The meeting place, on Colorado 119 south of Blackhawk. Fred made a fantastic video of this outing. Maybe you can talk him into making you a copy.
We went north through Blackhawk, and turned off on to the road up North Clear Creek. Here, we stopped up on top of one of the ridges.
We did some map reading and replanning. One of the roads we had originally planned on driving had some pretty deep snow on it, and several of the trucks in our group were not equipped with chains. We decided it would be safer to find another route.
We found a wide place in the road, and the road above there was blocked off..
..so we decided that it was a good place to have lunch. We turned the road into a parking lot.
The way this Chili Run works is that everyone brings a can of chili, and we throw all of it together in one pot and cook it up. You can see Master Chef Al Fink in this photo with the chef's hat on. There was plenty of food to go around, and we had a great time swapping tales and filling up.