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Village Idiots on the Mt. Princeton Rd.

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Re: Village Idiots on the Mt. Princeton Rd.

Postby ejfred » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:05 am

That's hilarious! I hiked Princeton about a month ago, and was glad to get a ways up the 4x4 trial in my Wrangler. Can't believe an Astro van and an Altima made it that far!

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Postby its_not_a_tuba » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:43 am

I love this story, thank you so much for making my day.

jpfeif001 wrote:Besides, the hotsprings are off the main road to St Elmo. And the Mt Princeton road is not meant for those vehicles.


jpfeif001 wrote:In my experience, people in general are idiots.


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Re: Village Idiots on the Mt. Princeton Rd.

Postby Hacksaw » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:12 am

its_not_a_tuba wrote:I love this story, thank you so much for making my day.

jpfeif001 wrote:Besides, the hotsprings are off the main road to St Elmo. And the Mt Princeton road is not meant for those vehicles.


jpfeif001 wrote:In my experience, people in general are idiots.


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Re: Village Idiots on the Mt. Princeton Rd.

Postby smrcka » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:38 pm

Amazing - didn't they drive right past the hot springs to access the road? ](*,)
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Re: Village Idiots on the Mt. Princeton Rd.

Postby Doug Shaw » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:17 pm

smrcka wrote:Amazing - didn't they drive right past the hot springs to access the road? ](*,)


Not necessarily.

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Re: Village Idiots on the Mt. Princeton Rd.

Postby Built-to-Last » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:23 pm

While I am not commenting on the intellect of the drivers, the Astro Minivan can be a 4x4 vehicle. My fiancee's father drove a blue one around Breck for years and loved it. The clearance might of been problematic on the road up Princeton, though...
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Re: Village Idiots on the Mt. Princeton Rd.

Postby whoopi_cat » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:26 pm

In the picture of the minivan, is the guys holding the thumbs-up or the person throwing the devil's horns funnier? D@mnit, it just can't decide!!!!!

:lol: :?: :shock:
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Re: Village Idiots on the Mt. Princeton Rd.

Postby whoopi_cat » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:27 pm

Just the fact that this thread is in "mountaineering tales" is hilarious!!!!
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Re: Village Idiots on the Mt. Princeton Rd.

Postby roguejackalope » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:33 pm

whoopi_cat wrote:Just the fact that this thread is in "mountaineering tales" is hilarious!!!!

+1.

I had a '93 Cavalier once that wanted so badly to be a 4WD. That could be a great thread: "The little 2WD that could (or couldn't)". Where have you taken your 2WD that probably wasn't the best idea ever? Hahaha.
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Re: Village Idiots on the Mt. Princeton Rd.

Postby hberry » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:34 pm

There was a Mercedes sedan at the radio towers when I was up there a few weekends ago...

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Re: Village Idiots on the Mt. Princeton Rd.

Postby scalba123 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:00 pm

whoopi_cat wrote:In the picture of the minivan, is the guys holding the thumbs-up or the person throwing the devil's horns funnier? D@mnit, it just can't decide!!!!!

:lol: :?: :shock:


I believe that's the Texas Hook 'em Horns sign. [Which would explain a lot.]

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Re: Village Idiots on the Mt. Princeton Rd.

Postby planet54 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:03 pm

This one belongs in the 14ers.com Hall Of Fame or Shame .
And read the Edward Abbey quote below !!
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