We ran Black Bear and Imogene Pass on July 15th, two days after Black Bear opened. Bucky Knipp was nice enough to be our fearless leader for the day. He managed to get 13 rigs over Black Bear and 9 over Imogene without any incidents. We hit a little bit of everything and once in a while within minutes. Hot to cold to light rain to sunshine.
I always love this view heading up Black Bear with the 2 waterfalls. This is just the beginning of the amazing sites.
The scar we’ve been working on now for about 11 years is looking very good. We decided even walking up there an looking may do more damage than good.
We took a quick break at the top of Black Bear.
Still some snow headed town from the top on the Telluride side.
Ingram Basin is always a thrill with the long narrow road on the bowl.
Getting into some switchbacks. Telluride below.
Parked at Ingram Falls waiting to descend the world famous switchbacks.
Here Scott and Cindy Lancaster head down the tightest of the switchbacks.
Heading up into Savage Basin by the Tom Boy Mine complex on Imogene Pass.
Top of Imogene Pass looking towards Telluride.
Parked on the top of Imogene pass looking toward Ouray.
Easter Jeep Safari 2017
This year was much warmer than last year and much less crowded than the 50th Safari was, last year. Probably the best one I’ve been to, myself. There were tons of events over the 9 days. Tuesday, Quadratec hosted their 8th Annual BBQ. Wednesday evening was the RR4W club’s Associates dinner, for those of us that are members of both clubs. Thursday and Friday was the vendor show and Friday night was the big raffle. Saturday was Big Saturday and was capped off with our potluck at Canyonlands Campground. Easter Sunday, we had our traditional run. 15 jeeps went into Bull Canyon and looked up at the Gemini Bridges. From there we split into 2 groups: members wanting an easier end of the day went back up and looked at the Gemini Bridges from the top, while those wanting more of a challenge went on to Little Canyon, and then the end of Gold Bar Rim. Overall, it was a great week with many winning big, and few breakdowns.
Kevin Heckman coming down the entrance of Cliffhanger as a mid gunner for RR4W club.Dave Shannon, Richard Smith, and Kevin Heckman are gunning Cliffhanger for the RR4W club.Kevin Heckman coming down the Cliffhanger obstacle as a mid gunner for the RR4W club.Doug Ramsey getting ready to start a driver’s meeting as the lead gunner for Hell Roaring Rim. Kevin Heckman is the tail gunner for the RR4W club.
Kevin Heckman testing out Black Widow’s flex at the Metal Cloak trailer. $280,000 worth of give aways at the Friday night raffle. We had several winners again this year.Creeper Jeepers Gang lined up for the Easter Bull Canyon run. We had 15 Jeeps on the trail.Several club members walking the trail to get a look at the Gemini Bridges from below.Gemini Bridges are above.Club members getting closer to the Gemini Bridges.Kevin Fox heading up a climb on Little Canyon trail.Scott and Cindy Lancaster heading up a climb on Little Canyon trial with their new AEV.Lisa Taylor heading down a ledge on Little Canyon Trail.Chance McCabe heading up a climb on Little Canyon Trail.Chance McCabe heading up a climb on Gold Bar Rim.Billy Schultheiss heading up a climb on Gold Bar Rim.