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 Post subject: The first 2009 Ouray trail update!! (with pics)
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 2:00 am 
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Hey all... the season is fast approaching!!

I'll be heading up to Ouray tomorrow (5/25) to go scope out a few trails and see just how much snow is up there. We might also see if we can get the new JK stuck on its first outing :lol:

Trails Thus far (as of 5/25):

Velocity Basin: Closed- Snow 3/4 into trail
Hurricane Pass: Closed- Snow 1/2 way up
Corkscrew Pass: OPEN!!!
Animas Forks: OPEN!!
Lime Creek Road: OPEN!!
Brown Mountain: Closed- trees
Gray Copper Mine Trail: Closed- Trees (soon to be fixed by yours truly)
Red Mountain Pass Trail: OPEN!!

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 4:35 pm 
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OK so I got back late last night after a full day in the mountains. My gf just bought a brand new Rubicon and this was her first chance to get it dirty...

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Just for KSKJ, we had to check out Velocity Basin. Still a little snowy...
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It may have been wishful thinking at the time, but we tried Hurricane Pass next and got turned around by snow about half way up...
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After turning around we decided to check out Corkscrew Pass... odds were slim that it was open but why not? The weather quickly turned bad (as it does at 11,000ft)
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The pass was open with a touch of snow at the top... on the ground AND in the sky...
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The way down the backside was a little soupy... but loads of fun
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The new Jeep after its first time off road :D
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Now that we found ourselves at the Corkscrew Gulch Trailhead, it was time to explore the area by Brown Mountain and the Gray Copper Mine Trail.
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Did I mention that she is a new Jeeper? Yes that's a tree in her wheelwell... it was fun to remove :lol:
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Mining ruins...
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We just skirted bad weather most of the trip...
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But it turned out to be an awesome way to spend a day...
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I'll be keeping you guys updated as the trails melt out!!!

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I am so ready to go, this trip is going to be one of the best yet. I can't wait to meet everyone. Great pics as always 8)

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Thanks for the update and pics. I'm very much looking forward to getting up in the mountains.

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Good pics and update Durango.

i cannot express how jealous i am of all you mountain folks. The mountains give me such peace and to be able to just spend a day away like that . . . man oh man.

Thanx again for the updates as i was just about to call the rangers out of curiosity.

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How is it that a man of my stature didn't warrant an invitation?

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JL Rockies wrote:
How is it that a man of my stature didn't warrant an invitation?


This was a spur-of-the-moment thing... if you want to set something up and head down this way that would be awesome... plenty of open trails just now :D

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Wow!!!! Okay. I may just have to find the time next year... :shock:

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 Post subject: Trail update from soa jeep
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Switzerland of America out of Ouray just updated their trail report. Here's the link. :lol:

http://www.soajeep.com/custom1.shtml

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Switzerland of America out of Ouray just updated their trail report. Here's the link. :lol:

http://www.soajeep.com/custom1.shtml

Everything will be open by the first week in July at the latest....

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awesome pics.
how cold is it up in that elevation. more or less?
taking the new wrangler x and want to plan ahead. limited space.

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It'll be colder... not a big deal when the sun is out but if the weather takes a turn there's potential to get snowed on. Normally I just bring a raincoat and a hoody and I'm fine :D

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