Friday, August 18, 2017

Major Crash

Ever wonder what an ATV that rolls down the side of a mountain looks like...

Let's hope the rider was able to get off before it started to roll.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Imogene Pass

Gene's friend, Sue, had never seen the San Juan Mountains so we took her up to Imogene Pass which overlooks Telluride at 13,114 feet. Click on photos to enlarge.

I'll bet these young people wish they had my energy <grin>

Cheap RZR wash 

Attractive couple posing for the cover of RV Living Magazine

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Stony Pass

Stony Pass is an easy but rough trail east of Silverton that takes you up onto high alpine meadows that are currently covered with wildflowers...

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And then you descend through a forest of aspens...

We returned via Cinnamon Pass to Animas Forks and then back to Silverton for dinner at Handlebars. It was a long day's ride that left me worn out by the time I arrived home.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

RZR Riding

Gene, a fellow RZR owner that I rode with in Moab, is in town which was just the excuse I needed to take the RZR up into the San Juan Mountains. We rode Yankee Boy and Governor Basin until the afternoon rain chased us off the mountain.

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Lake near the top of Yankee Boy

The wildflowers are out at the higher elevations and are absolutely beautiful

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Poughkeepsie Gulch

While Black Bear has the reputation as one of the more dangerous trails in the San Juan Mountains, Poughkeepsie Gulch is the more challenging trail, mainly, because of "The Wall". Although I rode down it last year, I was curious to see if I could ride up it this year.

What I discovered is that I could not make it up the wall under my own power, at least, in a hailstorm (bad weatherman). Fortunately, Bill winched me up to the top.

Those white streaks in the photo are hailstones
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Photography was limited due to the bad weather but I did get one shot that I liked...