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Unread 09-07-2009, 11:38 AM   #46
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awesome report. This has been one of my farvorites

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Unread 09-25-2009, 09:34 PM   #47
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Nice trip. I used to go out west every year with my Dad. Man was it fun, at 15 I really didn't appreciate it like I do now. Looks like a good time. I can't wait to head out there again.

Looks like it wasn't a bad price either. Tent camping keeps the bills down for sure.
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Unread 10-07-2009, 12:13 AM   #48
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just plain awesome man, moab is one of the places to wheel on my bucket list. thanks for sharing bro
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Unread 10-07-2009, 06:06 PM   #49
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I spent the week of Sept 20th 2009 around Ouray and Silverton. The weather was beautiful and only on the highest peaks was a dusting of snow. We rented a 4 door trail rated Wrangler with a 3.8 engine and it was gutless. On the highway between Ouray and Silverton we had to keep it in second gear just to get 40 miles per hour. On the trails we used mostly low range and first or second gear. The country was beautiful and we did not even need a coat on the highest passes. Since it was a rented jeep we could not go on Black Bear but we did most of the others. Had a great time.
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Unread 10-07-2009, 06:08 PM   #50
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I spent the week of Sept 20th 2009 around Ouray and Silverton. The weather was beautiful and only on the highest peaks was a dusting of snow. We rented a 4 door trail rated Wrangler with a 3.8 engine and it was gutless. On the highway between Ouray and Silverton we had to keep it in second gear just to get 40 miles per hour. On the trails we used mostly low range and first or second gear. The country was beautiful and we did not even need a coat on the highest passes. Since it was a rented jeep we could not go on Black Bear but we did most of the others. Had a great time.
must not have been running right....I had no problem maintaing speed this summer when I was up there...I do have a two door though...
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Unread 10-07-2009, 06:49 PM   #51
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It was a 2009 model 4 door wrangler so it was running good. The four door is just too heavy for the 3.8 engine in the mountains.
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Unread 10-08-2009, 11:31 AM   #52
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i am really jealous. i have been trying to get my wife to go out with me but she wont. she thinks my jeep is hideous and doesnt like to get dirty. well im going to japan for 3 years because she wanted my to apply for orders there and i got them when i didnt want too. so when we get back i am making her go on this trip. looks like an amazing place to wheel, ride, and camp. thanks for all of the good footage.
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Unread 10-25-2009, 10:45 AM   #53
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soo jealous right now!!!
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Unread 11-11-2009, 08:46 PM   #54
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When I looked through your report and photos, I know I recognized something.

Look familiar?




Snow is missing, I took the photo on Aug 8th. (something like 5 or 6 weeks aftr you). I felt the way the clouds made the color of Sunshine Peak so unusual and very majestic.
Photo location, N37D, 56.63 M by W107D 28.3M.

WE have great shots!!
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Unread 11-19-2009, 10:06 PM   #55
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........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.
I actually lost function of my brakes on this stretch of road. I was really thinking about steering the truck into the mountain to slow us down, as the brakes weren't doing much for us. Lucky for us a runaway-ramp appeared and we utilized it. By then there was zero brake function. They were smoking like a freight train when we finally stopped. Took about two hours for them to cool off. Very scary to say the least. Nothing quite like barrelling down a mountain on a winding road, gaining speed rapidly, and losing the brakes. Not a good combo.
Needless to say, there will be a brake upgrade on the truck for next year (assuming I don't have a new one by then ).
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Unread 12-05-2009, 12:45 PM   #56
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Sweet pics, I'm from Linn, MO and we just did very simialer trip with my explorer and rzr, hualed them to Moab started there then went on to Ouray and did black bear, imogene and alot of others in a big group. If ur planning on going again, let me know my wife and I loved it and are going to go again, also I could prolly haukl 2 rigs out there on our gooseneck.

Since you didnt have any of black bear going down here are a few


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Unread 02-17-2011, 03:10 AM   #57
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Thats badass! I wanna go!
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Unread 02-17-2011, 10:51 AM   #58
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I must have missed this post...great pics .

Nice contrast between the hot and cold.
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Unread 02-20-2011, 11:30 PM   #59
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Great report and pics
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