My wife and I have both commented in the past that after you've ascended enough Colorado passes, they start to look alike in many ways. It's a fortunate luxury those of us who call Colorado home get to test over and over again.
In the case of Black Bear, all those generalities go away - there's nothing else like it! Truly a pleasure to go up and over that pass, and with Telluride in plain site at the bottom, the reward for completing the pass is even more special.
1. A tight switchback on the decent
2. Marco and gang with Telluride starting to show
3. Just go straight, right?
4. Red Chili in the waterfall
1976 FJ40 - green and mostly stock
1996 FZJ80 - not so stock