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Old 08-08-2012, 08:59 PM   #31
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Spent Tuesday driving from Denver to Ouray, CO--300+ miles. Beautiful high passes and even a bit of snow at 11,300 ft!


Stayed at the Thistledown campground for the night. Nice place next to the river. Took off at 10:30 with a touch of trepidation.

The road to Imogene from the Ouray side is a trail in places. The rig did great, but it was pretty rough until timberline.




The summit: 13,182 ft! Had some lunch and got exhausted firing up a stogie.




The drive down the Telluride side was much smoother, but I did have to pull over many times to let uphill traffic through.



Mostly Jeeps, but did have to wait for a couple of Romney-schlongs in a Range Rover and an Infiniti thing motoring to the summit with their windows up and A/C on. That is to off-roading what dressage is to horseback riding.

Also passed a bunch of pick-up trucks with old people thrown in the back. Seems some intrepid entrepreneur had come up with the Colorado version of an ice-floe. Or, maybe, they were on a tour.

Plus the aliens had landed:



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Old 08-15-2012, 12:00 AM   #33
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That's #1 on the out of state trip list. Great pics...Looks bad ass. So what would be the earliest one could do the loops? Did you do that county road 18? Wish I coulda joined you Tom.
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I used Camp Bird road CO361. You can also come from the Telluride side on Imogene Pass Rd.

Depends on the winter, but early Aug was perfect. Snowed last Sept apparently.

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