more old Scouts over there than anyplace in Colorado.

    Nice pics Tom glad you got to ride between monsoon flows.

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    Great CB pics, Tom. I'm with Goat... time to get me some Butte!

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    Quote Originally Posted by teleken View Post
    ... I see more old Scouts over there than anyplace in Colorado...
    There are hundreds of them rusting in back yards with tattered rotten blue tarps flapping in the breeze here in Salida. Probably more Scouts than any other rusting 4x4 variant. They seemed to have been the weapon of choice back in the 50s-60s-70s in this part of CO.

    There was an IH Scout show at the Chaffee Fairgrounds a couple weekends ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP View Post
    There are hundreds of them rusting in back yards with tattered rotten blue tarps flapping in the breeze here in Salida...
    Deviated slightly from my 13 block bike commute to work this morning through one of several Salida hillbilly districts just to get a random sampling of yard ornaments:

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    Riding 401 this weekend. Trying to decide between bringing the 4" FS XC 29er or the 6" FS AM 26er... looking at your pics, leaning towards the light 'n efficient 29er...

    Thoughts/suggestions?

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    Both bikes are fine for CB... assuming you're riding more than just the 401. If that's all you're doing, then go with the 29er.

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