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Re: CO trip
« Reply #60 on: August 14, 2015, 07:13:41 PM »
We continued to Beartown site but there is no longer any sign of a town. We continued on to Kite Lake where we stopped for lunch.











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Re: CO trip
« Reply #61 on: August 14, 2015, 07:40:55 PM »
Thursday, July 30
Poughkeepsie Gulch. The wall

Besides Black Bear Pass, I was really looking forward doing Poughkeepsie Gulch. I was told by the trail leader (local guy) that I could not do the wall open/open that I would need front and rear lockers. Rental Jeeps are not allowed on BBP or Poughkeepsie Gulch. The guy that hooked me up the rental for me knows the owner so they gave me a beater to do both trails. I treated it as such and thrashed the underbelly and passenger side rocker.  :woot:



















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Re: CO trip
« Reply #62 on: August 14, 2015, 07:52:50 PM »




















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Re: CO trip
« Reply #63 on: August 14, 2015, 07:56:02 PM »












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Re: CO trip
« Reply #64 on: March 17, 2017, 02:18:02 PM »
I was asked to post pics of my August 2016 CO trip.
A group of us stayed in Silverton in Southwest CO

Sunday: Since we were staying in Silverton we went to Clear Lake. We took the highway only a few miles and turned off at Mineral Creek, not to be confused with the Mineral Creek at Lower Engineer Pass trail (2 nearby creeks with the same name).
Monday: Black Bear Pass, Black Bear Pass dumps out into Telluride. We usually would take Imagene Pass back but that brings us to Ouray.
Tuesday: Engineer Pass,  Animas Forks Ghost town, and Eureka townsite. There isn't anything left of the town of Eureka. It used to be mining town a hundred years ago but none of the buildings are standing any more.
Wednesday: Hurricane Pass, California Pass, Placer Gulch, Picayune Gulch, Cinnamon Pass, American Basin
Thursday: Brooklyn Trail, Corkscrew Pass
Friday: Lower Engineer Pass Trail, Poughkeepsie Gulch, Hurricane Pass, Cinnamon Pass

I purchased a 69 CJ5 in Hutchkiss CO and it was waiting for me when I arrived.

I stayed in Colorado Springs for a few days going through the 6 purchased, changed all fluids, tune-up and some other general maintenance.

Heading to the Springs, Garden Of Gods.







Staying at Bill's place



Complete tuneup, hoses, vacuum advance, and a few other items replaced.



Loaded and ready for the trip to Silverton













Arrived in Silverton, this pic was from the motel parking lot first thing in the morning.





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Re: CO trip
« Reply #65 on: March 17, 2017, 02:32:38 PM »
Out on the trial.

























This is the beginning of Black Bear Pass a bunch of switch backs then it dumps into Telluride.





You can Telluride in the distance.









We had lunch in Telluride and had some mealtime entertainment



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71 CJ5 V6/T14/D18/Warn OD (from CO)
79 CJ5 304/T-150 Silver Anniversary
79 CJ5.5 360/T-18/4.1 D-300
77 CJ5 360/T-18/3.15 D-20
77 CJ7 258 Fuel Injected T-18/D-20 (from CO)

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Re: CO trip
« Reply #66 on: March 17, 2017, 02:58:29 PM »


































Sheep







It can turn to snows quick in the mountains in August







Road between Ouray and Silverton









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79 CJ5 304/T-150 Silver Anniversary
79 CJ5.5 360/T-18/4.1 D-300
77 CJ5 360/T-18/3.15 D-20
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Re: CO trip
« Reply #67 on: March 17, 2017, 03:06:10 PM »


Morning in Silverton





Snow at 14,000 ft third week in Aug

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79 CJ5 304/T-150 Silver Anniversary
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Re: CO trip
« Reply #68 on: March 17, 2017, 06:49:22 PM »
After the trip I shipped the 69CJ5 home had some fun with it, then ran into a guy that wanted it more then I did.

Picked up a 71 CJ5 the first of Nov just south of Denver.
 V6 with Warn OD



Last December I went to Colorado Springs for a week.

There always seems to be mule deer hanging out at Bill's place.



Garden of the Gods



We took Old Stage Coach Rd near Pikes Peak. We did some scouting off OSC rd it was a full day and we put in around 70 miles.













I found Eagle Rock trail nice trail but I went down it when I much rather went up it (which I'll do next time out there).  Met a couple local guys, going up Eagle Rock, one got hung up on a large rock so I got out to spot him.







