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Old 10-06-2010, 06:43 AM   #31
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Stop and get me on the way!!!!!
i say to hell with the moab trip lets go to colorado

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Old 10-06-2010, 06:18 PM   #32
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I see you're in Florida, in Rocky Mountain National give Trail Ridge road a run before going on another trail. It's dirt, one way up, and a good preview of the local mountain driving best to find out there if you feel comfortable with a feet thousand feet of thin air next to your left wheels and turns tight enough to check your own tail lights.

Again weather, it'll change in an hour from sunny and 70's to snow blowing and cold so don't forget your gortex! Last spring I saw a TJ full of little ladies (20-30yrs) old wearing sun dress and sun hats celebrating spring with their hard top off, yep huddled togather freezing with the heater on high LOL! I did give them my supply of solar blankets out of my kit This June we had about 12 inches of snow around the 14th, no sun dress were observed

And remember, to wave to Jeeps and in South Park most everybody waves and says hello Jeep or no.

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Old 10-06-2010, 10:43 PM   #33
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And remember, to wave to Jeeps and in South Park most everybody waves and says hello Jeep or no.
Friendly faces everywhere, humble folks without temptation!
goin' down to south park gonna leave my woes behind!

ample parking day or night, people spouting howdy neighbor!
goin' down to south park gonna see if i cant unwind,

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On your comment on Rocky National Park: TrailRidge Road is paved, but still has some drop offs. Not too scary unless you're scared of heights. It's the main road over the top in the park. I think you're thinking of the alternative road: Fall River Road. That's the dirt one with the tight switches.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:31 PM   #34
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I freaking love living in Colorado!!!!! too bad im going to college in Kansas next year... poor jeep
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:00 AM   #35
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Who said weekend? This was a Thursday. It's what I get paid to do
Nice footage.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:48 AM   #36
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LOL, Mixed the names up First thing goes is the memory, if my memory is right

Went up Trail Ridge one spring a many years back when it first opened, 12 feet or so of snow wall on each side of the road. Went to the snack shop parking lot at the top, rest rooms were buried and had a long tunnel dug to the doors, had to walk the wife in she wasn't to sure of then snow tunnel

Another good first mountain pass is Boreas Pass between Como and Breck, easy dirt road with some nice views.

Weston Pass from 285 just south of Fairplay is a good one too. Goes from 285 to Leadville, while in Leadville head to Camp Hale for the old 10th Mountain trails some are open for Jeeps. Once done there if your okay with mountains head back to Fairplay through Mosquito Pass, great views. Get dinner at the Bowling alley, great sandwiches and burgers in fairplay on 285 by the pharmacy. The pharmacy has does have high altitude medications if you need any, nothing to get embarassed about happens to the best at times. I always have a few packs when vistors come out for a visit.

When you get real serious, Twin Cone has some nice 4x4 trails. its on 285 south of Grant CO take the Webster turn off just at the foot of Kenosha Pass. By the way if you keep going south on 285 and up Kenosha pass when you reach the summit you'll be in South Park, that big bowl you come to is it. Continue on and you come to Como and the Boreas Pass trail.

There's so many trails and great county roads, most all unpaved. One out of BV along the Arkansas River turns into a forested sand run. Yep county road with a water crossing and a sand run follow by a nice sandy grade out. Catch it by Mushroom Gultch off 285. Leadville, St Elmos, Salida, all great areas. BTW if you need repair done or need parts Table Rock Off Road in Salida are great.

Best Jeeping in Colorado is in MHO in the Ouray area, Engineers pass has it all, ghost towns, high and I mean HIGH trails, along with some nice cruising trails, the old Coors ads used the wter falls from the Engineer pass trail, lol, true Coors drinkers used to leave notes in the rock cracks. Plus Ouray claims to be the Jeep Capital of the World, and all Jeepers should make the pilgrimage. Must be true I've dodged many a '43 or 44

If I can figure out how to get my hard copy photos posted I'll post a couple of Engineer pass at the top. My cousins live in Ouray and Mountrose so I have an excuse to go there that the wife believes, plus good trout fishing through there and the Gunnison area.

1991 YJ, keep us posted on the visit! I think we can direct you to some nice places that will fit into the time you'll be here.
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Here's what I mean about June in the mountains

There are only two seasons in mountains, winter and July This in the afternoon, sun's out, blue skies and temp went to 65 before evening.
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EPIC Video Geoff. Thanks for rubbing it,.... I mean sharing.
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Nice video. I was in Colorado this July. Beautiful country. I drove up to Tincup and over Tincup Pass and down to St. Elmo while there. Talked to an older geezer before heading out. He said "It's rougher than hell". He knew what he was talking about. I'm way too old and beat up for that rough a trail but I enjoyed every minute. Spent the next day just laying around the RV park recuperating. We did some more trails while there but nothing nearly as rough as Tincup. Went up another trail and stopped at 12,888' by the GPS. Road got to bad to continue but we walked on to the top where it was 13,008'. Even saw a moose at about 11,000 feet on another drive.

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