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Old 09-17-2013, 02:29 PM   #271
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See the little white thing waaaay off in the distance? Its a newer Libby.

The genius got to about 1/4 mile from the top then decided he was scared.....

AND BACKED DOWN!

Unfortunately I was behind him & had to climb up the side of the rockfall (12" fractured cobbles) so that he could squeeze by on a shelf road.

I wish I would have taken some pictures on that section of the trail because it is very narrow with extremely steep drop offs

but I was too busy being....

irritated to think about it.

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See the little white thing waaaay off in the distance? Its a newer Libby.

The genius got to about 1/4 mile from the top then decided he was scared.....

AND BACKED DOWN!

Unfortunately I was behind him & had to climb up the side of the rockfall (12" fractured cobbles) so that he could squeeze by on a shelf road.

I wish I would have taken some pictures on that section of the trail because it is very narrow with extremely steep drop offs

but I was too busy being....

irritated to think about it.
I understand him getting scared, but backing down is one dumb move. Shelf roads are dangerous enough, backing up should only be done as a last resort.

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Awesome! There are many trails I didn't have time for, so I will definitely check them out the next time I head out to Colorado.
When you go, you HAVE to do Engineer pass. There are some technical switchbacks where you do need to watch your line but they can be done in a JKU without too much effort.

There are some real nice obstacles & I would recommend airing down for comfort as well as disconnecting at the beginning.

The trip down to Lake City is gorgeous & you go by some ghost towns, abandoned tram stations, and a residence that is accessible by a suspension foot bridge. It is currently up for sale since you were talking about relocating - that is if you want to live at 10,000 feet.

Capitol City is actually for sale in its entirety. Kind of cool.

Stay the night in Silverton. It will help with the altitude sickness since you're from sea level. Nice little bed & breakfast there that used to be a brothel back in the day.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:22 PM   #274
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When you go, you HAVE to do Engineer pass. There are some technical switchbacks where you do need to watch your line but they can be done in a JKU without too much effort.

There are some real nice obstacles & I would recommend airing down for comfort as well as disconnecting at the beginning.

The trip down to Lake City is gorgeous & you go by some ghost towns, abandoned tram stations, and a residence that is accessible by a suspension foot bridge. It is currently up for sale since you were talking about relocating - that is if you want to live at 10,000 feet.

Capitol City is actually for sale in its entirety. Kind of cool.

Stay the night in Silverton. It will help with the altitude sickness since you're from sea level. Nice little bed & breakfast there that used to be a brothel back in the day.
I have a lot of trails still to cover, and Engineer pass is certainly one of them.

As for the bed and breakfast...no longer a brother? No care.
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As for the bed and breakfast...no longer a brother? No care.
LOL

The owner is really nice - third generation owner IIRC. Villa Dallavalle. Recommended.

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The owner is really nice - third generation owner IIRC. Villa Dallavalle. Recommended.

Here are a couple of the buildings. Great place

And with the gems come the others...Why?
I love those little towns. Telluride, silverton, and Ouray were really awesome. The wife liked telluride because its a bit more modern and upscale but I loved the charm and history of the other two. If I go back alone I will probably stay in silverton.
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Thanks for sharing all of this. I really felt like I was living the run. Your a great story teller and a pretty good photog to boot.
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I love those little towns. Telluride, silverton, and Ouray were really awesome. The wife liked telluride because its a bit more modern and upscale but I loved the charm and history of the other two. If I go back alone I will probably stay in silverton.
I was there for 3 days in mid July, first visit ...... loved Ouray. Did Imogene and Black Bear. FJ Cruisers were having a big rally at the time. Hope to go back next summer and do Engineer Pass to Lake City. Enjoyed looking at your photos. Thanks.
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Thanks for sharing all of this. I really felt like I was living the run. Your a great story teller and a pretty good photog to boot.
Thanks, I appreciate that.
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I just spent the better part of an hour alone at home absolutely riveted to this thread. I know you heard it from many but I want to reiterate THANKS. We were out to Colorado a few years back but I did not have a Jeep but now that I do and I saw your trip, I want to go. The time reading this thread flew by. Take care. Thanks for sharing.
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I just spent the better part of an hour alone at home absolutely riveted to this thread. I know you heard it from many but I want to reiterate THANKS. We were out to Colorado a few years back but I did not have a Jeep but now that I do and I saw your trip, I want to go. The time reading this thread flew by. Take care. Thanks for sharing.
Glad you enjoyed it. As long as you guys enjoy reading em, ill keep makin em.
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WOW!!! Thank you for taking the time to share. It was very inspirational, felt like I was there with you. I have not been to Colorado since I was young and I definitely want to go back and do a trip like this.
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WOW!!! Thank you for taking the time to share. It was very inspirational, felt like I was there with you. I have not been to Colorado since I was young and I definitely want to go back and do a trip like this.
You definitely should. Makes owning a Jeep a whole different experience.
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Thanks to the OP for that beautiful trip and pictures he shared with us and everyone else that added along the way. It's helping me planned on future trip (first time Jeep owner)
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NFRs2000NYC Thank you for sharing your experience! Excellent write up and pictures! Wow!
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Those pics make me so jealous one day I will do the same that sure beats looking at the same old sandy white beaches here in Anna Maria FL LOOOOOVVE THE MOUNTAINS I need to move .
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I can only join all the others in adding Praise for your abilities at the keyboard, behind your viewfinder on your camera, as well as those behind the wheel of your JK !!!

