Spooky Night Run 2020 - Oct 24th

Oh_shift

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Be apart of the 21st Annual Spooky Night Run!

Time to dress up those trucks for a night run on Slaughterhouse Gulch, Oct 24th. A little far out to check weather, but I'll update as it gets closer. No snow in the forecast yet, but I'll check later. Temps between 50 and 30*F.

Everyone is available to join that has a capable rig! Don't have to be a RS member so come out and join us!
This is an intermediate trail open to anyone. Bring the family and dogs if wanted. About halfway through we'll have a potluck stop for dinner on the trail before dark. There are a few obstacles that will come up after dark. I'll need a little help spotting, but we'll get everyone through. Trails Offroad Info

We will meet at the gas station(Loaf & Jug) at the intersection of Hwy 285 and Deer Creek Road ( Link ) at ~3:30 pm meet up and 4 pm departure. If we leave L&J at 4, go to the usual air-down spot, and leave the air-down by 5, we would get to the bottom by 5:45 depending on how many rigs show up. We can do the pot luck have dinner at the bottom at dusk, and head up and be back to the air-down/air-up spot by 7-ish pm, and be headed home by 8. (Thanks @Mendocino for that timeline!)

What to bring:
MASKS and Hand Sanitizer!
Recovery gear - extra gear to consider: shovels/chains
Kids
Family
dogs
Food for a potluck dinner - Reply with your dish so we can all coordinate.
Warm clothes - sun will be setting and the mountains are colder than Denver
Flashlights/lanterns

Leave your alcohol and bad attitude AT HOME!

CB
: CH 4
HAM: 146.580 MHz so we can avoid the space station repeater
GMRS: CH 16

Confirmed Trucks:
@Oh_shift
@MountainGoat
@MTSN
@On the RX
@DomOfTheDead
@joltman
@J1000
@cbranch
@coloradoadams
@MonPetiteShoe

On the fence...
@Mendocino
@AimCOTaco


***Edits for dinner plans***
BYO Dinner! Because of COVID-19 and new Denver Ordinance on gathering sizes, the potluck dinner will not happen. Masks and socially distancing of 6ft will be required through out the trip.
 
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Oh_shift

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Oh, and if you have GMRS/FRS - let's use CH 16. Why, because 4x4 is 16! 😝
 

Mendocino

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I'd love to do this but I'll be fly fishing in Wyoming that day.
 

On the RX

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We are probably going to make this. Just need two bushings to make it happen.
 

On the RX

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I don't think we will participate in the potluck. As much as we enjoy cooking for others and sharing the love, I don't think its in the cards for us until this virus has run it's route.
 

Oh_shift

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I don't think we will participate in the potluck. As much as we enjoy cooking for others and sharing the love, I don't think its in the cards for us until this virus has run it's route.
Dang! I was so worried about having fun that I totally forgot about this COVID thing.:banghead:

POTLUCK IS CANCELLED.

Especially because of new Denver social gathering requirements, we'll remain distant when stopped, and wear a mask when outside your truck. As long as everyone plays nice on the radio, I think we can all have fun and be safe.
 

jps8460

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Thanks for organizing this Alex!! I’ll be in New Mexico, but there is ghostly spirit. Trying to recruit a 200 guy from mud. :)
 

Oh_shift

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I'm going to pre-run the trail tomorrow or Thursday during the day. Send me a PM if you want to join. Planning on leaving Denver between 10 and noon.
 

Mendocino

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My Wyoming fly fishing trip will likely move. If it does, we will be there in the 200.
 

joltman

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Thanks for organizing this Alex!! I’ll be in New Mexico, but there is ghostly spirit. Trying to recruit a 200 guy from mud. :)
I'm assuming it's me you were trying to recruit :) I told my wife about the trip. We're thinking about it! I will definitely let you guys know. I should probably buy a little air compressor for the trip. Not sure on other required air gear.
 

jps8460

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I'm assuming it's me you were trying to recruit :) I told my wife about the trip. We're thinking about it! I will definitely let you guys know. I should probably buy a little air compressor for the trip. Not sure on other required air gear.

Great! Don’t worry too much about buying gear just for this outing (a small compressor is a great idea in general). There will be plenty of air down/up help. Hope you can make it

Cheers!
 

DomOfTheDead

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Count me in. The truck is a little beat up from moab but ready to roll. The better half has a class all weekend so it will just be me.
 

joltman

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I spoke to a Mud forum member last night on the phone. He concurred with @jps8460 about the ease of the Slaughterhouse Gulch trail. I did watch a video on it, and it appears there are bypasses for the rough spots. I might try one, but we'll see what it's like.

@Oh_shift my wife said we can go. We're in for Saturday!
 

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