Originally Posted by Red Headed Coonazz
I just watched your slide show on youtube. Nice! Telluride Ouray is definitely on my list.
I noticed in one of the pics you were using the winch. Just wondering if that was necessary of just precautionary.
That was in Poughkeepsie Gulch at a obstacle called "the wall". I tried climbing the wall without the winch, but it had been raining pretty heavy the previous two days. On closer look, you can see water puddles. Everything needs to be pretty dry to make it up the wall without a winch and I just didn't have the traction. I could have let more air out and maybe done better.
That said, winching up the wall is very common. A Colorado jeep club has done a great job installing winch points and there are about 5 or 6 points. If you look closely, you can see the points and a signage, look at the video at times 7:39, 7:55 and 7:57; you will see the signs.
Sorry that I cant recall the clubs name, but my thanks and the offroad community needs to give them thanks.
On your list:
Yep, that is a great area for excellent off road fun. Its the super bowl of jeepin and so much there it takes better than a week to take it all in. Make sure to go there. Its wonderful. I have done photo/videos of the area for other years (when I had a CJ7), take a look at those to see a little more.
Thanks for the interest
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