This has been one of the best threads I have read in a very long time. If you aren't a story teller / photographer in real life, you should rethink your trade You certainly excel in it.

Thank You NFRs2000NYC/Dave for your efforts in all this, Your time was not wasted, It has been highly entertaining and inspirational. Makes one want to start er up and Git Er Done on the trails in our own Jeeps.

Most definetly a recommended read for anyone who dreams of doing the same.
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I can only join all the others in adding Praise for your abilities at the keyboard, behind your viewfinder on your camera, as well as those behind the wheel of your JK !!!

This has been one of the best threads I have read in a very long time. If you aren't a story teller / photographer in real life, you should rethink your trade You certainly excel in it.

Thank You NFRs2000NYC/Dave for your efforts in all this, Your time was not wasted, It has been highly entertaining and inspirational. Makes one want to start er up and Git Er Done on the trails in our own Jeeps.

Most definetly a recommended read for anyone who dreams of doing the same.
Thanks for the kind words, I hope to provide you all with more and more reading material, and only want it to be better and grand-er. Thanks for taking the time to read it!
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Thanks for the kind words, I hope to provide you all with more and more reading material, and only want it to be better and grand-er. Thanks for taking the time to read it!
What do you do for a living? I've gone through this thread a couple of times... And it's awesome! Thinking about my own drive out there from Atlanta because of this! Still waiting for my chariot to arrive to take me there...
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Okay, I gotta know what grill you were using, sir. Killer photos and story. You should check out Backspaces for your next one. I'm heading to Moab from Atlanta next Friday and will be chronicling the trip, albeit alone. Cheers.
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What do you do for a living? I've gone through this thread a couple of times... And it's awesome! Thinking about my own drive out there from Atlanta because of this! Still waiting for my chariot to arrive to take me there...
I manage a restaurant group in NYC, but will be leaving soon to pursue some other passions of mine. Im going to concentrate more on photography, and would like to turn traveling and documenting into a career (somehow). All in good time.
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Okay, I gotta know what grill you were using, sir. Killer photos and story. You should check out Backspaces for your next one. I'm heading to Moab from Atlanta next Friday and will be chronicling the trip, albeit alone. Cheers.
By grill, you mean the bbq grill? If so, this is the one I use...

Amazon.com: Coleman PerfectFlow Insta Start Grill Stove: Sports & Outdoors

It comes in different configurations (all grill, 3/4 grill and 1/4 burner, etc.) Great investment. You can also add a griddle to it, letting you cook eggs, pancakes, etc for breakfast. Very awesome.
As for traveling alone, it's also a lot of fun. It lets you relax, concentrate, reflect, etc. You'll have a great time. Just make sure you tell someone every morning where you are going, and tell them you are safe in the evening.

What is this backspaces you speak of? Care to point me in the right direction?
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I manage a restaurant group in NYC, but will be leaving soon to pursue some other passions of mine. Im going to concentrate more on photography, and would like to turn traveling and documenting into a career (somehow). All in good time.
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By grill, you mean the bbq grill? If so, this is the one I use...

Amazon.com: Coleman PerfectFlow Insta Start Grill Stove: Sports & Outdoors

It comes in different configurations (all grill, 3/4 grill and 1/4 burner, etc.) Great investment. You can also add a griddle to it, letting you cook eggs, pancakes, etc for breakfast. Very awesome.
As for traveling alone, it's also a lot of fun. It lets you relax, concentrate, reflect, etc. You'll have a great time. Just make sure you tell someone every morning where you are going, and tell them you are safe in the evening.

What is this backspaces you speak of? Care to point me in the right direction?
http://www.backspac.es

"tell stories with pictures and words" is what the site says. They have an iPhone app... Haven't looked for Android.
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Amazing pictures hopefully one day I get to do this.
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Backspaces - What's your story?

"tell stories with pictures and words" is what the site says. They have an iPhone app... Haven't looked for Android.
Thats pretty cool, thanks for that. Maybe I'll use it next time!
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Thats pretty cool, thanks for that. Maybe I'll use it next time!
NO, don't use it !!! not all of us have aPpLe Products.

Keep it all in the forums, at least to start, then spread it around
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NO, don't use it !!! not all of us have aPpLe Products.

Keep it all in the forums, at least to start, then spread it around
Oh, I didn't even realize it was an apple only thing....not a problem for me since I own every product apple produces.

Don't sweat, I will still make threads to annoy you all.
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Oh, I didn't even realize it was an apple only thing....not a problem for me since I own every product apple produces.

Don't sweat, I will still make threads to annoy you all.
I'll be posting mine on the forum, and using instagram and backspac.es.
rented a 17mm TS-E for the trip.
thanks for inspiring me to log the trip instead of just shooting photos.
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I'll be posting mine on the forum, and using instagram and backspac.es.
rented a 17mm TS-E for the trip.
thanks for inspiring me to log the trip instead of just shooting photos.
Question, why are you using a tilt shift lens? I used to own one (when I did interiors) and it's a specialized lens with a very particular purpose. Just curious as to what you are going to do with it.

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