Imogene Pass

 

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The Trail:

A scenic trail with lots of old mining sites that leads to a 13,000+ foot lookout at the top.

Rating:

2.0

Runs:

Date: 7/7/2010

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

At the start of the trail we saw a bridge can't possible be safe, so we took to the water. :)

Coming back around the other side:

There were lots of flowers out:

Looking back across at the mountains:

A view of the workings from the other side:

You can see a vehicle on the road we were on:

Blue bells:

Moving along:

A double waterfall:

Coming up on one of the few obstacles:

Through more water:

Looking at the water as we pass through:

More falls:

Looks like a "fixer upper" to me:

Another place to investigate:

Don't those light ever turn off?:

Another building behind the Jeeps:

Must have been fun mining here:

Looks like its time to investigate the waterfall:

Nice falls:

Flowing back toward the Jeeps:

Some people drive across the flat area - we did notice a cross with a name here:

The mountains in the background:

Back on the road again:

More flowers:

Mine tailings up above the falls we just visited:

More flowers:

It's starting to rain and we're reaching the timber line:

We'll be heading up there somewhere:

Looking back while climbing above the trees:

The last patch of trees and a local:

The trees may be gone, but the flowers aren't:

A tour truck from Telluride passed us and is heading down hill to Ouray - they all had blankets to keep warm:

Still heading up hill:

Our next stop:

Had to get a shot of the Jeep:

Still flowers up here:

Some more:

Getting set for a group shot - yeah it's colder up here:

Oh yeah, the view - looking back from where we came:

Cold up here too - why did I leave the warm coat back at the camp?

A view of the peaks up here:

There a mine up that twisty road:

More flowers up here:

More:

Hey, who's throwing snow balls?

Time to get back in the Jeep and continue heading up the hill:

Still a lot of snow for July:

The plowed the road open in June:

Please stay on the trail:

Our next stop - as high as we're going to go:

Time to get out and see what there is to see:

The hill tops look pretty barren:

Lots of color in the tailings:

More mountain tops:

Even up here more flowers:

Heading for the snow

Time for more snow balls:

Yeah, it was cold and windy up here:

Next we headed down a little to the actual pass - yeah, still cold:

A radio shack (maybe the original one?):

Even a mailbox. Wonder if they ever get any deliveries up here?

Looks like a front is coming in:

Yup, starting to snow:

Yoiu can see the way down toward the left, and it looks like some extreme skiers made a "trail" near the center right:

Heading down:

Coming down:

The snow is starting to pick up again:

Think I'll stay inside for a bit - looks cold out there:

Move out again:

Warmer and greener down here:

Coming up to another set of ruins and mines:

More structures:

Quick stop:

Some of the ruins:

More flowers:

Heading back down hill:

Some more waterfalls:

Driving past more old buildings:

Another Jeeper and more ruins in the distance:

A caged off mine - I bet all of the good stuff is inside there ;)

Still heading down - you can see the river in the valley below:

You may be able to just make out the power plant, twin falls and the switchbacks across the valley which are part of Black Bear Pass:

More flowers:

A tunnel:

Looking down into the valley from the edge of the road:

Looking up at us looking down:

Heading down:

Yet another waterfall:

Our first view of Telluride:

Getting closer to the valley bottom:

And closer to Telluride:

Telluride, and the end of the trail:

Date: 7/29/2011

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

This time we started in Telluride and ended in Yankee Boy Basin. Here's a view of Black Bear Pass from the trail heading out of Telluride:

Looks like someone mined out this seam:

A small waterfall:

Still heading up to the pass:

Still a good amount of snow for the end of July:

At the pass looking back:

Looks like someone was dropped by a helicopter to ski up here:

Looking over to the other side:

This build has seen better days, but it still has a nice view:

Heading down we find a rock garden with lots of flowers...

...pink ones...

...white ones...

...more white ones and blue ones...

...and a lots of others:

Heading toward the end of the trail:

Another waterfall:

Crossing the water:

Coming to the end of the trail:


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