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Old September 27th, 2014, 18:51
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Wheeler Lake

El Presidente started this trip, and had to back out due to family obligations. I decided to drive up Friday night, and camp, and meet the rest on Sat. morning. I hit the trailhead about 6:30 pm, and it was a dark and stormy night. Finally found the trailhead, only to not get up the slick 45 degree rock at the start. There was a go around and I found a spot just past the mill.

On the way, looking at Eleven Mile Res.



Inside the mill.



Waterfall behind the mill.



Like a lot of the trails in CO, Wheeler has gotten rougher, and more challenging. I had to use the front locker a couple of times, and there were lines I couldn't make with just the front locker. Don't ask about the rear locker.

Near the top.



Not sure, but it looks like a wheeling pic.



The trail to the top. At this point I was tired of the roughness, and just not feeling up to it, so I turned back. Wimpy, wimpy, I know.



Going back down was interesting. On a V-notch I don't remember from previous runs, I slid into it, and thought the body would hit it, but the rockrail ruled. The last obstacle, v-notch, I went down very slowly, and yet, when my front wheels hit the bottom, the drivers side rear wheel decided to take trip in the air. Thought I'd get to test the roll bars for a moment. That is silly fun.



And leaving, some more fall colors shit.\



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Old September 28th, 2014, 09:18
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Re: Wheeler Lake

It was a good run.Last time I ran this trail was 2006 and it does seem a little more difficult (fun).

I didn't take many pics but here are a few:










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Old September 28th, 2014, 23:04
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Re: Wheeler Lake

Ugh...... I miss getting up there.

The XJ looks good Jeff!

Thanks for the pics gents!
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Old September 29th, 2014, 03:30
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Re: Wheeler Lake

Rig definitely looks killer Jeff. I'll hit that trail one day.
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Old September 29th, 2014, 07:24
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Thanks guys.
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Old September 29th, 2014, 11:06
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Re: Wheeler Lake

That v-notch is a good time -- look/feel familiar, Fred (me in 2010)?:
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It was a good run.Last time I ran this trail was 2006 and it does seem a little more difficult (fun).
Correction, 2009 was the last time I ran it.
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That v-notch is a good time -- look/feel familiar, Fred (me in 2010)?:
I think that's the upper one. That one I slid into on the drivers side and rode my rockrail down the obstacle. Couple of nice Toyota trucks were on the rock to the right of the notch, and a built Sammi went up the notch, apparently that is the hard way. Going up, I started up the notch, and then went up the wall onto the rock on the drivers side. Definitely needed a locker there.
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Old October 4th, 2014, 02:28
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Nice pictures!
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Re: Wheeler Lake

Love that trail
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Well, come to COfest and run it with us.
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Well, come to COfest and run it with us.
So your saying after all my efforts to get CO Fest in the Ouray area..... I failed... Maybe I will attend and run Wheeler as it is an enjoyable trail.
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Wheeler + snow = good times lol





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Re: Wheeler Lake

Was this recent? If so, I'm surprised the gate was open...
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