April 13th Newbie Run Check-In (Less Extreme Trail)
This thread is only for checking in and getting the details of the run that Justin has set up. I will update as the days go on up to the trail day with who is coming and other details. If you have questions on the meetup, please PM either myself (north) or Justin (south).
Please ONLY post your name and which crew you are a part of.
If you are meeting at the trailhead, please post up your name and that you will be at the trailhead by 10:30-11:00am.
North Crew: Meetup Spot:
Safeway parking lot @ 8:30am April 13th.
Located off exit 188 on I-25 south (Castle Pines).
560 Castle Pines Parkway
Castle Rock, CO 80108
Departing at 9am sharp!
North crew will need to fill up/top off our tanks at the South Crew meetup spot or at Woodland Park.
South Crew: Meetup Spot:
Rudy's BBQ parking lot @ 10am April 13th
315 South 31st Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Departing at 10:15/10:30am depending on when the north crew arrives and tops off their fuel.
Well, slight change of plan for me - I will plan on meeting up with the north crew at the safeway @ 8:30. I (Eric) will have one passenger (Tim) and two dogs along for the ride, but my other friend with his TJ will not be able to make it.
After the trail, Tim and I plan to head a bit farther west and camp near Fairplay. On Sunday morning (weather permitting), we plan to hike Mount Sherman - a pretty easy 14er. Anyone who wants to join us is more than welcome!
What are the details for this run?
I might be blind but I don't see what trail you guys are planning on running...
Anyone coming from North of Denver?
Tons from north, read the first post. Trail is planned for Illinois gulch.
Weather looks to be on the cool side up above woodland park so everyone pack for it. Bring snacks,water and coats. Might also rain mid afternoon. Sad I won't be running this topless but there will be plenty of time this year. Bringing my dog too.
The web says that the rampart area is still closed. If it is I vote china wall. Only if ramparts closed though.
I think that only means the rampart range road area, for the spring thaw. you can completely avoid that area depending on which turns you take.
With the size group we might have. China wall would be hard to run.
If the off chance it is completely shutdown. I would recommend we run Manchester creek since it's just across the road from rainbow falls. It's a bit milder but it's closer than China wall and could handle the size of the group.
Oh, and I might be back in. if the wife signs off. If so, I'll meet you guys at rudys.