Black Bear & Imogene

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

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Headed up through Mineral basin towards Black Bear Pass

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Ryan and my Jeep at Black Bear Pass

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Our group at Black Bear Pass

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Headed down to Telluride on the other side of the pass

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Approaching the Steps before descending down to Telluride

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Driver’s view while headed down the Steps. Steep, narrow and no room for error.

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Ingram Falls

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Crossing Ingram Creek and headed down the switchbacks to Telluride

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View of the notorious upper switchback

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Bridal Veil Falls in the distance

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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

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My Jeep in the Social Tunnel

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Looking down on the Red Mountains from the overlook near Imogene Pass

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The group headed down from Imogene Pass

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Ryan, Rachael and Vince

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Rachael crossing Sneffels Creek

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Vince crossing Sneffels Creek

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