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Old 07-05-2014, 07:07 PM   #31
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Just an FYI, tincup is still snowed in at the top as of this morning. Still a fun drive, but was hoping to get to the other side. Maybe in a few weeks though.

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Just an FYI, tincup is still snowed in at the top as of this morning. Still a fun drive, but was hoping to get to the other side. Maybe in a few weeks though.
Wow, thanks for the update. Anybody have info on the others? Mosquito Pass, Halfmoon Gulch, Lost Canyon or Mt. Antero?

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Old 07-06-2014, 12:32 AM   #33
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A guy up in Alma told me, as of yesterday, Mosquito pass was closed with snow about 6ft deep about a mile from the summit on the Alma side. I don't know if you can reach the summit from Leadville or not, but it doesn't sound like you can go all the over to Hwy 9.
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:47 PM   #34
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Thanks for the update. I might call the Ranger District this week to check.
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:23 AM   #35
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Called the Leadville RD yesterday, Mosquito is closed on the Leadville side too, near to the pass. They expect it to open in early August.

Zion and Hagerman are still open. Looks like those are the two I'll be running on Monday.
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:35 AM   #36
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Halfmoon is a fantastic trial. Champion mine is an amazing site to see. The amount of steel that was hauled in for mining opp is wicked impressive. There is also another trail on the left just before you reach the mine, it's a bit tight in one section but careful tire placement you'll have no worries. From the top of that side trail you can see Independence pass.
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:37 AM   #37
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Haggerman as of last weekend summit 11,925
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:22 AM   #38
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Thanks guys! Sinterra, were you on Halfmoon recently? How were the water levels?
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:51 AM   #39
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Thanks guys! Sinterra, were you on Halfmoon recently? How were the water levels?
Last I heard the water was level with 33" tires. Nothing to worry about.
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Have not been to Halfmoon this year... Also the deepest of all the water crossings (strongest current) is the trail to iron mike's mine. Plus there is a small rock garden with a minor creek running through it on iron mike's, which makes it difficult with a stock jeep. Your Undercarriage will become very intimate with the rocks. I would just stick to the champion mill trail on Halfmoon.
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:40 AM   #41
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I got myself high center on a rock running 33"tires with a 2"lift
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:52 AM   #42
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Last I heard the water was level with 33" tires. Nothing to worry about.
I'm on the stock Rubi M/Ts. 32". no lift. Still, I'll probably check it out. It's pretty close to where I'm camping.

Thanks, GS and Sinterra!
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Old 07-19-2014, 04:22 PM   #43
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Wow, what a trip! Got to run Mosquito up to the pass from the Leadville side, Mt. Zion, and Lost Canyon. I successfully summited Mt. Elbert on Tuesday. I'm still sore.

I'll post pics in a different thread after I recover from the 16 hour drive. Thanks all for the info!
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Glad to here the trip was a great success. How was mosquito pass? Still plenty of snow up there?
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:27 PM   #45
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I really didn't see much on the way up. Apparently, it is all on the Alma side. I talked to a couple of hikers who were heading down that way. The Alma side was closed due to snow and won't open until August, according to the ranger district.
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:44 PM   #46
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It has been many years (1976) but I did a tour in a CJ5 I would like to repeat. From the Front Range I went to Como and took Boreas Pass (not 4-wheel) to Breckenridge. Then down to Alma for Mosquito. Camped in Leadville. Then Hagerman to Basalt and camped near Aspen. Then drove down to Marble and took Schofield to Crested Butte and spent the night in Gunnison. Then on to the Alpine Tunnel and Hancock Pass to St. Elmo.

I have done a lot of passes since then and repeated some of these, but never in a row like I did then.
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Thanks for the tips guys, started a thread on the General JK forum:

Adventure Time, Colorado: 3 Jeep trails and 1 14er

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