View Full Version : Big Loop Ramble

08-24-2007, 09:05 AM
1) Sawtooth and Patrick Ramble Again! On the heels of the Northwest Rendezvous Sawtooth and I headed out again for a tour of a big chunk of Colorado’s majestic high country. Paul called this The Big Loop Ramble, and you can find a fine account of the adventure on his Thread by that name on the Hunting Forum. I hope these images will add to his rendering.

Colorful cliffs
Just pretty pics

Rock descent

Big Loop (http://forums.kifaru.net/uploads/bigloopcamp_QT.mov)

Big Loop (http://forums.kifaru.net/uploads/bushwhackin.mov)

Camp (http://forums.kifaru.net/uploads/camp2_QT.mov)

Flat Tops (http://forums.kifaru.net/uploads/flattop1_QT.mov)

Fishing 1 (http://forums.kifaru.net/uploads/paulfish2_QT.mov)

Fishing 2 (http://forums.kifaru.net/uploads/paulfish_QT.mov)

Tipi Scene (http://forums.kifaru.net/uploads/tipicolors_QT.mov)

03-11-2008, 10:28 PM
Beautiful, thanks for sharing.
Is that a 4 man or a 6 man tipi?

03-13-2008, 03:01 PM
MrFisherman, that is a six man tipi. We used a medium stove. Worked out quite well.

03-13-2008, 03:40 PM
My, my. Makes a fellow yearn for the comfortable plenty of Summer.

03-13-2008, 03:50 PM
Plans are already underway. /images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

03-13-2008, 04:07 PM
That looks like mule deer country, did you run across any? Did you ramble up by the snow fields?

03-14-2008, 12:04 AM
Thanks for the reply Patrick, I have a 4 man on the way. It is the old style... I am hoping it isn't too small for me. That 6 man looks pretty roomy and would allow my 5' 9" frame to stand upright to dress even with a roaring fire.
It will be here in 6 more days and I can hardly wait.
Still think I need a liner for use in the rainy PNW. Netting would be nice as would a stove.
Rather than hijacking this thread maybe I'll start another one for sugestions and advice.
I sure appreciate the videos. It would be really cool to have videos available with each model actually being used.
I can see myself owning more than one of these.... the only question is wether I can do it and remain married lol.

03-14-2008, 07:52 AM
Bodark, it is good mule deer, and elk, country. For some reason we didn't collide with many, even tho being there a longish time and covering plenty of ground. As we hunters know that sometimes is the case.

MrFisherman, as time allows I think we would like to increase the video library on more of the gear. Thanks for the reminder.

Ed C
03-14-2008, 08:07 AM
Patrick and Saw: The 5th picture down-what am I looking at? Something is crossed [X] in the tipi. Are you guys testing a geezer thing I should be aware of? Chair maybe? Eyes playing tricks on me?

03-14-2008, 08:15 AM

Looks like a Field Chair.

03-14-2008, 08:32 AM

That's your's truly relaxing in my field chair. I don't leave home without it. /images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

03-18-2008, 11:24 AM
In the seventh picture, that guy apparently fell so hard and fast his hiking poles remained standing. I hope he's O.K.

03-18-2008, 03:51 PM
No chance of that! It was relatively flat there. The photographer, Patrick, was busy snapping pics at the time. We were marveling at a shepherd and his flock of several hundred sheep off in the distance.