: Ouray Adventure 08


Symon623
08-11-2008, 08:50 PM
Spent 7 days in Ouray CO with teh High Country Renegades last week. Had a blast. We wheeled/explored and it rained everyday. Met up with Mark in AZ, lvanst, JJackson and his co-pilot Grek I think? at teh Mexican place Saturday night. Sorry we were late guys got stuck for hour on Red Moutain for paving. No I wasn't paving.

On the way there teh Dodge came up lame. I don't get this one as I last rotated teh tires Memorial day w/e and drive it every day. Plus I've towed to teh Cracks twice in that time frame. I think someone messed with it in Cortez while we were in the McD's????

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Colorado8108/P1070168.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Colorado8108/P1070170.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 08:51 PM
This is where I had to go to get teh wheel and tire about 100 yards in front of the Dodge;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Colorado8108/P1070175.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Colorado8108/P1070178.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 08:53 PM
7 out of 8 studs were just fine and the 8th was broken off. the wheel was a little messed up but teh holes were all round????

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Colorado8108/P1070184.jpg
Center cab didn't fair so well;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Colorado8108/P1070185.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 08:56 PM
I jacked 2 lugnuts from the other 3 wheels and bolted er up. checked teh lugs in Telluride and again in Ridgeway and they stayed tight teh whole time. :confused:

While inspecting teh damage teh leaned on teh brake rotor like a dumbass and got this;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Colorado8108/P1070196.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Colorado8108/P1070198.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 08:56 PM
On teh bright side we had this view from our cabin all week;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Colorado8108/P1070194.jpg

More pics from Day one are here;
http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Colorado8108/?start=0

Symon623
08-11-2008, 08:58 PM
Day 2;

Poughkeepsie and Cal pass;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Poughkeepsie8208/P1070208.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Poughkeepsie8208/P1070224.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:00 PM
Lunch break;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Poughkeepsie8208/P1070234.jpg
Headin up to Cal Pass;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Poughkeepsie8208/P1070242.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:02 PM
Stamp Mill in Placer Gulch;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Poughkeepsie8208/P1070267.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Poughkeepsie8208/P1070273.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:03 PM
Animas Forks;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Poughkeepsie8208/P1070317.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Poughkeepsie8208/P1070319.jpg

More pics here;
http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Poughkeepsie8208/?start=0

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:05 PM
Day 2 was Engineer to "Oh look out" then up over Hurricane and corkscrew;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Engineer8308/P1070360.jpg

Condemned stamp mill;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Engineer8308/P1070361.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:08 PM
Another view of teh stamp mill;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Engineer8308/P1070378.jpg

Lookin down comin back from Oh lookout;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Engineer8308/P1070386.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:09 PM
Animas Forks again;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Engineer8308/P1070398.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Engineer8308/P1070402.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:11 PM
Over Cal pass and Hurricane Pass we headed for teh red mountains;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Engineer8308/P1070417.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Engineer8308/P1070421.jpg

More pics are here;
http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Engineer8308/?start=0

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:14 PM
Day 3 was Yankee boy and Governor basin;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Yankeeboy8408/P1070432.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Yankeeboy8408/P1070439.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:16 PM
Dead end;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Yankeeboy8408/P1070445.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Yankeeboy8408/P1070443.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Yankeeboy8408/P1070442.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:18 PM
The Coors falls;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Yankeeboy8408/P1070452.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Yankeeboy8408/P1070473.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Yankeeboy8408/P1070474.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:19 PM
Governor had a glacier blockin the road with no turn around so we went to Sydney instead;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Yankeeboy8408/P1070477.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Yankeeboy8408/P1070478.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:20 PM
One of teh thousands of old mine shafts;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Yankeeboy8408/P1070483.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Yankeeboy8408/P1070485.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:21 PM
Got some rain on the way home;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Yankeeboy8408/P1070492.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Yankeeboy8408/P1070494.jpg

More pics here;
http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Yankeeboy8408/

