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Old 07-09-2009, 06:13 AM   #1
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Boulder to Dillon to Leadville and back. 2 KTMs. Argentine Pass

We started the trip on July 5th and returned to Boulder on the 7th.




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Old 07-09-2009, 08:30 AM   #2
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The plan was to fly out of Phili on the 4th, punch out of work a couple hours early and catch the 2:00 PM Denver flight.

Everything went well, the plane left about an hour late and we had to circle for about an hour because the Denver airport was shut down, due to heavy thunderstorms.

One of my best friends Chris Jones picked me up at the Airport and had
the plans for ripping in the mountains laid out for the next 3 days.

We had been planning on hooking up for this ride for about 6 months.

On Sunday morning we headed out of Boulder and up the Canyon to grab
some breakfast at a really cool spot.













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Old 07-09-2009, 08:46 AM   #3
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The adventure begins when things don't go as planned.

About 1/2 an hour after we left the breakfast stop we were ripping up
one of the first section of foot hills and my left foot peg fell off the 525.
We back tracked down the mountain and found the foot peg.

We passed a small cycle shop and the doors were open. We figured it
would be worth it to double back and see if he had a foot peg or a welder.

When we got there we talked to Earl the owner, no foot pegs or welder but there were 3 places just down the dirt road we could try. I just rememberd it was Sunday. He said there may be someone working on there own
stuff and we may get lucky. We drove down the road and found the
lights on in a auto service shop.

We were in luck, Mason was working on his boss's truck to make some
extra cash. He was putting in a supercharger. They had a welder
and he offered to weld it up for us. 20 minutes later we were on our way. He
said he would take $10 bucks for the fix but Chris gave him $25 and
we were on our way.


















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Old 07-09-2009, 08:49 AM   #4
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funny !
the french tv logo sticker on your bike !
where on earth have you been ?
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My buddies bike, I don't know about the sticker.

The bike Rips though.
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Now we were in good shape and heading up hill on our way to Kingston
Peak.

















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Then we popped out near the highway to pick up some power bars
and Chris had a Coffee.






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Next we were off to get over Argentine Pass. We had heard it
was still closed in from snow but we figured we would give it a shot.

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Argentine Pass
Elevation4205 m./13,207 ft.
LocationColorado, United States
RangeFront Range
Coordinates3938.2′N 10547.0′W / 39.6367N 105.7833W / 39.6367; -105.7833
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Traversed byUnpaved road
Argentine Pass (el. 4205 m./13,207 ft.) is a high mountain pass located in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado in the United States.
The highest named vehicle-accessible pass in the state, Argentine Pass is located on the crest of the Front Range along the boundary between Clear Creek and Summit counties southwest of Georgetown. The pass is flanked by Grays Peak to the west and Argentine Peak to the east. It is traversed by a rugged four-wheel drive trail that is passable only on foot or with a sturdy vehicle in good weather during the summer. It is much too rough for regular passenger vehicles. The pass was the location of silver discovery in 1864 that led to the growth of Georgetown as an early center of the silver mining industry in Colorado. The region on the east side of the pass became heavily mined in the following decades, with many remains of mining activity visible today.
Note: Vehicle travel is only possible on the Georgetown side, the Horseshoe Basin side may only be traversed by foot.
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:48 AM   #11
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:52 AM   #12
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We started up the mountain from the georgetown side.

We got pretty soaked from the Thunderstorms that were moving in.
















This is where we ran into our first snow crossing on the way up.
I think it was about 2pm at this point in the day.
We figured we would give it a shot and try to cross the snow.
Thinking that the weather would clear up and the South side of the
mountain would'nt have much snow left on it.
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:35 PM   #14
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