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post #31 of 132 Old 09-09-2008, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Here's some more of the many pictures:

Cinnamon Pass
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California Gulch
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Corkscrew Gulch
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Como Lake at the intersection of California Pass, Hurricane Pass and Poughkeepsie Gulch
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View of the Black Bear Pass switchbacks from the Imogene Pass trail
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Awesome pictures and cool videos. It's beautiful there and thanks for sharing the pictures and videos with us. I would love to wheel there someday but, I really doubt I can wheel that high up on the mountains. It's very cool but, that would freak me out wheeling right next to some steep drops. Thanks again for sharing your awesome adventure and glad your small group got to your destination safely.

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The top of Black Bear Pass
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Our trek up to Imogene Pass
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More of Imogene Pass
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The rain coming in off in the distance
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Mt. Sneffels off in the distance - The mountain we were about to climb
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Ok ok Stop ... You're making all of us jealous

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Our start up the side of Mt. Sneffels, 14,150ft.
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My brother pointing out Mt. Sneffels from the top of Engineer Pass the next day.
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One more from another part of Poughkeepsie Gulch
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Random sheep on the middle of the Alpine Loop
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Racing down the sand dunes on our last night in Colorado
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Just wondering... With all that awesome land you been though and taking all those pictures ... Did you see any wildlife?
If so, can you share some of those pictures as well? I love seeing pictures of wild animals when you are in an area like that. Thanks


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Nice trip! How much gas did you guys bring/end up using?


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Nice trip! How much gas did you guys bring/end up using?
I have two 5 gallon jerry cans on the back of my jeep that I kept filled, one with water and one with gas. Don't know how many gallons we went through but we spent about $800 per vehicle on gas and the total trip was 2220 miles. Gas was our only real expense since we packed our food so it was worth the price for a week long vacation.

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Just wondering... With all that awesome land you been though and taking all those pictures ... Did you see any wildlife?
If so, can you share some of those pictures as well? I love seeing pictures of wild animals when you are in an area like that. Thanks


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As for wildlife, we saw dozens of marmots all over the place. We also saw a bunch of deer. We think we saw an elk, it was really far away so we couldn't tell for sure. We were really hoping for a bear sighting but no luck.
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Very cool and thanks for pulling them pictures up of the wild animals.

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Beautiful photos and I'm sure that was fun with a group to travel with! Plus the photos from Black Bear are great! It's amazing guys have driven pickups down that. There is a video on YouTube of a guy getting stuck on a switchback with an Explorer.

Anyway my wife and I spent time in Ouray two years ago. We didn't drive Black Bear but yes Imogene Pass and around the Alpine Loop! It was a great time and I'm hoping to get back to CO next year (my parents live just north of Ouray ).


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Completely awesome. I will make that trip someday.

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