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:23 PM
Day 3 was teh world famous Black bear and Imogene passes;
Stopped for paving again;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070495.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070502.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:24 PM
Waterfalls were a very common site;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070509.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070510.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:25 PM
playin in the snow;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070513.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070517.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:26 PM
Black Bear pass;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070519.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070523.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:26 PM
Snow was deep in places, here at teh 1st of 21 switchbacks;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070525.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070526.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:28 PM
First view of Telluride;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070531.jpg
more old mining stuff;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070533.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:29 PM
The falls right above the real switchbacks;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070536.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070537.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:30 PM
There is a old stamp mill up there too, but it's hammered;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070542.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070544.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:31 PM
First view of Bridal falls and teh power plant;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070547.jpg
Lookin down at teh switchbacks;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070551.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:32 PM
funny how the 1st switchback on teh steep part was teh tightest;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070552.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070555.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:33 PM
Further down;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070562.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070564.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:34 PM
through Telluride then up Imogene;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070575.jpg
View of BlackBear;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070579.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:36 PM
Had to cross a few rikety bridges right before Tom boy;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070592.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070595.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:37 PM
Lunch at Tom Boy;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070602.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070608.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070611.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:38 PM
Then the rains came again;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070617.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070620.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:38 PM
Last mile to Imogene pass, What a view;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070622.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070623.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:39 PM
Headin down the other side;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070624.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070625.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:41 PM
We went about a mile and a couole hundred feet down teh other side and got under the clouds, but still rainin;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070627.jpg

Caught this guy with his dancing spotter;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070626.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:42 PM
Detoured through a play spot;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070636.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070637.jpg
Video of this coming;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070638.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070639.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:43 PM
was rainin pretty hard by now;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070641.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070642.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:44 PM
Bridge didn't look safe;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070643.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070645.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:45 PM
Geep on 36's;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070647.jpg
Xterra on stockers;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/P1070649.jpg

More pics here;
http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/BlackBearImogene8508/?start=0

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:47 PM
Day 5 was rest and do our own thing day so we went back up toward camp bird to get some sunny pics of some stuff;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Ouray8608/P1070656.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Ouray8608/P1070661.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:48 PM
Land slide;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Ouray8608/P1070662.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Ouray8608/P1070664.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:49 PM
Found a climbin rope to check out, Not quite what Geepguy does but;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Ouray8608/P1070668.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Ouray8608/P1070670.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Ouray8608/P1070671.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Ouray8608/P1070676.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:50 PM
Went to Box canyon falls;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Ouray8608/P1070692.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Ouray8608/P1070696.jpg

Kaistie
08-11-2008, 09:51 PM
WOW! I really wanted to make this trip. I love Colorado about as much as Az. I really dig the old mining stuff. Nice pics!

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:51 PM
Went up the million dollar highway a ways to see this through teh binoculars;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Ouray8608/P1070711.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Ouray8608/P1070712.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:52 PM
Had to stop at Bear creek falls;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Ouray8608/P1070723.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Ouray8608/P1070722.jpg

More pics are here;
http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Ouray8608/?start=0

Symon623
08-11-2008, 09:58 PM
Day 6 we went to Silver and Richmond basins;
Silver lake;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Richmond8708/P1070759.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Richmond8708/P1070761.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 10:00 PM
Richmond;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Richmond8708/P1070764.jpg
We went further up than the Geep guys, they had done it before and didn't like a particuler side hill area in teh shale;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Richmond8708/P1070782.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 10:01 PM
End of teh road;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Richmond8708/P1070765.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Richmond8708/P1070769.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 10:03 PM
the road we went up but this is back on the way down;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Richmond8708/P1070775.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Richmond8708/P1070776.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 10:04 PM
we were gonna try to go up to Imogene again but the rains came again;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Richmond8708/P1070785.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Richmond8708/P1070793.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 10:06 PM
Found this right outside our camp ground;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Richmond8708/P1070806.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Richmond8708/P1070807.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 10:07 PM
Some minig stuff right across teh street from camp;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Richmond8708/P1070817.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Richmond8708/P1070811.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 10:08 PM
campfire in teh rain;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Richmond8708/P1070839.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Richmond8708/P1070845.jpg

More pics here;
http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Richmond8708/?start=0

Symon623
08-11-2008, 10:12 PM
Day 7 we went to red mountain pass to find a road gated and locked and already raining;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/OurayII8908/P1070853.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/OurayII8908/P1070854.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 10:13 PM
went up to another place north of Ouray and saw some more of these;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/OurayII8908/P1070863.jpg
And these;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/OurayII8908/P1070867.jpg

Symon623
08-11-2008, 10:14 PM
Lunch;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/OurayII8908/P1070876.jpg
Another one;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/OurayII8908/P1070877.jpg

More pics here;
http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/OurayII8908/?start=0

Burns85
08-11-2008, 10:18 PM
that trip looks like it was lots of fun. i have a kind of off topic question for you, did you make your front bumper? It looks rally good, and I am in the market for a new one. Any info would be great.