Also found an old abandoned rail road passage make into a road







"That's the trouble with research on the internet, there's no way of verifying its truth" --Abraham Lincoln

71 CJ5 V6/T14/D18/Warn OD (from CO)
79 CJ5 304/T-150 Silver Anniversary
79 CJ5.5 360/T-18/4.1 D-300
77 CJ5 360/T-18/3.15 D-20
77 CJ7 258 Fuel Injected T-18/D-20 (from CO)

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Re: CO trip
« Reply #69 on: March 17, 2017, 06:55:34 PM »








The lights in the background is Colorado Springs.



"That's the trouble with research on the internet, there's no way of verifying its truth" --Abraham Lincoln

71 CJ5 V6/T14/D18/Warn OD (from CO)
79 CJ5 304/T-150 Silver Anniversary
79 CJ5.5 360/T-18/4.1 D-300
77 CJ5 360/T-18/3.15 D-20
77 CJ7 258 Fuel Injected T-18/D-20 (from CO)

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Re: CO trip
« Reply #70 on: June 01, 2017, 08:04:46 AM »
LETS GOOOOO
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Re: CO trip
« Reply #71 on: June 01, 2017, 10:47:21 AM »
Here's the trail rides for Aug 14-18 2017 I'll lead a group Sunday on Poughkeepie Gulch.

Trip 1: Engineer Pass trail starting from highway 550 all the way to the top of Engineer Pass. We've never gone any further than the lookout (also known as OH Point!). We might continue on. Next we will head back to Animas Forks Ghost Town and on to Silverton.
Warning: Lower Engineer Pass Trail (also known as Mineral Creek trail) has some rock crawling.

Trip 2: Corkscrew Pass. Then we will go over Hurricane pass and California Pass then down to Animas Forks Ghost town. From there we'll go up over Cinnamon Pass to American Basin. The group will then head to Silverton and take the highway back to Ouray.

Trip 3: Minnie Gulch and Maggie Gulch. We'll drive to Silverton and head north to Minnie and later to Maggie Gulch.

Trip 4: We'll take the infamous Black Bear Pass (trust me, it's not as bad as its reputation). We'll head into Telluride and come back over Imogene Pass.
Warning: Black Bear pass may be intimidating for those with a fear of heights.

Trip 5: Beartown site. We'll take the highway to Silverton and then go over Stony Pass, cross the Rio Grande River. We will pass by Beartown site and continue to Kite Lake. Then back the way we came.

Trip 6: Poughkeepsie Gulch.
Warning: This is a more difficult trail. You need lockers to take your jeep up "The Wall". If you don't feel you are up to it you can watch the others and then take the bypass.

Trip 7: Brooklyn Trail and Clear Lake. From Red Mountain Pass we'll turn off highway 55 and climb US Basin 4x4 Road. If you thought highway 550 was high we'll be far above 550 looking down at cars that look tiny. US Basin road turns into Brooklyn trail as it descends. We'll get back on 550 for a few miles before we get on gravel and then onto Mineral road and then up the 4x4 trail to Clear Lake.

Trip 8: Velocity Basin. We'll take the highway to Silverton then head NW to the Gladstone Mining complex and we'll use Corkscrew Pass to get back "home" to Ouray.

Monday the choices are trips 1, 2 or 3
Tuesday the choices are trips 3, 4, 5
Wednesday the choices are trips 5, 6, 7
Thursday the choices are trips 7, 8, 1
Friday the choices are trips 6, 3

We have 17 CJs and 1 tj going, with a group of 31 total attending.

Anyone besides Bobby and Blacky want to come let me know. Most beautiful place in the country to wheel. This is offroad heaven!
"That's the trouble with research on the internet, there's no way of verifying its truth" --Abraham Lincoln

71 CJ5 V6/T14/D18/Warn OD (from CO)
79 CJ5 304/T-150 Silver Anniversary
79 CJ5.5 360/T-18/4.1 D-300
77 CJ5 360/T-18/3.15 D-20
77 CJ7 258 Fuel Injected T-18/D-20 (from CO)

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Re: CO trip
« Reply #72 on: June 01, 2017, 12:04:14 PM »
Maybe next year I can bring a Cj as well. 
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Re: CO trip
« Reply #73 on: June 21, 2017, 10:18:34 AM »
"That's the trouble with research on the internet, there's no way of verifying its truth" --Abraham Lincoln

71 CJ5 V6/T14/D18/Warn OD (from CO)
79 CJ5 304/T-150 Silver Anniversary
79 CJ5.5 360/T-18/4.1 D-300
77 CJ5 360/T-18/3.15 D-20
77 CJ7 258 Fuel Injected T-18/D-20 (from CO)


 



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