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Unread 07-26-2011, 07:40 AM   #1
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Ouray, Lake City, Silverton, Telluride Trip

A group of West Texas jeeps are headed for some jeepin in the San Juans. a couple of us have been before, and there are some new jeeps this trip.

If anyone would like to join in, you are welcome, we will arriving mid day on July 31. If you have a common interest, PM for more details.

We are hoping the work on Black Bear Pass will be completed while we are there.

Our list is Imogene, Engineers, Cinnamon, California, Hurricane, Corkscrew, Black Bear, Stony, Poughkeepsie and any thing else that works in.

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Unread 07-26-2011, 08:42 AM   #2
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Black Bear is supposed to be opening today, Poughkeepsie is still closed with no date set.

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Unread 07-26-2011, 09:37 AM   #3
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Black Bear is supposed to be opening today, Poughkeepsie is still closed with no date set.

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We ran Poughkeepsie last week with the folks from the FJ Summit...it's open all the way to the top.
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Unread 07-26-2011, 09:45 AM   #4
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I trying to plan some of these trails a few weekends from now. Wish I could join up with you guys. Have fun and post a lot of pics!
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Unread 07-26-2011, 11:50 AM   #5
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Black Bear is supposed to be opening today, Poughkeepsie is still closed with no date set.

Have fun!
The forest service web site indicates that Black Bear was closing to all traffic (foot, vehicle, etc) for repairs starting July 25 and that work would continue through the "season".

So does that mean that it is closed for a few days due to the danger of the repairs and then open while minor repairs are being completed?
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Unread 07-26-2011, 11:59 AM   #6
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It was only supposed to be closed on the 25th to bring equipment down. The work is at the bottom of the Telliride side and is over at 10 AM. FS site also shows Poughkeepsie closed so may not be 100% accurate.
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Unread 07-26-2011, 02:07 PM   #7
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A group of West Texas jeeps are headed for some jeepin in the San Juans. a couple of us have been before, and there are some new jeeps this trip.

If anyone would like to join in, you are welcome, we will arriving mid day on July 31. If you have a common interest, PM for more details.

We are hoping the work on Black Bear Pass will be completed while we are there.

Our list is Imogene, Engineers, Cinnamon, California, Hurricane, Corkscrew, Black Bear, Stony, Poughkeepsie and any thing else that works in.
My wife and I will be staying in a cabin in Pitkin for a week from July 29 through August 5. We are planning one full day of jeepin' in the San Juans, but are not sure which day it will be. We have been to this same cabin and a day of wheeling in the San Juans for the past 4 years always in the first week of August. Would be interested in catching up with you guys while you are there. We are pretty flexible on our schedule, except for Thursday, August 4 in which we have a contact out of Buena Vistathat we wheel with each year. PM me with a schedule if you have one and a phone number so we can get in touch.
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Unread 07-27-2011, 09:04 AM   #8
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There have been getting some major rain showers near Telluride and lots of mud slides have been happening.My son works for Cdot and has been quite busy up that way. I would keep checking the road reports for your trails you are taking. I would love to catch up with you but am involved in a Mancos Days celebration. Have fun and if you need anything let us know.
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Unread 07-28-2011, 09:13 PM   #9
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We ran Black Bear Wed. with no problems, it officially opened Monday! We have ran most of the trails since Sunday July 24th. with no problems at all. Telluride did get a lot of rain Tuesday but it didn't seem to effect the trails any--that we ran anyway.

We have done almost all the trail's on your list.

I love Ouray--hate for my vacation to end!
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Unread 07-29-2011, 09:25 AM   #10
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I wish I saw this thread earlier. I'm vacationing in Durango. Unfortunately I left my LJ in Chicago. I rented a TJ yesterday and took it from Silverton to Animas Forks and then took the California pass around and back to Silverton. It was a great time!

We have a Ford Explorer as our regular rental and I've taken it on the Ophir pass trail. It did fine on that trail.

The ghost town at Animas Forks is pretty cool. It's worth checking out if you do the California pass trail.

This is an amazing area! I hope to come back next year with my LJ.
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Unread 08-07-2011, 04:52 PM   #11
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Thanks for everyone's comments and advise.

We found all the trails, passes, etc open. The work on Black Bear continues at night and is open through the day.

It was a great trip for us. Working up photos now for a thread later.

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