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Old 07-27-2014, 10:36 PM   #1
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Black Bear when wet?

I am currently in Colorado Springs. Drove here from OKC today. I'm headed west tomorrow towards Ouray and am going to stay several days. I drove through some rain today that was unbelievable. Looks like it's going to be stormy in Corado all week. I'm planning to run Black Bear on Wednesday or Thursday. How is it if it gets wet? Should I avoid it? I have a 2006 TJ Sport. It has 31" all terrain tires and stock suspension other that sway bar quick discos. I have the equipment to air down on the trail too. Should I avoid Black Bear if it's wet?

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Old 07-27-2014, 10:55 PM   #2
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We ran it last year and it was wet. We all were running Rubicons or 4:1 TC...which allowed us to come down it without much if any braking. The trail becomes 1 way at a certain point so if it's sunny when you start and starts raining during your trip you really have no choice. There was a death up there when it was raining, Jeep went over, rocks really do become slick! I'm also in the Springs, Telluride is a long ways away and weather changes in the mtn in MINUTES!!

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Old 07-28-2014, 07:50 AM   #3
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We just got back from our trip down there last night. Black Bear wasn't wet, we ran it first thing in the morning, we were at the summit around 7 am on Saturday morning. I have a stock 231 and in 4L and 1st gear it did just fine. I had more braking coming down Imogene. If it is wet it could be dangerous however doable. If there are sustained rains for big periods of time then it may be best to avoid it. But if you get a night where there is no rain or light rain, get up early and run it first thing in the morning.

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