Symon623
08-11-2008, 10:33 PM
that trip looks like it was lots of fun. i have a kind of off topic question for you, did you make your front bumper? It looks rally good, and I am in the market for a new one. Any info would be great.

The trip was a blast, great place, great friends, great times.

Yes I did, I did all the tube work on my junk.

there's more pics in my photobucket.

Symon623
08-11-2008, 10:45 PM
WOW! I really wanted to make this trip. I love Colorado about as much as Az. I really dig the old mining stuff. Nice pics!

You and your dad would have a blast up there...... it'd take you two 3 days to do what we did in one.....:p

howyadoin
08-11-2008, 11:05 PM
Hey, is this your first day here? I think I've seen this crap before, there's no need to rub it in our face again you fargin' bastage!:D Nice pics...

thenexus
08-11-2008, 11:36 PM
Two more weeks and I'll be there. :D

Thanks for posting the photo's, good to see that your dodge and all made it back safe.

Kaistie
08-12-2008, 08:08 AM
You and your dad would have a blast up there...... it'd take you two 3 days to do what we did in one.....:p


Hahahaha, yeah, we tend to get a little side tracked with all the holes in the ground! We have explored and mapped quite a few mines all around Wickenburg, Aguila, and Salome. Neat stuff. I will have to ask my Dad, but my family did a ton of mining in the Telluride area when I was a boy. I wonder if you guys were near any of them.

Symon623
08-12-2008, 08:09 AM
Hey, is this your first day here? I think I've seen this crap before, there's no need to rub it in our face again you fargin' bastage!:D Nice pics...

Where? So what if it is my first day here? Problem? there Moneybags?

rockbronco
08-12-2008, 08:49 AM
Awseome pics! Will have to put it on the to do list....

padesertboy
08-12-2008, 10:37 AM
NIce Job, great pics!

Talanor
08-12-2008, 06:30 PM
Just WOW! Some amazing pictures - awesome awesome awesome!

BOVADS
08-12-2008, 06:32 PM
COOL
everything looks the same as when i was there last time, guess i didnt miss much:D
although would have liked to see handi-man blister up:eek:

guess thats what you get for always talking shit about the way i drive:flipoff4:

BuckeyeT
08-12-2008, 07:31 PM
We have explored and mapped quite a few mines all around Wickenburg, Aguila, and Salome. Neat stuff.

That's good stuff. If you ever have the chance trying getting into the the area around Alamo Lake (especially north and west)... lotta cool mining history to explore.

BuckeyeT
08-12-2008, 07:34 PM
I really like the angle on some of your shots Symon, makes me wish I had captured some of those pics when I was there. And I like the fact that your rig still looks like a truck.

OK, I'll stop sucking up now...

wheelerjake
08-12-2008, 09:07 PM
wow those pics are amazing i must see this place in person

MerMan
08-12-2008, 11:04 PM
:eek: Awesome pics Sy!!

Symon623
08-13-2008, 08:23 AM
COOL
everything looks the same as when i was there last time, guess i didnt miss much:D
although would have liked to see handi-man blister up:eek:

guess thats what you get for always talking shit about the way i drive:flipoff4:

Guess so..... cept if I was driving like you I might not be here to give you anymore shit.... and you would miss that. :flipoff1:

WTF is this "handi-man" crap?

I really like the angle on some of your shots Symon, makes me wish I had captured some of those pics when I was there. And I like the fact that your rig still looks like a truck.

OK, I'll stop sucking up now...

Thanks, I wanted it to look like a truck until you look under it.

thanks everyone for the props on the pics, My g/f took most of the pics unless she's in them, in May we had a photo hobbyist with us in Moab and we learned alot from looking at his pics. There is so much cools stuff to see there. BOVADS wouldn't know that. :rolleyes:

BOVADS
08-13-2008, 09:58 AM
There is so much cools stuff to see there. BOVADS wouldn't know that. :rolleyes:

i wouldnt know that? i lived there goober:rolleyes:

Symon623
08-13-2008, 11:03 AM
i wouldnt know that? i lived there goober:rolleyes:

Yea, but the way you drive you miss all the cool stuff unless it's in the road....:driving: :neener: