In short, I headed up to Buena Vista for the Toyota Jamboree, and ended up staying for 9 days of awesome wheeling all around the state...
Started things off on Sunday on Old Chinaman's Gulch with the crowd that stuck around for more wheeling after the Jambo was officially over.
Towards the end of the trail, you can check out the exit to Carnage, part of which runs alongside OCG. More on this trail later
Yep, that's the line
Then I drove down to Ouray to meet up with JeepGuy and Stealth.
The next day the 3 of us hit Black Bear Pass.
At the top
Instead of enjoying the view...
Snow, and lots of it, in August!
Heading down towards Telluride.
What a bunch of posers
After enjoying some burgers and brew in Telluride, we headed up Imogene Pass, where we camped @ around 10,000 feet.
Looking back at the ski slopes, we were headed for much higher elevations.
The view from camp
In the morning
Tomboy ghost town
Heading further up the hill
I think it was 113° in Phoenix this day
Getting near the top.
Buddy was intrigued by the white stuff
Knew I should have brought my skis
Some Jeep stuff I'll never understand..
Yep, a fried 'Spal' fan
Luckily, the Jeep offed itself towards the end of the trail, so Stealth and I had time to run Poughkeepsie Gulch later in the day.
John decided to play around on an optional obstacle
Further on up the mountain it started rain / hail / snowing on us.
Wet tires + slippery rock = not going anywhere
Hey look, a slip-n-slide right into a pool!
Apparently the storm we caught at the top of the pass had caused some havoc on the highway.
Once back in Ouray we grabbed some burgers and brew and headed to Grand Junction.