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Colorado Overland trip in Aug.

James Holum

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I am new here obviously. I posted up on another forum and it was recomended that I post up our trip on here.
A group of us from all over the US are meeting up in Woodland park in Aug.
Woodland Park - Wheeler Lake - Mosquito Pass - Leadville - Holy Cross City - Leadville - Independence Pass -Aspen - Taylor Pass - Tin Cup Pass - Grizzly Lake - Chinamans Gulch... It will be a 6-7 day trip, camping out the whole way, all self contained... The group right now has
1, 4 door Rubi.
2, full size broncoes
1, 2006 jeep LJ
1, 1992 Jeep YJ
1, grand cherokee

I will try to attach the power point presentation...
 

Overland1

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Looks like a great trip, unfortunately I'm doing a week long trip in August already and hitting some of those places, it would be fun if our paths crossed. Post up a trip report when you're done, I would love to see it.
 

James Holum

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Looks like a great trip, unfortunately I'm doing a week long trip in August already and hitting some of those places, it would be fun if our paths crossed. Post up a trip report when you're done, I would love to see it.
right on, I will...

I am currently gathering parts to build an overland truck based off a 2012 dodge turbo diesel 4x4. nothing to extreme (37's , ARB's, dual winches, second fuel tank, aluminus bumpers, RTT, and storage, hutcheson bead locks, bla bla bla).... anyways, it should be done by next spring... It would be cool to get together and plan a more scenic rout somewhere with less hard trails and more backcountry exploring as a group...
 

Overland1

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That sounds like a monster. We just did a run on Sunday and one of the guys had a Dodge diesel, he did a great job maneuvering it through the right trees.

You've come to the right place for planning trips. I'm getting ready to post up a few more but this is a community site so if you have a trip you want made official just let me know and we'll make it happen.

When you get a chance you need to post up your current rig, would love to see it.
 

James Holum

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That sounds like a monster. We just did a run on Sunday and one of the guys had a Dodge diesel, he did a great job maneuvering it through the right trees.

You've come to the right place for planning trips. I'm getting ready to post up a few more but this is a community site so if you have a trip you want made official just let me know and we'll make it happen.

When you get a chance you need to post up your current rig, would love to see it.
Keeps telling me the server cant download a picture Because its to big.
 

James Holum

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Here are a few pics. The third pic is a part I just ordered from Hanson ent.

1992 Jeep Wrangler
4ltr. cold air intake, cam, injectors, intake, exhaust, York Onboard Air Compressor for Onboard Air System
Art Carr TF999, reverse pattern full manual valve body, heavy duty cooler
Rubicon Transfercase, Tom Woods 1330 CV drive shafts
Dana 44 HP front, Dana 60 LP rear, All Cromo axles, CTM joints, 4:88 gears, ARB lockers
Rubicon Exspress Suspention, spring over front reverse eye military wrap, spring under rear, bilstien shocks
Rear Stretch kit, Gen Right body Armor, GenRight aluminum fuel tank
37 inc. MTR Kevlar
Warn 8274-50 with synthetic line on the front
Building the mount for a rear Warn 9.0RC.
Full cage, Master Craft Seats and harnesses, rear inner fenderwells are moded to allow a TJ rear seat.
 

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Overland1

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I dig the two tone, it makes it unique. I'm also jealous of the York, I've wanted one but the JK doesn't have room.
 

James Holum

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What year of JK do you have? I have had 3 jk's (2 -4 door Rubi's and 1- 2 door rubi) One of the guys going on the trip with us is building a 4 door for overlanding... Hemi, auto, 4 speed atlas, 1350 CV drive lines, Dynatrac pro rock 60 front, shaved 14 bolt rear, interior linX'ed, rear is compartmentalized for storage, Gobi rack, all alluminum bumpers, sliders, and skids... CVT RTT, 40inc. MTR's on beadlocks, with a 3.5 inc. longarm kit, bla bla bla... Anyways, he is a JK aholic, he has a wheeler, a driver, and now an overlander...

I was actually considering teering down the YJ and having it painted the JK tan color, rewiring the whole thing with a brand new harness, and putting a T18 with a 4 speed atlas in it... Kindoff a old school build, but reliable... I have all the parts to put a SBC in it, but thats gonna have to wait till this coming winter...
 

Overland1

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I have a 2012 4-door rubi. I just got the build done over the winter so I'm still learning what it can do. So far I'm impressed. We have a couple JK's in now an I know at least one has a Hemi. I'm trying to keep my mechanicals more stock since I don't need to do any rock crawling but want to keep it reliable.
 

James Holum

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Nice... I totaly understand keepin it close to stock. I honnestly believe a moderatly built 4 Door Rubi is impressive offroad, and in a completley different league than the older jeeps. Last year I came to the place were I just could not finantualy justify 2 Jk Rubi's at the same time and a overland truck build. So, in the end, I sold both rubi's, baught the truck, and paid cash for my red YJ and a mint 1995 Sahara, 1 owner, with 53,000 miles for my wife. I really want to look at a long trip for the truck next summer, and I may even buy something like an Xpedition trailer since my daughters will want to go along...

Do you all have meetings? It would be cool to meet up as my schedule allowes, and get to know some people who are like minded...
 

Overland1

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Official events are posted in the events section and that includes a Meet & Greet every month in Arvada. We get a pretty good turn out and everyone has a good time. If you go back to the home page you can click the link to join the meetup on the bottom right. After you are a member you'll get notified of all official trips and events. We are also more community based so if you want to run an official event, get it planned with dates and trail and I'll post it in meetup and the forum. Overall we're pretty laid back and ready to get out on overlanding trips.
 

Overland1

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Glad to help out. The trip is still a couple months away so as we get closer people may have a better idea of their schedule.
 

James Holum

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I guess this is a question for anyone. So, I drove out to Aspen to scout for a campground to use on Day 3 of the trip. I also went looking for the trailhead/road that leads to Taylor Pass and Tin Cup Pass from the Aspen Area. I did not find it ( anyone know were exactly it is ? ) and also, I saw on a map were there is supposed to be a trailhead that leads to Taylor Pass from just outside of Twin Lakes towards Aspen (this also I could not find). Now, understanding that I may just be blind (even though the Army eye exam rendered a 20/20 two months ago) I would appreciate some input from anyone in the Know..... THANKS IN ADVANCE....
 
All of your trail starts are found over at TrailDamage.com. Find the route needed, then in the bottom right corner will be the google earth track.
For Taylor Pass starting in Aspen, use CR15 which is Castle Creek Rd.
For Taylor Pass starting from Taylor Res, I think it's labelled FS 742. It will take you to the trailhead.
 

SniperRob

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I’m new here I am almost finished with my 7.3 Ford Excursion build and would love to go on your trip in August.
 

Wes

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Great meeting everyone last night!!

Yea I’m down for a trip!
I also go out every weekend except this weekend(first camping trip of 2019 for the group :(