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Shark Bait
09-01-2007, 11:32 AM
Posting to you from the Telluride side of Black Bear pass. We must have at least 20 rigs. More later.

Convert
09-01-2007, 05:35 PM
Cool Chris Cant wait for some "Live from Ouray" :beer:

Chris
09-03-2007, 05:44 PM
Back from Ouray, too much fun!

Great group, great trails, it doesn't get much better than this weekend. :thumb:

More later!


:cheers:

Shark Bait
09-03-2007, 07:42 PM
Had a great time! Many thanks to Bruce and Barb for leading a fun weekend. :clap:
Black Bear, Imogene and Ophir.

Chris
09-03-2007, 09:05 PM
A couple pics. Black Bear, Imogene, Poughkeepsie

:cheers:

nuclearlemon
09-03-2007, 09:55 PM
c & j, thanks for the gumbo, it was great. i did end up wheeling on saturday, i rode with my buddy mike on browns gulch and bullion king lake. it was absolutely beautiful! caught probably the most awesome sunset on the way home, and got in around 11:30 sat night.

creeper jeepers held the event and were excellent folks to run with. one woman was heavily involved in the railroad and big on railroad history in the area, another woman was a sheepfarmer and knew a lot about the area because of the heavy grazing that goes on, and the trailleaders husband worked for the las animas group that handles mine reclaimation, including handling two of the mines that we passed by. very informative.

ttubb
09-04-2007, 07:04 AM
Just want to thank all of you for including us on the trip. This was the first time wheeling for my wife, Jo. She really enjoyed the ride, the views and the company of all of you.

As an aside, she noticed that we were scraping our trailer hitch on some rocks while "Beachboy" ahead of us was clearing the rocks. She suggested I get a Slee rear bumper to stop the scraping. YESSSSSSSSS! Terry

Hants
09-04-2007, 07:36 AM
Big thanks to Bruce & Barb for heading up this trip! Our family had a great time. We're already talking about a trip back out to Ouray next year. :)

I'll post up pics once I dig out the camera.

Chris
09-04-2007, 08:29 AM
She suggested I get a Slee rear bumper to stop the scraping. YESSSSSSSSS! Terry

Yep, that's always a great side benefit. Barb asked why Hulk could make it up the obstacle on Poughkeepsie so easily and we had to winch. I mentioned he had a front locker and she she said "Well, that's what we should get next."

:thumb:

Shark Bait
09-04-2007, 08:48 AM
Yep, that's always a great side benefit. Barb asked why Hulk could make it up the obstacle on Poughkeepsie so easily and we had to winch. I mentioned he had a front locker and she she said "Well, that's what we should get next."

:thumb:

Yeah. I got a positive reaction to the suggestion of a Slee Short Bus front bumper for my 80. :D

Jacket
09-04-2007, 11:00 AM
A couple pics. Black Bear, Imogene, Poughkeepsie

:cheers:

Damn - that third picture definitely has "pucker factor."

Great looking pictures! Did it rain down there as much as it did in Pagosa? We got dumped on both Friday and Saturday afternoon.

subzali
09-04-2007, 12:01 PM
No rain for us the whole weekend, it was great!

I was looking at the video clips that I got (thanks Chris BTW :cheers:) and I realized I was making people nervous on Poughkeepsie. Sorry about that, it's just that when you're driving a carbureted 2F without low gearing you just have to go for stuff sometimes. At any rate, thanks everybody for the great camaraderie and the terrific weekend!

Chris
09-04-2007, 12:20 PM
It was cool Matt, you may have made a few people nervous but you were behind the wheel, you made it! After watching you and Hulk make it up :bowdown: I thought I would be able to as well. Maybe next time! ;)

Chris
09-04-2007, 12:23 PM
Last pic from me.

Someone suggested getting a water crossing pic with a bit of speed.

:cheers:

Hulk
09-04-2007, 02:12 PM
I had a great time. Wheeling in the Ouray area was definitely one of the highlights of my year. I have 200+ pictures that I haven't even looked at yet -- I'll sort through these tonight and post them somewhere private. I think I'll do a write-up for Toyota Trails.

nuclearlemon
09-04-2007, 03:01 PM
No rain for us the whole weekend, it was great!

you obviously weren't there friday. it dumped.

subzali
09-04-2007, 03:08 PM
Got there 11:30 Friday night, so yep I got lucky :D

Corbet
09-04-2007, 03:45 PM
Marianne got all the photos posted up at:

http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=ek4l246.7vovmswq&x=0&y=-r38707

If you want the full file on any of them send me a PM, but here are some of my favorites for all.

wesintl
09-04-2007, 05:02 PM
Great Pics, Too bad I missed it. The 2 trails I really wanted to do are ophir and Poughkeepsie. There are still plenty of days to get down there. I did have other fun this weekend too.

I'm guessing the train ride was bypassed?

Shark Bait
09-04-2007, 06:29 PM
I'm guessing the train ride was bypassed?

Oh, we did the train. It was fun! :thumb:

farnhamstj
09-04-2007, 06:56 PM
Thanks Miller's for the great time. For anyone that wasn't there. My wife and I tried to save some money by not taking the train. Instead we drove up poughkeepsie and broke the front dif. So instead of a $65 train ride I'm writing a large check to Slee Off Road. Good news is it's time to ARB the front dif. Sorry we forgot to bring our camera. Kids enjoyed themselves and no vomiting. Wife is already talking about which campsite we are booking for next year. I'm still loving the IFS even if both trucks with um broke um.

Aaron Bailey
09-04-2007, 07:05 PM
It was a great trip... I bet Farnham would trade my break for his though! :-)

subzali
09-04-2007, 08:04 PM
Ouch...front diff. Sorry about that man :(

Ron Helmuth
09-05-2007, 01:11 PM
nice shots

thanks for sharing for us wanna attends

farnhamstj
09-05-2007, 04:58 PM
It was a great trip... I bet Farnham would trade my break for his though! :-)

yep.

Bruce Miller
09-07-2007, 11:29 AM
I misspoke on the CB on our way down to Telluride when I said Butch wasn't present during the robbery of the San Miguel Valley Bank in Telluride. In case anybody's interested, here's the real story.

Matt Warner and Butch Cassidy entered the bank late in the morning of June 24, 1889, hankerchiefs over their faces, and demanded the money. The clerk didn't feel called upon to argue with men as well armed as these two as he gathered all the money in the cage, $21,000.00, and handed it to them.

They eventually crossed the Colorado at Moab where the two split up, Warner rode into Brown's Park (near the current Dinasour National Park), and Butch wandered up into Wyoming.

My source is the book, "The Wild Bunch at Robbers Roost", by Pearl Baker. Good reading, especially for anyone going on Perry's Outlaw Run.