Sunday, July 27, 2008
I headed down with Ryan, Vince, Rachael, Clint and Dave on Saturday afternoon when they rolled through Grand Junction on their way to the San Juan’s from Salt Lake City. We go there just in time to get our tent setup along the South Fork of Mineral Creek before it started raining. We headed into Silverton for a nice Mexican dinner at Romero’s.
On Sunday we headed up to Black Bear Pass and Imogene Pass before heading back to Silverton for some tri-tip cooked by Dan.
Everyone at the trailhead
Headed up through Mineral basin towards Black Bear Pass
Ryan and my Jeep at Black Bear Pass
Our group at Black Bear Pass
Headed down to Telluride on the other side of the pass
Approaching the Steps before descending down to Telluride
Driver’s view while headed down the Steps. Steep, narrow and no room for error.
Crossing Ingram Creek and headed down the switchbacks to Telluride
View of the notorious upper switchback
Bridal Veil Falls in the distance
After a quick stop in Telluride for lunch, we headed up Imogene Pass and over to Ouray.
View of the Black Bear switchbacks from Imogene Pass
My Jeep in the Social Tunnel
Looking down on the Red Mountains from the overlook near Imogene Pass
The group headed down from Imogene Pass
Ryan, Rachael and Vince
Rachael crossing Sneffels Creek
Vince crossing Sneffels Creek