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    Puzzle and pictures (and short Crosier blurb) [o]

    I'm thinking of a place (no its not at the picture posted below), lets see if you can figure it out.


    Its hard to get there, so I don't get to go often unfortunately.


    I've seen other people there, its not a secret. (Don't name secret trails, they aren't the answer)


    I had mixed feelings when I saw the stranger.


    Partly comforted, partly competetive, and slighly taken aback.


    He was climbing a long switch back section, but I don't think he saw me.


    I didn't catch him though.


    For some reason I always ride really well there.


    You can bring any kind of bike you want.


    You'll have a blast no matter what.


    It seems to change everytime I go there.


    There is so much going on, its easy to get lost.


    Sections of trail always reminds me of other trails I've ridden.


    For the most part the trail is smooth.


    As far as I know there is no geocaching


    Its mostly wooded.


    And moist, but not too humid.


    But there are a few meadows


    I wish I could take friends, but its a logistical nightmare.


    Photo credits: Mix of ETR, DaveC113, and my SO.

    Oh yeah, Crosier was amazing, I need to start hitting this place more. There was no snow on trail, and conditions were surprisingly good, especially considering its mostly on a north face. We did encounter some ice and snow when we hiked up to the top of Crosier Mtn. There were sections of trail that are still wet and or muddy. But overall I'd say its good to go. We'll see how this coming storm does.
    Down is the new up.

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    Great pics and write up!

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    Thumbsup to the rr and photos.



    Was it .....Satan?

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    Great trail, nice pics... 1st time I've rode Crosier, but def. not the last.

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    My guess is Buff Creek or Crested Butte.
    I'm here for the downhill

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    What is pickles?
    Les grimpées, je m'en fou!

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    lubes: only spicy crisp pickles need apply
    Hookler: not BC or CB, got to think outside the box like lubes and moose
    moose: This is a non-demoninational (that doesn't roll off the tounge very well) thread.
    Down is the new up.

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    Thanks for the conditions report. Haven't been up there in ages.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Was it a fat bellied, orange brested robin that got fooled into thinking it was spring, like the rest of us?

    AAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    Thanks for the conditions report. Haven't been up there in ages.
    Let me know when you head up this way, we'll setup a shuttle.
    Down is the new up.

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    I am so far removed from the cool crowd that I have no idea what this post is about.
    But I like the pix of Crosier.
    Only been there once, and after the climb, I was happy to have my buddy's 6" bike!
    Old Codger

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    Nice!

    There was alot of snow about a month ago...

    Two inches on the deck rail now, you had good timing!
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    MY dog can lick YOUR dog!

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    But there is geocaching on Crosier.

    From Crosier
    From Crosier
    From Crosier

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    Where was the 2nd/last picture taken? Looks like Devils Gulch near Estes. But that's not the mystery place your asking about...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moustache rider
    But there is geocaching on Crosier.
    We found some geocaching stuff as well, but the booty wasn't as good as what you found. The capsle was missing an end so it was no longer water tight. It was just a thick roll of water logged paper. Looks like there are two stashes.
    Down is the new up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llama
    Where was the 2nd/last picture taken? Looks like Devils Gulch near Estes. But that's not the mystery place your asking about...
    I don't know the name of the trail. It is the route you take when you shuttle, it connects from H bar G ranch.
    Down is the new up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveM
    There was alot of snow about a month ago...
    Two inches on the deck rail now, you had good timing!
    Thats looks sketchy. I didn't think it would be good to go yet, but I'm glad I got out.

    I'll be heading up there again, maybe in 2-3 weeks depending on rain etc.
    Down is the new up.

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    let's talk 3, eh?
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Nice pics Eric! I remember slogging through snow a few years ago with Jim and DaveM near the top. That place doesn't see much traffic and the sweets in Glenhaven are nice and tasty post ride!

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    Man I need to learn where some of these areas are. great pics

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    How long was that ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    How long was that ride?
    Ride was about 4 to 4.5 hours with a hike a bike to the top. If you're in climbing shape you can easily beat these times.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bicycle019
    That place doesn't see much traffic and the sweets in Glenhaven are nice and tasty post ride!
    When we went through Glenhaven the store wasn't open, but I don't know why. Looks like a new (at least new to me) coffee shop or something opened up in town. Jim and I hit it a year or so back, too early in the season, I was just light enough to float on the snowy crust without breaking through, always a fun ride.
    Down is the new up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricTheRed
    Ride was about 4 to 4.5 hours with a hike a bike to the top. If you're in climbing shape you can easily beat these times.
    What are you saying?

    Yeah, I couldn't ride up a lot of the ups (steeep!), and had to try a lot of the downs multiple times. Still had 2 dabs from the top of Crosier down to the trail intersection even after a few tries...

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    [QUOTE=davec113]What are you saying? [QUOTE]
    LOL. No excuses, we had plenty of time, we took our time on the climbs, we retried a few of the downhill sections. Stopped and enjoyed the views. Said hello to the few hikers we saw on trail.

    And this may come as a shock to anyone thats ridden Crosier more than once..... we didn't get rained on.
    Down is the new up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricTheRed
    And this may come as a shock to anyone thats ridden Crosier more than once..... we didn't get rained on.
    Lies!
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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