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Looks like a great trip. Hope to read the write up soon.

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Re: Northern Colorado expedition (completed)

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Looks like you guys had a wonderful trip! That Lefty is awesome! It is on my wish list!

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Re: Northern Colorado expedition (completed)

1911; this is a great writeup...I have a place not far from Kelly Flats and am up there most weekends; have done many of the trails but am not familiar with how to get to the Overland Trail...I saw you couldn't find a map; do you recall any directions on how to get from Old Flowers to the Overland Trail?

also, if you ever get that way again, from the end of Kelly Flats you can go left (downhill) and turn onto Sevenmile, which is a nice easy to moderate trail which will spit you back out onto a road leading to Deadman Road (and Green Ridge).

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Re: Northern Colorado expedition (completed)

Thanks everyone for reading the report.

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Great pics and descriptions 1911. That would be a great route for another western trip for the Woodsman.
If you like the mountains like I do, it was a wonderful trip. A great summer trip to escape the heat of the flatlands. It would be more technically-challenging with some snow or more rain, in the spring or fall.


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Looks like a great trip. Hope to read the write up soon.
Thanks; that pretty much is the write-up.


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Lee,

Looks like you guys had a wonderful trip! That Lefty is awesome! It is on my wish list!

cheers,

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Thanks Dale. "Lefty" is the most fun mod I have on my truck. It kept me at or near the back of the group the whole way though because it keeps you so slow in low range. You end up shifting a lot between 4-low and 4-high.


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1911; this is a great writeup...I have a place not far from Kelly Flats and am up there most weekends; have done many of the trails but am not familiar with how to get to the Overland Trail...I saw you couldn't find a map; do you recall any directions on how to get from Old Flowers to the Overland Trail?

also, if you ever get that way again, from the end of Kelly Flats you can go left (downhill) and turn onto Sevenmile, which is a nice easy to moderate trail which will spit you back out onto a road leading to Deadman Road (and Green Ridge).

Thanks again for the writeup and photos
Congrats on having a place in such beautiful country. My (co-pilot's) notes show that the Overland Trail crossed Old Flowers somewhere, but as that was on the first day of five on this trip, I'm sorry I just don't remember the details. There are a couple of web sites with info on the Overland Trail that focus mostly on the historical aspects. This one: Looking at The Overland Trail--Last updated 02/07/01 has a couple of relatively poor maps that you might be able figure out where they are by comparing with topo maps.

I would like to do this trip or parts of it again in the future, thanks for the suggestion on Sevenmile Trail.

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1911, thanks...I'll do some homework..it's always cool to find new trails up there. We feel very fortunate to be up there..as you've seen it's off the beaten path and there is a lot to do.
If you ever plan a trip back up that way, let me know!

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Thank You! Just had a chance to look at this . . . must have been a blast.

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Great pics and write up Lee, that should get Ace Brown excited about his Continental Divide trip he wants to do. If plans go right I might get to do some of it with him.

The Basque sheepherders were very artistic! I have come across a couple of them up on the Umcompaugre Plauteau that were done in the 1930's according to the forest service ranger. They were apparently prolific as well!
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Re: Northern Colorado expedition (completed)

Excellant trip report and photos. As I was viewing the photos I realised I knew a few of the folks on that trip. Having done two of Bill Burkes trips I of course know him but also have met Joe, Katrina and Dakota in their JK, Dave and Diane in the D110, and Jim in the 4-Runner. In fact all of the above were repeating on Bill's Grand Mesa trip a few weeks later where we all met. Even the red JK was on an earlier trip with me at Hole in the Rock, but their names are not recalled.

Anyway Bill puts out grand trips and I can't recommend them any higher. Thanks for sharing another one with the FJCF members.

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I'm glad this got bumped up as we're moving up to CO in January. I'll keep this filed away for some trips once the snow melts. Thanks.
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... Even the red JK was on an earlier trip with me at Hole in the Rock, but their names are not recalled.
Chuck and Mary - been on two BB trips/schools with them.


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Anyway Bill puts out grand trips and I can't recommend them any higher.
I agree. I did another one of his trips this year (Hotel Rock to Needles District Canyonlands) with The Woodsman also: https://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...nyonlands.html

Bill's guided trips are so good that he has lots of repeat customers, hence you tend to make friends that you see again on subsequent trips. I much prefer this kind of wheeling over "event" types with hundreds of trucks too.

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