There usually is an official thread started prior to registration, but no reason to not start your own! Itís a great event in an amazing setting with awesome people, so I totally get the excitement
Iím planning on attending, driving from VT, for my 5th year in a row
Vermont?! Five years in a row?! I'm dreading the drive again from Des Moines! (Well, the drive through Nebraska anyway) Ha!
Are there any "must see" things and/or routes I should take from Des Moines? I know we'll want to see a Rockies baseball game and they're in town on that Monday and Tuesday (Wed too, but I hope to be in Ouray by then), but some other things I've heard about or I want to see include:
Rocky Mountain National Park
Royal Gorge Bridge
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
US Air Force Academy
Those along with Telluride, Durango & the Million Dollar Hwy, Crawford State Park (last name)... So the plan was to drive into Denver or Estes Park and then around the north/central park of Colorado and down into Ouray from the north. Then leave Ouray from the south and make our way to Colorado Springs for the sites of interest over there. Is that a good path to take? Scenic?
Then the trail runs... IDK which ones to take. I'm not the adventurous type (no Black Bear for us!), but I don't mind pushing my FJ ('12 TT, no lift, BFG AT, etc) and seeing what needs to be seen. I think I did Alpine Loop last time, and maybe California?