Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-21-2012, 01:15 PM   #1
Site Team
 
rionapo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Posts: 837
Garage
Powderhorn Wilderness

We're headed that way via Engineer or Cimarron Pass late next week. Anyone have comments or suggestions on the area?
__________________

__________________

The Doghouse: 2012 RB E350 6.8L V-10 4WD
Modified RB 30 w/Front Lockers. PH Top, Kyocera solar and Zamp portable unit
Sire: The Turtle Shell, 1991 Chevy K250 V8 with Lance Squire 11 3/4 cabover
Dam: VannieGone, 1987 VW Westphalia
(If we'd bought the winch, we'd make a fortune pulling cars out of the snow.)
rionapo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 03:51 PM   #2
Site Team
 
rionapo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Posts: 837
Garage
Re: Powderhorn Wilderness

A quick trip report though the trip was cut short by a rock puncture in Maggie Gulch, NW of Silverton, CO and a few days spent waiting outside Durango for a new spare. We started in the Zuni Mtns south of Gallup, NM (hat tip to JoeH for the lead) for some great mountain biking and some pics of the Zuni 24 Hour Race:





until we fled to Colorado in search of cool air and arrived just in time for the Weber Fire near Mancos:

.

We picked up some replacement Gorilla wheel locks after yours truly put our original lock in a safe place only to forget where that was (thanks to Nick G in Fresno for the prompt help) and headed to the Silverton area en route to the Powderhorn. As it turns out, that was a worthwhile wait.

-----------------------

A couple of days on South Mineral Creek



and a walk to Rolling Pass on the Silverton-Rico Trail





-----------------------

Next stop was Maggie Gulch, making our way towards Cinnamon Pass to cross over to the Powderhorn.








-----------------------

Flat ensued on the way out (no pics, too busy changing tire in inconvenient location) but we finally made it to the Powderhorn, considered the largest expanse of tundra in the lower 48:









Only time for one walk, then we drove out to the east along Cebolla Creek



with lots of peaks in the La Garita Wilderness beckoning from the south



and bid farewell with a piece of western Americana

__________________

__________________

The Doghouse: 2012 RB E350 6.8L V-10 4WD
Modified RB 30 w/Front Lockers. PH Top, Kyocera solar and Zamp portable unit
Sire: The Turtle Shell, 1991 Chevy K250 V8 with Lance Squire 11 3/4 cabover
Dam: VannieGone, 1987 VW Westphalia
(If we'd bought the winch, we'd make a fortune pulling cars out of the snow.)
rionapo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 04:10 PM   #3
Site Team
 
daveb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Turlock Ca
Posts: 9,588
Garage
Re: Powderhorn Wilderness

Nice, its on my bucket list.
__________________
2006 Ford 6.0PSD EB-50/E-PH SMB 4X4 Rock Crawler Trailer

Sportsmobile 4X4 Adventures..........On and off road adventures
daveb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 05:29 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Posts: 1,567
Re: Powderhorn Wilderness

Sweet. Nice TR! Did you hit Phil's World?
__________________
2005 E350 RB 6.0 PSD for extended fun
1989 Landcruiser FJ62 for local fun
2011 VW TDI Golf for hwy fun
JoeH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 06:49 PM   #5
Site Team
 
rionapo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Posts: 837
Garage
Re: Powderhorn Wilderness

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeH
Sweet. Nice TR! Did you hit Phil's World?
Nope. We were headed for high country and cooler temps so we missed Cortez. Plus, the Weber Fire started in Mancos the day we 1st arrived in Dgo (not to be confused with our return to get a tire ) so we didn't consider heading that way.

Let me know if you make a bike trip later this summer--maybe we could join you.
__________________

The Doghouse: 2012 RB E350 6.8L V-10 4WD
Modified RB 30 w/Front Lockers. PH Top, Kyocera solar and Zamp portable unit
Sire: The Turtle Shell, 1991 Chevy K250 V8 with Lance Squire 11 3/4 cabover
Dam: VannieGone, 1987 VW Westphalia
(If we'd bought the winch, we'd make a fortune pulling cars out of the snow.)
rionapo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 10:56 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Posts: 1,567
Re: Powderhorn Wilderness

I'm itching to do S. Boundary trail again in your neck of the woods. Maybe in the fall when the aspens are turning. Maybe we could coordinate on a shuttle to the Angel Fire side?

That section of CO trail near Rolling Pass sure is sweet.
__________________

__________________
2005 E350 RB 6.0 PSD for extended fun
1989 Landcruiser FJ62 for local fun
2011 VW TDI Golf for hwy fun
JoeH is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Sportsmobile Registry

Babe

Babe

Lola

Eddie Haskell
Add your Sportsmobile
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.