Author Topic: Buena Vista Event Planning  (Read 8013 times)

fjcruzer123

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Buena Vista Event Planning
« on: February 26, 2009,21,56:21 »
Colorado Event hosted by
Toyota Territory Off-Road Association – Colorado Chapter
Colorado4Wheelers
Colorado4x4.org
Front Range 4x4

Event Date, Time and Location
July 18, 2009
10:00 am to 7:00pm
Buena Vista Area

Event Schedule
10:00am
Meet & Greet and staging at Chinaman Gulch/BV Carnage trailhead
11:00am
Trail teams depart for trails
4:30pm
Trail teams return to staging
5:00pm
BBQ for all participants

Trails

Boulder Mountain and/or Mount Antero (Easy, rated 3-4)
http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=52
http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=51

Chinaman Gulch (Moderate to Difficult, rated 4-7)
http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=1

Grizzly Lake and/or Iron Chest (Moderate to Difficult, rated 5-8)
http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=55
http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=8

Mount Princeton (Easy, rated 2-3)
http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=121

Tincup Pass (Easy, rated 2-3)
http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=120

 
This is where we will be meeting at 10am Saturday morning.  This is the staging area for both Chinaman Gulch and BV Carnage.  Google Map link:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=&daddr=38.792313,-106.085851&hl=en&geocode=&mra=mi&mrsp=0&sz=16&sll=38.792226,-106.079564&sspn=0.012711,0.027895&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=16

We will begin the day with a general meet and greet to make sure everyone has what they need and rigs staged for each of the five (5) trail options.  We will have some light refreshments, but I highly recommend a good breakfast before arriving.

We will be running five (5) teams from this staging site to each of the fiver trail options listed above.  The folks that opt for Chinaman Gulch will have plenty of time to play on obstacles and check out any action that might be occurring on BV Carnage.  It is likely that other trails will have the opportunity to return to the staging area mid-afternoon and Chinaman Gulch and BV Carnage will be a further option if they want more wheel time.

We will have a brief lunch while on the trail.  Trail leaders and gunners will have water and some other beverages and snack.  If we can swing it, we’ll provide lunch for everyone, but more to follow on that later.

We will return to the staging area after the trail runs and have prepared a “Molly-food” BBQ for all participants.  You will want to be there to understand what we mean by Molly-food!

 
Getting There

These are the two primary routes to the staging site, one from Denver, the other from Colorado Springs:

Via 285, drive time and distance approximately 90 miles in 2 hours:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Denver,+CO&daddr=Unknown+road&hl=en&geocode=%3BFW_sTwId20Gt-Q&mra=ls&sll=38.792226,-106.079564&sspn=0.012711,0.027895&ie=UTF8&z=9

Via Hwy 24, drive time and distance approximately 125 miles in 2.5 hours:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Colorado+Springs,+Colorado&daddr=Unknown+road&hl=en&geocode=%3BFW_sTwId20Gt-Q&mra=pe&mrcr=0&sll=38.838638,-105.325928&sspn=0.812952,1.785278&ie=UTF8&ll=38.919887,-105.46051&spn=0.812023,1.785278&z=10

Vehicle qualifications for moderate to difficult trails:

A good stock rig can make it on all of these trails, but for the purposes of avoiding delays and minimizing potential damage, I recommend the following basics:

33” tires (something that can take abuse, the talus and shale is unforgiving of sidewalls)
Skid plates (factory will suffice)
Sliders
Front and rear tow points
Rear locker
Basic recovery gear suitable for your vehicle
All-weather clothing (literally, it can be 80+ degrees, then snowing in the same day!)

Because of the amount of time we will spend in the rigs with minimal down time, a CB will be essential if you want to keep up with what’s next, when we’re stopping, potty breaks, and details about the trail as we progress (e.g. watch out for the pumpkin buster there… this is freakin’ beautiful!… I gotta pee…)

Camping

National Forest camping:

http://www.forestcamping.com/dow/rockymtn/si.htm

This is in Chaffee County, San Isabel National Forest, so you could check with the San Isabel Rangers:  Salida Ranger District - 325 W. Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO (719) 539-3591

BLM camping in the area:

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/ArkansasHeadwaters/MapsandDirections/

Lodging

There are a number of lodging options in Buena Vista and surrounding areas:

http://www.buenavistacolorado.org/directory/viewcatbuslist.asp?c=Lodging

http://www.coloradodirectory.com/buenavista/

Offline dr350jja

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Re: Buena Vista Event Planning
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2009,04,29:33 »
good job Eric, looks like a great place to hold the event

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Re: Buena Vista Event Planning
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2009,06,50:54 »
We camped on Boulder Mountain last year, there's quite a few large open camp sites out there.

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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2009,20,06:10 »
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Re: Buena Vista Event Planning
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2009,20,45:14 »
well done ....planning for next year yet?
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Re: Buena Vista Event Planning
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2009,15,17:20 »
well done ....planning for next year yet?


Only in my head.  I'll probably take on a lesser role next year.

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Re: Buena Vista Event Planning
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2009,19,05:25 »
Thanks

Please let me know what suc**r I mean who will be taking the reins...

well done ....planning for next year yet?


Only in my head.  I'll probably take on a lesser role next year.

911 NEVER FORGET
Semper Fidelis
JP
`74 CJ5 4" spings SOA 38" Swampers T-18
lock-rite front, lincoln rear
"THE ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR EVIL TO TRIUMPH IS FOR GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING".--Edmund Burke (1729-97)  NJ Trails Council---Motorized Rep., NOHVCC NJ Partner, NJOHVA NJOHVA VP/ Director of Govt. & Legislative Affairs/Advocacy,  NJJC, AMA, ATVA ,BRC- Board of Directors, XTREME HABITAT, Tread Lightly Master Trainer, ARRA, ATV Safety Institute Liscenced Trainer

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Re: Buena Vista Event Planning
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2009,22,55:21 »
Thanks

Please let me know what suc**r I mean who will be taking the reins...

well done ....planning for next year yet?


Only in my head.  I'll probably take on a lesser role next year.



Molly
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She said she would start working on it in November and I'll be helping in the background.
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Re: Buena Vista Event Planning
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2009,01,14:45 »
Could you guys at your convienence post some pictures here so we have them for our files....Thanks in advance.
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Re: Buena Vista Event Planning
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2009,14,43:01 »
Could you guys at your convienence post some pictures here so we have them for our files....Thanks in advance.


http://coloradowftw.shutterfly.com/

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« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2009,15,20:29 »
Thanks Eric
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