2017 FSJ Ouray Invasion

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Re: 2017 FSJ Ouray Invasion

Postby will e » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:41 pm

Poughkipsee is the most likely trail for breaking something and that likelyhood is pretty slim. I would describe it as a moderate trail and in a few places you can bypass.

The rest of the trails I have been on are basically dirt roads with an occassional rough patch but there isn't any rock crawling stuff.

So what's the specs on walter? Hard to tell from the avatar!

Oh, and hanging out is fun too. There are folks that do that and most any day a few folks take a break. If you stick to the trails close to Ouray you can conserve on the gas budget too. But be warned.. gas is not cheap in Ouray or Ridgeway. I plan on it to be a dollar higher than national rates.
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Re: 2017 FSJ Ouray Invasion

Postby Riverrat » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:58 pm

tedlovesjeeps71 wrote:Cool. I'd like to do a trail or two providing Walter behaves. Don't plan on doing much since gas ain't free and I'd be super skrewed if I broke something. Mostly just coming to hang out.


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There are usually open seats too. Make friends early at camp and ask for a ride! :)
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Re: 2017 FSJ Ouray Invasion

Postby AMCdealer » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:27 pm

will e wrote:
tedlovesjeeps71 wrote:
derf wrote:I did just see on Facebook that Black Bear pass is now open. :-bd

That's the iconic one, right? Is it a hard trail??


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It's not technically difficult. As you go over the pass there is an off camber spot that is a little bit blind and be a bit intimidating but the trail is wide and you are not crawling over big rocks or boulders.

There are a couple of narrow spots on the trail but no problems even for a FSJ, you just have to pay attention. Best part is the downhill side is one way so no squeezing over for traffic.

My best Black Bear trip is when I rode shot gun with Casey. He did the driving. I took pictures and got to check out the scenery!


And you paid it forward letting me ride with you over it the year my allergies had my eyes watering so bad I couldn't see to drive! BethAnn rode with Derek in his Wrangler, broke a front U-joint on the switchbacks, and you made cheese crisps--you've always been the gracious breakdown host!
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Re: 2017 FSJ Ouray Invasion

Postby Nikkormat » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:03 pm

As long as the fire conditions stay where they are we'll be OK. Stage one in Ouray county allows for forest in established fire rings (like the KOA).

http://ouraycountyco.gov/311/County-Burn-Notices
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Re: 2017 FSJ Ouray Invasion

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:05 pm

Cool! Luv me sum fire!!!


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Re: 2017 FSJ Ouray Invasion

Postby derf » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:26 pm

I iz here.Image
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Re: 2017 FSJ Ouray Invasion

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:37 pm

Yea for Derf!! Congrats!


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Postby derf » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:31 pm

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Re: 2017 FSJ Ouray Invasion

Postby shimniok » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:49 pm

Sweet, Derf!

If anybody needs a seat and doesn't mine sharing the Jeep with an 8 yo that loves full size jeepin, I got space.

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Re: 2017 FSJ Ouray Invasion

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:20 pm

shimniok wrote:Sweet, Derf!

If anybody needs a seat and doesn't mine sharing the Jeep with an 8 yo that loves full size jeepin, I got space.

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Re: 2017 FSJ Ouray Invasion

Postby will e » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:15 pm

Sweet Derf! See ya tomorrow!
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Re: 2017 FSJ Ouray Invasion

Postby greatplns » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:48 pm

Just a little jealous here. We're out of here tomorrow morning, getting to Ouray Sunday afternoon. We'll run by the KOA. Glad ya made it. See you all soon.

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Re: 2017 FSJ Ouray Invasion

Postby Riverrat » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:03 pm

Nice, Roy!! We are in the midst of final packing. Long Kansas day tomorrow :( we'll see mountains Sunday morning!
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Re: 2017 FSJ Ouray Invasion

Postby will e » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:36 pm

Beth you make me feel better about my 500 or so mile drive. ;)
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Re: 2017 FSJ Ouray Invasion

Postby 999Offroad » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:48 pm

Hey, everybody. We are in 47A. Jim will be getting there on Tuesday and John will get there on Thursday. When we made the reservation we didn't realize that 47A was right in the middle of the whole get together. If anybody wants to trade spots we are open to it. Thanks.
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Re: 2017 FSJ Ouray Invasion

Postby Nikkormat » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:15 am

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Re: 2017 FSJ Ouray Invasion

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:51 am

Moab?? Dude... You went to the wrong place!!!





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Re: 2017 FSJ Ouray Invasion

Postby Nikkormat » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:47 pm

tedlovesjeeps71 wrote:Moab?? Dude... You went to the wrong place!!!





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Nope! Moab then on to Ouray!

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After a cool down and top off we cleared our biggest obstacle of the trip without breaking a sweat! Image
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Re: 2017 FSJ Ouray Invasion

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:14 pm

Lmao!!! Only us jeepers have to disassemble our rigs to get down the road. Haha! Didn't realize you were doing Moab first Gabe. Good luck and congrats on concurring Vail!!


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Re: 2017 FSJ Ouray Invasion

Postby will e » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:24 pm

Greetings from Ouray! Arrived last night with Craig. Hooked up with Roy and some of his friends and did Yankee today. The weather is perfect. A little warm in the sun but not too bad. Also, flowers are in bloom. We are looking forward to seeing everyone!
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