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Unread 07-15-2010, 03:46 PM   #16
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Black Bear isn't too bad but a truck did tumble off of the steps into Ingram Creek last Thursday (July 8).
Any more information on this? Just curious...I came down Black Bear that day (in the rain) around 11am or noon, and saw no sign of it. Must have been after that.

Were they OK?

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Unread 07-15-2010, 04:08 PM   #17
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A cashier in a gift shop in Telluride asked us if the truck was still there. When we inquired, she told us that a truck had slipped off the steps and fell into Ingram Creek, but that no one was hurt. I cannot find a news story on it, as car tow jobs usually don't make the paper.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 08:33 AM   #18
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Great shots! Just did it last week, unfortunately my camerawoman/spotter was in no condition to get the shots on the best part.
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Unread 08-08-2010, 12:35 AM   #19
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holy crap....my wife and i are planning to head out there next summer...but i will just have to keep these photos hidden from her or else there is no way she will let us do it.
yeah, ill have the same problem. if it looks even somewhat scary she will refuse to do it.
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I won't lie the switchbacks headed down back into Telluride will probably make the girl concerned. First time I was out there it was a blast going across that waterfall.
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Actually the switchbacks were duck soup compared to the shale ledge above them!
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My Son, Grandson, Myself and 5 friends came to Ouray last summer ( 2010 ) and rode Black Bear. One of the biggest thrills of my life. My 14 year old Grandson said, " Grandude, we are 4 inches from death!!!!!" We are planning another trip probably next year. My son wants to take his Joiner up Black Bear on the one day allowed. Anyone know what that day is??? Also are anything other than Jeeps allowed on that day???
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My family and I are heading to this area in June. If what we experience is half as what these pictures portray, we are going to have a heck of a time. I can't wait. Thanks for sharing.
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Unread 04-06-2011, 07:03 PM   #24
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My family and I are heading to this area in June. If what we experience is half as what these pictures portray, we are going to have a heck of a time. I can't wait. Thanks for sharing.
If you are going in June, you may find that it is impassable due to snow. Black Bear is generally not open until mid July.

Good luck, have a good time.
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If you are going in June, you may find that it is impassable due to snow. Black Bear is generally not open until mid July.

Good luck, have a good time.
Thanks for the heads up. Do you or anyone know if the Imogene Pass trial is typically passable in June? I doubt I'd be able to talk the wife into Black Bear anyhow.
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Thanks for the heads up. Do you or anyone know if the Imogene Pass trial is typically passable in June? I doubt I'd be able to talk the wife into Black Bear anyhow.
IMO, Imogene has a lot more to see, just not the hair rising challenge. As to open??? All of the passes can vary, and there is a web site the Forest service has that gives updates. I will try to get back (quick search and I could not find it)

Corkscrew, Engineers, California, Cinnamon, Opher are good too. I want to hit some of those again as well a Stoney Pass. And just some other good trails without passes too.
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Great shots! Just did it last week, unfortunately my camerawoman/spotter was in no condition to get the shots on the best part.
I can see that. Hell, I'm just glad I'm not the ***** in the passenger seat. I'd need a stiff drink with someone else driving.
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My Son, Grandson, Myself and 5 friends came to Ouray last summer ( 2010 ) and rode Black Bear. One of the biggest thrills of my life. My 14 year old Grandson said, " Grandude, we are 4 inches from death!!!!!" We are planning another trip probably next year. My son wants to take his Joiner up Black Bear on the one day allowed. Anyone know what that day is??? Also are anything other than Jeeps allowed on that day???
That trip (Black Bear Backwards) is sponsored by the Telluride Rotary Club. More info at the link below. It doesn't look like they have dates for 2011 posted yet, but I think it is usually the last weekend in July each year. You could call them or just check back on the website from time to time.

http://www.telluride4x4.com/trails.htm
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IMO, Imogene has a lot more to see, just not the hair rising challenge. As to open??? All of the passes can vary, and there is a web site the Forest service has that gives updates. I will try to get back (quick search and I could not find it)

Corkscrew, Engineers, California, Cinnamon, Opher are good too. I want to hit some of those again as well a Stoney Pass. And just some other good trails without passes too.
Bushducks.com has an excellent webpage with status updates on most of the well-known Colorado mountain passes and 4x4 trails. They have information from several years back, so by checking it out, you could get an idea of when each trail was open or passable each year.

http://bushducks.com/tripreps/passopen.htm
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Making plans to go back to Ouray the 3rd week in July. Looking forward to doing Black bear once again.
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