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post #16 of 59 Old 07-12-2009, 06:04 PM
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Looks like hell of a fun time.. Love the views.. Can i have your girly?

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Taking some time to enjoy some of the scenary on the climb down. It felt so good to be moving down after all that climbing, today was intense!
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After getting back to the Jeep we headed down the Nellie Creek trail and reconnected with the Engineer Pass trail and headed west towards the pass
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Some of the views from the overlook slightly west of Engineer Pass
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After getting back to Ouray we headed back to Orvis Hot Springs for another evening of naked hot tubbing The next day it was the long and sad drive home. Neither of us wanted to leave and we're determined to move to either Moab or Colorado someday after we're out of nursing and med school!!!
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Let me know if you want any information about either places or want some more pictures of something in particular. Happy trails!!
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How much did the trip all in all cost you to go?
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Cant put a price on fun my man, Sounds like an awesome time!
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so when are you guys getting married? sweet pics

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post #21 of 59 Old 07-12-2009, 09:41 PM
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Great pics !!!!!

How did the 5.3 do pulling the jeep thru the mountains?

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post #22 of 59 Old 07-12-2009, 10:12 PM
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man i need to do more traveling with the jeep. it looks like a great time! nice pictures

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post #23 of 59 Old 07-12-2009, 10:15 PM
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Great pics !!!!!

How did the 5.3 do pulling the jeep thru the mountains?
x2, i jus bought a 09 silverado with the 5.3 and im curious about that also. we leave in 3 weeks for colorado but we're taking our FJ instead of the jeep
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The avalanche did okay in the mountains but it definitely wasn't easy. Going over some of the passes gave it quite a workout and it was hard to keep it moving. Luckily both of my trailer's axles had brakes but on the way home going South on 550 from Ouray towards Durango there's several mountain passes and I could smell the brakes getting nasty.

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post #25 of 59 Old 07-13-2009, 07:35 AM
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So did the kid's parents get fined for burning down the tree? That is seriously dangerous out west.

Anyway, awesome pictures and indeed it sounded like a great trip. I'm surprised that the Black Bear switchbacks were still closed. I was there three summers ago during the first week of August and all of the trails were dry and open, other then for the rain since Ouray does get plenty of it.

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great trip, great pics and she sounds like a keeper, who's got it better than you! Excellant!
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The avalanche did okay in the mountains but it definitely wasn't easy. Going over some of the passes gave it quite a workout and it was hard to keep it moving. Luckily both of my trailer's axles had brakes but on the way home going South on 550 from Ouray towards Durango there's several mountain passes and I could smell the brakes getting nasty.
thats what i fugured, is your truck the 4spd auto. my 09 is the 6spd. auto, i cant wait to tow with it to see hot it does
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Gig 'Em? Ha.




other than the longhorn paraphernalia , great photos... again. The climb looked awesome. on top of the world. We leave in 11 days for the same trip and hopefully many of the same trails, adding a stay in the LaSal's and Durango.


Any issues/difficulty with Corkscrew, Hurricane or California trails?
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thats what i fugured, is your truck the 4spd auto. my 09 is the 6spd. auto, i cant wait to tow with it to see hot it does
The truck's not mine, we borrowed it for the trip. But its a 4spd auto. That thing was perfect for this trip because we kept all our gear in the back of it and didn't have to worry about it getting wet or stolen.

As for corkscrew/hurricane/california we didn't have any issues at all. Even with the heavy rain, none of the streams and runoffs were too threatening. Have a good time out there. And I guess I didn't post the dates but this was in late june, that's why black bear and imogene weren't open yet.

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post #30 of 59 Old 07-16-2009, 10:23 AM
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Dude, awesome pictures. Glad to see you made it out there again. I'm headed out in a week and a half. Oh and i dig the additions to the Jeep since last year, looks buff.
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