Mountains, Chillin', Free Lunch,
Wheelin' and Fun Fun Fun
Where: Bill Moore Lake and Red Elephant Hill Trails (Idaho Springs)
Chillin' Event Time: Sunday, October 7th, Around Noonish
(If you can get there!)
View From One of the Trails on the Way to the Rendezvous Site
Chillin' Event Details:
We are going to shake things up a bit this year. This annual event is moving to October to allow those in town for the big Geocoinfest U.S. 2012 Mega Event to join us. A visit to Colorado is not complete without a trip into the Rockies. Also, the event hosts will be the Colorado Reviewers, Alpine Reviewer and HighCountryAdmin. Of course Team Red Rubicon and some of the usual trail leaders will help out as well. Lastly, the event will be at lunch time along the trail so you will need an adequate 4x4 or a ride to get up there (see 4x4 Adventure info below).
There are two ways to get to the rendezvous/lunch spot, one much more difficult than the other. We will likely have multiple groups leaving at different times so not everyone will get to the rendezvous together and we will plan for that. The first group(s) should get there by noon and lunch will be served around 1:00 pm but don't worry if you are later. Trailhead meeting times will be determined at a later date and posted to this event cache page.
Lunch will be served at approximately 1:00 pm.
» Lunch meats and all the fixin's for sandwiches
Note: Please bring your own drinks.
Contests and Giveaways:
Raffle - Each attendee will receive one free raffle ticket for the prize giveaway.
Prizes Will Include (Donated by Joe Friday, Mountain Roamer, jpit, Takes the Hard Way and RocketMan):
» Magellan eXplorist GPS
» Geocaching.com Gear
» Other Items
4x4 Bear Award - To be handed off annually.
The bear was carved and graciously donated by jmike for the 2007 4x4 event raffle. Sting25 won it at that event after having a little mishap on the trail during that day. Sting25 agreed to give the bear up to the next
victim lucky person and the plan was hatched to make the bear an annual award. boborr80909 won the bear at the 2011 4x4 event. Who will win it this year and what mishap accomplishment will it be awarded for?
Just Chillin' Attire Award (You decide what that is)
Prize: Hiking Poles
"Will Attend Log":
Please include the following information in your will attend log:
» Number of people in your party attending the Chillin' event.
» If you are bringing a vehicle on the 4x4 run.
» If going on the 4x4 run, would you like to run the difficult trail or the moderate trail (Please read info
under "The 4x4 Adventure" below to help you decide).
» If you have extra seats for the 4x4 run and number of extra seats.
» If you would like to ride along with someone on the 4x4 run. Note: Please arrange your own ride
by contacting one of the drivers on the attendance list below that says they have extra seats.
The 4x4 Adventure
When: Sunday, October 7th at Time: See Plans Below
Trails: Bill Moore Lake and Red Elephant Hill
The moderate group will be running the first easier portion of Bill Moore Lake trail with an optional run up the more difficult section to the lake on your own after lunch.
Route plans for the day are:
Based on the number of vehicles we have on the moderate run as of 9/16, we will split into two moderate groups. The moderate groups will meet at the Bill Moore Lake trailhead and run the first half of the trail to the lunch event site, stopping for caches along the way. After he lunch event, everyone will be on their own to either take a run up to Bill Moore Lake, explore the area and caches around the event site and/or just head back down the trail the way they came. Note: You can download a GPX track file of the trail here. See Meeting plans below for times and meeting coordinates.
The difficult group will be running difficult Red Elephant Hill trail with an optional run on difficult Mill Creek trail and/or up to Bill Moore Lake on your own after lunch.
Route plans for the day are:
The difficult group will run the full Red Elephant Hill trail, ending up at the lunch event site. Depending on the trail conditions, it could take some time to get up the trail so we will get an early start. After the lunch event, everyone will be on their own to either take a run up to Bill Moore Lake, check out the Mill Creek Loop, explore the area and caches around the event site and/or just head back down the Bill Moore Lake trail to return. Note: You can download a GPX track file of the trail here. See Meeting plans below for times and meeting coordinates.
Drivers and Riders: Drivers, please try to meet up with your riders in Idaho Springs before heading to the trailhead as there is limited room at the trailhead. There is free public parking in Idaho Springs @ N39 44.479 W105 30.986.
Meeting Time Group A: 9:00 am: Track their movement online!
Meeting Time Group B: 10:00 am
Meeting Location: Bill Moore Lake Trailhead @ N39 46.342 W105 41.027
Note: Please see the attendance list below to know which group you are in.
Meeting Time: 8:00 am
Meeting Location: Red Elephant Hill Trailhead @ N39 45.854 W105 38.127
What to bring:
In addition to your 4x4 vehicle and any support equipment you see fit, don't forget:
- FRS Radio (Channel 2) or CB (Channel 20)
- Beverages and snacks
- Chairs for Lunch and for the Chillin' event
- Bug Spray
- Sun Screen
The trail leaders will be:
Difficult Trail: zoltig, jpit
Moderate Trail: Grand High Pobah, Red Ruby
Warning and Disclaimers:
Suggested Equipment/Experience for easy/moderate route: SUV or better with 4WD low range, decent ground clearance and some experience.
Suggested Equipment/Experience for difficult route: Highly capable off road vehicle with necessary modifications and at least some experience on difficult trails. As a minimum, your vehicle should have very good ground clearance (preferably lifted) and a rear locker (front and rear locker preferred).
Disclaimer: It is up to you to decide if you want to attempt the trails and if your vehicle is capable of doing the trails. And you take all responsibility for the safety of yourself and your vehicle.
Note: Your trail leader will be happy to help spot you through the more difficult sections, but you still take all responsibility for the safety of yourself and your vehicle.
Hosts: Alpine Reviewer, HighCountryAdmin, Team Red Rubicon
Trail Leaders: zoltig, jpit, Grand High Pobah, Red Ruby
Note: If there are any errors in this list, please contact HighCountryAdmin so they can be corrected.