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post #1 of 24 Old 08-11-2014, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Yankee Boy Basin in Ouray, CO

Day trip to Yankee Boy Basin yesterday. Definitely not an "easy" trail but really fun. Did not touch the skids once on the way up but added a few stripes and scars to the skids on the way down.







Only came down on one rock a bit too hard on a bad line chosen by me. That factory engine skid is not very strong. I bent it back and good to go again.




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post #2 of 24 Old 08-11-2014, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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The wife came with 7 months pregnant and loved it.

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Nice, I plan to hit that trail this week too.
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Anybody looking to go all the way up this trail needs skids and tires in good condition. Lots of sharp rocks, loose rocks and off camber hairpins.

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post #5 of 24 Old 08-11-2014, 12:59 PM
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Anybody looking to go all the way up this trail needs skids and tires in good condition. Lots of sharp rocks, loose rocks and off camber hairpins.
I wouldn't run most any trail in CO w/o skids and good tires........

We just got back from a trip out that way......Keystone area.

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There's a lot of trails I've taken my stock 07 Laredo on out here with out any problems.
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not bad for a stocker, great to see it handled what you threw at it

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I'm surprised at what it does, I mainly run the trails in rampart range area and up old stage road in the springs.
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We did Yankee and Governor, after Imogene. Governor has been smoothed out, Yankee was more "difficult".
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How was Imogene? We ran out of time to run it.

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How was Imogene? We ran out of time to run it.
It was awesome.....just like all the trails we've done.
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I'm surprised at what it does, I mainly run the trails in rampart range area and up old stage road in the springs.
Thought Old Stage was still closed, or is the rumor of it being open on weekends true?
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Old stage road is open Friday through Sunday at the springs entrance I've been up there every weekend since I've been back
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Yankee had a few challenging spots but still fun.

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I want to do imogene and black bear next year.

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