It was a awesome run and my wife is starting to dig into the history of the area so we can provide a little info for next year. Mine names and stories of the mines etc.
Thanks for all the compliments. I really enjoy showing off the San Juans. You guys also need to thank Jonathan Harris. I was not even planning on coming to FJS8 but they added the gulches and recruited me to set it up. Glad y'all enjoyed yesterday and our group was a pleasure to show around. After registration I'm going to go back up and rerun/mark the Red Mountain area if anyone wants to tag along.
Jess, I'd be willing to lead trails at A4F but I thought you had to be a member of Mile-High.
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I believe adding The Gulches was a great option. Everybody that ran it was very enthusiastic. One person did not like all the stops but it was advertised that way. Most were thrilled to explore the Sound Democrat mill and the buildings at Treasure Mountain Mining Co and other stops.
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The sign at the trail head says Corkscrew Gulch Table so I was just going by that. There is a plaque at the table with more detail. I have been too busy to upload most of my photos but here is a selfie I took by the trail head sign.^^ Dan, it was me asking about the TT. I looked a few year back but no luck. I'll check it out on the way home Saturday. Your mention of Corkscrew doesn't fit. The TT is on the north side of the pass while CS is on the south side. Also Yankee Girl you can drive right to.
Kendall Mtn is a trail here at A4F. Did a night run up there a few years ago.
Bev and I really enjoyed the Gulches led by Danny on Friday morning.
Unfortunately, I must have left my camera at the riverside waterfall just before you come to Silverton. It has all my "Moab before the Summit" and "Summit 8" photos == I've posted with the Silverton Visitor Center and the Sheriff's department. It's a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (see picture); if anyone on the Gulches Run later Friday or Saturday came across it, please let me know. I drove back twice to make sure I did not miss it.
Thanks -- also starting a new post on the Summit thread.