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This is the trip report and picture thread for the July 2018 trip to the Gunnison Colorado area.

Attendees: Karen (ladybug) and Steve (ob1jeeper), Kevin (CAVU2) and Allie, John (johnpa), and me (Goose).

My picture gallery is located here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/EbKX8jkFAKr62aD18

Day 1: Marble, Crystal Mill, and Schofield Pass

The first destination was the town of Mable, named for the Marble quarry and mill located there. You can't get to the quarry or even a place to view it, but in town is the remains of the mill. We took the self guided tour through the mill site where we saw lots of discarded and partially finished carvings. This was the source of the marble for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.


Then we made our way up the Crystal river to the town site of Crystal; the location of the Crystal Mill (Power plant).


From Crystal the trail becomes serious with a steep, rocky, narrow climb up to the "Punch Bowl".


Here's Kevin at the "Punch Bowl".


After some more steep, rocky, narrow, treacherous climbing we reached the easy upper basin and crossed the Crystal river.


Right after the crossing we came head on with a Volvo. It was all wheel drive, but it was still just a passenger vehicle. The man driving was Spencer. He thought he was going to get to Marble, and we may have saved his life when we stopped him. If he had started down the hill towards the Punch Bowl there's no way he could have made it through, nor would he have been able to get back up to the top. Anyway we got him turned around and escorted him back to the 2 wheel drive road.


Us with Spencer. The newest member of ORP Volvo division.


Our final stop of the day was Emerald Lake. From there it was an easy drive into Crested Butte and then back to Gunnison.


Stay tuned for more ...
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Great post Goose!

Nice job to Goose for leading, and to JohnPa for tail gunning....Neither one of the guys lost anyone!

BTW - it should be noted that in the first pic that Goose posted, behind me is a metal tub of marble pieces, of which we were permitted to take one....I was sure that I took enough for everyone who didn't grab their own, so if you didn't get one, see me....

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Just a few thumbnails from me, since I don't photobucket anymore....(Goose...which program are you using to get full size pics posted?)

Here we are from Marble Mill Site, Pearl Pass, Williams Gulch water tower, and Hancock Pass.

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Just a few thumbnails from me, since I don't photobucket anymore....(Goose...which program are you using to get full size pics posted?)

smiles, ladybug

Great pictures and trip report so far you guys! Glad you rescued Spencer in the Volvo!


Karen, Goose's link is to Google photos, which I use now instead of photo bucket too. If you ever want a personal lesson in posting pics from Google, just let me know!!!
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Just a few thumbnails from me, since I don't photobucket anymore....(Goose...which program are you using to get full size pics posted?)

Here we are from Marble Mill Site, Pearl Pass, Williams Gulch water tower, and Hancock Pass.

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Goose thank you so much for organizing and leading a major trip for the club!

it looks like everyone had a great time and of course CO scenery always makes for awesome photos. i'm really bummed that we couldn't make it!

the last time we were in CO together you hadn't had the JK for too long if i'm remembering correctly - how did the Taco do for you this time?
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Thanks for leading us Goose. Was a fun trip that opened up another area of Colorado worthy of more exploration in the future...
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THANKS Scott for fixing my pics!! How did you do that?!
And yes Di, I do need to learn how to post pics from google direct here....The pics are on my computer hard drive, from a camera...
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You're welcome Karen, thanks for sharing! Double clicked on your thumbnail attachments to expand and then copy / pasted.
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THANKS Scott for fixing my pics!! How did you do that?!
And yes Di, I do need to learn how to post pics from google direct here....The pics are on my computer hard drive, from a camera...
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Here's an explanation of how to do what scotty did above. There's also an explanation of how to post photos from various photo hosting web sites, and while google isn't one of them, it's similar. But I totally wouldn't mind helping you learn how to do it, it's easy. https://offroadpassport.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1354
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