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MajorChuck 04-18-2013 10:28 AM

Last Minute Run - Slaughterhouse Gulch - Today 4/18/13
 
With all the snow the past two days I was thinking Slaughterhouse could be a lot of fun. Anyone up for hitting it today? I've got a winch and it would probably be a good idea that anyone going have one too although not a requirement. Anyone interested in hitting the trail today?

MajorChuck 04-18-2013 12:02 PM

C'mon people days like this don't come along too often, it's a beautiful sunny day and I'm sure there's enough snow at Slaughterhouse to make it a lot of fun! Even if we can't get started until 1 or 2, according to weather.com sunset isn't until 7:43PM today so there's plenty of time to get out there an hit the trail.

Sinister6 04-18-2013 12:20 PM

Another day I'd be in...have fun if you go! Hit that trail two weeks ago...hill had a lot of ice but doable...

Colo-TJ 04-18-2013 12:25 PM

if I was independently wealthy and didn't have to work during the week I would go.....

MajorChuck 04-18-2013 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Colo-TJ (Post 3652588)
if I was independently wealthy and didn't have to work during the week I would go.....

You gotta play hookie every once in awhile. :)

Jeep65 04-18-2013 12:46 PM

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO tempting!!! but i'm taking tomorrow off from work. it would have been fun to do my first "mud" run in. have fun if you go

MajorChuck 04-18-2013 02:09 PM

Getting a little late to get started now. Oh well.

Rooster454 04-18-2013 02:19 PM

If it wasn't a weekday and I didn't have to work to live, I'd join you

1quick1 04-18-2013 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Colo-TJ (Post 3652588)
if I was independently wealthy and didn't have to work during the week I would go.....

this

Sinister6 04-18-2013 03:01 PM

If we didn't own Jeeps...we could afford to take a day off?! But then why work? Oh yeah, of course to buy a Jeep...but then... Hmmm seems to be a pattern here! ;)

CoreyZ 04-18-2013 10:28 PM

Sorry, was installing the lift on my girlfriends TJ. Hope ya had fun, was beautiful out

MajorChuck 04-19-2013 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by CoreyZ (Post 3654635)
Sorry, was installing the lift on my girlfriends TJ. Hope ya had fun, was beautiful out

Only went as far as the cattle guards at the top of the hills on each way in. Went alone so I didn't want to end up on the backside of those hills and not be able to get out. Even with a winch I like to play it safe when when wheeling solo. Had a great time but would have been a lot more fun with another jeep or two so we could have tried to do the entire loop. Seemed very doable but wasn't going to attempt it alone.

Sinister6 04-19-2013 09:53 AM

Where you coming from Major? How was the trail...snow?

MajorChuck 04-19-2013 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Sinister6 (Post 3656185)
Where you coming from Major? How was the trail...snow?

I'm west of Denver in the foothills. There was just enough snow (18"-24") to make it fun without being too dangerous. Nice thing about Slaughterhouse is there aren't any shelf roads so if you happen to slide off the trail you're not gonna die ;)

Only real risk is heading down the backside and not being able to get back out.

MajorChuck 04-19-2013 10:21 AM

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So I was out in the middle of nowhere on Slaughterhouse most of the day and didn't see so much as a squirrel but I get home to find my driveway blocked by elk. Go figure. A herd of at least 100 came through before the sunset. Heard them vocalizing all night long but they're gone this morning.


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