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Old 07-07-2015, 12:38 PM   #11
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Re: Imogene Pass CO, July 2

I shouldn't look at this stuff at the office. Makes me angry I'm not there instead!

Looks like a great trip.

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Old 07-07-2015, 01:00 PM   #12
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Re: Imogene Pass CO, July 2

^^^ totally agree. i just start thinking of ways to duck out....

great pix. looks like a fun drive! thanks for sharing
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also, just FYI, I didn't find Ophir Pass to be an easy fire road, much more technical than that. For a Jeep, easy. For a 10k van it had some interesting moments, which I would love to do again, now.
Nice to hear about the trip!

86: what part of Ophir did you find a little squirrelly? I've been over that pass in various stock 4x4 pickups and jeeps for years and assumed the SMB would be just fine - I go up there almost every year for wild flower photography, and am planning to check it out again in a couple weeks. Was it just narrow, or narrow and pucker-tilty?
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Old 07-10-2015, 08:23 PM   #14
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Re: Imogene Pass CO, July 2

Hopefully I will get to do that one of these days... nice!
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Old 07-10-2015, 08:39 PM   #15
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Re: Imogene Pass CO, July 2

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also, just FYI, I didn't find Ophir Pass to be an easy fire road, much more technical than that. For a Jeep, easy. For a 10k van it had some interesting moments, which I would love to do again, now.
Nice to hear about the trip!

86: what part of Ophir did you find a little squirrelly? I've been over that pass in various stock 4x4 pickups and jeeps for years and assumed the SMB would be just fine - I go up there almost every year for wild flower photography, and am planning to check it out again in a couple weeks. Was it just narrow, or narrow and pucker-tilty?
It wasn't bad. In hindsight I think I was just nervous because my van was still screwing up. It actually stalled on the backside, and of course I attempted it only because I thought I had solved the problem. The Ophir (town) side has some deep ditches and rocky water crossings, and we did hit a lot of traffic. It's probably no worse anywhere than Last Dollar Rd.

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